Nigerian Customs Salary Structure and Allowances

Are you aspiring to join the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)? Are you keen on understanding their ranks and enticing take-home packages? If so, read this post till the end as we unveil the Nigerian Customs Salaries.

Similar to the police, army, civil defence, and immigration, the Nigerian Customs salary structure is rank-based. With the increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000, the NCS salary saw an upward adjustment.

The Nigerian Customs Service is a paramilitary agency of the Nigerian government responsible for the regulation and facilitation of trade, as well as the collection of customs revenue.

NCS was established to safeguard the country’s borders and enforce customs laws, it plays a role in preventing smuggling, ensuring compliance with import and export regulations, and generating revenue through the collection of duties and levies.

The agency operates at various points of entry, including seaports, airports, and land borders, conducting inspections and facilitating the movement of goods while safeguarding national security and economic interests. You may like to also read Nigerian Air Force Salary According to their Ranks.

The Salary Structure of Nigerian Customs

Rank Yearly Salary
Comptroller General N2,500,000
Deputy Comptroller General N2,480,000
Assistant Comptroller General N2,280,000
Comptrollers N1,880,000
Deputy Comptrollers N1,580,000
Assistant Comptrollers N1,480,000
Chief Superintendent Customs Officer N1,280,000
Deputy Superintendent Customs Officer N1,180,000
Assistant Superintendent Customs Officer I & II N980,000
Inspector of Customs N880,000
Assistant Inspector of Customs N780,000
Customs Assistant N680,000

Allowances in the Nigerian Customs

One enticing aspect of joining the Nigerian Customs is access to various allowances that could significantly boost your salary. While not every officer is entitled to these allowances initially, climbing the hierarchy ladder opens up these benefits. Some available allowances include:

  • House maintenance allowance
  • Uniform maintenance allowance
  • Detective allowance
  • Utility allowance
  • Hazard allowance
  • Furniture allowance
  • General Service allowance, etc.

The Salary Structure of Nigerian Customs

Similar to other paramilitary organizations, the Nigerian Customs benefits from the newly approved Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS), increasing the basic salary of all paramilitary officers.

The least monthly salary for a customs officer in Nigeria is now N40,000 due to the improved minimum wage. On average, Customs Officers earn N80,000 monthly.


Among all the paramilitary organs in Nigeria, the Nigerian Customs salary is arguably the most attractive. If you aspire to join the Customs, stay informed about its recruitment updates on this blog or join this WhatsApp Group for news updates regarding the agency.

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