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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|2nd Line Systems Engineer||298,000 NGN|
|ABAP Developer||287,000 NGN|
|Advertising Account Planner||281,000 NGN|
|Android Developer||305,000 NGN|
|Angular Developer||295,000 NGN|
|Application Consultant||374,000 NGN|
|Applications System Specialist||288,000 NGN|
|Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist||381,000 NGN|
|Artificial Intelligence Developer||403,000 NGN|
|AS400 Programmer||330,000 NGN|
|Assistant Information Technology Manager||375,000 NGN|
|Assistant Service Delivery Manager||368,000 NGN|
|Avaloq Developer||293,000 NGN|
|BizTalk Developer||328,000 NGN|
|Blockchain Associate||317,000 NGN|
|Blockchain Developer||284,000 NGN|
|Build and Release Engineer||304,000 NGN|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||338,000 NGN|
|Business Intelligence Developer||327,000 NGN|
|Business Objects Developer||316,000 NGN|
|Business Process Consultant||354,000 NGN|
|Business Systems Analyst||310,000 NGN|
|C# Developer||364,000 NGN|
|C++ Developer||352,000 NGN|
|Capacity Planning Manager||429,000 NGN|
|Change Administrator||295,000 NGN|
|Chief Information Security Officer||467,000 NGN|
|Client Delivery Manager||445,000 NGN|
|CMS Developer||265,000 NGN|
|Computer Animator||277,000 NGN|
|Computer Hardware Engineer||265,000 NGN|
|Computer Networks Architect||344,000 NGN|
|Computer Operator||228,000 NGN|
|Computer Technician||252,000 NGN|
|Copy Editor||257,000 NGN|
|CRM Application Administrator||299,000 NGN|
|Cross Platform Security Manager||458,000 NGN|
|Curam Developer||274,000 NGN|
|Data Analyst||316,000 NGN|
|Data Architect||324,000 NGN|
|Data Center Technician||272,000 NGN|
|Data Entry Supervisor||201,000 NGN|
|Data Manager||432,000 NGN|
|Data Modeling Analyst||330,000 NGN|
|Data Quality Analyst||322,000 NGN|
|Data Security Analyst||312,000 NGN|
|Data Security Manager||450,000 NGN|
|Data Warehousing Manager||420,000 NGN|
|Data Warehousing Specialist||318,000 NGN|
|Database Administration Manager||418,000 NGN|
|Database Administrator||330,000 NGN|
|Database Analyst||329,000 NGN|
|Database Developer||340,000 NGN|
|Database Report Writer||302,000 NGN|
|Delivery Manager||322,000 NGN|
|Developer / Programmer||313,000 NGN|
|Development Manager||454,000 NGN|
|Director of Application Development||463,000 NGN|
|Director of Technology||532,000 NGN|
|Disaster Recovery Analyst||310,000 NGN|
|Documentation Specialist||286,000 NGN|
|E-Commerce Manager||399,000 NGN|
|E-Commerce Marketing Analyst||367,000 NGN|
|E-Commerce Marketing Manager||423,000 NGN|
|E-Commerce Sales Manager||422,000 NGN|
|E-Commerce Strategy Manager||428,000 NGN|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||394,000 NGN|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||402,000 NGN|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||512,000 NGN|
|ERP / CRM Technical Consultant||321,000 NGN|
|ERP Analyst||353,000 NGN|
|ERP Project Manager||430,000 NGN|
|Ethical Hacker||280,000 NGN|
|Financial Systems Manager||494,000 NGN|
|Flash Developer||285,000 NGN|
|Front End Developer||267,000 NGN|
|Full Stack Developer||339,000 NGN|
|Functional Analyst||329,000 NGN|
|Game Developer||288,000 NGN|
|GIS Analyst||281,000 NGN|
|GIS Developer||311,000 NGN|
|Global BI Analyst||338,000 NGN|
|Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer||278,000 NGN|
|Graphics Programmer||281,000 NGN|
|Graphics Web Designer||261,000 NGN|
|Hardware Design Engineer||317,000 NGN|
|Hardware Engineering Manager||470,000 NGN|
|Hardware Technician||243,000 NGN|
|Head of Development||454,000 NGN|
|Help Desk Analyst||310,000 NGN|
|Help Desk Manager||356,000 NGN|
|Help Desk Support||231,000 NGN|
|Helpdesk Manager||369,000 NGN|
|Imaging Programmer||294,000 NGN|
|Informatics Optimization Specialist||325,000 NGN|
|Information Assurance Analyst||334,000 NGN|
|Information Program Director||436,000 NGN|
|Information Security Administrator||350,000 NGN|
|Information Security Analyst||402,000 NGN|
|Information Security Engineer||324,000 NGN|
|Information Security Manager||483,000 NGN|
|Information Security Specialist||380,000 NGN|
|Information Services Consultant||391,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Administrator||275,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Asset Manager||416,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Consultant||385,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Coordinator||247,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Director||563,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer||280,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Manager||558,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Operations Manager||517,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Product Manager||456,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Project Administrator||273,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Project Coordinator||348,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Project Leader||385,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Project Manager||523,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager||385,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)||344,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Quality Specialist||333,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Support||222,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Team Leader||389,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Trainer||324,000 NGN|
