NSCDC Ranks and Salary Structure of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps

Ranks in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

NSCDC is a para-military agency in Nigeria empowered by lay Act No. 2 of 2003 and amended by Act 6 of 4th June 2007. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was established to provide safety measures against any form of threat, attack or disaster against Nigeria and her citizens. They carry guns like other armed forces


NSCDC Rank Structure just like any other ranks in the Nigerian Police, Army, Navy, Airforce and FRSC have an organized chain of command. The ranks in the NSCDC starts from the Assistant Cadre to the Commandant General. Just as the Nigerian army have commissioned and non-commissioned officers, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence has the Cadre and Superintendent Cadre.

Also be aware that the NSCDC new salary structure is also based on the level of your ranking if you want to be a civil defence officer. Graduates are placed in level 8, HND holders are placed on level 7. Medical doctors on level 12 while lawyers and those who have masters degree are placed on level 9.

If you are looking for information on how the Nigerian Civil Defence rank its officers, this post should be valuable to you.

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Rank Structure

I shall list the hierarchical structure of ranks in the NSCDC from the lowest to the highest rank with their various levels below:

Assistant Cadre- Level 3 to 5 (The lowest ranking officer in the NSCDC)

Inspectorate Cadre- Level 6 to 12

Assistant Superintendent Cadre II (ASC) Level 8

Assistant Superintendent Cadre I (ASC)Level 9

Deputy Superintendent Cadre (DSC) Level 10

Superintendent Cadre (SC) Level 11

Chief Superintendent Cadre (CSC) Level 12

Assistant Commander (AC) Level 13

Deputy Commander (DC) Level 14

Chief Commander (CC) Level 15

Assistant Commandant General (ACG) Level 16

Deputy Commandant General (DCG) Level 17

Commandant General CG (The highest rank in the NSCDC) Level 18

New Salary Structure of the NSCDC: How Much an Officer in the Civil defence is paid

Although, I couldn’t get the new full salary scale as salary level in NSCDC depends on your rank and promotions. As earlier said, they are structured just like the Nigerian police and the military. There is no special salary structure for graduates. Recruitment into NSCDC in Nigeria is competitive.

An officer with NSCDC on level 8 step 1 (Assistant Superintendent Cadre) salary is around N121,000, while for Inspectorate Cadre on level 7 is around N69, 000. If you know other NSCDC new salary structure figures, please let us know using the comment section below

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  1. Thank you for all the information as I found it educative and enlightening. Please more grease to your elbow as I look forward to more and more informations from you. Thank you once more

  2. Good development may Allah bless you and your entire family on the other hand I wish you all the best in your own initiative and interest.

  3. Please let the federal government do something about the Nigerian army salary, 49,000 is too small for private officers, look at the Nigerian navy trianee they earn up too 7,000, please we all know the load Nigerian army’s are caring.

  4. I like nscdc in other to protect my country pls notify me when the form is out.

    1. No problem always check back for the recruitment

  5. Teme Christabel Dimie

    pls notify me when the form is out.

  6. Ayogo John Asumbugu

    I like NSCDC with their mode of operations. Please inform me when their recruitment forms are out. Thanks alot.

      1. Pls keep me update

      2. Abdlateef Ibraheem Adebayo

        I Like Navy, Please Notice Me When There Is Any News About

  7. I wont to know the level that ND holder will be placed in NSCDC

  8. please can someone with only first schoo certificate and waec certificate be employed in NCDSC??

      1. pls am intrested in civil world, but i have only ssce certificate, and my hand work(welding and frabrication) pls i am intrested.., Sir

    1. Yes it can u will be place on the rank

  9. Please is the nig civil defense form out?

    1. Its not yet out but will update it once its released

  10. Educative and informative. kindly notify me through email when the recruitment process is on. Thank you.

  11. John Patience chigozie

    Please notify me when the form is out

    1. No problem, always check back as we will keep you updated on any military or para military recruitment available

  12. For Hw Lng Wil It Take, 4 D Form 2 B Out

    1. It will soon be out, will keep you posted

  13. Wat level will ND holder be placed on because am seriously interested please

    1. ND will be placed on level 06

      1. how much did the ND LEVEL earn per month

  14. this is wonderful I wish you guyz long life and prosperity God protection and ability to push the organization foreword hoping to be part of this movement but I don’t no who will help me

  15. Thanks Please notify me when the form is out I love the work

  16. Okechukwu Michael

    please is the NSCDC out?

