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Geotechnical Engineer Average Salary in Nigeria 2024

How much money does a person working as Geotechnical Engineer make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
326,000 NGN
( 3,920,000 NGN yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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.

A person working as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria typically earns around 326,000 NGN. Salaries range from 170,000 NGN (lowest) to 499,000 NGN (highest).

Salary Variance

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

Geotechnical Engineer Pay Scale and Salaries in Nigeria

Median and salary distribution Nigeria Geotechnical Engineer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
296,000 NGN or more
10% of people earn
263,000 to 296,000 NGN
20% of people earn
192,000 NGN or less
65% of people earn
192,000 to 263,000 NGN
Minimum Salary
170,000 NGN
297,000 NGN
499,000 NGN

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria range from 170,000 NGN (starting salary) to 499,000 NGN (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 297,000 NGN, half of the professionals who work as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria earn less than 246,000 NGN, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 337,000 NGN while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 192,000 NGN to 263,000 NGN. About 20% of salaries are below the 192,000 NGN mark, while 10% fall within the range of 263,000 NGN to 296,000 NGN. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 296,000 NGN.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Geotechnical Engineer / Nigeria

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
193,000 NGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
259,000 NGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
336,000 NGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
407,000 NGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
445,000 NGN
20+ Years+5%
468,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Nigeria Geotechnical Engineer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Geotechnical Engineer and this is what we found.

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 193,000 NGN.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 259,000 NGN, 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 336,000 NGN, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 407,000 NGN, 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 445,000 NGN, 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 468,000 NGN, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty 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.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Salary Comparison By Education / Geotechnical Engineer / Nigeria

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Geotechnical Engineer.

Bachelor's Degree
272,000 NGN
Master's Degree+39%
377,000 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 salaries by education level for the position Geotechnical Engineer in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: Bachelor's Degree

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 272,000 NGN.

Level 2: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 377,000 NGN, 39% more than the previous level.

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 1,700,000 NGN to 5,100,000 NGN 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 to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support the theory. 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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Geotechnical Engineer / Nigeria

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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? For the people who work as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 12%.

350,000 NGN
311,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Geotechnical Engineer / Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for individuals working as Geotechnical Engineer? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 20 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

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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.

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%.

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.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Geotechnical Engineer / Nigeria

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76% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Average Hourly Wage / Geotechnical Engineer / Nigeria

1,880 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria is 1,880 NGN.This is the rate they get paid 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 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria is 980 NGN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

