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Police Salary: Salary Structure Of The Nigeria Police Force

Salary Structure Of The Nigeria Police Force

Police salary in Nigeria continues to be a topic of debate as so many people who wish to join the Nigeria police force don’t know the exact salary of police offers in Nigeria earn. This article will give you insights into the salary structure of the Nigeria police force. Depending on rank some police officers earn a fairly good salary while the salary of others is very poor but if you can work way up the ladder you will earn big as a police officer in Nigeria. 

What is the primary duty of the police?

The major duty of maintaining peace and order in the society in Nigeria rests with the police. They aid in preventing lawlessness, civil unrest, armed conflict, kidnapping, etc.The Nigerian police force also defends the lives of prominent individuals, representatives of the federal and state governments, and members of the general public at large.

Units of the Nigeria Police

Every unit of the Nigerian police force is organized in such a way that it can act or react rapidly when necessary. These units are under a command division.

They include:

  • The Central Criminal Registry
  • X-Squad, General Investigation
  • Special Fraud Unit
  • Special Anti-Robbery Squad
  • Legal Section
  • Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Interpol Liaison
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
  • Anti-Fraud Section
  • Homicide
  • Police Mobile Force
  • Administrative arm
  • DCI Kaduna Annex and Counter-Terrorism Unit
  • Force Intelligence Bureau

Salary Structure Of The Nigeria Police Force

Below is the salary of each rank and grade level in the Nigerian police force. 

Police Recruit

Salary per month – 9,019.42 Naira

Annual Salary – 108,233 Naira

Police Constable Grade Level 03

Salary per month – 43, 293.80 Naira

Annual Salary – 519,525.6 Naira

 Police Constable Grade Level 10

Salary per month – 51,113.59 Naira

Annual Salary- 613,363.08 Naira

Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)

Salary per month – 44,715.53 Naira

Annual Salary – 536,586.36 Naira

Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

Salary per month- 51,113.59 Naira

Annual Salary – 613,365.08 Naira

Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

Salary per month – 48,540.88 Naira

Annual Salary – 582,490.56 Naira

Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10)

Salary per month – 55,973.84 Naira

Annual Salary – 671,686.08 Naira

A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

Salary per month – 55,144.81 Naira

Annual Salary – 661,737.72 Naira

 Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

Salary per month – 62,204.88 Naira

Annual Salary – 746,458.56 Naira

Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)

Salary per month – 73,231.51 Naira

Annual Salary – 878,778.12 Naira

 Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

Salary per month – 87,135.70 Naira

Annual Salary – 1,045,628.4 Naira

Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)

Salary per month – 127,604.68 Naira

Annual Salary – 1,531,256.16 Naira

Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)

Salary per month – 144,152.07 Naira

Annual Salary – 1,729,824.84 Naira

Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)

Salary per month- 136, 616.06 Naira

Annual Salary- 1,639,392.72 Naira

Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)

Salary per month – 156,318.39 Naira

Annual Salary – 1,875,820.68 Naira

Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)

Salary per month – 148,733.29 Naira

Annual Salary – 1,784,799.48 Naira

Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)

Salary per month – 170,399.69 Naira

Annual Salary – 2,044,796.28 Naira

Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)

Salary per month – 161,478.29 Naira

Annual Salary – 1,937,739.48 Naira

 Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)

Salary per month – 187,616.69 Naira

Annual Salary- 2,251400.28 Naira

Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)

Salary per month – 172,089.06 Naira

Annual Salary – 2,065,068.72 Naira

Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step8)

Salary per month- 199,723.96 Naira

Annual Salary – 2,396,687.52 Naira

Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)

Salary per month – 183,185.73 Naira

Annual Salary – 2,198,228.76 Naira

Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)

Salary per month – 212,938.16 Naira

Annual Salary – 2,555,257.92 Naira

Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step1)

Salary per month – 242,715.65 Naira

Annual Salary – 2,912,587.8 Naira

 Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)

Salary per month – 278,852.79 Naira

Annual Salary – 3,346,233.48 Naira

Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)

Salary per month – 266,777.79 Naira

Annual Salary – 3,201,333.48 Naira

Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step6)

Salary per month- 302,970.47 Naira

Annual Salary- 3,635,645.64 Naira

An Assistant Inspector General Of Police

Salary per month – 499,751.87 Naira

Annual Salary – 5,997,022.44 Naira

Deputy Inspector General Of Police

Salary per month – 546,572.73 Naira

Annual Salary – 6,558,872.76 Naira

Police Recruit:

A new police recruit in Nigeria will earn a total of N108,233 per year

Police Constable :

The salary for those in Grade Level 3, also known as the Police Constable, is 519,525.6 per annum. A police constable in Grade Level 10 earns 613,363.08 Naira per year.

Police Corporal:

In Grade 04 (1), the annual salary is 536,586.36 Naira. For those in Grade 4 (10), the annual salary is 613,365.08 Naira.

Police Sergeant :

Grade 05 students (step 1) earns 582,490.56 Naira annually. A sergeant In Grade 05 (Step 10) receives an annual salary of 671,686.08 Naira.

Cadet Inspector:

For those in Grade 08 (Step 1), the annual salary is 878,778.12 Naira. A Grade 08 students (step 10) cadet inspector earns 1,045,628.4 Naira per year.

Assistant Superintendent:

Grade 09 (step 1) earns 1,729,824.84 Naira annually. A Grade 09 (step 10) ASP earns 1,729,824.84 Naira annually.

Deputy Superintendent:

Grade 10 (step 1) officer earns 1,784,799.48 Naira annually. A Grade 10 (step 10) officer earns 2,044,796.28 Naira annually.

Superintendent Of Police:

Grade 11 (step 1) officer earns 1,937,739.48 Naira annually. while a Grade 11 (step 10) SP earns 2,251400.28 Naira annually.

Chief Of Superintendent :

A Grade 12 (step 1) officer earns 2,065,068.72 Naira annually. A Grade 12 (step 8) officer earn 2,396,687.52 Naira annually.

Assistant Commissioner:

A Grade 13 (step 1) officer earns 2,198,228.76 Naira annually while a Grade 13 (step 10) officer earns will make 2,555,257.92 Naira annually.

 Deputy Commissioner :

A Grade 14 (step 1) officer earns 2,912,587.8 Naira annually while a Grade 14 (step 7) earns 3,346,233.48 Naira annually.

Commissioner :

 A Grade 15 (step 1) officer earns 3,201,333.48 Naira annually while a Grade 15 (step 6) officer earn 3,635,645.64 Naira annually.

Assistant Inspector General Of Police (AIG)

The annual salary for the Assistant Inspector General of Police is 5,997,022.44 Naira.

Inspector General Of Police, (IGP)

Please keep in mind that the inspector general of police is the highest-ranking officer in the NFP (Nigeria police force). The commander in chief of the armed forces, who is none other than the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, typically appoints the inspector general, often known as IG. If the president does not remove the IG, his or her term typically ends after four years.The annual salary of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is N8,537,976. This is the No 1 position in the Nigeria police force

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