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Biomedical Engineer Average Salary in Nigeria 2022

How much money does a Biomedical Engineer make in Nigeria?


Average Monthly Salary
285,000 NGN
( 3,420,000 NGN yearly)

LOW
148,000
NGN
AVERAGE
285,000
NGN
HIGH
436,000
NGN

A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in Nigeria typically earns around 285,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 148,000 NGN (lowest) to 436,000 NGN (highest).

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

Biomedical Engineer Salary Distribution in Nigeria

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

  • Salary Range

    Biomedical Engineer salaries in Nigeria range from 148,000 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 436,000 NGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 274,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 274,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 274,000 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 Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 190,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 190,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 341,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 341,000 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

Biomedical Engineer 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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Biomedical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 168,000 NGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 226,000 NGN per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 294,000 NGN per month, 30% 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, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 356,000 NGN per month, 21% 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 389,000 NGN per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 409,000 NGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Biomedical Engineer average salary change by experience in Nigeria

0 - 2 Years
168,000 NGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
226,000 NGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
294,000 NGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
356,000 NGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
389,000 NGN
20+ Years+5%
409,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Biomedical Engineer(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 Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 237,000 NGN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 330,000 NGN per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Biomedical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Nigeria

Bachelor's Degree
237,000 NGN
Master's Degree+39%
330,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Biomedical Engineer 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 Biomedical Engineer employees in Nigeria earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
306,000 NGN
Female-11%
272,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Biomedical Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

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

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer(s) in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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 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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Biomedical Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Biomedical Engineer
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A Biomedical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.

51% of surveyed staff 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 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
49%
No Bonus
51%

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.

Biomedical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Nigeria


1,640 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 1,640 NGN. This means that the average Biomedical Engineer in Nigeria earns approximately 1,640 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.

Biomedical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Biomedical Engineer and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Nigeria
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The average salary for Biomedical Engineer is 37% less than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 34% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist273,000 NGN-4%
Assistant Pharmacy Director550,000 NGN+93%
Associate Medical Affairs Director724,000 NGN+150%
Bioinformatics Scientist664,000 NGN+130%
Bioinformatics Technician294,000 NGN+3%
Biological Scientist727,000 NGN+160%
Biological Technician299,000 NGN+5%
Biomedical Engineer285,000 NGN-0%
Biomedical Engineering Director530,000 NGN+86%
Biostatistician455,000 NGN+60%
Biotechnologist 438,000 NGN+54%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager333,000 NGN+17%
Chemical Process Technician322,000 NGN+13%
Clinical Consultant449,000 NGN+58%
Clinical Data Manager424,000 NGN+49%
Clinical Data Specialist413,000 NGN+45%
Clinical Operations Manager603,000 NGN+110%
Clinical Pharmacist423,000 NGN+48%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist539,000 NGN+89%
Clinical Programmer221,000 NGN-22%
Clinical Project Manager413,000 NGN+45%
Clinical Research Associate360,000 NGN+26%
Clinical Research Manager588,000 NGN+110%
Clinical Study Manager515,000 NGN+81%
Compliance Specialist433,000 NGN+52%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist339,000 NGN+19%
Cytotechnologist359,000 NGN+26%
GCP Auditor388,000 NGN+36%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician339,000 NGN+19%
Manufacturing Engineer373,000 NGN+31%
Medical Affairs Director702,000 NGN+150%
Medical Representative 277,000 NGN-3%
Medical Science Liaison497,000 NGN+74%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist680,000 NGN+140%
Nuclear Pharmacist439,000 NGN+54%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead829,000 NGN+190%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager685,000 NGN+140%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer405,000 NGN+42%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager468,000 NGN+64%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor463,000 NGN+62%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant342,000 NGN+20%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist398,000 NGN+40%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate438,000 NGN+54%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist646,000 NGN+130%
Pharmaceutical Researcher654,000 NGN+130%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager546,000 NGN+92%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager598,000 NGN+110%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative291,000 NGN+2%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager641,000 NGN+120%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader466,000 NGN+63%
Pharmaceutical Technologist329,000 NGN+15%
Pharmacist444,000 NGN+56%
Pharmacy Aide278,000 NGN-2%
Pharmacy Manager601,000 NGN+110%
Pharmacy Stock Controller259,000 NGN-9%
Pharmacy Technician245,000 NGN-14%
Records Management Coordinator236,000 NGN-17%
Shift Encapsulator268,000 NGN-6%
Staff Pharmacist413,000 NGN+45%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City249,000 NGN
Ibadan290,000 NGN
Kaduna268,000 NGN
Kano307,000 NGN
Lagos296,000 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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