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Salaries in Nigeria


The salary in Nigeria is $340. The average salary in micro-enterprises with up to 15 employees is $204; in small enterprises with up to 100 employees it’s $306, and $374 in medium-sized companies with over 100 employees. The average salary in large enterprises from 250 people in Nigeria is $476. In the state-financed organizations in Nigeria, the average salary is $272.

Average salaries in Nigeria in 2022 and 2021

Average salary in Nigeria in 2021 , it was $330, and in 2022 - $340. Average salary growth in Nigeria for the year was 3%.

Average monthly salary
Large enterprises
Medium enterprises
Small businesses
Public sector

Salaries in Nigeria by field of activity

We calculate the average salary in Nigeria by field of activity based on the main areas of employment in a particular city or country. The main areas of activity in Nigeria so far are:

Public administration, court and notary

The average salary in Nigeria in the state administration, the court and the notary is about $1 122. The salary of the head of the region is about $3 740, the salaries of local government deputies are $1 272, the average salaries of officials in Nigeria region are $916. Judges salaries are approximately $2 244. The income of a private notary is $1 122, and the state one is about $1 122.

Head of the Administration
$3 740
Government deputies
$1 272
Government officials
$2 244
$1 122

The education system

The average salary in the education system in Nigeria is $262. The salary of a teacher at a school is $273, and the headmaster is $524. A kindergarten teacher in Nigeria earns about $187, in turn, the head of the kindergarten receives $468. In the higher education system in Nigeria, salaries are 15-20% higher, a university teacher receives about $449, and a university rector receives $1 533. The average salary of a college or technical school teacher is $396, and the director is $972.

School teacher
Headmaster of the school
University teacher
University rector
$1 533
College teacher
College director
Kindergarten teacher
Kindergarten head


The salary in the field of medicine in Nigeria is $468. The salary of a general practitioner is $991, a surgeons salary is $673, a nurse receives $355, and the chief doctor at the hospital receives $991.

Chief Physician
General Practitioner
Doctor surgeon

Law enforcement agencies

The security ministries in Nigeria include law enforcement agencies, the military, bailiffs, etc.; Their allowance depends, as a rule, on the rank and position. The average salary of security forces in Nigeria is $411. The salary of a Colonel is approximately $991, of a Major is $673, of a Lieutenant or a Warrant officer is $393, and enlisted personnel earns $299.

Lieutenant, Ensign
Private, petty officer

Public catering

The average salary in the public catering sector in Nigeria is approximately $337. The salary of a chef in a restaurant or cafe is $468, of a barista is $393, the average salary of a waiter is about $299, and fast food workers salary in Nigeria is $262.

Fast food worker

Construction industry

The average salary in construction in Nigeria is about $393. The salary of a civil engineer is $692, of a foreman is $524, the average salary of a house painter is about $318, of a crane operator is $374, and the salary of a construction worker is $299.

Civil engineer
House painter
Crane operator
Construction worker


The average salary in the field of information technology in Nigeria is $524. A programmer gets about $580, a web developer about $486, and a system administrator in Nigeria earns $430.

Web Developer
System Administrator

Office employees

The volume of the monthly average salary of office employees in various fields of activity in Nigeria is approximately $396 dollars. A sales manager in Nigeria receives $411, an office manager - $393, an accountant - $374, and a lawyer salary in Nigeria is about $430.

Sales Manager
Office Manager


The monthly income of store employees in Nigeria is $262. The salary of the cashier is $243, and the store director is $355.

Store Directors


The average salary in the transport industry in Nigeria is $262. The salary of a driver is $299 dollars, a car mechanic is $281, and the income of a taxi driver in Nigeria is about $524 per month.

Car mechanic
Taxi driver

Utilities sector

The average salary of employees of the housing and communal services workers in Nigeria is about $187. The salary of a plumber is $187, of an electrician is $243, and the average salary of a street cleaner is about $168.

Street cleaner