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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Nigeria 2024

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Nigeria?

Average Monthly Salary
355,000 NGN
( 4,260,000 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria typically earns around 355,000 NGN. Salaries range from 172,000 NGN (lowest average) to 655,000 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 Teaching / Education 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
Teaching / Education
Academic Advisor364,000 NGN
Academic Assistant246,000 NGN
Academic Coach344,000 NGN
Academic Librarian251,000 NGN
Academic Manager408,000 NGN
Academic Specialist295,000 NGN
Academic Staff271,000 NGN
Accompanist304,000 NGN
Achievement Coach341,000 NGN
Admissions Specialist317,000 NGN
Agricultural Sciences Teacher262,000 NGN
Anthropology Teacher275,000 NGN
Arabic Language Teacher258,000 NGN
Archeology Teacher288,000 NGN
Architecture Teacher300,000 NGN
Archivist241,000 NGN
Art Teacher270,000 NGN
Assistant School Principal348,000 NGN
Assistant Teacher242,000 NGN
Biochemistry Professor 489,000 NGN
Biology Teacher288,000 NGN
Blended Learning Specialist362,000 NGN
Bursary Scheme Manager322,000 NGN
Business Teacher296,000 NGN
Careers Advisor352,000 NGN
Careers Consultant350,000 NGN
Chemistry Teacher264,000 NGN
Chief Remote Learning Officer454,000 NGN
Child Care Coordinator289,000 NGN
Child Care Worker223,000 NGN
Childcare Worker228,000 NGN
Classroom Assistant235,000 NGN
Clinical School Psychologist410,000 NGN
Coding Coach292,000 NGN
College Aide348,000 NGN
College and Career Readiness Specialist353,000 NGN
College Dean651,000 NGN
College President618,000 NGN
Communications Teacher291,000 NGN
Community Education Officer242,000 NGN
Computer Science Teacher279,000 NGN
Computer Teacher269,000 NGN
Creative Writing Trainer344,000 NGN
Credit Counselor355,000 NGN
Cultural Studies Teacher279,000 NGN
Curriculum Coordinator315,000 NGN
Curriculum Developer365,000 NGN
Curriculum Specialist354,000 NGN
Dean of Faculty637,000 NGN
Demonstrator255,000 NGN
Deputy Controller of Examinations328,000 NGN
Digital Citizenship Educator260,000 NGN
Digital Literacy Instructor284,000 NGN
Director of Learning Technology389,000 NGN
Distance Learning Coordinator317,000 NGN
E-Learning Consultant391,000 NGN
E-learning Content Developer360,000 NGN
E-Learning Designer366,000 NGN
Economics Lecturer502,000 NGN
Economics Teacher281,000 NGN
EdTech Compliance Manager317,000 NGN
EdTech Consultant314,000 NGN
EdTech Content Creator281,000 NGN
Education Administrator331,000 NGN
Education Assistant253,000 NGN
Education Assistant Director363,000 NGN
Education Assistant Librarian203,000 NGN
Education Assistant Principal296,000 NGN
Education Assistant Professor384,000 NGN
Education Associate273,000 NGN
Education Consultant394,000 NGN
Education Consultant340,000 NGN
Education Coordinator302,000 NGN
Education Counselor319,000 NGN
Education Director510,000 NGN
Education Policy Analyst395,000 NGN
Education Program Specialist342,000 NGN
Education Researcher410,000 NGN
Education Resource Specialist299,000 NGN
Education Services Facilitator334,000 NGN
Education Technology Specialist306,000 NGN
Educational Content Writer360,000 NGN
Educational Data Privacy Officer330,000 NGN
Educational Psychologist432,000 NGN
EFL Teacher282,000 NGN
eLearning Trainer257,000 NGN
Elementary School Teacher240,000 NGN
Engineering Lecturer483,000 NGN
Engineering Teacher392,000 NGN
English Teacher263,000 NGN
ESL Teacher294,000 NGN
Faculty Assistant340,000 NGN
Foreign Language Teacher247,000 NGN
GED Teacher258,000 NGN
Geography Teacher258,000 NGN
Head of Mathematics Department363,000 NGN
Head of School469,000 NGN
High School Teacher290,000 NGN
History Teacher278,000 NGN
Infant Teacher206,000 NGN
Instructional Assistant299,000 NGN
Instructional Coach325,000 NGN
Instructor312,000 NGN
Kindergarten Teacher225,000 NGN
Language Instructor For Expatriate238,000 NGN
Law Teacher405,000 NGN
Learning Designer340,000 NGN
Learning Experience Designer386,000 NGN
Learning Management System Administrator321,000 NGN
Lecturer462,000 NGN
Librarian238,000 NGN
Library Assistant186,000 NGN
Library Director320,000 NGN
Library Specialist231,000 NGN
Library Technician215,000 NGN
Life Sciences Teacher267,000 NGN
Makerspace Coordinator and Facilitator260,000 NGN
Math Lecturer476,000 NGN
Math Teacher298,000 NGN
Mathematics Teacher314,000 NGN
Mentor319,000 NGN
Middle School Teacher304,000 NGN
Music Teacher265,000 NGN
Nursery Manager427,000 NGN
Nursery Worker169,000 NGN
Online Course Developer324,000 NGN
Online Course Instructor292,000 NGN
Online Learning Facilitator277,000 NGN
Online Tutor254,000 NGN
Paraprofessional359,000 NGN
Personalized Learning Specialist345,000 NGN
Physical Education Specialist308,000 NGN
Physical Education Teacher248,000 NGN
Physics Teacher 290,000 NGN
Political Science Teacher304,000 NGN
Post Doctoral Researcher417,000 NGN
Preschool Education Administrator302,000 NGN
Preschool Teacher230,000 NGN
Primary School Teacher260,000 NGN
Principal414,000 NGN
Product Specialist313,000 NGN
Professor - Accounting499,000 NGN
Professor - Architecture486,000 NGN
Professor - Biology499,000 NGN
Professor - Business Administration466,000 NGN
Professor - Chemical Engineering541,000 NGN
Professor - Chemistry510,000 NGN
Professor - Civil Engineering501,000 NGN
Professor - Communication477,000 NGN
Professor - Computer Science481,000 NGN
Professor - Dentistry531,000 NGN
Professor - Drama469,000 NGN
Professor - Economics535,000 NGN
Professor - Education505,000 NGN
Professor - Electrical Engineering504,000 NGN
Professor - English484,000 NGN
Professor - Environmental Engineering496,000 NGN
Professor - Foreign Languages487,000 NGN
Professor - Geological Sciences484,000 NGN
Professor - History517,000 NGN
Professor - Industrial Engineering492,000 NGN
Professor - Law511,000 NGN
Professor - Legal Support483,000 NGN
Professor - Liberal Arts483,000 NGN
Professor - Marketing490,000 NGN
Professor - Mathematics559,000 NGN
Professor - Mechanical Engineering524,000 NGN
Professor - Medical Administration559,000 NGN
Professor - Medicine604,000 NGN
Professor - Music442,000 NGN
Professor - Nursing481,000 NGN
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences486,000 NGN
Professor - Philosophy519,000 NGN
Professor - Physical Therapy523,000 NGN
Professor - Physics517,000 NGN
Professor - Psychology498,000 NGN
Professor - Rehabilitation445,000 NGN
Professor - Social Work463,000 NGN
Professor - Sociology485,000 NGN
Professor - Special Education522,000 NGN
Psychology Teacher403,000 NGN
Public Management Assistant Professor402,000 NGN
School Counselor392,000 NGN
Science Educator277,000 NGN
Science Laboratory Assistant252,000 NGN
Science Teacher270,000 NGN
Secondary Mathematics Teacher299,000 NGN
Secondary School Teacher283,000 NGN
Special Education Advocate347,000 NGN
Special Education Teacher296,000 NGN
Special Needs Assistant231,000 NGN
Statistics Lecturer476,000 NGN
STEAM Educator257,000 NGN
STEM Educator267,000 NGN
Student Accounts Coordinator257,000 NGN
Student Development Specialist324,000 NGN
Student Employment Specialist294,000 NGN
Student Services247,000 NGN
Student Services Coordinator256,000 NGN
Student Support Manager327,000 NGN
Substitute Teacher230,000 NGN
Teacher259,000 NGN
Teacher Aide206,000 NGN
Teacher Trainer344,000 NGN
Teaching Assistant214,000 NGN
TEFL Teacher284,000 NGN
Training and Development Specialist353,000 NGN
Training Coordinator261,000 NGN
Tutor270,000 NGN
University Teacher498,000 NGN
Virtual Teacher253,000 NGN
Vocational Education Teacher274,000 NGN

