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Salary Structure Of Naval Officers In Nigeria

Salary Structure Of Naval Officers In Nigeria

Just like the Nigerian army offers graduate jobs so also the Nigerian Navy. Nigerian Navy jobs are very rewarding just like other federal jobs. In this post, we will be taking a close look at the salary structure of Naval officers in Nigeria. You should be aware of the various ranks and the salaries earned by naval personnel on a monthly or annual basis if you’re interested in joining the Nigerian Navy through either the direct short service course (DSSC) or the short service course (SSC).

In addition to the monthly salary paid to officers in the Navy, there are other benefits, just like with other Nigerian armed forces.Visit the Nigerian Navy’s recruitment website at if you’re interested in becoming a Nigerian Naval officer.

After registering, you must complete a recruitment form, perhaps take a test, and if your name appears on the list of people who completed the Nigerian navy examinations, you may be chosen to attend the interview. Before being given your rank in the Navy, training typically lasts six months. It is paramount for you to know that the Nigerian Navy pays salaries following ranks and years of service.

Salary Structure Of Naval Officers In Nigeria

In this post, we have a detailed list stating the ranks of commissioned officers of the Nigerian navy and the salary structures of senior officers in the Navy.

 Non-Commissioned Naval Officer Ranks

They are: 

  • Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer
  • Leading Rating;
  • Able Rating – Ordinary Rating

Ordinary Rating: The monthly payment for an ordinary rating is 45,854 Naira. This is the ship’s deck department’s standard sea mark. They are primarily responsible for cleaning and collecting garbage, painting, and polishing ship brightwork, repairing, and maintenance of the deck. An ordinary rating works two to four hours a day.

Leading Rating: 70,855 Naira is the average rating’s monthly salary. Leading rating officers have a responsibility to see to it that there is an order among all ordinary ratings under them.

Petty Officer: A petty officer is paid N80,852 per month. His daily duties include assessing and prioritizing divisional tasks. He is a junior officer in the navy chosen from the ranks of the enlisted. They are not entitled to a salute because they are uncommissioned officers.

Chief Petty Officer: Making sure the individual under his supervision is operating successfully and efficiently is the chief petty officer’s responsibility. He is the employee who makes sure that the task is completed right away. He reports to the warrant chief petty officer and receives a salary of 90, 825 Naira. The typical sailor would attain this rank in less than four years, on a personal level.

Warrant Chief Petty Officer: This is the non-commissioned ranks’ highest senior officer. The monthly salary for a warrant chief petty officer is 120,853 Naira.

Commissioned Naval Officer Ranks

  • Admiral of the Fleet
  • Admiral
  • Vice-Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  • Mid-Shipman

Mid Shipman: This individual is a student at the Naval Academy. As part of their training to become navy officers, they are taught a variety of talents and moral principles. In the hierarchy of commissioned officers, it is the lowest rank. The midshipman earns approximately 118,835 Naira monthly.

Acting Sub-Lieutenant: The acting sub-lieutenant earns 130,852 Naira per month in salary. Upon passing the fleet Board, they are promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant.

Sub-Lieutenant: The monthly payment for a sub-lieutenant is 150,625 naira. This position is beneath the lieutenant and above the acting sub-lieutenant.

Lieutenant: A lieutenant is a junior commissioned officer in the Nigerian navy. He is above the sub-lieutenant and below the rank of lieutenant commander. His monthly salary is 195,685 Naira.

Lieutenant Commander: On warships and shore installations, a lieutenant commander is a senior department officer or executive officer. They are commissioned officers in the navy who are above the level of lieutenant and below the rank of commander. The lieutenant commander receives a monthly salary of 230,652 Naira.

Commander: The captain is above the lieutenant commander, while the commander is below. His main responsibilities are to direct and influence leadership activities by providing counsel, as well as to lead commands through operations to missions. He has the option of leading a staff or commanding a frigate, destroyer, patrol boat squadron, or fisher protection squadron. He earns 3,380,086 Naira per annum and 281,674 Naira per month.

Captain: In the Nigerian Army, it equates to the colonel rank. The safe and effective running of the commercial ship is the captain’s responsibility. This duty covers personnel management, cargo operations, ship safety and security, and navigation. He receives an annual salary of 3715,859 Naira and a monthly salary of 309,655 Naira.

Commodore: The commodore receives an annual salary of 7,385,856 million Naira and a monthly salary of 615,488 Naira. A commodore commands a flotilla or squadron of ships as part of a larger task force or naval fleet led by the Admiral.

Rear-Admiral: The Rear admiral receives an annual salary of 12,038,945 million Naira and a monthly salary of 1,003,245 Naira. It is a senior officer rank below a vice admiral and above commodores and captains but equal to major generals and air vice marshals. This position is frequently referred to as a two-star “admiral”.

Vice Admiral: This position is the equivalent of the Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army and is higher than the rank of rear admiral. The Vice-Admiral receives a salary of 1,113,602 Naira per month and 13,363,229 Naira annually. A vice admiral is in charge of specific fleets.

Admiral: The Admiral typically receives payments of 1,358,595 Naira per month and 16,303,140 Naira annually. A senior officer who leads a fleet or collection of navy ships is given this designation and is frequently referred to as the flag bearer. This position, which comes after the admiral of the fleet but is higher than the vice-admiral, is the second to highest in the Nigerian Navy.

Admiral of the Fleet: This is the highest rank in the navy and it is held by very few people. Its equivalents are the ranks of Field Marshal or Marshall in the Nigerian Navy or Air Force respectively.

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