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 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

See more details about the Nigerian Air Force

Check also for available jobs in the Nigeria Air Force

These salaries are as at the year 2017.

See also the Salaries of Nigeria Police Force

See also the Salaries of Nigerian Pilots and Air Hostesses

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8 thoughts on “Salaries of the Nigerian Air Force

    kolawole kabir

    (April 1, 2018 - 9:45 am)

    Ao can I make it I just finished my waec

    Joshua Pius

    (May 16, 2018 - 8:14 pm)

    I need to be employed for Nigeria air force
    if they is any vacancy let me known please.


    (May 26, 2018 - 12:29 am)

    a diploma students wat is his rank on all the forces


    (May 26, 2018 - 12:31 am)

    with diploma certificate from a polytechnic which rank will i be given

    Thanks for the great post

    Joshua Orashi

    (July 15, 2019 - 10:54 am)

    Good morning please I need a job

    Muhammad sabir

    (August 6, 2019 - 3:35 pm)

    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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