Nigerian Air Force Salary According to their Ranks

Are you aspiring to join the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and curious about the salary structure? If you’ve ever wondered about the financial aspects of serving in the NAF, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll look into the Nigerian Air Force salary.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces, established in 1961, a year after Nigeria gained independence. NAF plays an important role in ensuring national security and defending the country’s airspace. Before we proceed, you may like to also check the EFCC salary structure and ranks of officers.

The NAF engages in various operations, including air defense, surveillance, and support for ground and naval forces. The force is structured with commissioned and non-commissioned officers, and its responsibilities encompass territorial protection, peacekeeping, and collaborating with other branches of the Nigerian military.

There are two categories of officers in the NAF:

1. Commissioned Officers (Certificate Holders)

2. Non-Commissioned Officers (Undergraduates)

Nigerian Air Force Salary Based on Ranks

Commissioned Officers:

Rank Monthly Salary
Marshal of the Nigerian Air Force ₦2,800,000
Air Chief Marshal ₦2,113,602
Air Marshal ₦1,838,711
Air Vice-Marshal ₦1,699,451
Air Commodore ₦977,895
Group Captain ₦852,631
Wing Commander ₦742,586
Squadron Leader ₦648,004
Flight Lieutenant ₦332,484
Flying Officer ₦218,400
Pilot Officer ₦187,159

Non Commissioned Officers:

Rank Monthly Salary
Air Warrant Officer ₦171,793
Master Warrant Officer ₦165,697
Warrant Officer ₦101,974
Flight Sergeant ₦97,115
Sergeant ₦87,119
Corporal ₦65,261
Lance Corporal ₦59,261
Aircraftman ₦52,892

For Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) holders, the starting monthly salary is ₦52,892. National Diploma (ND) holders can expect a monthly pay ranging from ₦57,892 to ₦67,892. Meanwhile, those with Higher National Diploma (HND) or Bachelor of Science (BSC) certificates receive a starting monthly salary of up to ₦200,892. It’s important to note that these figures represent the initial salaries and will increase with years of service.

It’s worth noting that the salary figures are based on the Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure (CONAFSS). Additionally, officers receive various allowances, enhancing their overall compensation.

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