Full List of Nigerian Army Ranks and Monthly Salaries 2021

The Nigerian Army Ranks and Monthly Incomes have been compiled.

Below is the official current investigation of Nigerian Army Ranks and Monthly Salary.

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Here is the recent full list of the Nigerian Army Ranks plus their monthly income.

Private Soldier monthly salary is N49, 000
Lance Corporal monthly salary is N55, 000
Corporal monthly salary is N58, 000
Sergeant monthly salary is N63, 000
Staff Sergeant monthly salary is N68, 000
Warrant Officer monthly salary is N80, 000
Master Warrant Officer monthly salary is N90, 000
Second Lieutenant monthly salary is N120,000
Lieutenant earns N180,000 monthly
Captain monthly salary is N220,000
Major monthly pay is N300,000
Lieutenant Colonel monthly salary is N350,000
Colonel monthly salary is N550,000
Brigadier General monthly salary is N750,000
Major General monthly salary is N950,000
Lieutenant General is paid N1,000,000 monthly
General receives N1,500,000 monthly.
Full List of Nigerian Army Ranks and Monthly Salaries 2021.

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1 Field Marshal Yet to be attained
2 General N1,500.000
3 Lieutenant General N1,000,000
4 Major General N950,000
5 Brigadier General N750,000
6 Colonel N550,000
7 Lieutenant Colonel N350,000
8 Major N300,000
9 Captain N220,000
10 Lieutenant N180,000
11 Second Lieutenant N120,000


1 Warrant Officer Class 1 N90,000
2 Warrant Officer Class 2 N80,000
3 Staff Sergeant N68,000
4 Sergeant N63,000
5 Corporal N58,000
6 Lance – corporal N55,000
7 Private N49,000
8 Recruit N/A
Formation of the Nigerian Army (NA)

Below is the arrangement of the Nigerian army under the present Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai:

1st Division, headquartered in Kaduna
2nd Division (HQ Ibadan)
3rd Armoured Division HQ is Jos
81st Division (Amphibious) HQ in Lagos
82nd Division (Airborne and Amphibious) HQ in Enugu
7th Infantry Division (JTF-RO) HQ in Maiduguri
6 Division HQ Port Harcourt
8 Division HQ Sokoto
TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) HQ Minna.
Note , the above breakdown is the new Nigerian army salary per month after minimum wage increase to N30

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The New monthly salary of the officers and soldiers in the Nigerian Army
Soldiers in Nigeria are traditionally paid according to their rank. The highest paying rank in the military is General, who earns N1.5 million per month, while the deepest paid rank is private soldier, who earns about N49,000 per month.
After finalizing the 6 months of mandatory training, university graduates are paid N150,000 per month with the rank of second lieutenant, which is the graduate entry level grade.

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