Below is the official current breakdown of Nigerian Army Ranks and Monthly Salaries.
New Nigerian Army salaries per month (2021)
Here is the current full list of the Nigerian Army Ranks plus their monthly earnings.
Private Soldier monthly pay is N49, 000
Lance Corporal monthly pay is N55, 000
Corporal monthly pay is N58, 000
Sergeant monthly pay is N63, 000
Staff Sergeant monthly pay is N68, 000
Warrant Officer monthly pay is N80, 000
Master Warrant Officer monthly pay 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 pay is N350,000
Colonel monthly pay is N550,000
Brigadier General monthly pay is N750,000
Major General monthly pay is N950,000
Lieutenant General is paid N1,000,000 monthly
General earns N1,500,000 monthly
Formation of the Nigerian Army (NA)
Below is the formation 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 N30,000.
The New monthly salary of the officers and soldiers in the Nigerian Army
Traditionally, Nigerian soldier is paid according to his or her rank. The highest paid rank in the military system is the General with a monthly salary of N1.5 million while a private soldier which is the least rank earns a salary of about N49,000 per month.
For University graduates, you are being paid N150,000 per month with the rank of second lieutenant which is the graduate entry level position after the 6 months compulsory training.