A new report by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has revealed that four out of every five public sector employees earn less than 3000ghc a month.
Out of the 688,000 persons employed by the government, 533,179 of them earn less than 3000ghc. This represents 80 per cent of the total workforce.
The new survey titled the Ghana 2022 earnings: inequality in the public sector also revealed that 104,349 people earn between 3000ghc to 4999ghc, while 20,606 persons earn between 5000ghc to 9999ghc.
The report indicated that 6,225 people earn over 10,000ghc a month.
It also reveals that although the maximum salary in the sector is 33,000 cedi, the top 10% earners in the public sector earn a total of 22% of salaries paid by the government.
The service also adds that the overall average salary of the public sector worker is 2,594.
“80% of the public sector workers earn less than 3,000ghc. If you take every 5 employees, 4 out of them are earning less than 3000ghc. On the other hand, if you have disparities, if your take home is on a minimum of Ghc418 relative to a maximum of 33,000ghc.
The Government statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim made this disclosure at the release of the 2022 report on earnings inequality in the public Sector.