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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Nigeria 2022

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
506,000 NGN
( 6,070,000 NGN yearly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Nigeria typically earns around 506,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 106,000 NGN (lowest average) to 1,510,000 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 Health and Medical 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
Academic Clinician667,000 NGN
Acute Care Nurse302,000 NGN
Administrative Director564,000 NGN
Admitting Clerk114,000 NGN
Admitting Manager324,000 NGN
Admitting Officer242,000 NGN
Advanced Nutrition Aide456,000 NGN
Advanced Practice Provider458,000 NGN
Allergist641,000 NGN
Ambulance Dispatcher243,000 NGN
Ambulance Driver237,000 NGN
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic261,000 NGN
Ambulatory Services Director510,000 NGN
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor585,000 NGN
Anesthesia Technician352,000 NGN
Anesthesiologist1,030,000 NGN
Anesthesiology Assistant347,000 NGN
Assistant Director of Nursing469,000 NGN
Assistant Occupational Therapist251,000 NGN
Assistant Optometrist286,000 NGN
Assistant Physical Therapist238,000 NGN
Audiologist611,000 NGN
Behavioral Health Specialist390,000 NGN
Biomedical Engineering Director477,000 NGN
Biomedical Engineering Technician240,000 NGN
Breast Center Manager960,000 NGN
Cardiac Technician222,000 NGN
Cardiology Manager1,020,000 NGN
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist382,000 NGN
Cardiovascular Specialist1,240,000 NGN
Cardiovascular Technologist500,000 NGN
Care Assistant224,000 NGN
Care Coordinator157,000 NGN
Caregiver187,000 NGN
Case Manager368,000 NGN
Central Sterile Processing Technician282,000 NGN
Charge Entry Specialist321,000 NGN
Chief of Psychology1,070,000 NGN
Chief of Surgery1,390,000 NGN
Chiropractor419,000 NGN
Clinic Assistant222,000 NGN
Clinic Manager483,000 NGN
Clinic Navigator231,000 NGN
Clinical Application Specialist298,000 NGN
Clinical Biochemist554,000 NGN
Clinical Cytogeneticist501,000 NGN
Clinical Data Reviewer316,000 NGN
Clinical Development Specialist378,000 NGN
Clinical Director889,000 NGN
Clinical Field Associate321,000 NGN
Clinical Genetic Technologist487,000 NGN
Clinical Microbiologist632,000 NGN
Clinical Molecular Geneticist558,000 NGN
Clinical Neuropsychologist700,000 NGN
Clinical Policy Developer296,000 NGN
Clinical Psychologist1,040,000 NGN
Clinical Research Coordinator371,000 NGN
Clinical Scientist657,000 NGN
Clinical Social Worker250,000 NGN
CME Specialist536,000 NGN
Coding Practice Manager399,000 NGN
Community Relations Manager344,000 NGN
Company Nurse225,000 NGN
Correctional Treatment Specialist653,000 NGN
Counseling Psychologist806,000 NGN
Credentialing Analyst270,000 NGN
Critical Care Nurse282,000 NGN
CT Technologist294,000 NGN
Cytogenetic Technologist465,000 NGN
Data Coordinator150,000 NGN
Dental Assistant222,000 NGN
Dental Hygienist201,000 NGN
Dental Laboratory Technician213,000 NGN
Dental Receptionist171,000 NGN
Dental Technician213,000 NGN
Dental Therapist310,000 NGN
Dentist825,000 NGN
Dermatologist974,000 NGN
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer393,000 NGN
Dietetic Technician234,000 NGN
Dietitian646,000 NGN
Director of Medical Staff Services595,000 NGN
Discharge Coordinator147,000 NGN
Dispensing Optician292,000 NGN
District Nurse278,000 NGN
Doctor815,000 NGN
Dosimetrist417,000 NGN
EKG Technician309,000 NGN
Emergency Department Physician750,000 NGN
Emergency Management Director829,000 NGN
Emergency Response Specialist318,000 NGN
Emergency Services Director873,000 NGN
Endodontist968,000 NGN
Endoscopic Assistant262,000 NGN
Endoscopy Technician269,000 NGN
Enterostomal Therapist416,000 NGN
Epidemiologist545,000 NGN
ER Registration Supervisor212,000 NGN
Exercise Physiologist758,000 NGN
Family Nurse Practitioner301,000 NGN
FGP Ultrasound Techncian271,000 NGN
Food Services Director429,000 NGN
Forensic Pathologist880,000 NGN
General Medical Practitioner619,000 NGN
Genetic Counselor568,000 NGN
Head Nurse324,000 NGN
Health Compliance Director832,000 NGN
Health Economist816,000 NGN
Health Information Manager391,000 NGN
Health Services Manager732,000 NGN
Health Systems Specialist392,000 NGN
Health Technologist421,000 NGN
Health Unit Coordinator238,000 NGN
Healthcare Assistant258,000 NGN
Healthcare Consultant465,000 NGN
Healthcare Data Analyst340,000 NGN
Hearing Aid Specialist338,000 NGN
Histotechnologist419,000 NGN
Home Health Aide256,000 NGN
Home Health Scheduler185,000 NGN
Home Nurse251,000 NGN
ICU Registered Nurse280,000 NGN
Immunologist598,000 NGN
Industrial Hygienist418,000 NGN
Infection Control Coordinator323,000 NGN
Infection Control Practitioner691,000 NGN
Infection Preventionist475,000 NGN
Informatics Nurse Specialist296,000 NGN
Informatics Practice Specialist387,000 NGN
Intake Coordinator155,000 NGN
