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Table 4 Pay and productivity for different health worker groups and TBAs in Ghana

From: Working practices and incomes of health workers: evidence from an evaluation of a delivery fee exemption scheme in Ghana

  Total mean annual income (USD) % salary out of total income Ratio total pay: GNI/capita [19] Mean hours work/wk Mean no. clients/week Mean no. delivs/wk Pay/client (USD) Pay/delivery (USD) Pay/hour (USD)
Doctor 14,618 34% 38.5 109.29 257.11 14 1.09 20 2.57
Medical Assistant 5,367 76% 14.1 129.2 172.27 8 0.60 13 0.80
GoG Midwife 5,581 46% 14.7 78.78 119 19 0.90 6 1.36
Private Midwife 2,974 n/a 7.8 111.69 38 4 1.51 14 0.51
Nurse 4,902 58% 12.9 75.7 87.51 14 1.08 7 1.25
Community Nurse 3,606 47% 9.5 56.09 102.5 10 0.68 7 1.24
TBA (trained) 141 n/a 0.4 21.3 8.2 2 0.33 1 0.13
TBAs (untrained) 104 n/a 0.3 19.19 5.87 2 0.34 1 0.10