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Military Ranks Of Nigeria, Equivalent And Salary 2024

When we talk about military ranks of Nigeria, we are talking about the the Nigerian Army ranks, Nigerian Navy ranks and the Nigerian Air Force ranks. The Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force are the three branches of the military and they have equivalent of ranks among them. This simply means that any rank you see in the Army, you will also see it in the Navy but with different name, The same goes to the Nigerian AirForce.

For those who has been following our blog we have previously written a post about the Nigerian Army Salary and Ranks, Nigerian Navy Salary and Ranks and the Nigerian Air Force Salary and Ranks. There is no much difference between what you read in those post and what you will be reading in this post. The only main difference is that the ranks will be arranged according to the equivalent in other Force.

Military ranks of Nigeria

The ranks in the Nigerian military is categorized according to the qualification you joined the military with. For example. Those who joined the Nigerian military as a graduate will be given a higher rank than those who joined the Military with SSCE certificate. For gradutes who are reading this post and wish to join the Nigerian military as a graduate, You can read on how to join the Nigerian Army as a graduate, or how to join the Nigerian Navy as a graduate or how to join the Nigerian Air Force as a graduate depending on the force you wish to join. For those who wish to join military with SSCE certificate, You can read about the Nigerian Army Recruitment, Nigerian Navy Recruitment or the Nigerian Air Force Recruitment.

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Now let’s see the military ranks of Nigeria and how they are being categorized. Below is the complete military ranks of Nigeria and their equivalent.

Military Ranks Of Nigeria

ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE
 
Recruit Trainee Trainee
Private Ordinary Seaman Aircraftman / woman
Lance Corporal Seaman Lance Corporal

 

Corporal Able Seaman Corporal
Sergeant Leading Seaman Sergeant
Staff Sergeant Petty Officer Flight Sergeant
Warrant Officer Warrant Officer Warrant Officer
Master Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer
Army Warrant Officer Navy Warrant  Officer Air Warrant Officer
Second Lieutenant Midshipman Pilot Officer
Lieutenant Sub-Lieutenant Flying Officer
Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant
Major Lieutenant Commander Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Colonel Commander Wing Commander
Colonel Captain Group Captain
Brigadier General Commodore Air Commodore
Major General Rear Admiral Air Vice-Marshal
Lieutenant General Vice-Admiral Air Marshal
General Admiral Air Chief Marshal
Field Marshal Admiral of the Fleet Marshal of the Air Force

When you look at the ranks above, you will see that The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force looks so similar, only the Nigerian Navy that looks different.

One thing you should note is that once someone in the Army is above you in the Navy, you will pay him his respect and it applies to the three of them.

Now let’s talk about the Nigerian military salary.

The Nigerian Military salary is categorized according to ranks and years of service. Entry level at each rank receives lower salary than those who have served for some years. Using the table below, we will be giving you the estimated salary of the Nigerian military.

ARMY NAVY AIR FORCE
 
Recruit Trainee Trainee
Private – #50,000 -#52,000. Ordinary Seaman Aircraftman / woman
Lance Corporal – #57,000 – 59,000. Seaman Lance Corporal

 

Corporal – #60,000 – 65,000. Able Seaman Corporal
Sergeant #67,000 – #75,000. Leading Seaman Sergeant
Staff Sergeant – #77,000 – #90,000. Petty Officer Flight Sergeant
Warrant Officer – #95,000 – #105,000. Warrant Officer Warrant Officer
Master Warrant Officer – #110,000 – #120,000. Master Warrant Officer Master Warrant Officer
Army Warrant Officer – # 130,000 – #150,000. Navy Warrant  Officer Air Warrant Officer
Second Lieutenant – #150,000 – #170,000 Midshipman Pilot Officer
Lieutenant – #180,000 – #200,000 Sub-Lieutenant Flying Officer
Captain – #220,000 – 250,000. Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant
Major – #270 – #300,000. Lieutenant Commander Squadron Leader
Lieutenant Colonel – #350,000 – #380,000. Commander Wing Commander
Colonel – #500,000 – #550,000. Captain Group Captain
Brigadier General – #750,000 – #800,000. Commodore Air Commodore
Major General – #950,000 – #1M. Rear Admiral Air Vice-Marshal
Lieutenant General #1M – #1.5M. Vice-Admiral Air Marshal
General – #1.5M – #2M. Admiral Air Chief Marshal
Field Marshal – Not Disclosed. Admiral of the Fleet Marshal of the Air Force
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