Salary Of A Second Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army

How much a second lieutenant earns in the Nigerian army

The Nigerian army is one of the three most respected armed forces in Nigeria military. Joining the Nigerian army is a dream for many Nigerians who want to build a career in the Nigerian army. If you really want to join the Nigerian army, you should be aware of the actual salary of a second lieutenant in the Nigerian army.

2nd-leuitenant-nigerian-armyAlthough, we formerly listed the salaries earned in the Nigerian army here, be aware that how much a Nigerian soldier is paid monthly increases according to his or her rank. For the officers and the ranks in the Nigerian Army, see here. Also, the number of years in service is an important factor that determines how much a Nigerian soldier is paid on monthly basis.

You are made a second lieutenant in the Nigerian army immediately you graduate from the Nigerian Defense Academy. The salary of a Second Lieutenant is N120,000 monthly but once you are promoted, it increases to N180,000. Although, it looks small compared to what other uniform paying jobs in Nigeria looks like, we hope the Federal Government wades into the situation and increase the salaries of the officers of the Nigerian army since they risk their lives to defend the territories and borders of the country.

Monthly Salary Structure of the Nigerian Army Lower Officers

Private Soldier earns N49,000 monthly

Lance Corporal earns N55,000 monthly

Corporal earns N58,000 monthly

Sergeant earns N63,000 monthly

Staff Sergeant earns N68,000 monthly

Warrant Officer earns N80,000 monthly

Master Warrant Officer earns N90,000 monthly.

How do you view this salary structure in the Nigerian army?


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  1. Is the second leuitenant salary same with that of its equivalent in the Nigerian navy

    1. Kadir, I noticed you are a constant reader of our posts. Thanks, as for your question, I will do a research on it

      1. Don’t compare the two because a teacher cannot see bullets flying and still go there however, I agree with you that teachers welfare need to be improved

  2. Hummmm. Nawa ooo teacher wa dey teach everybody dey collect 65,000 naira per month. And na the same certificate both of them get fa.

    1. Teacher dey go battle?

  3. Pls how much do Supreintended of police earn.thnx alot.

    1. Zainab, its about 160-180k you can check this link for a full detail of how much a Nigerian police officer earn monthly and yearly here

    2. Including bribe total is #500,000 monthly.

  4. Jide, but all these figures you posted, you did not tell us of other allowances and benefits for a 2nd leuitenant in nigeria

    1. No benefit added. The Army call it consolidated salary structure meaning, all benefits included.

  5. Navy still remains the best of the three. Nigerian Police no even get mouth

  6. What is the salary for the lowest rank in the nigerian air force

  7. Pls How much do Nigeria Army earn with an HND holder. Thnks alot

  8. Hmmn.A PhD holder who just get employed as university lecturer earns less than that.

  9. If Federal government will pay this faith with due allowances without oweing and don’t allow the supperiors to eat the money and allowances of the lower ones and setting up major to stop this;the salary structure is ok. No where in the world soldier can be paid enough, even American army.

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