Minimum Wage – Ghana

  • Valid in February 2020
  • The amounts are in Cedi Ghana.

Per day
National Minimum Wage
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020.

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 5.0
  • Hours per week specified: 40
  • Monthly minimum wage figures are calculated as daily minimum wage × 27 days.
    Where a worker in an undertaking works after the hours of work fixed by the rules of that undertaking, the additional hours done shall be regarded as overtime work. Notwithstanding, a worker may be required to work beyond the fixed hours of work without additional pay in certain exceptional circumstances including accident threatening human lives or the very existence of the undertaking.


Ghana has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Ghana can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Ghana who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Ghana.

In any undertaking every worker is entitled to not less than fifteen working days leave with full pay in any calender year of continuous service.


In the Labour Act 651, every worker is entitled to be paid his or her remuneration for public holidays.

More information is available at

Archived Minimum Wages