Highest paid jobs in Nigeria

Are you interested in moving to Nigeria? Discover the highest paid jobs in Nigeria in case you want to visit this place one day.

Highest paid jobs in Nigeria

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There is no way around this. Nigerians cherish their religious leaders, especially pastors.

A powerful “beginner” in this circle would take home up to N5 million. The “established” names would earn 9 times more.

CEO/Business Mogul

One of the most demanding jobs of our day is the job of the CEO or owner of a business. The CEO is the one who takes complete responsibility for the success or failure of any company.

They oversee the operations, production, marketing and human resources of the company. Generally, the CEO is the company.

The salary range for a CEO is near N40 million.

Aeronautical Engineer

Aeronautical engineers are aircraft engineers. In Nigeria, their main job is the maintenance of aeronautical technology.

Their work is very delicate because the safety of the nation’s aircraft, military or commercial, rests on their shoulders.

The lives and safety of everyday travelers depend on them. This is why aeronautical engineers earn up to 11 million nairas.


Everyone seems to understand why a surgeon needs to be well paid. The surgeon is responsible for identifying patients who require surgery. They perform the operation and provide care and treatment to patients after surgery. The surgeon is well compensated and also gets about 11 million nairas.


Choosing who comes first between the pilots and the surgeon was difficult. Pilots fly airplanes. They transport people from one place to another in the most delicate means of transport. They are paid about N9 million.

Telecoms Engineer

Telecom engineers allow you to make calls and navigate from your phone. If you know how mobile networks work, you will understand why Telecom Engineers have good salaries.

Investment Banker

Investment bankers manage your “happiness and comfort” as such, we reward them proportionately. What price is your happiness?


The job is simple: they make music that entertains, informs, shapes, and sometimes changes our way of thinking. It is not uncommon to find people who idolize musicians as they do religious leaders. As such, we pay musicians from N600,000 to N2 million for their presence at our events.


They are problem solvers. Programmers are among the best salary ranges in the world. However, in Naija, they do not appreciate them enough financially. They get about N5 million a year.

Oil Engineer

Nowadays the place of this professional globally is prominent because the world has a huge demand for oil.

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