Ghana’s Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) plays an integral role in the country’s economy by providing safe access to the sea.

With a staff of over 2,000 employed in various capacities, it is important to understand the salary structure of workers employed at the GPHA. 

This article will explore the salary dynamics of GPHA workers across all levels of service.

How much does GPHA pay an hour?

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority pays different hourly rates depending on position. 

Generally, clerk positions are paid $14/hour, supervisors earn $20/hour, operations officers receive $25/hour, general managers make $30/hour, and head of operations get $35/hour.

The average salary GPHA pays it’s workers is $23.01 per hour. 

What is the starting pay at GPHA?

The starting pay at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority depends on the position.

Generally, clerk positions have a starting pay of $13,500/year, supervisors make $17,500/year, operations officers start at $21,000/year, general managers receive $25,000/year, and head of operations make $29,000/year. 

The total average salary is about $32,000 per year or $15.38 per hour according to Zippia. 

Salaries of workers at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

The following are yearly salary ranges based on positions within the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority:

  • General Manager: $17,000 – $21,000
  • Head of Operations: $15,000 – $17,500
  • Operations Officer: $13,000 – $16,000
  • Procurement Officer: $12,500 – $15,000 
  • Administrator: $11,500 – $14,000 
  • Supervisor: $10,500 – $13,000 
  • Junior Officer: $9,500 – $12,000 
  • Assistant Officer: $8,000 – $10,500
  • Clerks: $13,500 – $14,000


Other positions may include marketing officers, financial managers, IT professionals, and legal professionals. Salaries in these positions may vary depending on experience and qualifications.

To find out how much they are typically paid, you may check out the salaries of those other positions. 


In conclusion, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority provides vital services to the country’s economy and employees are rewarded with competitive salaries and benefits. 

With an understanding of the salary structure and how factors such as experience and qualifications can impact pay scales, proper incentive systems can be put in place to ensure the highest level of efficiency at the GPA. 

Furthermore, proper benefits and rewards can motivate workers to perform at their best and increase overall productivity.



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