Average salary of public sector workers and key findings on public sector wages in Ghana

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Key findings on public sector wages in Ghana put together by the Center for Socio-economic Studies, CSS.

• The lowest average public sector gross salary stands at GH¢2,294.33 ($284.48) as of fiscal year 2021.

• The highest average public sector gross salary stands at GH¢86,434.49 ($10,744.67) as of fiscal year 2021.

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• 86% of all public sector workers, comprising mostly of education sector and civil and local government sector workers earned an average gross salary between GH¢2,294.33 and GH¢2,944.13 as of fiscal year 2021. That was an average gross salary of GH¢2,619.23 ($324.77)

• 74% of all public sector workers, compromising mostly of health sector and some security services (Interior Ministry) workers earned an average gross salary between GH¢3,010.58 and GH¢3,730.46 as of fiscal year 2021. An average gross salary of GH¢3,370.52 ($417.93)

• 6% of all public sector workers earned an average gross salary between GH¢2,294.33 and GH¢3,730.46 as of fiscal year 2021.

• The contributing share of the 92.6% of all public sector workers that earned an average gross salary between GH¢2,294.33 and GH¢3,730.46 to the overall wage bill of GH¢32.1 billion in 2021 was 75.14%.

• The remaining 7.4% who earned an average gross salaries between GH¢4,167.38 and GH¢86,434.49, contributed a share of 24.86% to the total wage bill of GH¢32.1 billion in 2021.

• Total deductions per Regulation 93 of PFM Regulations 2019; Payroll Deductions, stood at 25.05% for the fiscal year 2021.

• This put the average net earnings of the 61.86% who earned between an average gross salary of GH¢2,294.33 and GH¢2,944.13 at GH¢1,964.42 ($243.58), for the fiscal year 2021. The lowest average being GH¢1,720.75 and the highest average being GH¢2,208.10.

• It equally put the average net earnings of the 30.74% who earned between an average gross salary of GH¢3,010.58 and GH¢3,730.46 at GH¢2,527.89 ($313.44), for 2021 fiscal year. The lowest average being GH¢2,257.94 and the highest average being GH¢2,797.85.

• Factoring in the 7% wage increment across board in 2022 for all public sector workers, those earning less than GH¢3,000, will stand at 60.99% of all public sector workers, while those earning between GH¢3,000 and GH¢3,900 will stand at 31.61% of all public sector workers. A percentage shift of 0.87% from the lower tier.

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