What is the salary of software engineers in Ghana?

Most software engineers know their salary ahead of time and are rarely surprised when they get their paycheck at the end of the month. However, it is not always easy to find that information in advance, especially if you are considering different roles or companies.

In Ghana, the average salary for a software engineer can vary depending on several factors including the location, size, and age of the company, along with seniority and experience level.

In this article, we have compiled information from several credible sources in order to give you an idea of how much you can expect to earn as a software engineer in Ghana.

The job market for software engineers in Ghana


Software engineers are highly sought after and it is easy to see why. They have the skills needed to solve complex problems and they are responsible for creating the technology that we use every day.

Who is a software engineer?

A software engineer is a trained professional who designs, develops, and maintains applications for computers. They work with other engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians to create new technologies for companies.

The average salary of a software engineer in Ghana

Software engineer salaries in Ghana range from GHS 2,300 per month which is the minimum salary to GHS 7,500 per month which is the maximum salary.

Software engineers in Ghana’s salary increase based on the years of experience in their field of expertise

Software engineer salary changes based on experience

  • 0-2 years – GHS 2,600
  • 2-5 years – GHS 3,600
  • 5-10 years – GHS 5000
  • 10-15 years – GHS 6,200
  • 15-20 years – GHS 6,500
  • 20+ years – GHS 7,200

The cost of living for a software engineer in Ghana

One downside that comes with being a software engineer in Ghana is the high cost of living. Incomes tend to be much lower compared to incomes in other countries which mean more money is spent on living expenses.

The benefit of working as a software engineer in Ghana

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Software engineers are one of the most sought-after professionals in Ghana. The demand for their skills has increased over time which has also led to an increase in their salary. Their salary also comes with pension schemes and bonuses.


There are many factors that go into determining an appropriate salary for a software engineer so it can be difficult to provide an accurate estimate. If you are looking for a rough estimate, then the above-mentioned is not far away from that.

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