Nigerian Army Salary 2022,How Much A Nigerian Soldier Is Paid

Nigerian Army Salary 2022, How much a Nigerian Army Personnel is paid is what some people has been wanting to know, in this post, we are going to break it down how much a Soldier in the Army is Paid.

Firstly you have to know that there are different ranks in the Army and salary is paid according to the rank you are. People that just joined the army as recruit are to have lesser salary the the people that are commissioned.

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Nigerian Army Salary Structure

I know that some may not understand what I mean but let me explain further.

The commissioned officers are the ones that pass through Nigerian Defence Academy NDA and were commissioned by the chief in commander of the Armed Forces and their salary is bigger or those who joined the Nigerian Army as a graduate, which means that they have already finished from higher institution before joining the Nigerian Army. We made an article on how to join the Nigerian Army as a graduate HERE

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The Nigerian Army Recruit are the ones that spent a period of training in the Nigerian Army Training School in the Nigerian Army Depot Zaria Kaduna. They are also called the Non Commissioned Officers and their salary is lesser.

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The Nigerian Army Ranks is classified into two groups. The Non Commissioned Officers and the Commissioned officers. So the Salary structure is also classified into two. The Nigerian Army Structure is As below.

Nigerian Army Salary 2022 And Ranks


 For the Non Commissioned Officers 

  • Private Soldier is Paid #50,000 Monthly.
  • Lance Corporal Earns #57,000 Monthly.
  • Coporal Collects #62,000 Monthly.
  • Sergeant Is Paid #68,000 Monthly.
  • Staff Sergeant Earns #80,000 Monthly.
  • Warrant Officer Is paid #110,000 monthly Salary.
  • Master Warrant Officer Earns #130,000 Monthly.
  • Army Warrant Officer Collects #180,000 Monthly.
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For the Commissioned officers 

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  • Second Lieutenant Salary is #200,000 monthly.
  • Lieutenant is paid #230,000 monthly.
  • Captain Earns #280,000 Monthly.
  • Major collects #350,000 as Monthly Salary.
  • Lieutenant Colonel is paid #400,000 Monthly
  • Colonel Monthly Salary is  #550,000
  • Brigadier General (1 Star General) earns #850,000 Monthly.
  • Major General (2 Star General) is paid #1,000,000 Monthly
  • Lieutenant General (3 Star General) – 1.5 Million monthly.
  • General (4 Star General) collects – 2 Million monthly.

There is still one rank remaining which is the field Marshall. No one has reached the Rank in the Army so it’s always assumed that it’s the president who is also the commander in chief of the Armed Forces that bears the rank.

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If you want to read more about the Nigerian Army, Please visit The Nigerian Army Official website www.army.mil.ng

2 thoughts on “Nigerian Army Salary 2022,How Much A Nigerian Soldier Is Paid

  1. May God continue to bless Nigeria army in Jesus name may those who die for the country continue to rest in peace 😭😭

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