Entry Level Salaries of Nigerian Companies and Agencies


If you’re looking to get an idea of how much some popular Nigerian companies pay their entry-level staff (i.e. newly employed fresh graduates), then you’re just on the right page. Read on to see the exact figures that these companies pay.

Bear in mind, however, that the information on this page is subject to sudden change, so some figures may no longer be correct. In addition, even though we’ve tried our best to ensure that the figures and estimates are correct, we admit that the information here can’t be 100% accurate.


Union Bank N180,000/N258,000
Guaranty Trust Bank N209,000
Diamond Bank N240,000 (N80,000 for trainees)
United Bank for Africa N142,000
First Bank N150,000 + allowances worth around N150,000+
Access Bank N237,000
Enterprise Bank N249,000
Keystone Bank N127,000 excluding allowances
Fidelity Bank Plc N180,000
Skye Bank N104,000
FBN Capital N400,000+


Oil and gas

Shell (SPDC) N667,000 (permanent), N250,000 to N500,000 (contract
Exxon Mobil N1million
Total Oil N1million
Mobil Oil Nigeria N500,000
Mobil Producing Nigeria N700,000 – N800,000
Schlumberger N500,000
Chevron N750,000+
Halliburton N375,000
IOCs E&P (upstream) N600,000 to N1million
Independents E&P (upstream) N300,000 – N600,000
Multinational oil servicing N300,000 – N600,000
Tier 2/ Indigenous oil servicing N200,000 – N400,000
Tier 1 downstream N200,000 – N400,000
Tier 2 downstream N150,000 – N200,000
NNPC N190,000
DPR N190,000
PPPRA N190,000
NestOil Plc N150,000??
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PZ Cussons N145,000 (RDM i.e. sales)
Meristem N100,000+ with profit sharing
Guinness Nigeria N120,000 – N160,000
Dangote Sugar N150,000
Dangote Cement N140,000
Nigerian Bottling Company N148,000 – N160,000
Cadbury Nigeria Plc N130,000
Frigoglass N50,000
Nigerian Breweries Plc N350,000
Lafarge N90,000 excluding allowances



General Electric N300,000+
Huawei Technologies N200,000
Tecno Mobile N120,000
Ericsson N88,000
EEDC Eastern Electric Distribution Company N350,000
PHCN N79,000 (excluding bulk rent and pay leave allowance


Auditing and consulting

KPMG N171,000 b.t. (non-chartered ET)/ N145,000 (non-chartered ETOP)
PWC N140,000 (non chartered)
Deloitte N150,000 a.t.



MTN Nigeria N180,000 – N250,000
Globacom N120,000
Airtel Nigeria N100,000??



P&G N200,00+
INEC N77,000 (including allowances)
PAL N77,000
Multichoice N40,000 – N70,000


Additional points to note

Listed figures are for professional, permanent staff, not contract staff or ETOPs (except otherwise stated).

Some figures represent net total with tax deductions, while some represent salary without tax deductions.

All values are for monthly pay (not annual).

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Oil exploration companies pay at least N500,000 for entry level employees, while servicing companies pay at least N200,000.

Multinational oil companies pay according to global standards because their employees can be deployed to anywhere in the world. This explains why they pay the highest salaries.

Most bank employees don’t get to earn the figures listed because the figures are for professional staff, whereas 75% of bank staffs are contract staff who don’t earn up to one-third of the figures listed. So, don’t be surprised to know that most “bankers” don’t earn as much as the listed figures.

Aviation companies pay between N600,000 and N800,000.

Actual salaries may vary slightly depending on qualification and unit.

Most companies offering seemingly low salaries bolster their pay with juicy allowances.

Help us make this page better

If you think some figures on this page are wrong or outdated, kindly help us with the corrections (and provide proof!). Similarly, if you know the entry level salaries of some companies that are missing on this list, kindly let us know, and we’d be eager to add them to the list.



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  1. AIGMB

    Tetfund salary anyone has idea?

  2. Eugene

    Good work nigerianfinder.come

  3. Zarah

    Please any idea on nexim bank?

  4. Abioye, Victoria Olufunke

    Pls include universities in your review of this article.

  5. Cletus

    How about Un, usaid and foreign councils in Nigeria

  6. Temple

    Please how much does UAC Restaurant pay its entry staff?

    1. uac restaurants don’t pay much but they have job satisfaction and treat employees equally

  7. Abioye, Victoria Olufunke

    Thanks for this it is a job well done

  8. royalty

    Good work!

