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Nursing Average Salaries in Nigeria 2022

How much money does a person working in Nursing make in Nigeria?


Average Monthly Salary
327,000 NGN
( 3,930,000 NGN yearly)

LOW
210,000
NGN
AVERAGE
327,000
NGN
HIGH
630,000
NGN

A person working in Nursing in Nigeria typically earns around 327,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 210,000 NGN (lowest average) to 630,000 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 Nursing 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
Acute Care Nurse302,000 NGN
Assistant Director of Nursing469,000 NGN
Case Manager368,000 NGN
Company Nurse225,000 NGN
Critical Care Nurse282,000 NGN
District Nurse278,000 NGN
Head Nurse324,000 NGN
Home Nurse251,000 NGN
ICU Registered Nurse280,000 NGN
Informatics Nurse Specialist296,000 NGN
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)275,000 NGN
MDS Coordinator295,000 NGN
Mental Health Nurse267,000 NGN
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner394,000 NGN
Nurse265,000 NGN
Nurse Midwife306,000 NGN
Nurse Practitioner337,000 NGN
Nursing Assistant236,000 NGN
Nursing Coordinator295,000 NGN
Nursing Director631,000 NGN
Nursing Services Instructor290,000 NGN
Nursing Supervisor410,000 NGN
Occupational Health Advisor522,000 NGN
Occupational Therapist438,000 NGN
Personal Support Worker215,000 NGN
Psychiatric Nurse262,000 NGN
Registered Nurse277,000 NGN
Respiratory Manager496,000 NGN
School Nurse236,000 NGN
Staff Nurse271,000 NGN
Theatre Manager464,000 NGN
Utilization Review Nurse281,000 NGN

Nursing Jobs Salary Distribution in Nigeria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Nursing salaries in Nigeria range from 210,000 NGN per month (minimum average salary) to 630,000 NGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 334,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Nursing are earning less than 334,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 334,000 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 Nursing are earning less than 245,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 245,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Nursing are earning less than 491,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 491,000 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.

Nursing Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Nursing earn 11% less than their female counterparts on average.

Male
304,000 NGN
Female+13%
342,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Nursing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

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

Nursing

Nursing professionals in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 22 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

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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 2021

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nigeria for the year 2021. 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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Nursing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Nursing
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Nursing 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Nursing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% 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
50%
No Bonus
50%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Nursing Hourly Average Wage in Nigeria


1,890 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 1,890 NGN. This means that the average person in Nigeria earns approximately 1,890 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.

Nursing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nursing and Health and Medical monthly Nigeria
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The average salary for Nursing is 35% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City279,000 NGN
Ibadan312,000 NGN
Kaduna294,000 NGN
Kano324,000 NGN
Lagos339,000 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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