Nigerian Navy Salary Structure Updated

Nigerian Navy Salaries Structure updated

This article contains all the Navy Salary structure for all suitable and qualified candidates interested in joining the force.

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Brief Description

The Nigerian Navy is a branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The force is a water-focused military force.

The structure of the Naval Headquarters in Abuja has three operational commands with headquarters in Lagos, Calabar, and Bayelsa.

The Nigerian Navy Training command’s headquarters is currently located in Lagos, Nigeria, but with training facilities for the force spread all over Nigeria.

The five operational bases of the Nigerian Navy with two more soon to come on stream are categories as follows; two dockyards located in Lagos and Port Harcourt and two fleets based in Lagos and Calabar.

The commissioned officers for the Nigerian Navy are as follows and the salary structure below:

  1. Admiral of the Fleet
  2. Admiral
  3. Vice-Admiral
  4. Rear Admiral Commodore
  5. Captain
  6. Commander
  7. Lieutenant Commander
  8. Lieutenant
  9. Sub-Lieutenant
  10. Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  11. Mid-Shipman
S/NCATEGORIESSALARIES
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
1Admiral of the FleetYet to be attained
2AdmiralN1,358,595
3Vice AdmiralN1,113,602
4Rear AdmiralN1,003,245
5CommodoreN615,488
6CaptainN309,654
7CommanderN281,673



There are seven ranks of the non-commissioned officers in the Nigerian Navy.

  1. Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  2. Chief Petty Officer
  3. Petty Officer
  4. Leading Rating
  5. Able Rating
  6. Ordinary Rating
  7. Trainee

Please note that the salaries of Naval Officers are determined by their ranks and is also based on whether they are commissioned or non-commissioned officers.

Nigerian Navy Perks and other Benefits

Aside from the monthly salaries paid to naval officers’ other benefits includes; travel, stable employment, career growth, improved physique, free healthcare, and unique experience benefits.

Naval Officers Average Salary Structure for vacant positions;

S\No.RankSalary (Naira – ₦)
1Marine Engineer95,000
2Naval Engineer229,000
3ICT Security Expert79,000
4Communicator51,000
5Navy Recruit76,000

Are you in the Nigerian Navy and you have access to more information about the navy salary and benefits, please leave a comment below?

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