Doctors Housemanship Salary In Ghana

When doctors graduate from the School of Medicine, they have to go through a two-year Housemanship program.

 Housemanship is a very important part of medical and dental training, a time when the trainer acquires the most basic, but crucial, clinical skills to establish a foundation for building his / her professional medical/dental career.

Duties of a House Officer include but not limited to all professional duties assigned to him or her by the Consultant/Specialist or the Resident/Medical Officer (MO) of the team.

They perform basic clinical roles such as prescribing medications, giving medical advise to patients, assisting surgical operations and other related services.

Housemanship in Ghana is regulated by the Medical and Dental Council.

This post covers the points below

  • How much does a house officer earn in Ghana?
  • What is the Salary Structure of Housemanship?

Housemanship Salary in Ghana 2020

A house officer in Ghana earns an average salary of GHS GHS 5,139.99


Monthly salary of House Officers without deductions (GROSS)

Summing up the above, a house officer earns an average gross salary of GHS GHS 6, 547.27


  • Social Security Contribution Employee (SSNIT) = GHS 140.03
  • Income Tax = GHS 1007.25
  • Ghana Medical Association Fund Deduction = GHS 200.00
  • Ghana Medical Association Dues = GHS 60.00

Main Salary after deductions have been made

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

All house officers work under the public sector in Teaching and Regional Hospitals.

The House Officer during the 2nd year are referred to as Senior House Officer.

To ensure there is no financial loss to him or her, he or she shall receive the remuneration of ‘medical officer’ during the second year.

Annual income of housemanship in Ghana

The annual gross salary amounts to GHS 30,545.71

Aside from the monthly salary paid to doctors in housemanship, there might be other financial bonuses that come directly from the facility one is working at. Housemen may enjoy the following benefits

  • Rent allowance
  • Fuel allowance
  • Food allowance
  • On call allowance
  • And many more.

How much do doctors earn in Ghana?

A person working in Doctor / Physician in Ghana typically earns around 11,900 GHS per month. Salaries range from 4,370 GHS (lowest average) to 20,100 GHS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher). This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.

How much do Housemanship doctors make in Nigeria?

During housemanship, medical doctors in Nigeria earn between N150,000 to N200,000 depending on the hospital and clinic one is engaged to. House officer who intern at Federal government hospitals and clinics earn above those in state owned medical facilities and hospitals.

What is the highest paid job in Ghana?

Fuel Handlers Job. This is the number 1 highest paying job in Ghana. Fuel handlers jobs in Ghana are technically-inclined people who handle the pumping of aviation fuel into aircraft or other machines.

This post first appeared on Ghanainsider

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