Doctors Salary In Ghana Per Month 2023

Last Updated on January 12, 2023

Doctors Salary In Ghana Per Month

Want to know what doctors are earning in Ghana? Take a look at our review of doctors salary In Ghana per month below;

Who Is A Doctor?

A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor, is a health professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

How To Become A Medical Doctor In Ghana

Being a medical doctor requires a person with direct responsibility for the life and welfare of the patient, alongside key skills which include commitment, time management, teamwork, excellent listening skills, empathy, good communication skills as well as proficiency with special medical tools.

Therefore, anyone training to practice in the field of medicine must not only be competent, capable, and intelligent but must also ensure that their level of training is exceptionally thorough.

Step For Becoming A Doctor In Ghana

1. Education

The first step to becoming a doctor starts right from college days. As a doctor in view, you are expected to perform and have good grades in O’level examination. Having A’s, B’s or at least C grades in Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, is a sure way of getting admission in the University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBChb) which takes six years.

Asides the O’level entry method, a Diploma with a credit pass or higher in the relevant field from a reputable institution is also allowed. A pass in diploma can only be considered if those applying have a minimum of two years of relevant experience after graduation.

2. Residential Doctors Training

This is the second step for becoming a doctor. Once you graduate, you are required to participate in a one-year residency training program at a public or private hospital. During this time you will be supervised to ensure you master what is expected of you.

 3. License Acquisition

This is the most important step for becoming a medical doctor. Without a license, the long years in school are null and void. It is evidence to prove you’re qualified to practice. The license is issued by Ghana Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and this is issued after passing the necessary professional examinations.

4. Join Medical Association

Ghanaian doctors have an association called the Ghana Medical Association. This promotes the interests and rights of doctors. Joining such an association will give you the opportunity to network, get exposure and job opportunities.

For those whose wish to become specialists, at least, 4-8 years of specialty training and study is required.

Top 10 Medical Schools In Ghana

Here are some of the best Medical Schools, colleges and universities in Ghana.

  1. Family health medical school
  2. The university of Ghana medical school, Accra
  3. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Sciences and technology, school of medical sciences
  4. The University of Allied Health Sciences
  5. The University for Developmental Studies, school of medicine, tamale.
  6. Accra College of medicine.
  7. University of cape coast school of medical sciences
  8. C4C homeopathic medical school
  9. The Accra school of hygiene
  10. Community Health nurse’s training college.

Doctors Salary In Ghana Per Month

According to a controversial publication by the Daily Graphic, Ghanaian specialist doctors earn around GH¢ 5,000 under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

In another report, it is also stated that Senior Medical Officers have an existing salary between GH¢ 3,469.53 and GH¢ 3, 970.44. However, payslips of Senior Medical Officer indicates a gross monthly salary of GH¢ 1900.00 which after tax deductions, comes to GH¢ 1600.00.

Allowances For Doctors in Ghana:

Doctors in Ghana also earn allowances aside from their monthly salaries.

Ghanaian Doctors may earn more than one allowance depending on various factors, below is how much doctors in Ghana make as their allowances.

Here is what doctors in Ghana earn as allowances this year.

  • Accommodation Allowance – 40% of Basic Salary
  • On Call Duty Facilitation Allowance – 20% of Basic Salary
  • Clothing Allowance – 30% of Basic Salary
  • Book Allowance – 30% of Basic Salary
  • Utility Allowance – 20% of Basic Salary
  • Professional Allowance – 50% of Basic Salary
  • Special Risk Allowance – 25% of Basic Salary
  • Vehicle Maintenance Allowance – 20% of Basic Salary


Doctors in Ghana make a decent salary every month not to mention the extra money they make as allowances.

It is important to know that if you want to increase your income as a doctor in Ghana you should consider specializing in one sector, gaining more years of experience or simply increasing your level of education by studying on your field even more.

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