Teaching / Education Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Nigeria

Median and salary distribution Nigeria Teaching / Education monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
373,000 NGN or more
10% of people earn
323,000 to 373,000 NGN
20% of people earn
215,000 NGN or less
65% of people earn
215,000 to 323,000 NGN
Minimum Salary
172,000 NGN
334,000 NGN
655,000 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria range from 172,000 NGN (starting average salary) to 655,000 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 Teaching / Education is 334,000 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria earn less than 272,000 NGN, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 393,000 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 215,000 NGN to 323,000 NGN. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 215,000 NGN mark, while 10% ranged from 323,000 NGN to 373,000 NGN. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 373,000 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 Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education 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 / Teaching / Education / Nigeria

Salary comparison by gender Nigeria Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 9%.

377,000 NGN
345,000 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 / Teaching / Education / Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for individuals working in Teaching / Education? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Teaching / Education in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Nigeria Teaching / Education
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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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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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 / Teaching / Education / Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Teaching / Education
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49% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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 / Teaching / Education / Nigeria

2,050 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Teaching / Education in Nigeria is 2,050 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria is 990 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 City302,000 NGN
Ibadan338,000 NGN
Kaduna319,000 NGN
Kano351,000 NGN
Lagos368,000 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 334,000 NGN and 393,000 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 Teaching / Education in Nigeria ranges from 172,000 NGN to 272,000 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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