A person working as an Accounting Assistant in Nigeria typically earns around 179,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 82,100 NGN (lowest) to 284,000 NGN (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Accounting Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Accounting Assistant salaries in Nigeria range from 82,100 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 284,000 NGN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 193,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Accounting Assistant(s) are earning less than 193,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 193,000 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 Accounting Assistant(s) are earning less than 124,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 124,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Accounting Assistant(s) are earning less than 257,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 257,000 NGN.
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
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 Accounting Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Accounting Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 93,200 NGN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 125,000 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 184,000 NGN per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Accounting Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 224,000 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 245,000 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 265,000 NGN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Accounting Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Accounting Assistant is 114,000 NGN per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 135,000 NGN per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 195,000 NGN per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 256,000 NGN per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%|
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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Accounting Assistant employees in Nigeria earn 22% more than their female counterparts on average.
Accounting Assistant(s) in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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 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.
An Accounting Assistant 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Accounting Assistant is 49% less than that of Accounting and Finance. Also, Accounting and Finance salaries are 3% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Examiner||176,000 NGN||-1%|
|Account Executive||311,000 NGN||+74%|
|Accounting Assistant||179,000 NGN||+0%|
|Accounting Associate||163,000 NGN||-9%|
|Accounting Clerk||143,000 NGN||-20%|
|Accounting Coordinator||211,000 NGN||+18%|
|Accounting Manager||504,000 NGN||+180%|
|Accounting Supervisor||317,000 NGN||+78%|
|Accounting Technician||168,000 NGN||-6%|
|Accounts Executive||314,000 NGN||+76%|
|Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist||242,000 NGN||+36%|
|Accounts Payable Clerk||169,000 NGN||-5%|
|Accounts Payable Manager||476,000 NGN||+170%|
|Accounts Receivable Clerk||172,000 NGN||-4%|
|Accounts Receivable Manager||476,000 NGN||+170%|
|Assistant Accounting Manager||434,000 NGN||+140%|
|Assistant Auditor||238,000 NGN||+33%|
|Audit Supervisor||443,000 NGN||+150%|
|Auditing Clerk||191,000 NGN||+7%|
|Auditing Manager||471,000 NGN||+160%|
|Billing Coordinator||213,000 NGN||+19%|
|Billing Specialist||249,000 NGN||+39%|
|Billing Supervisor||373,000 NGN||+110%|
|Bookkeeping Specialist||229,000 NGN||+28%|
|Budget Analyst||386,000 NGN||+120%|
|Budget Manager||490,000 NGN||+170%|
|Business Support Analyst||269,000 NGN||+51%|
|Capital Markets Associate||371,000 NGN||+110%|
|Cash Flow Analyst||344,000 NGN||+93%|
|Cash Management Officer||266,000 NGN||+49%|
|Cashbook Clerk||166,000 NGN||-7%|
