The new salary structure for Nigerian Navy high ranking commissioned officers in 2017

Working in the Nigerian Navy is one of the best careers and most sought after in Nigeria for many reasons. For some, it is the honour of protecting the integrity of the country’s border. While for others, it is the monetary benefits of the Nigerian Navy salary per month. Whichever one is yours, you will find this post on the Nigerian Navy salary structure interesting.

As you know, the Nigerian Navy is one of the three branches of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The other two are the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force. The Nigerian Navy is one of the largest Naval Forces in Africa.

Being a Naval Officer in Nigeria is a big deal and it is highly competitive to get into the Nigerian Navy. Recently, the Navy commenced the recruitment process for Nigerian graduates interested in joining the team for the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 25. But we are not writing about the recruitment process here. Just about the new Nigerian Navy salary scale for 2017.

Nigerian Naval ship

Information about the Nigerian Navy salary is not something you can easily come across on the Internet. So, if you are looking for a detailed information on the Nigerian Navy salary structure, we doubt you will find one. This because the new Nigerian Navy salary scale is not public information. However, according to a report that was published by the Leadership Newspaper, we only have figures of the annual salary of some of the high ranking commissioned officers of the Nigerian Navy. For now, we do not have any information about the Nigerian Navy salary scale for the junior officers.

Just like any other profession the salary structure is according to the levels/ranks in the Navy. So, before you check the salary structure, you should know all the ranks available.

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Nigerian Navy senior ranking officers

Nigerian Navy Ranks for Commissioned Officers

From the highest to the lowest:

  • Admiral of the Fleet
  • Admiral
  • Vice-Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  • Mid-Shipman

Nigerian Navy Ranks for Non-Commissioned Officers

From the highest to lowest:

  • Warranty Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer
  • Leading Rating
  • Able Rating
  • Ordinary Rating
  • Trainee
Nigerian Naval officers

Nigerian Navy salary structure for high ranking commissioned officers

This is how much the following senior ranking officers in the Nigerian Navy takes home as a basic salary every year in a descending order.

  • Admiral in the Nigerian Navy – 16,303,140 Naira.
  • Vice Admiral – 13,363,229 Naira.
  • Real-Admiral – 12,038,945 Naira.
  • Commodore – 7,385,856 Naira.
  • Captain – 3,715,859 Naira.
  • Commander – 3,380,086 Naira.
Nigerian Navy officers

We do not guarantee that this information here is hundred percent correct. If you really want to know how much a naval officer earns, your best source will be the office responsible for their salary or a naval officer kind enough to give you the information. But one thing you can be sure of is that being the member of the Nigerian Navy comes with great monetary benefits and several other awesome benefits. If you are interested in joining the Nigerian Navy or you are ready to join, visit for more information on how to apply.

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