The Nigerian Army: Monthly Salary Scale For All Ranks

The Nigerian Army unlike the police is saddled with the responsibility of protecting the nation’s land territory against aggressive external invasion by foreign bodies. The Nigerian Army is the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces, and responsible for land warfare operations. It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council, it was formed in the year 1960 with its headquarters in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Just like the Nigerian police, navy and air force, the Nigerian army has its own salary structure too, it is way better than the Salaries of the Nigerian police, its not surprising as the Nigerian army has a greater responsibility when compared to the other arms of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

It would be worthy to note that these salaries are excluding allowances and bonuses.

The Nigerian Army: Monthly Salary Scale For All Ranks

Private Soldier

Monthly Salary – N48-49,000

Lance Corporal

Monthly Salary – N54-55,


Monthly Salary – N58,000


Monthly Salary – N63,000

Staff Sergeant

Monthly Salary – N68,000

Warrant Officer

Monthly Salary – N80,000

Master Warrant Officer

Monthly Salary – N90,000

Nigerian Army Salary Structure for Commissioned Officers

Second Lieutenant

Monthly Salary – N120,000

Army Lieutenant

Monthly Salary -N180,000

Army Captain

Monthly Salary -N220,000

Army Major

Monthly Salary -N300,000

Lt. Colonel

Monthly Salary -N350,000


Monthly Salary – N550,000

Brigadier General

Monthly Salary – N750,000

Major General

Monthly Salary – N950,000

Lt. General

Monthly Salary – N1 million


Monthly Salary – N1.5 million

NB: NB: The commissioned officers in this case refers to the core officers that passed through the Nigerian Defence Academy and graduated successfully to become officers.

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Nigerian Army Website

For more information about the Nigerian army, be it recruitment, information on their short service or questions related to the force, visit their official website on


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