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Medical Laboratory technology salary in Ghana

Medical laboratory scientists are trained to perform tests and conduct clinical investigations in the medical laboratory whether in or outside of the clinical setting (hospital).

Laboratory technicians perform tests pertaining to virology, microbiology, parasitology, and many more. Their tests actually help medical doctors to fully diagnose a patient at the hospital. This makes their work very relevant in the hospital.

A medical lab scientist who has furthered his education to attain a doctorate degree. Such a person obviously has amassed a lot of clinical and work experience and so will be paid higher.

Salary structure and description

The salary consists of the single spine salary, allowances and income tax waiver.

Deductions made

Income tax, Social security contribution (SSNIT) and association fund are the deductions made from the salary of medical laboratory sciences.

Monthly salary of doctor of medical laboratory sciences

The average salary ranges from GHS 2,810.00 – GHS 4,238.00.


Medical lab scientists can become medical doctors by following the same education path as other aspiring doctors by attending medical school.
Highest salary that a Medical Laboratory Technician can earn is ₹4.0 Lakhs per year (₹33.3k per month).

These are the top skills of a Medical Laboratory Technician based on 299 jobs posted by employers.
  • Technician Activities.
  • dmlt.
  • Microbiology.
  • Biochemistry.
  • MLT.
Medical lab scientists work in hospitals, clinics, forensic or public health laboratories, as well as pharmaceutical industries, biotechnology companies, veterinary clinics, or research institutions. Depending on the setting, their work hours may vary; but typically labs are run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Annual Salary Monthly Pay
Top Earners $118,500 $9,875
75th Percentile $92,000 $7,666
Average $80,003 $6,666
25th Percentile $59,500 $4,958


The amount stated above may vary from one facility to the other. Some facilities give allowances to its workers. Example of such allowances may include fuel allowance, rent allowance and a lot more.

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