Internist1,010,000 NGN
Interventional Radiographer518,000 NGN
Interventionist1,030,000 NGN
Invasive Cardiologist1,320,000 NGN
Lab Assistant241,000 NGN
Laboratory Manager475,000 NGN
Laboratory Technician240,000 NGN
Lead Patient Account Representative291,000 NGN
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)275,000 NGN
Low Vision Therapist581,000 NGN
Mammography Technician248,000 NGN
Managed Care Assistant171,000 NGN
Maternity Services Director753,000 NGN
MDS Coordinator295,000 NGN
Medical Administrator348,000 NGN
Medical Assistant177,000 NGN
Medical Biller174,000 NGN
Medical Billing Clerk136,000 NGN
Medical Billing Specialist277,000 NGN
Medical Coder232,000 NGN
Medical Courier174,000 NGN
Medical Director768,000 NGN
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager330,000 NGN
Medical Equipment Preparer257,000 NGN
Medical Forms Designer213,000 NGN
Medical Insurance Manager572,000 NGN
Medical Office Administrator299,000 NGN
Medical Office Assistant231,000 NGN
Medical Office Manager570,000 NGN
Medical Policy Manager464,000 NGN
Medical Policy Specialist300,000 NGN
Medical Project Coordinator208,000 NGN
Medical Records Administrator213,000 NGN
Medical Records Clerk99,800 NGN
Medical Records Coding Manager393,000 NGN
Medical Records Director435,000 NGN
Medical Records Transcriptionist163,000 NGN
Medical Scribe240,000 NGN
Medical Secretary180,000 NGN
Medical Staff Services Specialist330,000 NGN
Medical Technologist280,000 NGN
Medication Aide234,000 NGN
Mental Health Aide261,000 NGN
Mental Health Nurse267,000 NGN
Mental Health Technician244,000 NGN
Mental Health Therapst565,000 NGN
Mental Health Worker274,000 NGN
Mobile Phlebotomist207,000 NGN
MRI Technologist271,000 NGN
Music Therapist372,000 NGN
Naturopathic Physician980,000 NGN
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner394,000 NGN
Neonatologist712,000 NGN
Neurodiagnostic Techncian254,000 NGN
Neurologist990,000 NGN
Neurophysiology Technologist289,000 NGN
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant244,000 NGN
Nuclear Medical Technician361,000 NGN
Nuclear Medicine Physician868,000 NGN
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist350,000 NGN
Nurse265,000 NGN
Nurse Educator301,000 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
Nutrition Assistant262,000 NGN
Nutrition Services Aide314,000 NGN
Obstetrician / Gynecologist900,000 NGN
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant286,000 NGN
Occupational Health Advisor522,000 NGN
Occupational Health Safety Specialist464,000 NGN
Occupational Therapist438,000 NGN
Oncology Specialty Representative330,000 NGN
Operating Room Scheduler253,000 NGN
Operating Room Services Director755,000 NGN
Ophthalmic Assistant269,000 NGN
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician285,000 NGN
Ophthalmologist742,000 NGN
Optician587,000 NGN
Optometrist724,000 NGN
Oral Surgeon1,050,000 NGN
Orthodontic Assistant221,000 NGN
Orthodontist1,010,000 NGN
Orthopedic Technician269,000 NGN
Orthoptist782,000 NGN
Orthotist750,000 NGN
Pathology Assistant268,000 NGN
Patient Account Represenatative263,000 NGN
Patient Care Coordinator325,000 NGN
Patient Care Manager469,000 NGN
Patient Care Services Executive394,000 NGN
Patient Care Technician235,000 NGN
Patient Management Coordinator219,000 NGN
Patient Registrar183,000 NGN
Patient Relations Manager421,000 NGN
Patient Representative252,000 NGN
Patient Safety Manager402,000 NGN
Patient Safety Specialist323,000 NGN
Patient Services Coordinator391,000 NGN
Patient Services Director537,000 NGN
Patient Sitter206,000 NGN
Pediatrician820,000 NGN
Perfusionist825,000 NGN
Periodontist896,000 NGN
Perioperative Aide334,000 NGN
Personal Support Worker215,000 NGN
Phlebotomist207,000 NGN
Physical Therapist550,000 NGN
Physical Therapy Aide225,000 NGN
Physical Therapy Assistant216,000 NGN
Physical Therapy Director609,000 NGN
Physician863,000 NGN
Physician - Anesthesiology1,200,000 NGN
Physician - Cardiology1,240,000 NGN
Physician - CCU742,000 NGN
Physician - Dermatology1,010,000 NGN
Physician - Emergency Room723,000 NGN
Physician - Endocrinology979,000 NGN
Physician - Family Practice653,000 NGN
Physician - Gastroenterology939,000 NGN
Physician - Generalist722,000 NGN
Physician - Geriatrics596,000 NGN
Physician - Hematology / Oncology886,000 NGN
Physician - Immunology / Allergy1,030,000 NGN
Physician - Infectious Disease842,000 NGN
Physician - Internal Medicine1,090,000 NGN
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine835,000 NGN
Physician - Nephrology980,000 NGN
Physician - Neurology1,040,000 NGN
Physician - Nuclear Medicine846,000 NGN
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology948,000 NGN
Physician - Occupational Medicine703,000 NGN
Physician - Ophthalmology633,000 NGN
Physician - Otolaryngology630,000 NGN
Physician - Pain Medicine564,000 NGN
Physician - Pathology759,000 NGN
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology900,000 NGN
