Nigerian Army Ranks & Salary (2024)

Ranks & Salaries in Nigerian Army

Nigerian army is the land or foot wing of the Nigerian military. Finding out how much salary Nigerian Army officers are paid is usually significant amongst prospective officers.

Nigerian army ranks & salary

Nigerian army is the pride of the country and before now was known as Royal West African Frontier Force.

It is the dreams and aspirations of many Nigerian youths to join the Nigerian army and by so doing serve their nation.

However, many Nigerians are always in demand to know the ranks and salary of Nigerian army.

This will form the major discourse in this article. Information on salaries and ranks of Nigerian army is very significant among Nigerian applicants who wished to join the military wing.

This is why we have decided to use this post to provide to our audience, the credible information and details about the Nigerian army ranks and salaries in Nigerian Army.

Ranks in Nigerian Army

Ranks in Nigerian Army is very well specified and respected.

The Nigerian army alongside other military wings: Airforce, Navy and Police are among the well ranked armed forces in Nigeria. Nigerian army ranks is sectioned into commissioned and non commissioned.

Commissioned ranks in Nigerian Army are for senior officers while non commissioned ranks are for junior officers and soldiers.

Let’s now roll out the detailed ranks in Nigeria army.

Nigerian Army Ranks (Commissioned)

Below are the commissioned ranks in Nigerian Army starting from the highest rank in Nigerian Army.

  • Field Marshal
  • General
  • Lieutenant General
  • Major General
  • Brigadier General
  • Colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Major
  • Captain
  • First Lieutenant
  • Second Lieutenant

Ranks in Nigerian Army (Non Commissioned)

Below are ranks among junior officers or soldiers in Nigeria army. Here you will find the lowest rank in Nigerian Army.

  • Master Warrant Officer
  • Warrant Officer
  • Staff Sergeant
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Lance Corporal
  • Private
  • Recruit

Nigerian Army Salaries

The salaries of Nigerian army is not a very open information for the public.

Nevertheless through investigations and secrets sources we were able to get tips on Nigerian army salaries.

Salary of army in Nigeria is based on ranks and cadre. This the best practices across the world and other military agencies.

Also the public are always tasting for briefs on salaries of Army officers and soldiers in Nigeria.

So, this makes this post worthwhile and highly significant.

For applicants who are willing to join the army with this post, you can have an idea of what salary you earn as an army officer in Nigeria.Below is the details of Nigerian Army Salaries.

Salary of Nigerian Army Officers (Commissioned)

Salaries of Nigeria Army senior official on monthly basis

  • Field Marshal                   – – – – – 
  • General                           N1,500.000
  • Lieutenant General         N1,000,000
  • Major General                 N950,000
  • Brigadier General            N750,000
  • Colonel                             N550,000
  • Lieutenant Colonel           N350,000
  • Major                                N300,000
  • Captain                            N220,000
  • Lieutenant                        N180,000
  • Second Lieutenant           N120,000

Salary of Nigerian Army Soldiers (Non Commissioned)

Salaries of Nigerian Army officers and Soldiers on monthly basis. Here is a breakdown of Nigeria Army salaries and allowances.

  • Warrant Officer Class 1          N90,000
  • Warrant Officer Class 2          N80,000
  • Staff Sergeant                         N68,000
  • Sergeant                                  N63,000
  • Corporal                                  N58,000
  • Lance – corporal                    N55,000
  • Private                                     N49,000
  • Recruit                                     – – – – –


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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