Salaries of the Nigerian Air Force


Have you ever thought if the Nigerian Air force salaries are proportionate to the labour and sacrifice they make daily for all of us? This is where to find out!

The Nigerian Air force is the air-focused military force. It was formally established in January 1964 with technical assistance from West Germany. The air force started life as a transport unit with aircrew being trained in Canada, Ethiopia and Pakistan. The air force did not get a combat capability until a number of MiG-17 aircraft were presented by the Soviet Union in 1966. It flies transport, trainer, helicopter, and fighter aircraft.

The Nigerian Air Force salaries are based on their ranks and educational qualification.

The commissioned officers for the Nigerian Air force are as follows:

  1. Marshal of the Nigerian Air Force
  2. Air Chief Marshal
  3. Air Marshal
  4. Air Vice-Marshal
  5. Air Commodore
  6. Group Captain
  7. Wing Commander
  8. Squadron Leader
  9. Flight Lieutenant
  10. Flying Officer
  11. Pilot Officer

There are nine ranks of the non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Air force.

  1. Air Warrant Officer
  2. Master Warrant Officer
  3. Warrant Officer
  4. Flight Sergeant
  5. Sergeant
  6. Corporal
  7. Lance – Corporal
  8. Air Craftman
  9. Recruit

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


1 Marshal of the Nigerian Air Force Yet to be attained
2 Air Chief Marshal N1,724,283
3 Air Marshal N1,486,451
4 Air Vice-Marshal N1,376,343
5 Air Commodore N677,895
6 Group Captain N352,631
7 Wing Commander N342,586
8 Squadron Leader N248,004
9 Flight Lieutenant N232,484
10 Flying Officer N218,400
11 Pilot Officer N187,159

1 Air Warrant Officer N171,793
2 Master Warrant Officer N165,697
3 Warrant Officer N101,974
4 Flight Sergeant N87,119
5 Sergeant N69,261
6 Corporal N55,832
7 Air Craftman N53,892
8 Recruit N10,237

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These salaries are as at the year 2017.

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7 thoughts on “Salaries of the Nigerian Air Force

  1. I am retired from Pakistan Air force as chief warrant officer of instrument technology. I want to join as a civillian air craft technical instrutor in nigeriain air force.plz reply is it possible

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