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Assembly Engineering Technician233,000 NGN-29%
Assistant Chief Engineer324,000 NGN-1%
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AutoCAD Drafter176,000 NGN-46%
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Avionic System Support Engineer274,000 NGN-16%
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CAD Design Engineer314,000 NGN-4%
CAD Designer183,000 NGN-44%
CAE Engineer296,000 NGN-9%
Ceramics Engineer281,000 NGN-14%
Chemical Engineer292,000 NGN-11%
Civil Drafter179,000 NGN-45%
Civil Engineer304,000 NGN-7%
Civil Site Engineer300,000 NGN-8%
Civil Technician188,000 NGN-42%
Cognitive Engineer284,000 NGN-13%
Commissioning Engineer300,000 NGN-8%
Communications Engineer307,000 NGN-6%
Condition Monitoring Engineer250,000 NGN-23%
Contract Associate Engineer293,000 NGN-10%
Contract Engineer282,000 NGN-14%
Control Systems Engineer286,000 NGN-12%
Controls Engineer296,000 NGN-9%
Controls Software Engineer271,000 NGN-17%
Corrosion Engineer276,000 NGN-15%
Design Engineer289,000 NGN-11%
Director of Engineering586,000 NGN+80%
Drafter187,000 NGN-43%
Drafting Manager329,000 NGN+1%
Drilling Engineer292,000 NGN-11%
Drilling Foreman93,800 NGN-71%
Electrical Draughtsman146,000 NGN-55%
Electrical Engineer316,000 NGN-3%
Electrical Engineering Manager438,000 NGN+34%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist327,000 NGN+0%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler153,000 NGN-53%
Energy Engineer309,000 NGN-5%
Engine Assembler138,000 NGN-58%
Engineer309,000 NGN-5%
Engineering Account Manager326,000 NGN-0%
Engineering Chief Designer322,000 NGN-1%
Engineering Consultant383,000 NGN+17%
Engineering Key Account Manager415,000 NGN+27%
Engineering Lab Technician270,000 NGN-17%
Engineering Manager422,000 NGN+29%
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Engineering Production Manager533,000 NGN+63%
Engineering Project Analyst359,000 NGN+10%
Engineering Project Coordinator 333,000 NGN+2%
Engineering Project Director575,000 NGN+76%
Engineering Project Leader362,000 NGN+11%
Engineering Project Manager413,000 NGN+27%
Engineering Research and Development Manager495,000 NGN+52%
Engineering Safety Coordinator238,000 NGN-27%
Engineering Sales Manager405,000 NGN+24%
Engineering Technician229,000 NGN-30%
Engineering Technologist241,000 NGN-26%
Environmental Engineer303,000 NGN-7%
Equipment Engineer271,000 NGN-17%
Equipment Engineering Manager375,000 NGN+15%
Estimator247,000 NGN-24%
Fabrication Specialist209,000 NGN-36%
Fabricator129,000 NGN-60%
Facade Engineer290,000 NGN-11%
Fiber Analyst169,000 NGN-48%
Field Engineer314,000 NGN-4%
Field Engineering Manager489,000 NGN+50%
Fire Engineer303,000 NGN-7%
Fitter and Turner92,900 NGN-72%
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HSE Professional287,000 NGN-12%
Human Machine Interface Engineer280,000 NGN-14%
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HVAC Supervisor276,000 NGN-15%
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Industrial Engineering Technologist279,000 NGN-15%
Instrument Engineer278,000 NGN-15%
Instrument Technician169,000 NGN-48%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer293,000 NGN-10%
Instrumentation Designer240,000 NGN-26%
Instrumentation Engineer298,000 NGN-9%
Instrumentation Manager297,000 NGN-9%
Irrigation Engineer278,000 NGN-15%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer326,000 NGN-0%
Locomotive Engineer274,000 NGN-16%
Maintenance Engineer285,000 NGN-13%
Maintenance Fitter102,000 NGN-69%
Maintenance Manager306,000 NGN-6%
Manufacturing Engineer280,000 NGN-14%
Marine Engineer310,000 NGN-5%
Materials Engineer290,000 NGN-11%
Materials Researcher288,000 NGN-12%
Materials Technician219,000 NGN-33%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer326,000 NGN-0%
Mechanical Design Engineer309,000 NGN-5%
Mechanical Designer265,000 NGN-19%
Mechanical Engineer302,000 NGN-7%
Mechanical Engineering Manager422,000 NGN+29%
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Optical Instrument Assembler143,000 NGN-56%
PCB Assembler112,000 NGN-66%
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Pipeline Engineer261,000 NGN-20%
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Planning Engineer286,000 NGN-12%
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Principal Cost Engineer311,000 NGN-5%
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Process Operator177,000 NGN-46%
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Product Engineer309,000 NGN-5%
Product Safety Engineer277,000 NGN-15%
Production Engineer281,000 NGN-14%
Project Engineer301,000 NGN-8%
Proposal Manager381,000 NGN+17%
Purchasing Engineer264,000 NGN-19%
Quality Assurance Engineer299,000 NGN-8%
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Safety Officer147,000 NGN-55%
Sales Engineer310,000 NGN-5%
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Security Engineer326,000 NGN-0%
Service Engineer321,000 NGN-2%
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Staff Engineer298,000 NGN-9%
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Test Development Engineer282,000 NGN-14%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Lagos329,000 NGN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
329,000 NGN
Public Sector+6%
349,000 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 the job title Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 297,000 NGN and 337,000 NGN. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Geotechnical Engineer in Nigeria ranges from 170,000 NGN to 246,000 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.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

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