In Nigeria some jobs pay very high while some pay low. Here we shall look at the list of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria, and the Salary amount. Knowing highest paying jobs will guide you in your career choice. Pay attention and read in-between the lines.
Many Nigerians earn an average requital from their chosen field despite the disconcerting poverty rate in Nigeria. Most of these professions are prestigious with a high financial leverage thus making it competitive to attain.
These high-payable jobs extend to business; multifunctional companies, public and private companies. They can be acquired through education (certificate of study etc), skills and experience.
These professions pay their workers attractive remuneration as well as good incentives and benefits.
- 1 List of highest paying jobs in Nigeria
- 1.1 1. Architect.
- 1.2 2. Dentist
- 1.3 3. Oncologist
- 1.4 4. Psychiatrist
- 1.5 5. Anaesthesiologist
- 1.6 6. Medical Doctor
- 1.7 7. Social media influencer
- 1.8 8. Digital Marketer
- 1.9 9. Graphic Designer
- 1.10 10. IT Analyst.
- 1.11 11. Pharmacist
- 1.12 12. Lawyer
- 1.13 13. Accountant
- 1.14 14. Aeronautical engineer
- 1.15 15.Telecommunications engineer.
- 1.16 16. Investment Banker
- 1.17 17. Software developer.
- 1.18 18. Aircraft Pilot
- 1.19 19. Petroleum Engineer
- 1.20 20. Surgeon
List of highest paying jobs in Nigeria
Below is the list of the high paying jobs in Nigeria and their salary amount;
Architects utilise their expertly development and information in an elevated level in attracting aptitudes to plan practical, sheltered, feasible structures that are pleasant to the eyes. They make plans to undertakings, changes, new developments and redevelopment.
Salary range is between N199,000 and N652,000 per month.
A dentist is a doctor of the teeth who is an advisory to patients to maintaining a healthy teeth. They analyse and treat dental issues as well as help patients with oral cleanliness order.
Dentist clean teeth, perform medical procedures and extractions. They carry out different medical obligation to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.
Salary range is between N200,000 and N250,000 per month.
An oncologist is a specialist who treats malignant tumour. They give clinical advise to an individual diagnosed with any tumour related illness.
An Oncologist specialises in three significant roles: Radiation, Clinical and Surgical.
The avarage salary of Oncologists is N530,000 per month.
A psychiatrist specialises in the treatment of insane patients. They give mental treatment, recommend prescriptions and carry out electroconvulsive procedure.
A psychiatrist survey your entire physical and psychological being. They make an analysis and work with you to build up an administration plan for a convalescent.
A psychiatrist earns from N160,000 – N849,000 per month.
Anaesthesiologists understand the consideration for a patient during and after medical procedure. They administer sedation to relieve patients
Also, they lead the anaesthesia care team. Anaesthesiologist doctor cover a good authority in anaesthetic care and checks the board of anaesthetic medication.
They earn from N199,000 – N652,000 per month.
6. Medical Doctor
Medical doctors apply the principles and procedures of medicine to diagnose and treat any form of diseases and to maintain physical and mental health.
The salary of a medical doctor per month ranges from N180,000 to N250,000 depending on the area of specialization.
7. Social media influencer
There are two types of social media influencer: Micro and Macro influencer.
Social media influencers are a product of the 21st century technological advancements.
An influencer has the power to impact the buying decisions of others because of the relationship, authority, knowledge, position he or she has with the customers or audience.
There is no fixed amount for an influencer. They earn most their income through sponsored posts. That notwithstanding, Micro influencers earn between N20,000 to N50,000 per sponsored post while Macro influencers earn between N300,000 to N600 per post.
8. Digital Marketer
Most companies nowadays use digital marketers to promote their products. This is because digitalised professions has become the mainstay in the labour market since the internet is taking over the world.
A digital marketer takes care of marketing campaigns. He develops, implements and manages these campaigns that promotes a company and its products and/or services.
A digital marketer ensures that a company’s online product activity corresponds with the offline products.
The main duties of a digital marketer are social media management, search engine optimisation, tech team coordination and content strategy.
The salary of a digital marker is between N148,000 and N350,000.
9. Graphic Designer
Graphic designing is the act of using visual imagery that appeals to the eyes to pass across a message, inform the public so as to ensure patronage. They create these concepts using appropriate computer software.
