How much does military nurses make monthly in Ghana? We will give you all the details you need to know about military nurse’s salary in Ghana.
In this post we are going to make know to you every detail you need to know about their salary structure, allowances, and other benefits deemed them.
Military Nurses are basically trained to care for the sick in the military hospital setting. They provide services such as serving of medications, giving health education, assisting doctors in performing task and other related services.
There are several types of nurses in Ghana. Amongst them are general nurses, community health nurses, enrolled nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse assistants.
The highest amongst them is the Nursing officer who holds a degree in Nursing.
Aside that, nurses who have undergone police training as well or vice versa work in the police hospital whiles military personal with nursing qualification also works in the military hospital. A military nurse can be a diploma or degree holder. The higher your rank in military in nursing, the higher your salary.
Nurses salary differs depending on rank. For example, a nurse who hold a bachelor’s degree earns high salary than diploma and enrolled nurses.
In Ghana, Military nurses fall under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defence. Military nurses are trained to give quality and focused care to military personnel during war and at the barracks.
You might be planning to pursue a career in Nursing and Military in Ghana but have little or no information about their salary structure.
This information is also useful for Nursing students and military personal who have interest in pursuing a career in nursing.
We will answer the following question in details.
- How much does a military nurse earn in Ghana?
- What is the salary structure of a military Nurses in Ghana?
Unlike the general nurses, military nurses all fall under the public sector.
The salary of a nurse working in a private facility may differ depending on the needs of the hospital he or she is working at.
This post will focus mainly on the nurses employed by the government.
Military Nurses salary structure in Ghana
The information we are giving here is the pay slip of a military nurse from the Accountant’s General Department.
Their salary is divided into different sections some of which include
- single spine
- tax deductions
- many more.
See below a detailed breakdown of midwives’ salary in Ghana.
This is the salary structure of Nurses (2020 payslip)
Single spine monthly salary = GHS 1,848.00
SS Market Premium = GHS 509.51
Covid 19 Income Tax Waiver = GHS 317.45
Monthly salary of nurses without deductions (GROSS)
Summing up the above, a nurse earns an average gross salary of GHS 2,674.96
Below are possible deductions that will be made from the salary.
SSNIT Contribution = GHC 101.64
Income Tax = GHS 317.45
Nurses Fund Union Deduction = GHS 50
Ghana Registered Nurses Association Dues = GHC 36.96
Main salary after deductions have been made
When all the above deduction are made, a staff midwife in Ghana is expected to earn an average of GHC 1,900
Things to note
Under normal circumstances,tax should have been deducted from the salary bue but the government has given a tax waiver for all health workers due to the Covid 19 Pandemic
Annual income of a Ghanaian Nurse
The annual gross salary amounts to GHS GHS 22,174.41
You can get more information from the facility you intend working at.
Aside the monthly payment given to a nurse, there might be financial bonuses that comes directly from the facility one is working with.
The monthly payment given to nurses in Ghana is considerably manageable. However, due to the high rate of living in recent times most nurses opt for second or part time job or even do business.