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Clerk Average Salary in Nigeria 2021

How much money does a Clerk make in Nigeria?


Average Monthly Salary
117,000 NGN
( 1,410,000 NGN yearly)

LOW
61,000
NGN
AVERAGE
117,000
NGN
HIGH
179,000
NGN

A person working as a Clerk in Nigeria typically earns around 117,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 61,000 NGN (lowest) to 179,000 NGN (highest).

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

Clerk Salary Distribution in Nigeria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Clerk salaries in Nigeria range from 61,000 NGN per month (minimum salary) to 179,000 NGN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 113,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Clerk(s) are earning less than 113,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 113,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Clerk(s) are earning less than 78,100 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 78,100 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Clerk(s) are earning less than 140,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 140,000 NGN.


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

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

Clerk Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Clerk salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Clerk with less than two years of experience makes approximately 69,300 NGN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 93,000 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 121,000 NGN per month, 30% more than someone with two to five 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.

Additionally, Clerk(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 146,000 NGN per month, 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 160,000 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 168,000 NGN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Clerk average salary change by experience in Nigeria

0 - 2 Years
69,300 NGN
2 - 5 Years+34%
93,000 NGN
5 - 10 Years+30%
121,000 NGN
10 - 15 Years+21%
146,000 NGN
15 - 20 Years+9%
160,000 NGN
20+ Years+5%
168,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Clerk Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Clerk(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Clerk salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Clerk is 82,300 NGN per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 118,000 NGN per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 163,000 NGN per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Clerk average salary difference by education level in Nigeria

High School
82,300 NGN
Certificate or Diploma+43%
118,000 NGN
Bachelor's Degree+38%
163,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Clerk Salary Comparison By Gender

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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? Male Clerk employees in Nigeria earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
126,000 NGN
Female-11%
112,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Clerk Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for Clerk(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Clerk

Clerk(s) in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% 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

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.

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%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Nigeria for the year 2020. 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Clerk Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Clerk
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A Clerk 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.

77% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 23% 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
23%
No Bonus
77%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Clerk Average Hourly Wage in Nigeria


680 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nigeria is 680 NGN. This means that the average Clerk in Nigeria earns approximately 680 NGN for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Clerk VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Clerk and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Nigeria
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The average salary for Clerk is 42% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist385,000 NGN+230%
Administrative Aide136,000 NGN+16%
Administrative Analyst245,000 NGN+110%
Administrative Assistant176,000 NGN+50%
Administrative Associate177,000 NGN+51%
Administrative Manager255,000 NGN+120%
Administrative Receptionist167,000 NGN+42%
Board Secretary150,000 NGN+28%
Central Office Operator173,000 NGN+47%
Clerk117,000 NGN-0%
Commercial Administrator236,000 NGN+100%
Commissions Processor214,000 NGN+82%
Conveyancing Secretary150,000 NGN+28%
Document Controller140,000 NGN+19%
Document Management Specialist207,000 NGN+76%
Executive Assistant192,000 NGN+64%
Executive Personal Assistant219,000 NGN+87%
Executive Secretary174,000 NGN+48%
Front Desk Attendant167,000 NGN+42%
Front Desk Coordinator190,000 NGN+62%
Front Desk Manager250,000 NGN+110%
Group Services Manager468,000 NGN+300%
Head Receptionist193,000 NGN+65%
Key Account Assistant187,000 NGN+59%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator106,000 NGN-10%
Leasing Administrator205,000 NGN+75%
Legal Secretary179,000 NGN+53%
Librarian202,000 NGN+72%
Mailroom Manager192,000 NGN+64%
Management Support Secretary167,000 NGN+42%
Master Programme Coordinator313,000 NGN+170%
Medical Receptionist180,000 NGN+53%
Meeting and Event Assistant187,000 NGN+59%
Meeting and Event Manager432,000 NGN+270%
Night Manager239,000 NGN+100%
Office Administrator252,000 NGN+110%
Office Assistant117,000 NGN-0%
Office Manager278,000 NGN+140%
Office Services Coordinator223,000 NGN+90%
Operations Analyst346,000 NGN+190%
Operations Manager445,000 NGN+280%
Personal Assistant173,000 NGN+47%
Planning Assistant195,000 NGN+66%
Process Expert254,000 NGN+120%
Program Coordinator240,000 NGN+100%
Programme Assistant202,000 NGN+72%
Project Administrator274,000 NGN+130%
Project Coordinator386,000 NGN+230%
Reception Team Lead225,000 NGN+92%
Receptionist165,000 NGN+41%
Records Officer134,000 NGN+14%
Schedule Officer110,000 NGN-6%
School Secretary159,000 NGN+36%
Secretary149,000 NGN+27%
Switchboard Operator145,000 NGN+24%
Technical Program Manager394,000 NGN+240%
Technical Project Manager392,000 NGN+230%
Typist133,000 NGN+13%
Wayleave Officer121,000 NGN+3%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City105,000 NGN
Ibadan114,000 NGN
Kaduna109,000 NGN
Kano117,000 NGN
Lagos120,000 NGN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
328,000 NGN
Public Sector+6%
347,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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