  17. Am interested pls notify me when the form is out.

  18. Pls, wot level is given to ND/NCE

  19. Pls, wot level is given to ND/NCE holders

  20. I love NSCDC. Pls, keep me informed when the form is out

  21. Please are there other benefits aside from the salary for NSCDC? Kindly let me know.

    1. There are other benefits if you join as a graduate than if you join with O’level

      1. Abdlateef Ibraheem Adebayo

        Does The Nigerian Navy Allows NCE result

  22. Thank Admin. I appreciate your swift response.

  23. how do i get an update on the Nigerian Army, Navy and Airforce DSSC form.

    1. Its not yet out, we often post details when the DSSC Navy or Nigerian air force form comes out

  24. What level is giving to O level holder

  25. Please notify me when Nigeria Navy form is out.

  26. wao I Lov dat ooo… pls inform me wen d form is out. bt am still in school and I we graduate dis year DEC…I mean high institution oooo.

  27. bt wat level 4 waec result ooo or can DY allow awaiting Nce result?

  28. please what level would placed an o level holder.

  29. Hi… Will there be benefits for HND holders 2?

  30. May Almighty GOD be with the commandant general of nscdc and other supporters official that are working with together with him and am ADEDEJI SUNDAY by name and am picking up My interest on nscdc very much which I dare not to think off so please if the recruitment exercise start get me informe here is My mobile no.08069223861 Thanks

  31. What is the salary scale of ND,NCE holder

  32. Methuselah David

    I have passion for this job

  33. Please notify me when the form is out this is my phone no 08026449110/08065503928

  34. pls when will d form b out,and wat are d chances of o level student,can we get it also?

    1. You have to always check the papers as the recruitment into the Nigerian Security and civil defence corp is not as open as the military

  35. 08091688488 my number pls

  36. I like Nigeria civil defence place notify me won form is out my phone is 09029613834 god blessing Nscd

  37. muftau ridwan olalekan

    Please notify me when the form is out God bless nscdc

  38. Pls someone should help me with a total monthly salary including allowances of a new recruit with o’level in immigration service before i leave my present job. i am receiving a total of 70k monthly but the job has no security.that everybody is a contract staff

  39. muftau ridwan olalekan

    Please what are the benefits of new recruit o’level students in NSCDC

    1. Will research and get back to you later

  40. Pls notify me when the form is out

  41. Luka Longkat Gulua

    thank u 4 enriching us with vital informations

  42. What is the salary and rank level of OND holder

  43. Why is graduate with HND are placed on inspectorate Cadre unlike University graduated. This dichotomy will only continue to create undue enmity amongst the officers. Other agencies rank structures are not like what services in interior ministry are using e. g police, FRSC, Army, Navy, custom e. t. c.
    It’s funny that officer with one star can not give compliment to officer with river Niger and one bar (equivalent to 2star).Too much emphasis on certificate than competence.

    1. I saw it, it is so bad, the salary margin is even so much…

    2. how is seniority rated amongs seniors in the supretendant cadre and inspectorate cadre

  44. Please outside the basic salary are there allowances fo an HND holder??

    1. Yes, but its small when compared to Bsc holders

      1. Inspectors and Officers on the same grade levels and steps receive the same salary.

  45. Pls notify me when the 2017 NSCDC form is out

  46. Pls notify me when the form is out 08064832168

  47. Pls notify me when form is out

  48. I pray to be with u in order to serve my country in general. May God answer our prayers, amin

  49. Thank you very much for the vital information,,,, please notify me when the form is out!

  50. ugorji blessing chinenye

    i feel blessed seeing this. more greeze to your elbow. please inform me when the form is out.

  51. Pls if someone enter with OND and later get his bsc certificate, can he upgrade to the level of a suprident cadre

  52. The salary scale between level 7&8 is too much. If the salary structure given is correct.

  53. ugorji blessing chinenye

    please, what level will someone with PGD be placeed?

  54. pls notify me, immediately the civil defense form Is out.

  55. pls a medical Laboratory Scientist will be placed on which level?

    1. the same level where graduates are placed unless you have a higher degree

  56. Aigbomian Ayemere

    Thanks for the information, please notify me when the form is out. I want to serve my Country Nigeria. God bless us.

  57. Darlington Egbufor

    Please notify me when the form is out thanks

  58. Please take note of the following and effect corrections;
    1. In the junior officers rank remove cadre eg, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, etc
    2.DCG and CG are all on level 17, no level 18.
    3. Assistant commandant not Assistant Commander, Deputy Commandant and Commandant not Chief Commandant

  59. my own question is very different from others plz, how much will someone that graduated from technical college,as a level 03 holder will be earning as his salary per month plz?

  60. how much person with o’level received as salary per month…pls tel me!!!

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