Highest paying jobs in Nigeria & How To Apply

In this article, we are going to analyse and explain not just the highest paying jobs in Nigeria but the highest paying convenient and easy jobs.

Nigeria, a West African country, has the largest economy in Africa, with a population of 186 million (2016) according to the world bank and a GDP of 2,177.99 USD ‎(2016).

Human Wants are numerous, our quest to make more money has led us in search of higher paying jobs, so as to meet our numerous needs.


Below is a list of tge highest paying jobs in Nigeria:


Oil and Gas

When it comes to top paying jobs in Nigeria, it is no doubt that the oil and gas industry has one of the highest paying jobs.  Nigeria, being largest oil producing country in Africa has India as one of it’s largest buyers.

According to Wikipedia, Nigeria exports an average of 400,000 barrels per day, making about US$10 billion annually from India alone.

The statistics alone show why the oil and gas industry is one of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria.

Federal Government Jobs

Job security is the major reason why people love federal government jobs and the most interesting part of working with the federal government of Nigeria is that your pay is extremely large.

Below are a few federal government jobs:

  • Administrative Officer
  • Economics Adviser
  • Head of Corporate Services
  • Chief Economist 
  • Executive Secretary To The CEO
  • Head of Internal Audit, and much more.

Online Job

Online jobs are very interesting because you have a lot of freedom and time so you can decide to sleep all day or not, It is your choice.

There are various ways to make money online legally such as graphic and web design, writing, SEO Marketing/Optimisation, app development and/or freelance.

How to get started on Online Jobs:

First, you need to have solid computer skill, such as designing (web, app, graphics), writing and much more.

Websites like Fiverr, Elance, Freelancer, etc has made it easy for you as all you have to do is register, specify your skills and you are good to go.

Other alternatives are to advertise your service and skills.

Civil Engineering

If you have some knowledge of economics or you follow the national dailies Business section, you will see that, in the construction sector alone, Nigeria’s GDP Increased to NGN649140.64 Million from NGN541311.33 in 2017.

Daily, we can see different building projects going on in every part of the country.

Looking at the contribution of Construction to the GDP, you can see Why Civil Engineering pay is extremely high and attractive.

According to our research, civil engineers earn between 10-30 million Naira annually.

Project manager

A project can either be large scale or small scale but the most exciting part of the  job of a project manager is to see a great idea become successful.

As a Project manager, you are put in charge of a specific project or projects within a company, to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on, from inception to completion.

Legal Jobs

Rendering legal services is highly profitable when it comes to real estate and other law sectors as most of their services are based on a percentage.

Other High Paying Jobs In Nigeria includes the following:

  • Humans Resource Manager
  • Developer/programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Footballer
  • Pilot
  • Surgeon
  • Doctors

As time goes on, we will update the list. If you feel we are missing out any information or have any questions, kindly let us know via the comment section.

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