Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria 2020

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Applying for a job is a thing, but knowing the highest paying jobs in Nigeria before you apply is another thing.

It is generally believed that there are no jobs in Nigeria because of the high level of unemployment. But notwithstanding, there are still a lot of jobs in Nigeria today and most are paying pretty well.

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“What really determines the amount a person earns in his job or business is dependent on the level of social problems the person solves.”

The highest paying jobs in Nigeria cuts across many disciplines, ranging from Engineering to ICT and the rest.

But please note, there are still some high-level secret earners you can’t joke with. Most times, it is hard to classify or categorize them because of the diversity of jobs they do.

In this article, we have identified the top 10 highest paying jobs in Nigeria in 2019, with the view of helping people venture into these largely uncharted areas to become more financially free.

So without expending more time, below is the list of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria this 2019, starting with the least on the top 10 list to the highest.


10. Advertising/Marketing  Experts

The value that a trained marketing expert brings to a business is practically unquantifiable.

In Nigeria today, businesses or brands survival largely depends on the strength of their marketing or advertising strategy. And one of the main function of an expert in this field is to create an advertising campaign that will achieve a business objective.

The objectives of every business today is to maximize profit and also satisfy human wants.

The above reasons engenders the need to get a good advertising experts that can create a broad awareness for your business .

The income earned by experts in this field is very huge and lucrative, because the company they advertise for can,t achieve their objectives without them.

Their earning potential can range from N150,000 to N250,000 per month, depending on the company they work for.

9. Ethical Hackers/Software Programmers/IT Security Analysts

As long as IT remains a revolutionary tool in business, the work of these experts will always be needed.

Due to the rise of digitalization, every business in Nigeria now wants to have an online presence, by way of selling their IT products online.

However, this online presence comes with a lot of security threats. The Functions of these Experts in this field includes improving cybersecurity, preventing security breaches, maintaining the security of web and online platforms among others.

The salary range for this profession is between N3,000,000 to N5,000,000 Annually.

However, it requires a great deal of training and skills, which is worth acquiring anyways

8. Musician

The music industry is becoming one of the top industries in Nigeria with the highest number of young millionaires.

This accounts for the reason why a lot of young people venture into the music line with or without content.

7. Investment Bankers

An investment banker is an individual who works in a financial institution that is in the business primarily of raising capital for companies, governments and other entities, or who works in a large bank’s division that is involved with these activities.

They assist public and private corporations in raising funds in the capital markets (both equity and debt).  they are not just bankers as such their salary is really huge due to their multiple advantageous tasks.

6. Petroleum Production Engineers

For foreseeable years to come, the Petroleum Product remains an essential commodity.

This automatically makes the place of Petroleum Engineers a prominent one because of the world high demand for petroleum.

These engineers, who design, test and deploy means of extracting petroleum are highly respected and well paid.

5. Aeronautic Engineer and Pilots

Aeronautical engineers are also known as aircraft engineers, one the main function of this profession is the maintenance of aircrafts technology.

The lives and safety of travellers depend on them and this makes their payment really lucrative

4. Telecom Engineers

Telecoms engineers are responsible for the Installations and maintenance of all software and hardware devices in a Telecommunication Industry.

Being an expert in this field brings one a fortune depending on the status of the organisation.

3. Project Managers

Project Managers are in charge of planning, leading a team and executing various projects within their organisations.

Project Managers in Telecom, big Manufacturing firms, oil & gas industries, banking, FCMG earn big pay annually

2. Business Manager/Director

One of the most demanding jobs of our day is the job of the manager or Director.

The manager is answerable for the success or failure of any company. They oversee the company’s operations, production, marketing and human resource. They are equally rewarded for the heavy crown they wear.

1. Surgeon

A Surgeon is not just a doctor but a  doctor who specialize in operations that involve gaining access to a patient’s body.

Why a surgeon needs to be well paid is clear.  Since people figuratively and literally ‘lay’ their lives at his table, the surgeon is well compensated and takes home a huge pay.

Thanks for visiting and we do hope you find this article helpful. Please also note that this list is not an all exhaustive list as some professions may even earn more than what we are seeing here but that also depends greatly on the diversity of their job.

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