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Government Workers Salary Scale in Nigeria [2022]

See the newly updated salary scale for all government workers as implemented by the federal government of Nigeria. See the monthly salary and yearly salary structure below;

Last year, the Federal Government (FG) agreed to a salary scale for all workers that will come into effect in 2020. This new salary scale for all Nigerian workers is as a result of protracted negotiation with the organized labour, which led to a resolution.

This article will give more information on the new salary scale fixed by FG and how it will affect Nigerian workers in 2022.

Firstly, a salary scale is a scale that displays the salary rate of all workers in Nigeria at different levels in ministries, civil service, and private organizations.

The Nigerian salary scale also shows a salary increase when there is a promotion or salary raise. In Nigeria, the FG is responsible for the salary scale for all workers through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission [NSIWC].

New FG Salary Scale for All Workers

The FG, through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), has begun to implement a new salary scale that will take effect in early 2020.

That is due to the release of the new minimum wage which reveals that workers who are recruited into the Nigerian civil service in Grade Level 01 step 1, are expected to earn a minimum of 360,000 Naira as a yearly salary.

In contrast, those at the zenith of the Nigerian public service will receive a minimum of 6, 215, 435 Naira as a yearly salary.

The analysis shows that workers in Grade Level 04 Step 1 earn nothing less than 36, 000 Naira per month. In contrast, the workers at the pinnacle of the Nigerian civil service will cart home over 500,000 Naira monthly as monthly salary.

Workers that are on GL 1, S 15 are going to be paid 422, 566 Naira as yearly salary and 35,000 Naira as monthly income. The New FG Salary Scale for All Workers also reveals that GL 5 S 15 will earn 534, 834 Naira as yearly pay and 44,500 per month as salary.

Workers on GL 7, S 1 will take home 638, 133 Naira as yearly salary while workers on GL 7, S5 will be paid 961, 577 Naira as an annual salary.

Workers on GL 10 S 1 will take home 1,060,833 Naira yearly, and workers on GL 10 S 15 will have a yearly salary of 1, 535,417 Naira.

salary scale
salary scale

Further details reveal that GL 14 S 14 will take home N1, 503,149 as yearly salary and GL 17 S 9 will earn as high as 6,215,435 Naira as an annual salary.

Why the New FG Salary Scale?

•             Nigerian workers are getting poorer. The New FG Salary Scale will improve the living standard.

•             The erstwhile FG Salary scale that pegged minimum wage at 20,000 Naira was not in tune with the increase in goods and services or inflation.

•             Nigerian workers will spend more, and it will, in turn, boost the economy

•             It will reduce income gaps and inequality.

•             It will generate more revenue for the FG through taxation.

Nigerian salary scale Minimum Wage

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari approved a revised minimum wage bill in April 2019. The bill establishes a new salary scale for Nigerian employees, with the federal govt quickly putting it into effect.

“All employers of labor in Nigeria must pay their employees the amount of N30,000,” according to the bill.

Several governors are against the N30,000 minimum wage, claiming that they will be incapable of paying their employees. Other private entities, on the other hand, have yet to comply with the law.

However, it “gives workers the opportunity to sue their employer to collect the balance if they are forced to accept a pay that is less than N30,000 due to any condition.”

It also empowers the minister of labour, as well as anybody authorized or approved by the minister of labour in any ministry, department, or agency, to act quickly on your behalf against your boss to collect the rest of your earnings.

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Further Breakdown Federal Government of Nigeria Salary Scale

A further breakdown of the table shows that the least paid cadre, GL 01 S 1 will receive an annual salary of N226,800 which translates to N18,900 monthly.

For the school leaver on GL 04 who manages to get to S 15, the annual salary will be N363,794 which translates monthly to N30,316,167 while the diploma certificate holder who is on GL 07 – S15 will receive an annual salary of N780,501 which translates to a monthly pay of N65,041.75.

A graduate on GL 08 – S15 will receive an annual salary of N978,663 which when divided by 12 gives N81,555.25 while a director on GL 17 – S9 will receive an annual pay of N5,452,136 which translates to a monthly income of N454,344.67.

A breakdown of the cadres in between the ones mentioned above shows that officers on GL02 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N230,128 and receive N311,935 at the same GL on S15.

GL 03 – S1 officers will receive an annual salary of N232,970, to collect N333,522 on attaining S15 while officers on GL05 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N261,298 and on attaining S15 will receive N401,637.

Officers on GL06 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N316,229 and on attaining S15 will receive N487,295 while their counterparts on GL09 – S1 will receive N780,656 and on attaining S15 will receive N1,152,698.

More on FG Salary Scale

Those on GL10 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N914,511 and on reaching S15 will receive N1,323,635 while those on GL 12 – S1 will receive N1,053,208 to receive N1,506,493 on terminating at S11 where they stop, unlike their subordinates who reach S15.

Officers on GL 13 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N1,174,233 to receive N1,653,453 on attaining S11 while GL14 – S1 officers will receive an annual salary of N1,295,818 and on attaining S11 will receive N1,811,724.

On their part, officers on GL 15 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N1,778,616 and on terminating at S9 will receive N2,363,140 while their colleagues on GL 16 – S1 will receive an annual salary of N2,197,677 and also on terminating at S9 will receive N5,452,136.

salary scale
salary scale

According to the then Chairman of the NSIWC Chief Richard Egbule, the table which was approved by former President Goodluck Jonathan, will come into effect from the date the President signed the new minimum wage of N18,000 last March.

Introducing the table, he said the “President of the Federal Republic has approved the adjustment of the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), with effect from 23rd March 2011.”

However, allowances were not captured in the table, and also officers hardly get to Step 15 before they are promoted to the next GL.

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