Men who work in the public sector typically make more salaries than women in the same field.
This was revealed in a report titled “Ghana 2022 Earnings: Inequality in the Public Sector” released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).
According to the GSS report, men earn a higher average monthly net salary of GH2,669 than women, who earn GH2,504.
“The difference between the average net salary of men and women is GH₵165. This means that the gender pay gap is 6.0 percent. Men have a higher average monthly net salary, of GH₵2,669, while women have an average of GH₵2,504. The average monthly net salary of women is lower than that of men in all 16 regions,” GSS stated in its report.
According to the GSS report, this situation exists in each of the country’s 16 regions.
According to the GSS report, the disparity is greatest in the public sector in the Upper West Region, where men earn an average of GH348 more than women.
“The difference is greatest for employees in the Upper West Region, with men earning on average GH348 more than women,” GSS stated. This is a gender pay gap of 13 percent”.
According to the GSS report, women earn less than men in the Central Region, with a 5.0 percent gender pay gap.
“In the Central Region, the difference between men and women is the least, with women earning GH₵124 less than men. This means the gender pay gap of 5.0 percent,” the GSS stated in its report.
According to the GSS report, the average income for males over 60 is more than four times that of those between the ages of 51 and 60, while females earn more than five times that.
“There is a very similar relationship between age and average monthly net salary for men and women, with the average steadily increasing with age. Average income rises steadily with age until one reaches the age of 60. Males over the age of 60 have a higher average income than those between the ages of 51 and 60. In the case of females, the difference is more than five times greater,” the GSS stated in its report.
According to the GSS report, males make up 54.4 percent of all employees in the public sector.