Nigerian Police: Salary Structure and Ranking (2021 update)

Arms of the Nigerian Police

The arms of the Nigerian police force are like the sections. You know how organisations are divided into various units for the effective running of the force. There are 14 arms at the moment;

  1. Administrative division
  2. Anti-Fraud Section
  3. The Central Criminal Registry
  4. Special Anti-Robbery Squad
  5. X-Squad, General Investigation
  6. Special Fraud Unit
  7. Legal Section
  8. Forensic Science Laboratory
  9. Interpol Liaison
  10. Homicide
  11. Police Mobile Force
  12. Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
  13. Force Intelligence Bureau
  14. DCI Kaduna Annex and Counter-Terrorism Unit.

Ranks in the Nigeria Police 

  1. Inspector General
  2. Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  3. Assistant Inspector-General of Police
  4. Commissioner of Police
  5. Deputy Commissioner of Police
  6. Assistant Commissioner of Police
  7. Chief Superintendent of Police
  8. Superintendent of Police
  9. Deputy Superintendent of Police
  10. Assistant Superintendent of Police
  11. Inspector of Police
  12. Sergeant Major
  13. Sergeant
  14. Corporal
  15. Constable

Also read: Nigerian Military Ranks – Army, Navy, and Air force


Nigeria Police Supervision

When it comes to the supervision and the control of the Nigeria police, there are three agencies responsible for that:

  1. The Police Service Commission (PSC)
  2. Nigerian Police Council
  3. Ministry of Interior.

Organizational Structure of the Nigeria Police Force

The corporate structure of the Nigeria Police Force is in line with the geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The structure aid the Nigerian police to function effectively within the internal territory of the country.

  1. Force Headquarters
  2. Zonal Headquarters
  3. State Commands Headquarters
  4. Divisional Police Headquarters
  5. Police Station
  6. Police Post
  7. Village Police Post.

Let’s just get into it. Below are the estimated annual salaries in the Nigerian police arranged by ranks. The list range from non-sworn employees known as Police recruits all through the Inspector general of Police.

CONPOSS: this stands for Consolidated Police Salary Structure. It’s the equivalent of Nigeria Civil Service Grade Level. So, a Police recruit is in composs 1 which is similar to grade level 1.

STEPS is the number of years you’ve been on a particular rank. A Corporal in step 3 is the same as a 3rd-year corporal. The 3rd year corporal earns a little more than a 1st year corporal.

Steps in the police force stop at 10 which is supposed to be the 10th year. You’d likely be promoted to a new rank by your 5th year or earlier.

I’d like to keep this page simple. So I’ll just be dropping the step 1 salaries for the rank. Just know this is the bare minimum one would get a particular rank.

Police Recruit

CONPOSS01
RankPolice Recruit
Monthly Salary₦10,114.00
Annual Salary₦121,372.00

Police Constable II

CONPOSS02
RankConstable II
Monthly Salary₦41,496.00
Annual Salary₦497,962.00

Police Constable I

CONPOSS03
RankConstable I
Monthly Salary₦42,264.00
Annual Salary₦507,170.00

Corporal

CONPOSS04
RankCorporal
Monthly Salary₦43,652.00
Annual Salary₦523,826.00

Sergeant

CONPOSS05
RankSergeant
Monthly Salary₦47,401.00
Annual Salary₦568,812.00

Sergeant Major

CONPOSS06
RankSergeant Maj.
Monthly Salary₦58,490.00
Annual Salary₦701,881.00

Inspector II

CONPOSS07
RankInspector II
Monthly Salary₦82,163.00
Annual Salary₦985,965.00

Inspector I

CONPOSS08
RankInspector I
Monthly Salary₦124,782.00
Annual Salary₦1,497,387.00

Asst. Sup. of Police II

CONPOSS09
RankASP II
Monthly Salary₦133,578.00
Annual Salary₦1,602,942.00

Asst. Sup. of Police I

CONPOSS10
RankASP I
Monthly Salary₦145,416.00
Annual Salary₦1,744,999.00

Dep. Sup. of Police

CONPOSS11
RankDSP
Monthly Salary₦157,876.00
Annual Salary₦1,894,514.00

Sup. of Police

CONPOSS12
RankSP
Monthly Salary₦168,242.00
Annual Salary₦2,018,911.00

Chief Sup. of Police

CONPOSS13
RankCSP
Monthly Salary₦205,833.00
Annual Salary₦2,470,000.00

Asst. COMPOL

CONPOSS14
RankAsst. Compol
Monthly Salary₦232,741.00
Annual Salary₦2,792,903.00

Dep. COMPOL

CONPOSS15
RankDep. Compol
Monthly Salary₦255,788.00
Annual Salary₦3,069,463.00

Commissioner of Police

CONPOSS16
RankCompol
Monthly Salary₦516,703.00
Annual Salary₦6,200,445.00

Asst. Inspector General

CONTOPSAL3
RankAIG
Monthly Salary₦527,387.00
Annual Salary₦6,328,648.00

Dep. Inspector General

CONTOPSAL4
RankDIG
Monthly Salary₦854,272.00
Annual Salary₦10,251,265.00

Inspector General of Police

CONTOPSAL5
RankIG
Monthly Salary₦938,578.00
Annual Salary₦11,262,937.00

KEY:
COMPOL: Commissioner of Police
Sup: Superintendent
CONPOSS: Consolidated Police Salary Structure


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