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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Lagos 2021

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Lagos?


Average Monthly Salary
208,000 NGN
( 2,500,000 NGN yearly)

LOW
105,000
NGN
AVERAGE
208,000
NGN
HIGH
475,000
NGN

A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Lagos typically earns around 208,000 NGN per month. Salaries range from 105,000 NGN (lowest average) to 475,000 NGN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist397,000 NGN
Administrative Aide139,000 NGN
Administrative Analyst261,000 NGN
Administrative Assistant183,000 NGN
Administrative Associate179,000 NGN
Administrative Manager277,000 NGN
Administrative Receptionist167,000 NGN
Board Secretary165,000 NGN
Central Office Operator174,000 NGN
Clerk120,000 NGN
Commercial Administrator253,000 NGN
Commissions Processor222,000 NGN
Conveyancing Secretary157,000 NGN
Document Controller152,000 NGN
Document Management Specialist222,000 NGN
Executive Assistant199,000 NGN
Executive Personal Assistant225,000 NGN
Executive Secretary188,000 NGN
Front Desk Attendant172,000 NGN
Front Desk Coordinator209,000 NGN
Front Desk Manager274,000 NGN
Group Services Manager475,000 NGN
Head Receptionist204,000 NGN
Key Account Assistant204,000 NGN
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator115,000 NGN
Leasing Administrator219,000 NGN
Legal Secretary183,000 NGN
Librarian218,000 NGN
Mailroom Manager196,000 NGN
Management Support Secretary178,000 NGN
Master Programme Coordinator340,000 NGN
Medical Receptionist188,000 NGN
Meeting and Event Assistant199,000 NGN
Meeting and Event Manager434,000 NGN
Night Manager261,000 NGN
Office Administrator274,000 NGN
Office Assistant120,000 NGN
Office Manager303,000 NGN
Office Services Coordinator235,000 NGN
Operations Analyst366,000 NGN
Operations Manager465,000 NGN
Personal Assistant178,000 NGN
Planning Assistant209,000 NGN
Process Expert270,000 NGN
Program Coordinator248,000 NGN
Programme Assistant219,000 NGN
Project Administrator296,000 NGN
Project Coordinator392,000 NGN
Reception Team Lead225,000 NGN
Receptionist167,000 NGN
Records Officer146,000 NGN
Schedule Officer120,000 NGN
School Secretary167,000 NGN
Secretary157,000 NGN
Switchboard Operator146,000 NGN
Technical Program Manager408,000 NGN
Technical Project Manager423,000 NGN
Typist139,000 NGN
Wayleave Officer123,000 NGN

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Lagos

Median and salary distribution monthly Lagos Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Lagos range from 105,000 NGN per month (minimum average salary) to 475,000 NGN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 213,000 NGN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 213,000 NGN while the other half are earning more than 213,000 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 people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 143,000 NGN while 75% of them are earning more than 143,000 NGN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 351,000 NGN while 25% are earning more than 351,000 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

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 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.


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.

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.

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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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 degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


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.

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 cerificate 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 1,690,000 Naira(s) to 5,080,000 Naira(s) 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 into 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 your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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 employees in Nigeria who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
216,000 NGN
Female-11%
192,000 NGN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Nigeria for all Careers

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Nigeria

How much are annual salary increments in Nigeria for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Nigeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% 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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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Bonus and Incentive Rates in Nigeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Nigeria Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial is considered to be a low bonus-based field 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.

78% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 22% 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
22%
No Bonus
78%

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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Lagos


1,200 NGN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Lagos is 1,200 NGN. This means that the average person in Lagos earns approximately 1,200 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Lagos
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Lagos VS Nigeria

Salary Comparison Between Lagos and Nigeria monthly Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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We compared Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Lagos and Nigeria and we found that Lagos salaries are 4% more than those of Nigeria.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Benin City171,000 NGN
Ibadan192,000 NGN
Kaduna181,000 NGN
Kano199,000 NGN
Lagos208,000 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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