# Government Workers Salaries Increment; Check Out How 30% Base Pay Increment Is Calculated

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16 ##### The Ghanaian government has finally increased the base pay percentage for 2023 by 30%. How will the amount that will be added to one’s salary be calculated?

We will take you through the procedures for calculating the new base pay percentage of 30% in this article.

The calculation is unrelated to the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA). The COLA is a temporary benefit that is about to expire, especially since the base pay increment has been determined.

There are only two items that make up the total amount under a single spine structure. These are the retention premium and the single spine salary. With these factors in mind, the 30% increase is calculated.

## In Ghana, how do you calculate a 30% base pay increment?

Multiply your Single Spine Salary (SSS) by 30% and add the result to your initial SSS to calculate the Base Pay percentage. Calculate the retention of 15% of the new SSS and multiply the new SSS by 15%. To calculate your new gross pay, add the new single spine to the retention premium.

## Formulas for calculating 2023 Base Pay

1. If your salary for a single spine is GHS 2091.26,
2. 30% of 2091.26= 627.39
3. SSNIT is 5.5% of the increment done.
So 5.5% of 627.39=34.51
627.39- 34.51=592.88
So Remaining 592.88 out of the increment done
4. VAT is now 20% of the remaining increment done.
So 20% of 592.88=118.58
592.88-118.58=474.30
So remaining ghc474.30 