Nigeria is often regarded as the giant of Africa due to its population, size, and abundance of human capital among others. With 36 states, the Federal Republic of Nigeria operates a Presidential system of government as obtainable in other countries such as the United States.
Therefore, since Nigeria operates a federal system, each state has its laws which are enacted through the state house of assembly of each state. Issues such as salaries, taxation, real estate are vested on the states, sometimes in collaboration with the Federal Government.
In most states, in Nigeria, the Civil Service is divided into about 17-grade levels. They range from Grade Level 1 which is the lowest to Grade Level 17 which is the highest.
Most of the jobs at Grade level 01 to at least 06 are minor jobs. The entry-level for those with a Diploma or NCE is normally Grade level 07. Those with a University degree or master’s degree start at grade level 08 and 09 respectively.
The State Civil Service Commission which is headed by a Head of Service appointed by the state governor is the official regulator of the state civil service.
State Civil Service Structure
The 36 states of the federal operate a similar salary structure as the Federal Civil Service Commission. Below is the harmonized salary structure for most states in Nigeria.
Grade Level 1 is the lowest grade in the State Civil Service, and civil servants at this grade are expected to be paid a salary between N22,100 and N23,096 monthly. This makes up to an average annual salary of N250,200 NGN to N305,152
Grade Level 2: Workers are expected to earn between N26,176 per month and N29,610 per month, or N297,968 NGN and N371,760 NGN annually.
Grade Level 3: Civil servants are expected to be paid a monthly salary between N32,085 and N33,878. This amounts to N768,864 NGN to N1,154,496 NGN, annually.
Grade Level 4: Workers in level 4 are paid 37,089 monthly and about 560,949k Naira Yearly.
Grade Level 5: Civil servants in this level receive about 39,032k Naira monthly and about 653,084k yearly.
Grade Level 6: 42,057 Naira monthly and 432,098 Naira annually. This is often the entry position for those with an NCE result.
Grade Level 7: The take home is N66,386 and N93,781, per month. Their annual salary will then be N916,632 to N1,325,372.
Grade Level 8: This level is the entry-level for those with a first degree i.e. BSc, BTech, B.A, etc., in both the Federal and State Civil Service. The monthly income for Grade Level 8 employees is between N164,434 and N244,644 NGN. Yearly, the workers will earn between N1,973,208 and N2,935,928.
Grade Level 9: Workers salary is between N193,819 and N289,324. They are paid a sum of N2,435,828 and N3,459,888 per annum. This is the entry salary for those who join with a Masters Degree.
Grade Level 10: NGN 218,180 and N343,220 monthly. Their annual salary should sum up to be between N2,838,160 and N3,918,400 annually.
Grade Level 12: N263,240 and N379,597 monthly, and an annual take home of about N3,088,830 and N4,255,064.
Grade Level 13: Workers in this level receive a salary between N294,307 and N417,322 monthly, and the annual income of workers at this level is between N3,501,684 and N5,127,864.
Grade Level 14: Civil servants in this level earn between N325,518 and N457,952. The annual salary is about N3,932,256 and N5,463,474.
Grade Level 15: Workers in this level belong to the Managerial Cadre. They earn as much as N360,537 and N502,217 monthly, and an annual salary of about N4,316,564 to N6,326,604.
Grade Level 16: This the highest rank in the state civil service a worker in this level is paid a monthly salary between N399,701 and N579,043.
I hope this information has helped you in your search for the salary structure of state governments in Nigeria.