Nigerian navy ranks insignias, salary structure

Nigerian Navy Ranks Salary Structure 2019, Insignia & Quick Facts

Want to know the latest salary structure of the Nigerian Navy? I’m sure that’s why you’re here, and that’s what you’ll soon find out.

Topics surrounding the Nigerian Navy has always been of interest to many youths all over Nigeria,aspiring to one day get a nod at what it feels like to wear that uniform.

In our previous article, we only talked about the ranks in the Nigerian Navy along with their Insignias. This time, however, we want to share with you how much the big bosses in the Nigerian Navy earn.

Nigeria is a British Colony, and as a result most of its military terms are adopted from British practices.

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In July 1959, the Nigerian Naval force became a full-fledged Navy after Queen Elizabeth granted it permission to use the title ‘Royal Nigerian Navy’. In 1963, after Nigeria became a republic, that title was changed to the one in it currently holds: ‘Nigerian Navy’.

Nonetheless, even after a change in title, the name for the ranks, colour and designs of insignias, along with several other terms remained the same.

First and foremost…

Here are all the ranks in the Nigerian Navy Commissioned Officers (CO):

  • Admiral ofthe Fleet
  • Admiral
  • Vice-Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  • Midshipman

And, here are the Nigerian Navy ranks for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO):

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

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Nigerian Navy salary structure according to their ranks:

Admiral — Earns ₦1,358,595 Monthly

Admiral, which is logically the highest attainable rank, earn a whooping ₦1,358,595 on a monthly basis. If this monthly salary is calculated according to the 12 months in the year, we’ll get an annual salary of ₦16,303,140. I’m sure that that got you salivating 😉

Nigerian Navy Admiral badge / insignia
Naval Admiral insignia

Vice Admiral — Earns ₦1,113,602 Monthly

A Vice Admiral, which a direct subordinate of an Admiral, earns ₦1,113,602 on a monthly basis. Also, if we calculate the annual income based on the 12 months in a calendar year, we’ll get a value of ₦13,363,229.

Nigerian Navy vice-admiral badge/insignia
Naval vice admiral insignia

Rear Admiral — Earns ₦1,003,245 Monthly

A Rear Admiral is a direct superior to a commodore and a subordinate to a Vice Admiral. Officers that have attained this rank are entitled to a monthly salary of ₦1,003,245; which means, they get to earn ₦12,038,945 per annum.

Nigerian Navy Rear Admiral badge / insignia
Naval rear admiral insignia

Commodore — Earns ₦615,488 Monthly

Commodores earn a monthly salary of ₦615,488 — hence, if calculated based on the 12 calendar months in a year, their annual salary is ₦7,385,856. Commodores are directly below Rear Admirals and directly above Captains.

Nigerian Navy Commodore badge / insignia
Commodore insignia

Captain — Earns ₦309,655 Monthly

Captains earn a monthly wage of ₦309,655, which has a value of ₦3,715,859 per annum. The Vice Admiral rank is directly superior to a commander and directly behind a Commodore.

Captain badge/insignia
Nigerian Naval Captain badge/insignia

Commander — Earns ₦281,674 Monthly

Commanders in the Nigerian Navy earn ₦281,674 per month, and ₦3,380,086 per annum. A Nigerian Navy Commander is directly below the rank of captain and is directly above the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Nigerian Navy Commander badge / Insignia
Commander badge / Insignia

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That’s the recent salary structure for the top-ranked officials in the Nigerian navy.

You can also check the table below for a summary:

Nigerian Navy Rank Monthly Salary Annual Salary
Admiral ₦1,358,595 ₦16,303,140
Vice-Admiral ₦1,113,602 ₦13,363,229
Rear Admiral ₦1,003,245 ₦12,038,945
Commodore ₦615,488 ₦7,385,856
Captain ₦309,655 ₦3,715,859
Commander ₦281,674 ₦3,380,086

The officers who make it to these high ranks are usually Nigeria Defence Academy graduates and Direct Short Service graduates.

Read also: Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service application portal, form, and how to register.

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