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Receptionist Average Salary in Nigeria 2023

How much money does a Receptionist make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
123,000 NGN
( 1,480,000 NGN yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Nigeria typically earns around 123,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 59,000 NGN (lowest) to 193,000 NGN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Receptionist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Receptionist Salary Distribution in Nigeria

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

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Nigeria range from 59,000 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 193,000 NGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 128,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 128,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 128,000 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 Receptionist(s) are earning less than 84,100 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 84,100 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 167,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 167,000 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

Receptionist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 69,100 NGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 97,900 NGN per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 129,000 NGN per month, 31% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 158,000 NGN per month, 23% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 168,000 NGN per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 184,000 NGN per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Nigeria

0 - 2 Years
69,100 NGN
2 - 5 Years+42%
97,900 NGN
5 - 10 Years+31%
129,000 NGN
10 - 15 Years+23%
158,000 NGN
15 - 20 Years+6%
168,000 NGN
20+ Years+10%
184,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Receptionist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Receptionist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 85,900 NGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 126,000 NGN per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 169,000 NGN per month, 34% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Nigeria

High School
85,900 NGN
Certificate or Diploma+47%
126,000 NGN
Bachelor's Degree+34%
169,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Receptionist 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 Receptionist employees in Nigeria earn 9% less than their female counterparts on average.

119,000 NGN
131,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for Receptionist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Receptionist(s) in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 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 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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Receptionist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Receptionist
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A Receptionist is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Receptionist Average Hourly Wage in Nigeria

710 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 710 NGN. This means that the average Receptionist in Nigeria earns approximately 710 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.

Receptionist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Receptionist and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Nigeria
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The average salary for Receptionist is 46% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder140,000 NGN+14%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper103,000 NGN-16%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director416,000 NGN+240%
Assistant Hospitality Manager439,000 NGN+260%
Assistant Storekeeper89,300 NGN-27%
Assistant Tour Manager210,000 NGN+71%
Baker and Pastrycook119,000 NGN-3%
Bakery Manager259,000 NGN+110%
Bakery Superintendent163,000 NGN+33%
Banquet Manager183,000 NGN+49%
Banquet Server110,000 NGN-11%
Bar Attendant111,000 NGN-10%
Bar Manager231,000 NGN+88%
Bar Supervisor153,000 NGN+24%
Barista138,000 NGN+12%
Bartender125,000 NGN+2%
Bellman105,000 NGN-15%
Beverage Manager271,000 NGN+120%
Bistro Attendant111,000 NGN-10%
Buffet Chef206,000 NGN+67%
Buffet Host105,000 NGN-15%
Buffet Manager249,000 NGN+100%
Butcher and Slaughterer89,600 NGN-27%
Cafeteria Manager196,000 NGN+59%
Cake Decorator129,000 NGN+5%
Casino Shift Manager380,000 NGN+210%
Chain Store Customer Support169,000 NGN+37%
Chef201,000 NGN+63%
Club Manager396,000 NGN+220%
Cluster Director506,000 NGN+310%
Cluster Revenue Manager380,000 NGN+210%
Cocktail Server107,000 NGN-13%
Coffee Shop Manager386,000 NGN+210%
Concierge102,000 NGN-17%
Confectionery Baker124,000 NGN+1%
Conference Services Manager235,000 NGN+91%
Cook173,000 NGN+41%
Corporate Sous Chef300,000 NGN+140%
Corporate Travel Consultant302,000 NGN+150%
Croupier150,000 NGN+22%
Culinary Assistant96,300 NGN-22%
Culinary Associate92,300 NGN-25%
Dietary Aide208,000 NGN+69%
Dining Room Supervisor196,000 NGN+59%
Dishwasher84,300 NGN-31%
Duty Manager258,000 NGN+110%
Events Coordinator152,000 NGN+24%
Executive Chef237,000 NGN+93%
Executive Pastry Chef190,000 NGN+54%
Fast Food Cook173,000 NGN+41%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor186,000 NGN+51%
Fine Dining Cook293,000 NGN+140%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef313,000 NGN+150%
Fleet Manager499,000 NGN+310%
Food and Beverage Manager401,000 NGN+230%
Food Consultant317,000 NGN+160%
Food Safety Coordinator248,000 NGN+100%
Food Server106,000 NGN-14%
Food Service Director382,000 NGN+210%
Food Service Manager421,000 NGN+240%
Food Service Sales261,000 NGN+110%
Food Service Worker109,000 NGN-11%
Front Desk Agent123,000 NGN=
Front Office Manager221,000 NGN+80%
Guest Service Executive365,000 NGN+200%
Guest Service Representative137,000 NGN+11%
Head Concierge163,000 NGN+33%
Hospitality Director628,000 NGN+410%
Hostess / Host120,000 NGN-2%
Hotel Desk Clerk119,000 NGN-3%
Hotel Maid90,000 NGN-27%
Hotel Manager624,000 NGN+410%
Hotel Sales Manager462,000 NGN+280%
Hotel Service Supervisor337,000 NGN+170%
Hotel Staff117,000 NGN-5%
Inventory Coordinator130,000 NGN+6%
Kitchen Manager196,000 NGN+59%
Kitchen Staff114,000 NGN-7%
Kitchen Supervisor183,000 NGN+49%
Line Cook192,000 NGN+56%
Luggage Porter87,200 NGN-29%
Motel Manager328,000 NGN+170%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant118,000 NGN-4%
Production Operator173,000 NGN+41%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator193,000 NGN+57%
Receptionist123,000 NGN=
Regional Restaurant Manager469,000 NGN+280%
Restaurant Manager424,000 NGN+240%
Room Reservations Manager402,000 NGN+230%
Room Service Manager366,000 NGN+200%
Sous Chef240,000 NGN+95%
Supervisor of Food Services286,000 NGN+130%
Tour Consultant314,000 NGN+160%
Travel Agent205,000 NGN+67%
Travel Consultant298,000 NGN+140%
Waiter / Waitress109,000 NGN-11%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City117,000 NGN
Ibadan126,000 NGN
Kaduna115,000 NGN
Kano134,000 NGN
Lagos131,000 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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