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Information Technology Average Salaries in Nigeria 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
340,000 NGN
( 4,080,000 NGN yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Nigeria typically earns around 340,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 176,000 NGN (lowest average) to 554,000 NGN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer298,000 NGN
ABAP Developer287,000 NGN
Advertising Account Planner281,000 NGN
Android Developer305,000 NGN
Angular Developer295,000 NGN
Application Consultant374,000 NGN
Applications System Specialist288,000 NGN
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist381,000 NGN
Artificial Intelligence Developer403,000 NGN
AS400 Programmer330,000 NGN
Assistant Information Technology Manager375,000 NGN
Assistant Service Delivery Manager368,000 NGN
Avaloq Developer293,000 NGN
BizTalk Developer 328,000 NGN
Blockchain Associate317,000 NGN
Blockchain Developer284,000 NGN
Build and Release Engineer304,000 NGN
Business Intelligence Analyst338,000 NGN
Business Intelligence Developer327,000 NGN
Business Objects Developer316,000 NGN
Business Process Consultant354,000 NGN
Business Systems Analyst310,000 NGN
C# Developer364,000 NGN
C++ Developer352,000 NGN
Capacity Planning Manager429,000 NGN
Change Administrator295,000 NGN
Chief Information Security Officer467,000 NGN
Client Delivery Manager445,000 NGN
CMS Developer265,000 NGN
Computer Animator277,000 NGN
Computer Hardware Engineer265,000 NGN
Computer Networks Architect344,000 NGN
Computer Operator228,000 NGN
Computer Technician252,000 NGN
Copy Editor257,000 NGN
CRM Application Administrator299,000 NGN
Cross Platform Security Manager458,000 NGN
Curam Developer274,000 NGN
Data Analyst316,000 NGN
Data Architect324,000 NGN
Data Center Technician272,000 NGN
Data Entry Supervisor201,000 NGN
Data Manager432,000 NGN
Data Modeling Analyst330,000 NGN
Data Quality Analyst322,000 NGN
Data Security Analyst312,000 NGN
Data Security Manager450,000 NGN
Data Warehousing Manager420,000 NGN
Data Warehousing Specialist318,000 NGN
Database Administration Manager418,000 NGN
Database Administrator330,000 NGN
Database Analyst329,000 NGN
Database Developer340,000 NGN
Database Report Writer302,000 NGN
Delivery Manager322,000 NGN
Developer / Programmer313,000 NGN
Development Manager454,000 NGN
Director of Application Development463,000 NGN
Director of Technology532,000 NGN
Disaster Recovery Analyst310,000 NGN
Documentation Specialist286,000 NGN
E-Commerce Manager399,000 NGN
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst367,000 NGN
E-Commerce Marketing Manager423,000 NGN
E-Commerce Sales Manager422,000 NGN
E-Commerce Strategy Manager428,000 NGN
Enterprise Architecture Manager394,000 NGN
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect402,000 NGN
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager512,000 NGN
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant321,000 NGN
ERP Analyst353,000 NGN
ERP Project Manager430,000 NGN
Ethical Hacker280,000 NGN
Financial Systems Manager494,000 NGN
Flash Developer285,000 NGN
Front End Developer267,000 NGN
Full Stack Developer339,000 NGN
Functional Analyst329,000 NGN
Game Developer288,000 NGN
GIS Analyst281,000 NGN
GIS Developer311,000 NGN
Global BI Analyst338,000 NGN
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer278,000 NGN
Graphics Programmer281,000 NGN
Graphics Web Designer261,000 NGN
Hardware Design Engineer317,000 NGN
Hardware Engineering Manager470,000 NGN
Hardware Technician243,000 NGN
Head of Development454,000 NGN
Help Desk Analyst310,000 NGN
Help Desk Manager356,000 NGN
Help Desk Support231,000 NGN
Helpdesk Manager369,000 NGN
Imaging Programmer294,000 NGN
Informatics Optimization Specialist325,000 NGN
Information Assurance Analyst334,000 NGN
Information Program Director436,000 NGN
Information Security Administrator350,000 NGN
Information Security Analyst402,000 NGN
Information Security Engineer324,000 NGN
Information Security Manager483,000 NGN
Information Security Specialist380,000 NGN
Information Services Consultant391,000 NGN
Information Technology Administrator275,000 NGN
Information Technology Asset Manager416,000 NGN
Information Technology Consultant385,000 NGN
Information Technology Coordinator247,000 NGN
Information Technology Director563,000 NGN
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer280,000 NGN
Information Technology Manager558,000 NGN
Information Technology Operations Manager517,000 NGN
Information Technology Product Manager456,000 NGN
Information Technology Project Administrator273,000 NGN
Information Technology Project Coordinator348,000 NGN
Information Technology Project Leader385,000 NGN
Information Technology Project Manager523,000 NGN
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager385,000 NGN
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)344,000 NGN
Information Technology Quality Specialist333,000 NGN
Information Technology Support222,000 NGN
Information Technology Team Leader389,000 NGN
Information Technology Trainer324,000 NGN
Information Technology Training Analyst327,000 NGN
Interface Design Manager386,000 NGN
Interface Designer254,000 NGN
IOS Developer358,000 NGN
Java Developer349,000 NGN
Javascript Developer305,000 NGN
Lead Developer386,000 NGN
Linux Administrator315,000 NGN
Lotus Domino Administrator330,000 NGN