  9. Andy

    can anyone have an idea of how much Heineken pays

    1. James

      Around 1,500,000 naira

  10. Hidir Mera

    I graduated with 4.15 in petrochemical engineering. Pls what is my probability of getting a job in Total

  11. Meriyln

    Please between getting an admission with Nimet(nigeria meterological agency)which qualifies you as an employee and Dpr employee which is better?

  12. Meriyln

    Please between getting a admission with Nimet(nigeria meterological agency)which qualifies you as an empoyee and Dpr employee which is better?

    1. Gbola

      DPR is 100% better than Nimet.

  13. Naomi

    please how much does Nigeria meterological Agency (NIMET) pay for entry level.Thank’s.

  14. Aminu

    This shows that Skyebank is the lowest pay bank among these banks.

  15. Tosin

    Suggestion for aviation companies absolutely wrong. Even Managerial level at several do not earn 600k.

    1. Gbola

      They are probably talking about pilots and aircraft engineers

  16. Alasa

    Anyone here knows how much IPI POWERTECH NIGERIA LTD pay their graduate trainee engineers? Will appreciate your reply greatly


      80k Naira.

  17. What of Nigeria railway corporation entry level salary?

    How much WEMA bank pay entry level

    1. Zarah

      Railway is 50k without allowance😂

      1. Bello

        What of with allowance?

  18. What about logistics companies for entry-level

  19. Martins

    pls how much is the salary for a service support officer at NIBSSS, entry level.

  20. innocent okon

    pls who knows anything abt nercs entry salary for level 7

  21. How about Civil/Construction Companies? What are their Salary structure like, please.

  22. Hunge Sunday

    Wat About Dstv & GoTv Staff Salary

  23. concelia

    how much does dangote sino truck, ikeja pay for entry level

  24. Abdallah

    Hmm disgusting.

  25. When was this article written so one can tell how current it is?

  26. UMAR


  27. Okpanwu Idoko Emmanuel

    I applied recently for kpmg audit graduate trainee 2016. have they call anyone?

  28. The figure for PHCN (now known as TCN) is spot on. But there has been a very slight increase (by about 8k) recently. So it might be more like 87k/month now (excluding housing and leave allowance).

  29. Nwachukwu Rejoice

    Please dear kindly help me with FIRS entry salary pls. Level 8/9

  30. How much does keystone bank pay their entry level staff?

  31. Favour

    FBN Capital doesn’t pay 400k for entry level o. The monthly net pay is 159k net. I worked there last year, that’s how i know this. There are other fat allowances paid in bulk during the year, though. Also, you start to get bonuses after your first year as an analyst.

  32. Ybbil

    Who knows.anything about FIRS salary, entry level?


  34. nduki

    What about cbn,ndic and firs

  35. mr jude

    What of sabmiller company

  36. fashakin abisola

    Please is it still like dat in chevron? I mean entry level salary 750,000 .confirmation pls?

  37. Temilade

    Please what about The Concept group

  38. Vincent

    What about the construction companies, how much do they pay?

  39. cross

    What about NEXIM Bank

    1. Zarah

      I want to know too

  40. what about nlng and please check the salary of nnpc

  41. cross

    What about salary for TCN

  42. james

    what about FIRS?

  43. Peter

    1. The starting salary for KPMG:
    * N124,500 (for non-chartered accountants in units which requires ICAN/ACCA Certifications e.g. Audit and Tax divisions);
    ** N138,000 (for other entry level staff e.g. staff in Advisory division

    2. Starting salary for Firstbank Nig Ltd:
    * N119,000 (before confirmation)
    ** N100,000 (after confirmation).
    *** These salary structure took effect in 2015. Although the staff members get an upfront yearly.

    3. Huawei starting salary varies yearly but the highest within the last 3 years is N140,000.
    *The salary is increased twice yearly by 10%

  44. tolu

    why is access bank boldened with blue colour? any indications?

  45. What about Olam Nigeria

    1. Donald

      Do you have an idea yet about how much Olam pays graduate trainees?

      1. Eugene

        These information may not be 100% reliable, but it’s helpful to the job seeker – especially. Well done Nigerianfinder.com

  46. zizuman

    pls that of access bank is it after deductions?

    1. Yes

  47. Dami

    You have done a good job. I can verify that some of the figures posted are absolutely correct as i have worked in 3 of the companies listed above



  49. Silva Samuel

    What about Daewoo start up salary

  50. Toby

    Informative. I will appreciate stuff like this sent to me.

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