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology910,000 NGN
Physician - Pediatrics790,000 NGN
Physician - Physiatry825,000 NGN
Physician - Podiatry803,000 NGN
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine608,000 NGN
Physician - Radiation Therapy1,060,000 NGN
Physician - Radiology1,010,000 NGN
Physician - Rheumatology946,000 NGN
Physician - Sports Medicine899,000 NGN
Physician - Urology1,120,000 NGN
Physician Assistant552,000 NGN
Physiotherapist591,000 NGN
Podiatrist616,000 NGN
Practice Manager679,000 NGN
Pre Authorization Case Manager372,000 NGN
Preventive Medicine Physician777,000 NGN
Program Coordinator150,000 NGN
Project Manager383,000 NGN
Prosthetist595,000 NGN
Prosthodontist968,000 NGN
Psychiatric Nurse262,000 NGN
Psychiatric Technician261,000 NGN
Psychiatrist849,000 NGN
Psychololgist912,000 NGN
Psychometrician750,000 NGN
Psychometrist444,000 NGN
Public Health Analyst589,000 NGN
Public Health Social Worker156,000 NGN
Public Health Specialist599,000 NGN
Quality Assurance Manager461,000 NGN
Radiation Therapist898,000 NGN
Radiation Therapy Technologist380,000 NGN
Radiographer617,000 NGN
Radiography Technologist364,000 NGN
Radiologic Technologist359,000 NGN
Radiologist942,000 NGN
Radiology Manager833,000 NGN
Radiology Technologist387,000 NGN
Registered Nurse277,000 NGN
Registered Nurse Case Manager319,000 NGN
Registered Respiratory Therapist567,000 NGN
Rehabilitation Director740,000 NGN
Rehabilitation Services Manager872,000 NGN
Respiratory Care Practitioner717,000 NGN
Respiratory Manager496,000 NGN
Respiratory Therapist544,000 NGN
Respiratory Therapy Technician303,000 NGN
School Nurse236,000 NGN
Skin Care Specialist505,000 NGN
Sonographer374,000 NGN
Sonography Technologist393,000 NGN
Speech and Language Pathologist584,000 NGN
Staff Nurse271,000 NGN
Surgeon1,050,000 NGN
Surgeon - Burn970,000 NGN
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic1,410,000 NGN
Surgeon - Heart Transplant1,480,000 NGN
Surgeon - Neurology1,350,000 NGN
Surgeon - Orthopedic1,460,000 NGN
Surgeon - Pediatric1,120,000 NGN
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive1,380,000 NGN
Surgeon - Trauma1,060,000 NGN
Surgical Assistant354,000 NGN
Surgical Instrument Techncian315,000 NGN
Surgical Technologist344,000 NGN
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager391,000 NGN
Theatre Manager464,000 NGN
Treatment Services Director918,000 NGN
Ultrasonographer299,000 NGN
Ultrasound Technologist286,000 NGN
Urologist1,160,000 NGN
Utilization Review Nurse281,000 NGN
Vascular Technologist263,000 NGN
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist561,000 NGN
Ward Manager460,000 NGN
Wellness Coordinator348,000 NGN
X-Ray Technologist383,000 NGN

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Nigeria

Median and salary distribution monthly Nigeria Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Nigeria range from 106,000 NGN per month (minimum average salary) to 1,510,000 NGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 465,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 465,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 465,000 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 Health and Medical are earning less than 257,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 257,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 910,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 910,000 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Health and Medical 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 Health and Medical earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

525,000 NGN
478,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

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

Health and Medical

Health and Medical 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.

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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

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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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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

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

55% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 45% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% to 5% 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.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Nigeria

2,920 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 2,920 NGN. This means that the average person in Nigeria earns approximately 2,920 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.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Nigeria
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City431,000 NGN
Ibadan482,000 NGN
Kaduna454,000 NGN
Kano501,000 NGN
Lagos524,000 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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