A person working in Human Resources in Nigeria typically earns around 320,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 136,000 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 Human Resources careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||207,000 NGN|
|Benefits Analyst||263,000 NGN|
|Benefits Manager||426,000 NGN|
|Chief People Officer||545,000 NGN|
|Compensation Analyst||267,000 NGN|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||430,000 NGN|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||189,000 NGN|
|Compensation Manager||433,000 NGN|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||537,000 NGN|
|Corporate Trainer||268,000 NGN|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||306,000 NGN|
|Employee Communications Manager||380,000 NGN|
|Employee Development Specialist||348,000 NGN|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||368,000 NGN|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||321,000 NGN|
|Employee Performance Specialist||275,000 NGN|
|Employee Relations Manager||370,000 NGN|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||382,000 NGN|
|Employee Services Manager||392,000 NGN|
|Employment Advice Worker||173,000 NGN|
|Employment Interviewer||253,000 NGN|
|Employment Service Specialist||200,000 NGN|
|Employment Services Coordinator||243,000 NGN|
|Enrollment Counselor||350,000 NGN|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||255,000 NGN|
|Executive Human Capital Management||541,000 NGN|
|Executive Recruiter||363,000 NGN|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||374,000 NGN|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||244,000 NGN|
|Global Mobility Manager||433,000 NGN|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||224,000 NGN|
|HRIS Analyst||195,000 NGN|
|HRIS Manager||328,000 NGN|
|HRIS Supervisor||181,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||213,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Administrator||225,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Advisor||360,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Analyst||314,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Assessor||207,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||380,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Associate||136,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Consultant||435,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||299,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Generalist||269,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Manager||504,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Officer||208,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Representative||205,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Section Head||350,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Superintendent||192,000 NGN|
|Human Resources Training Executive||351,000 NGN|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||452,000 NGN|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||359,000 NGN|
|Labor Relations Director||403,000 NGN|
|Labor Relations Manager||428,000 NGN|
|Labor Relations Specialist||199,000 NGN|
|Learning and Development Manager||433,000 NGN|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||192,000 NGN|
|Organizational Development Consultant||400,000 NGN|
|Organizational Development Manager||468,000 NGN|
|Organizational Development Specialist||233,000 NGN|
|Payroll Assistant||173,000 NGN|
|Payroll Supervisor||210,000 NGN|
|People Development Officer||264,000 NGN|
|Personnel Officer||148,000 NGN|
|Records Clerk||129,000 NGN|
|Records Manager||223,000 NGN|
|Recruiting Coordinator||191,000 NGN|
|Recruiting Manager||476,000 NGN|
|Recruitment Consultant||368,000 NGN|
|Recruitment Officer||203,000 NGN|
|Recruitment Supervisor||296,000 NGN|
|Research Associate||163,000 NGN|
|SAP Resource Manager||370,000 NGN|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||299,000 NGN|
|Talent Management Officer||223,000 NGN|
|Training and Development Section Head||367,000 NGN|
|Training Executive||420,000 NGN|
|Training Officer||183,000 NGN|
Human Resources salaries in Nigeria range from 136,000 NGN per month (starting average salary) to 554,000 NGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 284,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 284,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 284,000 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 Human Resources are earning less than 225,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 225,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 333,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 333,000 NGN.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 164,000 NGN to 254,000 NGN. Approximatly 20% fall under the 164,000 NGN cap. Ten percent of wages are from 254,000 NGN to 294,000 NGN. Only 5% of people grossed 294,000 NGN or more.
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 Human Resources earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources 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 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Human Resources is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
54% of surveyed staff in Human Resources reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 46% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+3%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+1%|
Human Resources salaries in Nigeria are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 1% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Nigeria is 790 NGN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.
|Benin City||273,000 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.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 284,000 NGN and 333,000 NGN. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Human Resources in Nigeria is ranges from 225,000 NGN to 333,000 NGN. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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