Nigeria Navy Salary Structure – 2023 Updated!

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Nigerian Navy members are responsible for defending the country’s territorial waterways, making it one of the most important armed forces in the country. Like any other military branch, the Nigerian Navy has its own ranks and pay scales.

The Nigerian Navy salary structure is based on the Consolidated Naval Salary Structure (CONNESS) introduced in 2017. The salary structure is divided into two categories; they are non-commission officers and commission officers

Nigerian Navy Ranks for non commission officers

non-commission officers are junior officers of the Nigerian Navy. They are primarily Nigerian Navy personnel recruited using the secondary school certificate or low results from accredited tertiary institutions. There are 6 ranks in this category of officers in the Nigerian Navy. 

Nigerian Navy ranks from lowest to highest

  • Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer 
  • Able Rating
  • Ordinary Rating
  • Trainee

Nigerian Navy Salary and Allowances: Non-Commision Officer

Though the official salary of the non-commission Nigeria Naval officer is not disclosed from our findings from one of the officers in this rank. As such we do not take this amount as an official rate.

  • Warrant Chief Petty Officer From 300,000 to N400,000
  • Chief Petty Officer –₦ 229,000
  • Petty Officer – N98,000 -N150,000
  • Able Rating – ₦ 79,000 – N98,000
  • Ordinary Rating Officer From N74,000 – ₦ 79,000
  • Trainee Navy Recruit – From ₦51,000 – ₦ 56,000

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Nigerian Navy ranks for Commission Officers

These sets of officers are in charge and control of the decision-making, they are above and given directly to the non-commission officers. You must have graduated from an accredited polytechnic or university with a second-class lower degree or lower credit. There are 12 ranks in this category of officers in the Nigerian Navy. 

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Nigerian Navy ranks from lowest to highest

  • Admiral of the fleet
  • Admiral
  • Vice-Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  • Mid-Shipman

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Nigerian Navy salary and allowances – Commision Officer

The Nigerian Navy’s senior staff are commissioned officers. In addition to their base pay, they receive additional financial rewards for their selfless devotion to the country. 

  • Admiral : N1,358,595 / N16,303,140
  • Vice-Admiral : N1,113,602 / N13,363,229
  • Rear Admiral: N1,003,245 / N12,038,945
  • Commodore : N615,488 / N7,385,856
  • Captain : N309,655 / N3,715,859
  • Commander : N281,674 / N3,380,086

Nigerian Navy Training Allowances

Throughout their training, trainees in the Nigerian Navy are also entitled to some allowances. Thus, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what to expect if you’re interested in joining the Nigerian Navy. The allowances given to trainees in the Nigerian Navy are listed below.

Trainee gets paid roughly N10,000 – 12,000 per month.

Short Service Cadets in the Nigerian Navy are paid between N15,000 and 20,000 per month.

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Regular cadets of the Nigerian Navy are paid between N25,000 and N30,000 per month while they are undergoing training at the Nigerian Defense Academy.


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