Top Five Highest Paying Government Agencies in Nigeria

We all want to work in a firm where we receive awesome paycheck monthly.

After a chat with most employees, I found out that most of them would prefer to work in private firms and the reason is that they think private companies pay more and getting a government job is difficult.

But in a country where private business is not stable, most businesses that started years back are no longer in existence, government jobs tend to be the surest bet.

With the economic situation in Nigeria it is understandable to want more than enough money in the bank and regardless of the low pay of government parastatals, there are still some that pays really well.

So if you are considering a career in the public sector, here’s a list of the highest paying government agencies in Nigeria.

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC): NNPC is till date, one of the highest paying industries. No matter the field you find yourself, one can be sure of an awesome pay in the industry.

NNPC Team Manager earns an average of about ₦ 1.19m monthly, Well Operations Superintendent earn up to ₦ 1.4m monthly and Human Resources Analysts earn around ₦665K.

Interns earn between ₦13000 to ₦30000 depending on the department and unit.

View more NNPC salaries here

Central Bank of Nigeria: The CBN staff salary structure is quite high but these salaries are not easily disclosed. The salaries below was inputed by some CBN staffs.

Deputy Governor CBN earns around ₦3.34m monthly, Branch Controller earns ₦900k and Managers earn around ₦700k.

See also CBN employee salaries and reviews

See the Highest Paying Entry-level Jobs in Nigeria 2019

Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS): which operates as a tax system is a tax revenue collector that is created to work through tax monitoring of citizens.

See FIRS Salaries here

The Entry level salary of FIRS employees ranges from ₦80,000 to ₦100,000 monthly.

Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA): The maritime agency which plays an important role in the economic growth of the country is one of those agencies known for giving out awesome paycheck to their employees monthly.

Their entry level staffs earn around ₦120,000 to ₦140,000 monthly.

Secretary at NIMASA earns ₦285K monthly.

Bank of Industry: The Nigerian Bank of Industry also ranks high among the government agencies in Nigeria. Banking Officers in this firm earn about ₦450,000 monthly.

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People forget that government jobs generally are more secure. You don’t have to come to work one day and receive a sack letter. The work flexibility is also something to write home about.

These government agencies above are the highest paid in Nigeria currently according to Mysalaryscale’s data. If you have any other additional information or clarification about this article, don’t hesitate to use the comment section.

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Frances Anonu

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