We all have different reasons behind our choice of careers, professions or jobs based on our level of education, exposure and experience.
Although some may say they are led by passion, drive, determination and what are the view for their jobs, the underlying factor for every work is how good the worker is remunerated.
In our part of the world, most workers receive meagre salaries not because they are not qualified but perhaps that is what their employers think they deserve.
In this article, the salaries of the highest paying jobs in Ghana in 2020 is carefully curated with empirical reasons why they take what they take.
1. Surgeons / Doctors
Salary Range: from 10,200 GHS to 28,500 GHS
Surgeons top the list of the highest paying careers due to the critical nature of their job. A surgeon’s profession involves high risk and requires extensive knowledge and a long learning path; the necessary ingredients for a high paying career.
Salary Range: from 8,550 GHS to 23,900 GHS
Judges earn quite high salaries because of the huge responsibilities associated with their job. Deciding people’s fates is not an easy task and the high wage is perfectly justified.
Salary Range: from 6,920 GHS to 19,400 GHS
The main reason that lawyers earn big wages is because of their high perceived value in the eyes of their clients. A successful lawyer can save/earn you tons of money or can possibly spare you a death sentence.
4. Bank Managers
Salary Range: from 6,520 GHS to 18,200 GHS
Being in charge of hundreds of millions in funds and investments with all the associated risks that come along makes managing a bank an extremely critical task worthy of a large salary.
5. Chief Executive Officers
Salary Range: from 6,110 GHS to 17,100 GHS
CEOs are primarily responsible for the success or failure of complete organizations. Their huge remuneration is due to the vast scope of impact as well as the risks involved.
6. Chief Financial Officers
Salary Range: from 5,700 GHS to 15,900 GHS
Any job that is about managing money automatically qualifies for high pay. CFOs manage budgets, spending, costs, and revenue which directly impacts the operations of the organization.
Salary Range: from 5,500 GHS to 15,400 GHS
Orthodontists operate in an industry where people are willing to pay high costs for a service, which directly makes Orthodontists among the best paying jobs.
8. College Professors
Salary Range: from 4,890 GHS to 13,700 GHS
College professors are among the top-earning and most prestigious careers. Becoming a professor is not easy and requires persistence which is partly why they earn so high.
Salary Range: from 4,070 GHS to 11,400 GHS
Probably the only career on the list that involves some kind of excitement, nevertheless; pilots undergo rigorous training programs and they are responsible for the safety of thousands of people every day.
10. Marketing Directors
Salary Range: from 3,670 GHS to 10,300 GHS
Marketing directors are in charge of increasing the revenue of their organizations. They are directly responsible for generating business and they are well paid for that reason.
However, the following people are paid very well but their salaries vary depending on the scope of what they do:
- Government officials
- Events Managers
- Footballers/ Musicians/ Brand Influencers
- Blog Owners
- Exporters and Importers
- Real Estate Owners
For you to be financially independent, do not depend on one job. Although you may have one career, you can still have side hustles that fetch income.
Credit: SalaryExplorer.com, Forbes & Glassdoor