* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Ghanaian Cedi (C)


BST (GMT +0)

Employment Cost

0% - 30%

Annual Leave


In-demand Specialties*
It And Software Development, Engineering And Mining, Agriculture

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Ghana

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Ghana

Employing in Ghana requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Ghana with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Ghana quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Ghana's official language is English, simplifying communication for international businesses. This linguistic advantage, coupled with the country's strategic time zone, positions Ghana as an accessible and cost-effective option for outsourcing.

Ghana's government prioritizes skills development, offering various training programs and incentives to enhance the capabilities of its workforce. Employers can tap into this commitment to education, ensuring access to a pool of skilled and motivated professionals.

Ghana places a strong emphasis on punctuality and formal greetings. In business settings, it is customary to exchange pleasantries before delving into discussions. Recognizing and respecting these cultural nuances contributes to positive business interactions.

Ghana boasts a rich cultural heritage, with a workforce known for its hospitality and strong sense of community. The country's labour market reflects a diverse range of skills, making it an attractive destination for companies seeking a vibrant and adaptable workforce.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Ghana

Employers in Ghana are required to strictly follow the provisions laid out in the Labour Act and its related regulations. When creating employment contracts and carrying out hiring processes, it is essential to closely adhere to these established laws to guarantee legal conformity and foster a smooth employment relationship. Key areas to consider include the start date, job description, duties, salary, benefits, and any probationary period

Probationary Period in Ghana

The terms of probation in Ghana are typically specified in the employment contract or collective bargaining agreement.

Working hours in Ghana

In Ghana, the regular workweek usually comprises 40 hours, divided into 8 hours per day over a five-day workweek.

Overtime in Ghana

Any hours worked beyond the standard 40-hour workweek are compensated at a rate of 150% of the regular pay rate.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Ghana

Ghana has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Ghana

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Ghana use for financial and tax reporting purposes.

Payroll Cycle in Ghana

The payroll cycle in Ghana is usually monthly, with employees being paid the last working day of each month.
1.86 GHS p/h

Minimum Wage in Ghana

The minimum wage for employees in Ghana is typically 1.86 GHS per hour, amounting to ~297.6 GHS per month for a typical 40 hour work week.

Minimum wages and salaries in Ghana

The minimum wage in Ghana is 1.86 GHS an hour

Bonus Payments in Ghana

There are no provisions in the law regarding 13th salaries.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Ghana

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Ghana's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Ghana.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 0% - 30% on top of the employee salary in Ghana.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Ghana, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 5.5%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Income tax in Ghana is 'Pay As You Earn'. The individual income tax ranges from 0% to 30%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Ghana

Ghana's pension system comprises two main tiers: the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for formal sector employees and the National Pensions Scheme (Tier 2) for both formal and informal sector workers. SSNIT, funded by contributions from employers and employees, offers retirement, survivor's, invalidity, and emigration benefits. In Tier 2, contributions are managed by private pension fund managers, supplementing SSNIT benefits.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Ghana tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Ghana

When it comes to terminating employment in Ghana, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

The termination process varies according to the employment agreement or collective bargaining agreement and is based on the type of contract and reason for termination.

Notice Period

The minimum notice period is 14 days and will be increased according to the length of the employment.

Severance Pay

In Ghana, there are no mandated regulations for severance payments. Throughout the notice period, the employee will continue to receive regular salary wages. Negotiations between the employee and employer are required in the event of redundancy.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Ghana

The annual leave entitlement in Ghana is 15% for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Ghana

In Ghana, Employees are entitled to 13 public holidays.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Ghana

Maternity Leave in Ghana

Paternity Leave in Ghana

Sick Leave in Ghana

Adoption Leave

Childcare Leave

Parental Leave In Ghana

Ghana's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Ghana

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Ghana's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Ghana

Make your benefits package in Ghana a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Death Benefit
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing

Statutory benefits for employment in Ghana

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Ghana within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Ghana create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Ghana

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Ghana.

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