A person working in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria typically earns around 352,000 NGN. Salaries range from 141,000 NGN (lowest average) to 701,000 NGN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Accounting and Finance domain in Nigeria exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accounting and Finance|
|Account Examiner||176,000 NGN|
|Account Executive||311,000 NGN|
|Accounting Analyst||277,000 NGN|
|Accounting Assistant||179,000 NGN|
|Accounting Associate||163,000 NGN|
|Accounting Clerk||143,000 NGN|
|Accounting Coordinator||211,000 NGN|
|Accounting Head||492,000 NGN|
|Accounting Manager||504,000 NGN|
|Accounting Officer||177,000 NGN|
|Accounting Specialist||311,000 NGN|
|Accounting Supervisor||317,000 NGN|
|Accounting Technician||168,000 NGN|
|Accounting Unit Controller||401,000 NGN|
|Accounts Executive||314,000 NGN|
|Accounts Officer||191,000 NGN|
|Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist||242,000 NGN|
|Accounts Payable Assistant||184,000 NGN|
|Accounts Payable Associate||218,000 NGN|
|Accounts Payable Clerk||169,000 NGN|
|Accounts Payable Manager||476,000 NGN|
|Accounts Receivable Administrator||356,000 NGN|
|Accounts Receivable Clerk||172,000 NGN|
|Accounts Receivable Financial Analyst||338,000 NGN|
|Accounts Receivable Manager||476,000 NGN|
|Accounts Receivable Team Leader||339,000 NGN|
|Algorithmic Trading Specialist||419,000 NGN|
|Assistant Accountant||184,000 NGN|
|Assistant Accounting Manager||434,000 NGN|
|Assistant Auditor||238,000 NGN|
|Assistant Corporate Controller||305,000 NGN|
|Assistant Finance Manager||482,000 NGN|
|Assistant Financial Controller||318,000 NGN|
|Audit Director||525,000 NGN|
|Audit Supervisor||443,000 NGN|
|Auditing Clerk||191,000 NGN|
|Auditing Manager||471,000 NGN|
|Billing Clerk||186,000 NGN|
|Billing Coordinator||213,000 NGN|
|Billing Specialist||249,000 NGN|
|Billing Supervisor||373,000 NGN|
|Bookkeeping Specialist||229,000 NGN|
|Budget Analyst||386,000 NGN|
|Budget Manager||490,000 NGN|
|Business Support Analyst||269,000 NGN|
|Capital Markets Associate||371,000 NGN|
|Cash Flow Analyst||344,000 NGN|
|Cash Management Manager||477,000 NGN|
|Cash Management Officer||266,000 NGN|
|Cashbook Clerk||166,000 NGN|
|Chartered Accountant||313,000 NGN|
|Chief Accountant||337,000 NGN|
|Chief Financial Technology Officer||475,000 NGN|
|Collections Clerk||143,000 NGN|
|Collections Representative||212,000 NGN|
|Collections Specialist||248,000 NGN|
|Corporate Controller||368,000 NGN|
|Corporate Treasurer||464,000 NGN|
|Cost Accountant||230,000 NGN|
|Cost Accounting Manager||463,000 NGN|
|Cost Accounting Supervisor||395,000 NGN|
|Cost Analyst||393,000 NGN|
|Credit and Collection Manager||475,000 NGN|
|Credit and Collection Staff||177,000 NGN|
|Credit and Loans Officer||171,000 NGN|
|Credit Controller||326,000 NGN|
|Credit Manager||472,000 NGN|
|Debt Adviser||389,000 NGN|
|Debt Collector||182,000 NGN|
|Debtors Clerk||158,000 NGN|
|Debtors Controller||177,000 NGN|
|Deputy CFO||662,000 NGN|
|Deputy Head of Finance||672,000 NGN|
|Derivative Trader||394,000 NGN|
|Director of Finance||712,000 NGN|
|E-commerce Accountant||255,000 NGN|
|Equity Analyst||408,000 NGN|
|Escrow Assistant||215,000 NGN|
|Executive Accountant||256,000 NGN|
|External Auditor||337,000 NGN|
|Finance Administrator||274,000 NGN|
|Finance Analyst||434,000 NGN|
|Finance Associate||196,000 NGN|
|Finance Data Analyst||373,000 NGN|
|Finance Director||705,000 NGN|
|Finance Executive||510,000 NGN|
|Finance Licensing Clerk||168,000 NGN|
|Finance Licensing Manager||470,000 NGN|
|Finance Licensing Specialist||256,000 NGN|
|Finance Manager||642,000 NGN|
|Finance Officer||235,000 NGN|
|Finance President||684,000 NGN|
|Finance Relationship Manager||571,000 NGN|
|Finance Release Analyst||268,000 NGN|
|Finance Specialist||402,000 NGN|
|Finance Team Leader||528,000 NGN|
|Financial Accountant||238,000 NGN|
|Financial Actuary||346,000 NGN|
|Financial Administrator||378,000 NGN|
|Financial Advisor||422,000 NGN|
|Financial Analyst||427,000 NGN|
|Financial Applications Specialist||287,000 NGN|
|Financial Assistant||196,000 NGN|
|Financial Associate||185,000 NGN|
|Financial Associate||235,000 NGN|
|Financial Claims Analyst||318,000 NGN|
|Financial Claims Manager||402,000 NGN|
|Financial Claims Supervisor||396,000 NGN|
|Financial Clerk||176,000 NGN|
|Financial Commercial Analyst||352,000 NGN|
|Financial Compliance Analyst||391,000 NGN|
|Financial Compliance Officer||387,000 NGN|
|Financial Consultant||328,000 NGN|
|Financial Controller||372,000 NGN|
|Financial Controller||371,000 NGN|
|Financial Coordinator||218,000 NGN|
|Financial Customer Service Manager||439,000 NGN|
|Financial Data Scientist||437,000 NGN|
|Financial Dealer and Broker||267,000 NGN|
|Financial Director||702,000 NGN|
|Financial Encoder||203,000 NGN|
|Financial Manager||631,000 NGN|
|Financial Manager||627,000 NGN|
|Financial Modelling Analyst||404,000 NGN|
|Financial Operations Manager||596,000 NGN|
|Financial Policy Analyst||362,000 NGN|
|Financial Project Manager||480,000 NGN|
|Financial Quantitative Analyst||419,000 NGN|
|Financial Reporting Consultant||331,000 NGN|