Lotus Notes Developer314,000 NGN
Mail Server Administrator304,000 NGN
Major Incident Manager366,000 NGN
Managed Service Specialist318,000 NGN
Microsystems Engineer316,000 NGN
Mobile Developer333,000 NGN
Multimedia Developer270,000 NGN
Multimedia Services Manager356,000 NGN
Network Administration Team Lead366,000 NGN
Network Administrator296,000 NGN
Network Analyst301,000 NGN
Network and Infrastructure Manager511,000 NGN
Network Engineer276,000 NGN
Network Engineering Manager382,000 NGN
Network Security Systems Manager390,000 NGN
Network Specialist327,000 NGN
Network Technician248,000 NGN
Nodejs Developer344,000 NGN
NT Systems Administrator288,000 NGN
Numerical Control Programmer260,000 NGN
Online Banking Manager530,000 NGN
Online Banking Specialist379,000 NGN
OPS Manager437,000 NGN
Oracle Database Administrator294,000 NGN
Oracle Developer351,000 NGN
Perl Developer278,000 NGN
PHP Developer279,000 NGN
Python Developer335,000 NGN
Records Manager263,000 NGN
Remedy Developer265,000 NGN
Reporting Analyst307,000 NGN
Ruby Developer300,000 NGN
Salesforce Administrator312,000 NGN
Salesforce Developer247,000 NGN
SAP Consultant329,000 NGN
SAS Programmer304,000 NGN
Scrum Master269,000 NGN
SEO Associate272,000 NGN
SEO Manager396,000 NGN
Service Delivery Manager430,000 NGN
Service Level Manager411,000 NGN
Service Support Lead339,000 NGN
SharePoint Administrator316,000 NGN
Sharepoint Consultant322,000 NGN
Sharepoint Developer338,000 NGN
Shift Leader327,000 NGN
SOA Analyst321,000 NGN
SOC Engineer317,000 NGN
Software Analyst309,000 NGN
Software Architect310,000 NGN
Software Development Manager435,000 NGN
Software Engineer333,000 NGN
Software QA Engineer291,000 NGN
Software Sales286,000 NGN
Software Specialist275,000 NGN
Software Support Engineer258,000 NGN
Software Test Engineer290,000 NGN
Solutions Architect430,000 NGN
Storage Engineer274,000 NGN
Supervisor234,000 NGN
Support Analyst301,000 NGN
Support Specialist338,000 NGN
System Administrator304,000 NGN
Systems Analyst311,000 NGN
Systems Architect306,000 NGN
Systems Consultant375,000 NGN
Systems Engineer261,000 NGN
Systems Integrator301,000 NGN
Technical Analyst267,000 NGN
Technical Consultant374,000 NGN
Technical Manager333,000 NGN
Technical Project Manager424,000 NGN
Technical Sales325,000 NGN
Technical Trainer328,000 NGN
Technical Writer275,000 NGN
Technology Business Analyst326,000 NGN
Technology Director550,000 NGN
Technology Specialist386,000 NGN
Teradata Developer275,000 NGN
Test Analyst316,000 NGN
Tester275,000 NGN
Testing Manager418,000 NGN
TIBCO Developer263,000 NGN
UNIX Administrator326,000 NGN
Usability Engineer300,000 NGN
User Experience Consultant356,000 NGN
User Experience Design Expert348,000 NGN
User Experience Designer273,000 NGN
User Experience Researcher336,000 NGN
User Interface Designer323,000 NGN
VB Developer257,000 NGN
VB.NET Developer325,000 NGN
Video Game Designer273,000 NGN
Visual Information Specialist282,000 NGN
Web Applications Manager389,000 NGN
Web Content Specialist331,000 NGN
Web Designer279,000 NGN
Web Developer300,000 NGN
Web Editor267,000 NGN
Web Project Manager368,000 NGN
Web Promotions Specialist303,000 NGN
Web Security Administrator334,000 NGN
Web Security Manager463,000 NGN
Web Support Analyst232,000 NGN
Web Writer267,000 NGN
Webmaster268,000 NGN
Windows System Administrator280,000 NGN
Wireless Consultant362,000 NGN
Writer and Documentor292,000 NGN

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Nigeria

Median and salary distribution monthly Nigeria Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Nigeria range from 176,000 NGN per month (minimum average salary) to 554,000 NGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 340,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 340,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 340,000 NGN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 232,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 232,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 447,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 447,000 NGN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Nigeria costs anywhere from 1,690,000 Naira(s) to 5,080,000 Naira(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Nigeria Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Nigeria who work in Information Technology earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

350,000 NGN
327,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Nigeria Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Nigeria / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Nigeria is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nigeria for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

51% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Nigeria

1,960 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 1,960 NGN. This means that the average person in Nigeria earns approximately 1,960 NGN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Nigeria
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City290,000 NGN
Ibadan324,000 NGN
Kaduna305,000 NGN
Kano337,000 NGN
Lagos353,000 NGN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Nigeria earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
328,000 NGN
Public Sector+6%
347,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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