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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Nigeria 2024

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
318,000 NGN
( 3,810,000 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 in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria typically earns around 318,000 NGN. Salaries range from 111,000 NGN (lowest average) to 706,000 NGN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Assistant Yard Manager305,000 NGN
Associate Analyst347,000 NGN
Associate Landman146,000 NGN
Auxiliary Equipment Operator130,000 NGN
Biomass Plant Technician143,000 NGN
Biomass Power Plant Manager435,000 NGN
Carbon Capture and Storage Specialist324,000 NGN
Chemical Plant Operator261,000 NGN
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer335,000 NGN
Chief Renewable Energy Officer563,000 NGN
Chief Sustainability Officer532,000 NGN
Completions Engineer296,000 NGN
Cost Controller226,000 NGN
Cost Engineer292,000 NGN
Crude Oil Marketing Representative327,000 NGN
Deep-sea Mining Engineer348,000 NGN
Dispatcher125,000 NGN
Distribution Manager407,000 NGN
Dragline Operator149,000 NGN
Driller Offsider112,000 NGN
Dump Truck Driver123,000 NGN
Electric and Gas Operations Manager714,000 NGN
Energy Advisor493,000 NGN
Energy Analyst446,000 NGN
Energy Auditor377,000 NGN
Energy Dispatch Director516,000 NGN
Energy Efficiency Auditor321,000 NGN
Energy Efficiency Consultant361,000 NGN
Energy Modeler306,000 NGN
Energy Policy Analyst303,000 NGN
Energy Storage Engineer332,000 NGN
Energy Technical Assistant198,000 NGN
Energy Technical Manager388,000 NGN
Energy Technical Support Manager390,000 NGN
Energy Technical Trainer264,000 NGN
Engineering Geologist538,000 NGN
Exploration Manager554,000 NGN
Field Safety Auditor349,000 NGN
Fluids Engineer283,000 NGN
Fuel Cell Engineer328,000 NGN
Fuel Cell Technician150,000 NGN
Fuels Handler142,000 NGN
Gas Compressor Operator137,000 NGN
Gas Distribution Plant Operator244,000 NGN
Gas Supply Manager443,000 NGN
Geologist556,000 NGN
Geophysicist559,000 NGN
Geothermal Engineer337,000 NGN
Geothermal Production Manager509,000 NGN
Geothermal Technician221,000 NGN
HSE Engineer317,000 NGN
HSE Officer185,000 NGN
HSE Supervisor216,000 NGN
HSEQ Administrator227,000 NGN
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engineer353,000 NGN
Inspector288,000 NGN
Instructor250,000 NGN
Instrument Designer236,000 NGN
Lead Technical Field Advisor418,000 NGN
Lithium Ion Battery Engineer279,000 NGN
Logistics and Tool Coordinator271,000 NGN
Maintenance Engineer321,000 NGN
Maintenance Superintendent280,000 NGN
Material Controller210,000 NGN
Methane Detection and Mitigation Specialist291,000 NGN
Mine Engineer286,000 NGN
Mine Surveyor346,000 NGN
Mining Project Administrator276,000 NGN
Mining Project Assistant215,000 NGN
Mining Project Controls Consultant325,000 NGN
Mining Project Coordinator271,000 NGN
Mining Project Engineer307,000 NGN
Mining Project Manager396,000 NGN
Mining Site Manager410,000 NGN
Mining Team Leader310,000 NGN
Natural Gas Engineer349,000 NGN
NDT Technician190,000 NGN
Net Zero Energy Consultant419,000 NGN
Oil Service Unit Operator156,000 NGN
Oil Trader399,000 NGN
Oilwell Pumper118,000 NGN
Petroleum Engineer 346,000 NGN
Petroleum Geologist541,000 NGN
Petroleum Pump System Operator174,000 NGN
Petroleum Technician187,000 NGN
Photovoltaic Engineer354,000 NGN
Pipeline Technician122,000 NGN
Power Coordinator184,000 NGN
Power Plant Operations Manager600,000 NGN
Power Plant Operator248,000 NGN
Radio Operator140,000 NGN
Reliability Engineer286,000 NGN
Renewable Energy Consultant460,000 NGN
Renewable Energy Engineer367,000 NGN
Renewable Energy Policy Analyst362,000 NGN
Reservoir Engineer282,000 NGN
Risk Analyst386,000 NGN
Roughneck300,000 NGN
Scaffolder200,000 NGN
Shutdown Engineer261,000 NGN
Smart Grid Analyst345,000 NGN
Smart Grid Engineer336,000 NGN
Solar Energy Installation Manager457,000 NGN
Solar Energy Systems Engineer308,000 NGN
Solar Photovoltaic Installer206,000 NGN
Solar Thermal Technician188,000 NGN
Supply Operations Manager512,000 NGN
Sustainability Analyst406,000 NGN
Sustainability Architect378,000 NGN
Sustainability Specialist491,000 NGN
Sustainable Energy Consultant392,000 NGN
System Development Advisor363,000 NGN
Tanker Truck Driver121,000 NGN
Unconventional Oil and Gas Engineer318,000 NGN
Utility Operator167,000 NGN
Waste-to-Energy Specialist435,000 NGN
Wind Energy Project Manager428,000 NGN
Wind Farm Technician224,000 NGN
Wind Turbine Technician250,000 NGN

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Nigeria

Median and salary distribution Nigeria Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
352,000 NGN or more
10% of people earn
292,000 to 352,000 NGN
20% of people earn
160,000 NGN or less
65% of people earn
160,000 to 292,000 NGN
Minimum Salary
111,000 NGN
290,000 NGN
706,000 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 in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria range from 111,000 NGN (starting average salary) to 706,000 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.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 290,000 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.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria earn less than 221,000 NGN, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 360,000 NGN, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 160,000 NGN to 292,000 NGN. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 160,000 NGN mark, while 10% ranged from 292,000 NGN to 352,000 NGN. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 352,000 NGN or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Generally speaking, employees in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

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.

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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Nigeria

Salary comparison by gender Nigeria Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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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? In the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 13%.

333,000 NGN
295,000 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 / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for individuals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Nigeria Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
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50% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Nigeria

1,830 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria is 1,830 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 in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria is 640 NGN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City271,000 NGN
Ibadan303,000 NGN
Kaduna285,000 NGN
Kano315,000 NGN
Lagos330,000 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 in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 290,000 NGN and 360,000 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 jobs in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Nigeria ranges from 111,000 NGN to 221,000 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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