|Financial Reporting Manager||446,000 NGN|
|Financial Section Head||433,000 NGN|
|Financial Services Manager||608,000 NGN|
|Financial Services Sales Agent||247,000 NGN|
|Financial Technology Consultant||375,000 NGN|
|Financial Wellness Coach||469,000 NGN|
|FinTech Analyst||417,000 NGN|
|Fixed Assets Administrator||244,000 NGN|
|Forensic Accountant||288,000 NGN|
|Fraud Detection Supervisor||284,000 NGN|
|Fraud Prevention Manager||498,000 NGN|
|Fund Accountant||224,000 NGN|
|Grants Coordinator||168,000 NGN|
|Green Finance Analyst||353,000 NGN|
|Group Financial Manager||651,000 NGN|
|Internal Auditor||308,000 NGN|
|Internal Control Adviser||363,000 NGN|
|Internal Control Officer||213,000 NGN|
|International Tax Director||553,000 NGN|
|Inventory Accountant||256,000 NGN|
|Investment Advisor||601,000 NGN|
|Investment Analyst||471,000 NGN|
|Investment Associate||380,000 NGN|
|Investment Broker||383,000 NGN|
|Investment Fund Manager||536,000 NGN|
|Investment Operations Manager||540,000 NGN|
|Investment Underwriter||196,000 NGN|
|Investor Relations Manager||451,000 NGN|
|KYC Team Leader||451,000 NGN|
|Loan Processor||193,000 NGN|
|Management Accountant||271,000 NGN|
|Management Economist||523,000 NGN|
|Payroll Administrator||298,000 NGN|
|Payroll Benefits Coordinator||262,000 NGN|
|Payroll Billing Manager||415,000 NGN|
|Payroll Clerk||209,000 NGN|
|Payroll Manager||420,000 NGN|
|Payroll Officer||210,000 NGN|
|Payroll Specialist||241,000 NGN|
|Payroll Supervisor||310,000 NGN|
|Pensions Administrator||238,000 NGN|
|Personal Financial Advisor||352,000 NGN|
|Pricing Analyst||381,000 NGN|
|Private Equity Analyst||436,000 NGN|
|Project Accountant||248,000 NGN|
|Proposal Development Coordinator||200,000 NGN|
|Quantitative Trader||331,000 NGN|
|Receivables Accountant||214,000 NGN|
|Regulatory Accountant||259,000 NGN|
|Retirement Plan Analyst||368,000 NGN|
|Revenue Management Specialist||405,000 NGN|
|Revenue Recognition Analyst||419,000 NGN|
|Risk Management Director||546,000 NGN|
|Risk Management Supervisor||476,000 NGN|
|Staff Accountant||216,000 NGN|
|Tax Accountant||231,000 NGN|
|Tax Administrator||251,000 NGN|
|Tax Advisor||375,000 NGN|
|Tax Analyst||360,000 NGN|
|Tax Associate||199,000 NGN|
|Tax Consultant||359,000 NGN|
|Tax Director||554,000 NGN|
|Tax Examiner||255,000 NGN|
|Tax Manager||471,000 NGN|
|Tax Research Manager||499,000 NGN|
|Treasury Accountant||246,000 NGN|
|Treasury Analyst||406,000 NGN|
|Underwriting Assistant||162,000 NGN|
|Vice President of Finance||632,000 NGN|
Salaries in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria range from 141,000 NGN (starting average salary) to 701,000 NGN (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.
The median income in the field of Accounting and Finance is 310,000 NGN, implying that half of the workforce in Nigeria earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.
Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria earn less than 243,000 NGN, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 375,000 NGN, while 25% earn more than that.
Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Accounting and Finance in Nigeria. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 180,000 NGN to 300,000 NGN. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 180,000 NGN mark, while 10% ranged from 300,000 NGN to 354,000 NGN. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 354,000 NGN or higher.
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 in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria 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 degree levels across many jobs in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria, 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 certificate 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 1,700,000 NGN to 5,100,000 NGN and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in 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? In the field of Accounting and Finance in Nigeria, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 16%.
Professionals working in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 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 rare 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
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.
29% of surveyed staff in Accounting and Finance reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 71% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% 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 fixed 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 minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria is 810 NGN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Nigeria is 6% on average across all career fields.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 310,000 NGN and 375,000 NGN. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.
The base salary for jobs in Accounting and Finance in Nigeria ranges from 141,000 NGN to 243,000 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 with a grain of salt.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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