According to Wikipedia, a job is anythinga person does regularly in
exchange for money. We are going to use this definition of a job as the
standard definition even as we research and create a list of the highest
paying jobs in Nigeria. What may surprise you is that some of these
jobs have little or no entry barrier while others are very delicate and
require years upon years of training.
In creating this list, we took into
the average annual take home pay for each profession, we considered the
delicacy of the tasks they handle and how desired they are in their
place of employment. We also
how many millionaires each profession has created. We then narrowed our
list by researching and comparing the findings of other researchers.
This list may not be precise but it is completely ‘true’.
The ten highest paying jobs in Nigeria
of the most demanding jobs of our day is the job of the CEO or a
business owner. The CEO is answerable for the success or failure of any
company.They oversee the company’s operations,
production, marketing and human
resource. Generally, the CEO is the
company. As such they are equally
rewarded for the heavy crown they wear. Median Salary of a CEO is about N40 million.
There is no way around this. Nigerians appreciate their religious leaders —especially pastor’s. In fact we idolize them
shower them with gifts and money.A powerful ‘beginner’ in this circle
would take home up to N5 million and ‘established’ names rake in 9 times
The place of
the Petroleum Engineer inthe world today is prominent because the world
has a high demand for petroleum. These engineers, who design, test and
deploy means of extracting petroleum are revered and paid well. An
average salary will be N12 million.
engineers are ‘airplane engineers’. In Nigeria, their main job is the
maintenance of aircrafts technology.Their job is very delicate because
the safety of the nation’s aircrafts, military or commercial, rests on
their shoulders.The lives and safety of everyday traveler depends on
them so aeronautic engineers get up to N11 million.
seems to understand why a surgeon needs to be well paid since a surgeon
is responsible for identifying patients who requires surgery, perform
the operation, and provide patients with care and treatment after the
surgery. Since people figuratively and literally ‘lay’ their lives at
his table, the surgeon is well compensated and takes about N11 milla
Choosing who come first between the
pilots and the surgeon was hard. Pilots fly planes. They convey people
from one location to another in the most delicate means of
transportation. They get paid about N9 million.
engineers make it possible for you to make calls and browse from your
phone. If you know how mobile networks work you will understand why the
Telecoms engineer is well-regarded.
Investment bankers manage your
‘happiness and comfort’ as such we reward them proportionately. What price is your happiness?
A musician’s job is straightforward: they make music that entertains, informs, shape and sometimes change our ways
thinking. It is not uncommon to find people idolize musicians like they
do religious leaders as such, we pay musicians from N600,000 to N2
million for their presence at our events
Programmers are problem solvers.They
figure out how to make computers solve our problems. Programmers are among
top 5 best paid professions in developed worlds but in naija they are
probably the least appreciated financially. They get about N5 million
**NOTE: salary figures are stated on per annum basis.