|Information Technology Training Analyst||327,000 NGN|
|Interface Design Manager||386,000 NGN|
|Interface Designer||254,000 NGN|
|IOS Developer||358,000 NGN|
|Java Developer||349,000 NGN|
|Lead Developer||386,000 NGN|
|Linux Administrator||315,000 NGN|
|Lotus Domino Administrator||330,000 NGN|
|Lotus Notes Developer||314,000 NGN|
|Mail Server Administrator||304,000 NGN|
|Major Incident Manager||366,000 NGN|
|Managed Service Specialist||318,000 NGN|
|Microsystems Engineer||316,000 NGN|
|Mobile Developer||333,000 NGN|
|Multimedia Developer||270,000 NGN|
|Multimedia Services Manager||356,000 NGN|
|Network Administration Team Lead||366,000 NGN|
|Network Administrator||296,000 NGN|
|Network Analyst||301,000 NGN|
|Network and Infrastructure Manager||511,000 NGN|
|Network Engineer||276,000 NGN|
|Network Engineering Manager||382,000 NGN|
|Network Security Systems Manager||390,000 NGN|
|Network Specialist||327,000 NGN|
|Network Technician||248,000 NGN|
|Nodejs Developer||344,000 NGN|
|NT Systems Administrator||288,000 NGN|
|Numerical Control Programmer||260,000 NGN|
|Online Banking Manager||530,000 NGN|
|Online Banking Specialist||379,000 NGN|
|OPS Manager||437,000 NGN|
|Oracle Database Administrator||294,000 NGN|
|Oracle Developer||351,000 NGN|
|Perl Developer||278,000 NGN|
|PHP Developer||279,000 NGN|
|Python Developer||335,000 NGN|
|Records Manager||263,000 NGN|
|Remedy Developer||265,000 NGN|
|Reporting Analyst||307,000 NGN|
|Ruby Developer||300,000 NGN|
|Salesforce Administrator||312,000 NGN|
|Salesforce Developer||247,000 NGN|
|SAP Consultant||329,000 NGN|
|SAS Programmer||304,000 NGN|
|Scrum Master||269,000 NGN|
|SEO Associate||272,000 NGN|
|SEO Manager||396,000 NGN|
|Service Delivery Manager||430,000 NGN|
|Service Level Manager||411,000 NGN|
|Service Support Lead||339,000 NGN|
|SharePoint Administrator||316,000 NGN|
|Sharepoint Consultant||322,000 NGN|
|Sharepoint Developer||338,000 NGN|
|Shift Leader||327,000 NGN|
|SOA Analyst||321,000 NGN|
|SOC Engineer||317,000 NGN|
|Software Analyst||309,000 NGN|
|Software Architect||310,000 NGN|
|Software Development Manager||435,000 NGN|
|Software Engineer||333,000 NGN|
|Software QA Engineer||291,000 NGN|
|Software Sales||286,000 NGN|
|Software Specialist||275,000 NGN|
|Software Support Engineer||258,000 NGN|
|Software Test Engineer||290,000 NGN|
|Solutions Architect||430,000 NGN|
|Storage Engineer||274,000 NGN|
|Support Analyst||301,000 NGN|
|Support Specialist||338,000 NGN|
|System Administrator||304,000 NGN|
|Systems Analyst||311,000 NGN|
|Systems Architect||306,000 NGN|
|Systems Consultant||375,000 NGN|
|Systems Engineer||261,000 NGN|
|Systems Integrator||301,000 NGN|
|Technical Analyst||267,000 NGN|
|Technical Consultant||374,000 NGN|
|Technical Manager||333,000 NGN|
|Technical Project Manager||424,000 NGN|
|Technical Sales||325,000 NGN|
|Technical Trainer||328,000 NGN|
|Technical Writer||275,000 NGN|
|Technology Business Analyst||326,000 NGN|
|Technology Director||550,000 NGN|
|Technology Specialist||386,000 NGN|
|Teradata Developer||275,000 NGN|
|Test Analyst||316,000 NGN|
|Testing Manager||418,000 NGN|
|TIBCO Developer||263,000 NGN|
|UNIX Administrator||326,000 NGN|
|Usability Engineer||300,000 NGN|
|User Experience Consultant||356,000 NGN|
|User Experience Design Expert||348,000 NGN|
|User Experience Designer||273,000 NGN|
|User Experience Researcher||336,000 NGN|
|User Interface Designer||323,000 NGN|
|VB Developer||257,000 NGN|
|VB.NET Developer||325,000 NGN|
|Video Game Designer||273,000 NGN|
|Visual Information Specialist||282,000 NGN|
|Web Applications Manager||389,000 NGN|
|Web Content Specialist||331,000 NGN|
|Web Designer||279,000 NGN|
|Web Developer||300,000 NGN|
|Web Editor||267,000 NGN|
|Web Project Manager||368,000 NGN|
|Web Promotions Specialist||303,000 NGN|
|Web Security Administrator||334,000 NGN|
|Web Security Manager||463,000 NGN|
|Web Support Analyst||232,000 NGN|
|Web Writer||267,000 NGN|
|Windows System Administrator||280,000 NGN|
|Wireless Consultant||362,000 NGN|
|Writer and Documentor||292,000 NGN|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nigeria for the year 2020. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Benin City||290,000 NGN|
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.