Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Salary Structure

Do you wish to work in a prestigious organization like INEC, but don’t know INEC salary structure? The 2020 INEC recruitment is ongoing and you might be wondering if it makes sense to join such a body.

Well, looking at the weight of responsibility of ensuring a successful electoral process in Nigeria that rests on the shoulder of INEC workers, it is only normal for anyone to ask this big question; how much do INEC workers earn?

If you are curious about the Independent National Electoral Commission salary structure, then you are on the right page. We put this article together to ensure you know your worth and get the pay you deserve if you look forward to getting INEC jobs.

Reading this article, you would know;

  • What INEC is all about
  • The duties of INEC officials
  • The salary structure of the Independent National Electoral Commission
  • The benefit package that INEC workers get
  • INEC qualification and rank structure

About INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), set up in 1998, is the electoral body which was set up to oversee elections in Nigeria.

INEC Officials Duties

INEC officials’ duties include;

  • Organize, undertake and supervise all elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President, the Governor and Deputy Governor of a State, and to the membership of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the House of Assembly of each state of the federation.
  • Register political parties in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and Act of the National Assembly
  • Monitor the organization and operation of the political parties, including their finances; conventions, congresses and party primaries.
  • Arrange for the annual examination and auditing of the funds and accounts of political parties, and publish a report on such examination and audit for public information.
  • Conduct voter and civic education.

Salary Structure of the Independent National Electoral Commission

INEC standard payment for election officers

Presiding officers/Assistant presiding officers

ELECTION Honoraria 7, 000.00
Feeding N1000.00 @ N500.00 per day
  Transport to LGA N3000.00 per person


N11, 000.00


Training Allowance N3000.00 @N1000.00 per Day
TOTAL N15, 500.00

INEC Salary Structure for AD-HOC Staff

“Ad-hoc staff” are staff members that recruited to perform stipulated task in a particular situation. Most organizations recruit ad-hoc staff members to reduce the work-load on permanent staff members during a specific situation.

INEC ad-hoc staff recruitment is usually scheduled during the election period. Ad-hoc staff members are recruited to assist in the election process and make the process easier and faster. NYSC Corp members are mostly recruited as INEC ad-hoc staff.

The table below shows the job role, grade level, and salary structure of INEC ad-hoc staff members.


Job Role


Employment/ grade  level


Salary (₦)

Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO) at INEC               GL 10 – 14  ₦ 1,060,833 – ₦2,101,600
Presiding officer (PO) / Assistant Presiding officer (APO)                 GL 07 ₦638,133 – ₦961,577
 Registration Area Center (RAC) Manager                 GL 07 ₦ 638,133 – ₦961,577
Registration Area Technical Support (RATECH)                 GL 07 ₦638,133 – ₦961,577

Independent National Electoral Commission Qualification and Salary Structure

The salaries of Independent National Electoral Commission staff members is largely affected by their qualification. Meaning that the higher qualification you have, the better chances you have of earning well.

So if you look forward to working with INEC, then you should be prepared to get a higher qualification to increase your earning power.

Independent National Electoral Commission Qualification and Salary Structure

Qualification Grade Level Salary Range per Annum
School Leavers Grade Level (GL 04) ₦376,194 – ₦497,000
Diploma Certificate Holders Grade Level (GL 07) ₦638,133 – ₦961,577
Graduates Grade Level (GL 08) ₦799,421 – ₦1,174,395
Director Grade Level (GL 14) ₦1,503,149 – ₦2,101,600

Independent National Electoral Commission Staff Welfare

Employee welfare entails everything from services, facilities and benefits that are provided or done by an employer for the comfort of an employee. It is undertaken in order to motivate employees and raise the productivity levels.

In many cases, the employee welfare comes in monetary form, but it doesn’t always work that way all the time. Other form of employee welfare include housing, health, insurance, transportation etc. Employers may also cater for the welfare of the employees by monitoring their working environment.

INEC staff welfare includes;

  • Accommodation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff members basically enjoy benefits that other civil servant enjoy. One of the benefits that they enjoy is accommodation, the body makes sure that members get accommodation allowance. Most times this allowance is mostly available to senior officials.

  • Transport allowance

Considering the nature of their job, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) provides its staff members’ with transport allowance. Official cars are issued to its members to ensure smooth performance of their task and aid comfort of staff members. INEC provides transport allowance of ₦3000 for election officers at ₦1000 per day during the election period.

  • Medical Care

The health of its members is also a priority to the commission. Provisions are made to cater for the medical need of staff members. Health measures are put in place to ensure that staff members are healthy enough to carry out duties.

  • Pension

The Independent National Electoral Commission ensures that staff members participate in the national public service pension scheme. The scheme ensures that staff members get a percent of their annual salary at the end of the month. The pension pay is highly dependent on the years of employment.

  • Promotion

The Independent National Electoral Commission ensures that outstanding employees are rewarded and promoted. A promotion in office for a staff member means an increment in salary and improved general benefits. According to report released by INEC in 2018, a total of 847 junior staff and 1,362 senior staff were promoted after passing the examinations.

Promotion is a big part of INEC benefit package to outstanding staff members.

  • Cooperative society

Like other government bodies, INEC runs a cooperative society that boost staff member’s financial status and ability. The cooperative stands as a body that coordinate individuals to in organizing a pool of private fund for staff members.

  • Trainings

INEC offer staff members training opportunity to help them perform their task better. INEC directors go for different trainings from time. INEC also undertakes the responsibility of conducting in-house training for new members, election officers and ad-hoc staff members.

Getting a job in INEC could be great and fulfilling, but knowing the salary structure of the job you are about to undertake is key. Knowing and comparing INEC salary structure with other government parastatals can be a great way for you to discover your worth and know what it really feels like working with INEC.

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