Police Officer Salary in Ghana
Police Officer Salary
A person working as a Police Officer in Ghana typically earns around 2,860 GHS per month. Salaries range from 1,320 GHS (lowest) to 4,550 GHS (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Police Officer’ salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Police Officer Salary Range
While a newly recruited WASSCE result holder is placed in the rank of Constable with a monthly salary of GhC700. Under the Single Spine Salary Structure, officers get allowances and bonuses which are based not just on ranks but also on years of service and performance.
University graduates earn salaries ranging from GHC1,320 (lowest) to GHC4,450 (highest).
Police Officer Average Salary
Earnings fall between the highest and lowest paid (Middle earners).
GhC3,090 is the median monthly salary for officers in Ghana.
Police Officer Salary Experience
Under two (2) years of experience can earn around GhC1,490 monthly. Officers with experience between two and five years earn approximately GhC1,990 a month.
For officers with ten to twelve years of experience, the salary is about GH2,950.
Between ten and fifteen-year-old officers earn approximately GHC3,950.
With ten years of experience, the salary generally doubles.
Those with experience of 15 to 20 years earn between GHC4,240 and GHC5,260 each month.
Benefits enjoyed by Ghanaian police officers
A designated state-owned hospital provides free health care to officers and their families
across the nation to the tune of GhC12,500.
A twenty-eight (28) working day annual leave and casual leave.
Police quarters are available for accommodation.
There is about GhC50,000 in insurance coverage in the event of death. A family gets GhC25,000 if a police officer dies on active duty accidentally or naturally. The officer will also be entitled to Ghc25,000 if a permanent disability occurs in the course of their duties.
Officers can obtain loans from police welfare funds to cover projects like housing and start-up businesses to augment their pay,