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Human Resources Officer Average Salary in Nigeria 2023

How much money does a person working as Human Resources Officer make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
208,000 NGN
( 2,500,000 NGN yearly)


A person working as Human Resources Officer in Nigeria typically earns around 208,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 95,700 NGN (lowest) to 331,000 NGN (highest).

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

Human Resources Officer Pay Scale and Salaries in Nigeria

Median and salary distribution Nigeria Human Resources Officer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
197,000 NGN or more
10% of people earn
173,000 to 197,000 NGN
20% of people earn
119,000 NGN or less
65% of people earn
119,000 to 173,000 NGN
Minimum Salary
95,700 NGN
199,000 NGN
331,000 NGN

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Human Resources Officer salaries in Nigeria range from 95,700 NGN per month (starting salary) to 331,000 NGN per month (maximum salary). 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.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 199,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 199,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 199,000 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 and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 160,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 160,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 229,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 229,000 NGN.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    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 119,000 NGN to 173,000 NGN. Approximatly 20% fall under the 119,000 NGN cap. Ten percent of wages are from 173,000 NGN to 197,000 NGN. Only 5% of people grossed 197,000 NGN or more.

Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Human Resources Officer average salary change by experience in Nigeria

0 - 2 Years
109,000 NGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
145,000 NGN
5 - 10 Years+48%
214,000 NGN
10 - 15 Years+22%
261,000 NGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
285,000 NGN
20+ Years+8%
308,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Nigeria Human Resources Officer
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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 109,000 NGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 145,000 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 214,000 NGN per month, 48% 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, Human Resources Officer whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 261,000 NGN per month, 22% 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 285,000 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 308,000 NGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Human Resources Officer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Human Resources Officer average salary difference by education level in Nigeria

Certificate or Diploma
126,000 NGN
Bachelor's Degree+93%
244,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary is 126,000 NGN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 244,000 NGN per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Human Resources Officer

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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 Human Resources Officer employees in Nigeria earn 22% more than their female counterparts on average.

228,000 NGN
188,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Human Resources Officer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

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

Human Resources Officer

Human Resources Officer(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.

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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

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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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Salary Packages and Schemes

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 Officer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Human Resources Officer
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"Human Resources Officer" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% 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.

Human Resources Officer Salary Trend and Forecast in Nigeria

How are Human Resources Officer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
180,000 NGN
Average Salary 2020+4%
187,000 NGN
Average Salary 2021+4%
193,000 NGN
Average Salary 2022+4%
201,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Human Resources Officer salaries in Nigeria are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% 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.

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Human Resources Officer Average Hourly Wage in Nigeria

1,200 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 1,200 NGN. This means that the average Human Resources Officer in Nigeria earns approximately 1,200 NGN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Human Resources Officer' in Nigeria is 550 NGN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Human Resources Officer VS Other Jobs

208,000 NGN
320,000 NGN
339,000 NGN
Average Salary
Human Resources Officer
Average Salary
Human Resources
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Human Resources Officer is 35% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Benefits Administrator207,000 NGN-0%
Benefits Analyst263,000 NGN+26%
Benefits Manager426,000 NGN+100%
Chief People Officer545,000 NGN+160%
Compensation Analyst267,000 NGN+28%
Compensation and Benefits Manager430,000 NGN+110%
Compensation and Benefits Officer189,000 NGN-9%
Compensation Manager433,000 NGN+110%
Corporate Director of Human Resources537,000 NGN+160%
Corporate Trainer268,000 NGN+29%
Employee Benefits Administrator306,000 NGN+47%
Employee Communications Manager380,000 NGN+83%
Employee Development Specialist348,000 NGN+67%
Employee Engagement Specialist368,000 NGN+77%
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator321,000 NGN+54%
Employee Performance Specialist275,000 NGN+32%
Employee Relations Manager370,000 NGN+78%
Employee Relations Practitioner382,000 NGN+84%
Employee Services Manager392,000 NGN+88%
Employment Advice Worker173,000 NGN-17%
Employment Interviewer253,000 NGN+22%
Employment Service Specialist200,000 NGN-4%
Employment Services Coordinator243,000 NGN+17%
Enrollment Counselor350,000 NGN+68%
Equal Opportunity Representative255,000 NGN+23%
Executive Human Capital Management541,000 NGN+160%
Executive Recruiter363,000 NGN+75%
Expatriate Administration Manager374,000 NGN+80%
Expatriate Administration Supervisor244,000 NGN+17%
Global Mobility Manager433,000 NGN+110%
Headhunter387,000 NGN+86%
Health Benefits Coordinator224,000 NGN+8%
HRIS Analyst195,000 NGN-6%
HRIS Manager328,000 NGN+58%
HRIS Supervisor181,000 NGN-13%
Human Resources Administration Specialist213,000 NGN+2%
Human Resources Administrator225,000 NGN+8%
Human Resources Advisor360,000 NGN+73%
Human Resources Analyst314,000 NGN+51%
Human Resources Assessor207,000 NGN-0%
Human Resources Assistant Manager380,000 NGN+83%
Human Resources Associate136,000 NGN-35%
Human Resources Consultant435,000 NGN+110%
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager299,000 NGN+44%
Human Resources Generalist269,000 NGN+29%
Human Resources Manager504,000 NGN+140%
Human Resources Officer208,000 NGN=
Human Resources Representative205,000 NGN-1%
Human Resources Section Head350,000 NGN+68%
Human Resources Superintendent192,000 NGN-8%
Human Resources Training Executive351,000 NGN+69%
Industrial Organizational Psychologist452,000 NGN+120%
Job Evaluation Specialist359,000 NGN+73%
Labor Relations Director403,000 NGN+94%
Labor Relations Manager428,000 NGN+110%
Labor Relations Specialist199,000 NGN-4%
Learning and Development Manager433,000 NGN+110%
Occupational Health and Safety Officer192,000 NGN-8%
Organizational Development Consultant400,000 NGN+92%
Organizational Development Manager468,000 NGN+130%
Organizational Development Specialist233,000 NGN+12%
Payroll Assistant173,000 NGN-17%
Payroll Supervisor210,000 NGN+1%
People Development Officer264,000 NGN+27%
Personnel Officer148,000 NGN-29%
Records Clerk129,000 NGN-38%
Records Manager223,000 NGN+7%
Recruiter355,000 NGN+71%
Recruiting Coordinator191,000 NGN-8%
Recruiting Manager476,000 NGN+130%
Recruitment Consultant368,000 NGN+77%
Recruitment Officer203,000 NGN-2%
Recruitment Supervisor296,000 NGN+42%
Research Associate163,000 NGN-22%
SAP Resource Manager370,000 NGN+78%
Talent Acquisition Specialist299,000 NGN+44%
Talent Management Officer223,000 NGN+7%
Training and Development Section Head367,000 NGN+76%
Training Executive420,000 NGN+100%
Training Officer183,000 NGN-12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City175,000 NGN
Ibadan194,000 NGN
Kaduna193,000 NGN
Kano211,000 NGN
Lagos209,000 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

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Human Resources Officer in Nigeria?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 199,000 NGN and 229,000 NGN. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

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.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Human Resources Officer in Nigeria is ranges from 160,000 NGN to 229,000 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.

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

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