Nigerian Navy Salaries

The Nigerian Navy (NN) is the sea branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It is the water-focused military force. The Navy command structure today consists of the Naval Headquarters in Abuja, three operational commands with headquarters in Lagos, Calabar, and Bayelsa. Training command’s headquarters are located in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria, but with training facilities spread all over Nigeria. There are five operational bases, five forward operational bases (with two more soon to come on stream), two dockyards located in Lagos and Port Harcourt and two fleets based in Lagos and Calabar.

The commissioned officers for the Nigerian Navy are as follows:

  1. Admiral of the Fleet
  2. Admiral
  3. Vice-Admiral
  4. Rear Admiral Commodore
  5. Captain
  6. Commander
  7. Lieutenant Commander
  8. Lieutenant
  9. Sub-Lieutenant
  10. Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  11. Mid-Shipman

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There are seven ranks of the non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Navy.

  1. Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  2. Chief Petty Officer
  3. Petty Officer
  4. Leading Rating
  5. Able Rating
  6. Ordinary Rating
  7. Trainee

The salaries of Naval Officers are determined by their ranks and is also based on whether they are commissioned or non commissioned officers.


The categories and ranks of the Navy, with their respective salaries, are thus as follows;

1Admiral of the FleetYet to be attained
3Vice AdmiralN1,113,602
4Rear AdmiralN1,003,245

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Nigerian Navy Perks and Benefits

Just like other armed forces, there are other benefits aside from the monthly salaries paid to naval officers, and these benefits are; travel, stable employment, career growth, improved physique, free healthcare, and unique experience benefits.

Naval Officers Average Salary Structure for vacant positions

Marine Engineer – ₦ 95,000

Naval Engineer – ₦ 229,000

ICT Security Expert – ₦ 79,000

Communicator – ₦ 51,000

Navy Recruit – ₦ 76,000

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