Graphic designers promotes brands in form of adverts through billboards, logos, handbills fonts, shapes, colours, animation, images, print design, photography etc. using the right tools such as: Adobe InDesign, inkscape, canvas, Corel draw graphic suite, Adobe illustrator,etc. for any advert placements or brand promotions.
A graphic designer earn about N200,000 per month.
10. IT Analyst.
An IT analyst provides technical support to IT users by designing and implementing systems that increase efficiency. They are also called system analysts.
IT Analyst carries out the execution of software projects by managing programmers, software Developers and other related technology professionals in order to make sure that the design is properly carried out and used when needed.
An IT Analyst earn between N176,000 and N492,000 per month.
A pharmacist is a healthcare professional who dispenses prescription drugs in a hospital or pharmacy as well as specialises in the safe and productive use of medicine.
Pharmacists collaborate with other healthcare professionals to save lives. They oversee to the supply of drugs and give medical advice to patients.
Pharmacists ensure that a drug is legal and is prescribed with the right dosage.
A pharmacist earns an average salary of N180,000 every month.
A lawyer is also referred to as a barrister. They advise or represent people in legal matters. A lawyer is also known as an attorney, counselor or notary public in some cases.
Also, lawyers solicit or prepare legal documents like wills, contracts, landed property, etc.
Though not as it was before, the law firm is a rewarding career. Lawyers make a huge sum via different sections of their work. E.g presiding over a case, solicit, etc. with these and many more, Nigerian lawyers make enough money to place them in upper middle class of society.
A lawyer (SAN) earns between N150,000 and N500,000 monthly.
An Accountant is involved in organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of an establishment.
Accountants see to it that the company is in compliance with the appropriate financial regulations so as to ensure a smooth running of business.
He/she ensures that taxes are filed appropriately. An accountant audits the books and records of an establishment for accuracy purpose and also prepares and reviews financial records.
In Nigeria an accountant earn between N150,000 and N250,000 every month.
14. Aeronautical engineer
Aeronautical engineering is concerned with the scientific study of flight. It deals with the technical side of aircraft.
An aeronautical engineer specialises in the construction, design, development, maintenance of aircraft which also missiles, spacecraft, weapon system and navigation.
Aeronautical engineer evaluate flight safety, fuel efficiency and carbon emissions, write manuals, calculate aircraft timescale and operating costs.
An Aeronautical engineer average salary is between N350,000 and N700,000 per month.
Technology is taking over the globe and Nigeria is not left out in this as telecommunication subscribers are increasing on daily basis.
This has led to the high demand of telecommunication engineers whom are payed huge salary every month.
Telecom engineers as they are normally called are people who are skilled in management of data gotten from video calls, voice calls and texts.
Telecom engineers design and install Telecommunication equipments. They manage these means if communication to ensure for an uninterrupted flow of information.
A telecom engineer earns as high as N200,000 to 1,000 000 monthly.
16. Investment Banker
Investment bankers help government, companies, agencies to raise funds by issuing stocks and securing loans. They act as middle men.
Investment bankers are given the task of raising capital investments. An investment banker has the opportunity to work in an investment, private, commercial banks, asset management agencies, consulting firms, hedge funds, etc.
Their monthly salary is from 180,000 to 350,000.
17. Software developer.
Software development is a set of activities that create, deploy, design, and support software.
They are in change of computer programs. They find out a need and give solutions by analysing, designing, testing and developing software that solve this need.
Software developers also design application system and make sure the run smoothly.
An average software developer earn a salary of N134,000 – 400,000 per month.
18. Aircraft Pilot
A pilot or aviator is a person who fly and navigate planes which includes cargo planes, helicopters, airplanes, and other types of aircrafts.
They control the flight of aircraft. They are also responsible for the safety of passengers and goods on board and manages the crew team on transit.
A pilot earns between N200,000 and N500,000 per month for a first officer. While a captain earns between N300,000 and N500,000 monthly.
19. Petroleum Engineer
A petroleum designs and develops the method to extract oil and gas from the ground below the surface of the earth.
They are among the highest payed professionals in Nigeria and given the fact that Nigeria is an oil producing country.
A petroleum engineer finds out how much oil and gas is left in a reservoir or storage and he ascertains the best method of extraction and how long it will last.
A Petroleum engineer earns as high as N200,000-N1000,000 per month.
A surgeon is a doctor who performs operation on people or animals.
A surgeon earns a salary worth N400,000-N2,500,000 every month.