The Nigerian Navy ranks and salary structure is a topic which many people are interested in knowing about, especially for those who want to join the Nigerian Navy. The Nigerian Navy Ranks structured according to your level of education and Years of service.
For example, those who joined the Nigerian Navy with BSC or HND are given the rank of sub lieutenant while those who joined the Nigerian Navy with SSCE will be given the rank of Ordinary Seaman. Those that joined the Navy with NCE or National Diploma are given the rank of Seaman as their starting rank.
The Nigerian Navy has a total of 18 ranks, which are divided into two categories just like the Nigerian Army Ranks. The commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers. The commissioned officers are those who joined the Nigerian Navy as a graduate or those who joined the Nigerian Navy through the Nigerian Defence Academy, while the non-commissioned officers are those who joined the Nigerian Navy with SSCE, NCE or ND. The ranks in the Nigerian Navy are as follows:
Nigerian Navy Ranks For Commissioned Officers
- Vice Admiral
- Rear Admiral
- Lieutenant Commander
Nigerian Navy Ranks For Non-Commissioned Officers
- Navy Warrant Officer
- Master Master Officer
- Warrant Officer
- Petty Officer
- Leading Seaman
- Able Seaman
- Ordinary Season
The salary structure of the Nigerian Navy is structured in a way that the higher a person’s rank, the greater their income. The government of Nigeria pays the salaries of the military, including the Nigerian Navy. In addition to their basic salary, Navy officers receive a number of allowances, some of which are specific to the branch of the military in which they serve.
According to the Nigerian Navy, an officer in the lowest rank, which is the Ordinary Seaman, earns a monthly salary of N50,000. This salary is subject to change at anytime by the government. The highest-rank officer, which is the Admiral, earns a monthly salary of N1,858,595.
SSCE certificate holders in the Nigerian Navy are paid between N50,000 – N57,000 as their starting salary while the NCE and National Diploma holders are paid between N57,000 to N60,000 as their starting salary. BSC certificate holders and HND holders are paid about N217,459 monthly.
These figures are not part of other allowances that they may receive, which include the housing allowance, transport allowance, and medical allowance.
Below is the complete Nigerian Navy Salary and Ranks.
Nigerian Navy Salary And Ranks
Nigerian Navy Salary And Ranks for commissioned officers
- Admiral is paid N2,524,299 monthly
- Vice-Admiral earns N1,876,091 monthly
- Rear Admiral collects N1,366,393 monthly
- Commodore is paid N744,570 monthly salary
- Captain Earns N458,074 monthly
- Lieutenant collects N292,494 as monthly
- Sub-Lieutenant is paid N217,459 monthly
- Midshipman earns N200,199 monthly
Nigerian Navy Salary 2024 For Non Commissioned Officers
- Warrant Chief Petty Officer is paid N155,655 Monthly
- Chief Petty Officer Collects N120,572 monthly
- Petty Officer is paid N90,254 monthly
- Leading Seaman earns N72,659 monthly
- Able Seaman Collects N68,850 monthly
- Seaman is Paid N58,005 monthly.
- Ordinary Seaman earns N53,851 monthly
- Trainee is paid N10,220 monthly.
Nigerian Navy Allowances
- Clothing Allowance: ₦10,000 per year
- HouseRent Allowance: up to ₦30,000 per month
- Transport Allowance: up to ₦10,000 per month.
- Operation allowance up to ₦75,000
Apart from salary, officers in the Nigerian Navy benefit from other incentives, such as educational opportunities, access to affordable loans, and opportunities to acquire essential skills. Officers in the Nigerian Navy also benefit from health and dental care plans that are provided by the military. They also have access to a pension scheme so that they can save for retirement.