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10 Highest paying jobs in Nigeria 2017

Posted: 12 January, 2017 at 01:21 pm
10 Highest paying jobs in Nigeria 2017
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Wikipedia defines the term 'Job' as a persons occupation, work or trade.

This list may not be precise but it is completely 'true'.

Here is the updated list of the top 10 highest paying jobs in Nigeria for the year 2017.

1. CEO (Chief Executive Officer)

This is the highest paying job in Nigeria 2017 as at 2017. A lot of skills are needed for this job as the person occupying this position reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity. Though as tasking as this job might be it is really lucrative and pays well.

2. Aeronautic Engineer

Aeronautical engineers are 'airplane engineers'. In Nigeria, their main job is the maintenance of aircrafts technology. Their job is very delicate because the safety of the nation's aircrafts, military or commercial, rests on their shoulders. The lives and safety of everyday traveler depends on them

According to Nigerian finder aeronautic engineers get up to N11 million.

3. Surgeons

Surgeons are paid really well in Nigeria and this rightly the third highest paying job in Nigeria 2017. They deal directly with life's and any mistake on their part can lead to a loss of life.

4. Legal Services Director

This is an highly lucrative job in Nigeria at the moment those the slots for this position is few, meaning just a few people tend to end up employed as a Legal service director. The Legal Service Director serves as a lawyer that represents a company in any legal function or capacity. He or she also up contract documents, and also stands as witness during business transactions.

5. Petroleum Engineer

These engineers, who design, test and deploy means of extracting petroleum are revered and paid well. An average salary will be N12 million.

10 Highest paying jobs in Nigeria 2017

6. Pilots

Pilots ends up with a large pay at the end of the month and am sure you understand why. It is very important for airline companies to take good care of their pilots because they deal with a lot of lives and fly long distances.


A musician's job is straightforward: they make music that entertains, informs, shape and sometimes change our ways of thinking.


Programmers are problem solvers. They figure out how to make computers solve our problems. Programmers are among the top 5 best paid professions in developed worlds but have the reverse here in Nigeria.

10 Highest paying jobs in Nigeria 2017

9. Telecoms Engineers

The telecommunications industry is one of the largest in Nigeria today.They make it possible for you to make calls and browse from your phone.

10. Investment Bankers

They are not ordinary bankers and they sure end up with more than ordinary pay. Some investment bankers are billionaires.

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I really enjoyed this...thanks - Samuel
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