Salary of University Lecturers in Ghana-2022/23

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The salary of university lecturers in 2022/2023 in Ghana typically ranges from GHC 18,000 to GHC 10,000 per annum.

Just like that of the Ghana Education Service (GES), university lecturers are also paid based on the rank they hold. Before we delve into the salaries earned by these lecturers at the university, we will list their ranks.

Ranks of University Lecturers in Ghana

  • Emeritus Professor (Retired)
  • Professor
  • Associate Professor / Reader
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer I
  • Lecturer II
  • Assistant Lecturer
  • Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer II, and Lecturer I are lecturers considered to be in the lower cadre. In other words, these ranks are considered to be lower ranks. Lecturers in this category earn between GHC2,000 – GHC3,000 per month. Lecturers in this rank earn between GHC18,000 GHC42,000 per annum.

After spending 10 years in university, from Level 100 to PhD, a senior lecturer earns between GHC 5,000-GHC 6,000 per month. The annual income of lecturers at this rank is estimated to be GHC 60,000–GHC 72,000.

Associate Professor, professor, and Emeritus Professor (Retired) are considered the higher ranks of lecturers in universities in Ghana and they receive the highest salaries of all. The monthly salary of professors is estimated to be GHC 8,000–GHC 8,400, with GHC 96,000–GHC 10,000 as an annual income.

In short, everything will be simplified in the table below;

Salary scale of University Lecturers in Ghana-2022/2023

RanksMonthly IncomeAnnual Income
Lower Ranks (Graduate Assistant, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer II, and Lecturer I)GHC2,000 – GHC3,000GHC18,000 – GHC42,000
Senior lecturerGHC 5,000-GHC 6,000GHC 60,000 – GHC 72,000
Professor (Associate Professor, professor and Emeritus Professor (Retired))GHC 8,000-GHC 8,400GHC 96,000-GHC 10,000
The salary scale of University Lecturers in Ghana-2022/23

Aside the salaries received by the university lecturers, they also paid many allowances. A typical example is book and research allowances paid by the government.