|Chartered Accountant||313,000 NGN||+75%|
|Collections Clerk||143,000 NGN||-20%|
|Collections Specialist||248,000 NGN||+39%|
|Corporate Treasurer||464,000 NGN||+160%|
|Cost Accountant||230,000 NGN||+29%|
|Cost Accounting Manager||463,000 NGN||+160%|
|Cost Analyst||393,000 NGN||+120%|
|Credit and Collection Manager||475,000 NGN||+170%|
|Credit and Collection Staff||177,000 NGN||-1%|
|Credit and Loans Officer||171,000 NGN||-4%|
|Credit Controller||326,000 NGN||+83%|
|Debt Adviser||389,000 NGN||+120%|
|Debt Collector||182,000 NGN||+2%|
|Debtors Clerk||158,000 NGN||-12%|
|Deputy CFO||662,000 NGN||+270%|
|Derivative Trader||394,000 NGN||+120%|
|Escrow Assistant||215,000 NGN||+20%|
|External Auditor||337,000 NGN||+89%|
|Finance Associate||196,000 NGN||+10%|
|Finance Executive||510,000 NGN||+190%|
|Finance Licensing Clerk||168,000 NGN||-6%|
|Finance Licensing Manager||470,000 NGN||+160%|
|Finance Licensing Specialist||256,000 NGN||+43%|
|Finance Officer||235,000 NGN||+32%|
|Finance President||684,000 NGN||+280%|
|Finance Relationship Manager||571,000 NGN||+220%|
|Finance Release Analyst||268,000 NGN||+50%|
|Finance Team Leader||528,000 NGN||+200%|
|Financial Actuary||346,000 NGN||+94%|
|Financial Administrator||378,000 NGN||+110%|
|Financial Analyst||427,000 NGN||+140%|
|Financial Applications Specialist||287,000 NGN||+61%|
|Financial Assistant||196,000 NGN||+10%|
|Financial Associate||185,000 NGN||+4%|
|Financial Claims Analyst||318,000 NGN||+78%|
|Financial Claims Manager||402,000 NGN||+130%|
|Financial Commercial Analyst||352,000 NGN||+97%|
|Financial Compliance Analyst||391,000 NGN||+120%|
|Financial Consultant||328,000 NGN||+84%|
|Financial Controller||371,000 NGN||+110%|
|Financial Coordinator||218,000 NGN||+22%|
|Financial Customer Service Manager||439,000 NGN||+150%|
|Financial Dealer and Broker||267,000 NGN||+50%|
|Financial Encoder||203,000 NGN||+14%|
|Financial Manager||627,000 NGN||+250%|
|Financial Operations Manager||596,000 NGN||+230%|
|Financial Policy Analyst||362,000 NGN||+100%|
|Financial Project Manager||480,000 NGN||+170%|
|Financial Quantitative Analyst||419,000 NGN||+130%|
|Financial Reporting Consultant||331,000 NGN||+85%|
|Financial Reporting Manager||446,000 NGN||+150%|
|Financial Services Sales Agent||247,000 NGN||+38%|
|Fixed Assets Administrator||244,000 NGN||+37%|
|Forensic Accountant||288,000 NGN||+61%|
|Fraud Detection Supervisor||284,000 NGN||+59%|
|Fraud Prevention Manager||498,000 NGN||+180%|
|Fund Accountant||224,000 NGN||+25%|
|Grants Coordinator||168,000 NGN||-6%|
|Internal Auditor||308,000 NGN||+72%|
|Internal Control Adviser||363,000 NGN||+100%|
|Internal Control Officer||213,000 NGN||+19%|
|Inventory Accountant||256,000 NGN||+43%|
|Investment Analyst||471,000 NGN||+160%|
|Investment Fund Manager||536,000 NGN||+200%|
|Investment Underwriter||196,000 NGN||+10%|
|Investor Relations Manager||451,000 NGN||+150%|
|KYC Team Leader||451,000 NGN||+150%|
|Management Economist||523,000 NGN||+190%|
|Payroll Clerk||209,000 NGN||+17%|
|Payroll Manager||420,000 NGN||+140%|
|Pensions Administrator||238,000 NGN||+33%|
|Pricing Analyst||381,000 NGN||+110%|
|Private Equity Analyst||436,000 NGN||+140%|
|Proposal Development Coordinator||200,000 NGN||+12%|
|Receivables Accountant||214,000 NGN||+20%|
|Regulatory Accountant||259,000 NGN||+45%|
|Retirement Plan Analyst||368,000 NGN||+110%|
|Revenue Management Specialist||405,000 NGN||+130%|
|Revenue Recognition Analyst||419,000 NGN||+130%|
|Risk Management Director||546,000 NGN||+210%|
|Risk Management Supervisor||476,000 NGN||+170%|
|Tax Accountant||231,000 NGN||+29%|
|Tax Advisor||375,000 NGN||+110%|
|Tax Associate||199,000 NGN||+11%|
|Tax Manager||471,000 NGN||+160%|
|Treasury Accountant||246,000 NGN||+38%|
|Treasury Analyst||406,000 NGN||+130%|
|Underwriting Assistant||162,000 NGN||-9%|
|Vice President of Finance||632,000 NGN||+250%|
|Benin City||169,000 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.