How much do nurses earn in Ghana?
We will give you all the details you have to know in this post.
In this post we are going to make know to you every detail you need to know about a Nurse’s salary in Ghana.
Nurses are basically trained to care for the sick in the hospital and home.
They provide services such as serving of medications, giving health education, assisting doctors in performing task and other related services.
In Ghana, we have 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.
Nurses salary differs depending on your rank.
For example, a nurse who hold a bachelors degree earns higher salary than diploma and enrolled nurses.
Nurses in Ghana fall under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and are paid by the Ministry of Finance.
You might be planning to pursue a career in Nursing in Ghana but have little or no information about their salary structure.
This information is also useful for Nursing students.
We will answer the following question in details.
- How much does a nurse earn in Ghana?
- What is the salary structure of Nurses in Ghana?
Salaries paid to workers in the government sector are different from those who work in the private 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.
Nurses salary structure in Ghana
The information we are giving here is the pay slip of a nurse from the Accountant’s General Department.
The salary of a nurse is divided into different sections some of which include single spine, tax deductions and 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, taxes should have been deducted from the salary 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 22,174.41.
Nurses salary in a private hospital
Private hospital may pay its workers a little below or more of that of the public sector workers.
Nurses working in private health facilities are believed to be paid any amount ranging from GHS 1,000.00 – GHS 3,000.00 depending on the volume of work they do.
You can get more information from the facility you intend working at.
Aside the monthly pay given to a nurse, there might be financial bonuses that comes directly from the facility he or she 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 start a business.