Nigerian Navy Ranks and their Salaries 2019 (New Figures)

Just like the Nigerian Police, Airforce and Army, the new Nigerian naval officers salary range is paid according to their ranks from the lowest to the highest. The highest rank in the Nigerian Navy is the Admiral of the fleet while the lowest of its commissioned officer is mid-ship man.

For those interested in joining the Nigerian Navy either through their direct short service course (DSSC) or their short service course (SSC), you must be aware of the various ranks and how much a Naval personnel earn monthly or yearly?.

As with other Nigerian armed forces, there are benefits attached aside the monthly salaries paid to men and officers in the Navy. These benefits given to Naval officers ensure that they are taken care of as they protect the territorial waters of the nation.

If you are interested in joining the Nigerian Navy, its best you visit their recruitment portal which is After you register, you are to fill a recruitment form and possibly take a test and if you are on the successful list of those that passed the Nigerian navy exams, you have the opportunity of being selected at the interview.

Navy training usually takes 6 months before your rank is being assigned to you. Well, know that salaries in the Nigerian Navy is paid according to ranks. The command frowns at lobbying your way in but this is still prevalent in almost every nook and cranny in the country.

We have listed below the ranks of commissioned officers of the Nigerian navy and the salary structures of senior officers in the Navy.

Nigerian Navy Ranks (Commissioned officers)

Below are the Ranks in the Nigerian Navy

  • Admiral of the Fleet. He might be also called grand admiral. The title refers to the naval officer of the highest rank.
  • Admiral. It is usually connected with the Chief of Naval staff.
  • Vice-Admiral. It is senior commissioned naval flag officer rank. It is the same as lieutenant general.
  • Rear Admiral Commodore. He is a commissioned officer.
  • Captain. He is one of the senior officers in Navy.
  • Commander. It’s a middle naval category.
  • Lieutenant. It refers to commissioned officer rank. Besides, it is usually the most senior of junior officers.
  • Sub-Lieutenant. It is a deputy to the previous rank and subordinate to it.
  • Mid-Shipman. It is someone, who is being trained to become a commissioned officer.

Salary Structure of the Nigerian Navy 2018

The exact information on Nigerian Navy salary structure for its lower ranked officers can’t be found online. This is because the new navy salary range has not yet been made public but a report from the Leadership Newspaper reveals what some high ranking Nigerian Naval officer collect as salary in a year currently.

  • Admiral in the Nigerian Navy – N16,303,140
  • Vice Admiral earns ₦13,363,229
  • Real-Admiral earns ₦12,038,945
  • Commodore earns ₦7,385,856
  • Captain earns N3,715,859
  • Commander earns ₦3,380,086

The figures above are the range accrued to these naval senior staff. Other military bodies in the country packages are almost similar to the above figures. Remember the motto/slogan of the naval command is “ONWARD TOGETHER”.

What is your take on the salary package of these naval officers rank listed above?


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  1. Helrick

    Wondaful info

  2. nuel sunny

    dis is a lie, if dis is real den how much is a teachers allowance, pls get real info.

  3. Abba amadu ahmad

    I love nigeria

  4. Kayode Francis

    All is well

  5. obi

    they really need to look into army salary, d soldiers r d people doing more dangerous work than d officers, we should put aside education cos d work is very risky and all of them r soldiers fighting 4 one goal after all a civilian also own an office and is an officer. the Nigeria president have to help increase the soldiers salary and live d officers cos there r OK.


    Sir I great you in the name of god the reason why I write this comment is that I am in JSS2B in Abdullahi memorial Nursery and primary school azare Bauchi state I when I am in Primary 3 I love navy very much sir if you have a new about the navy Acadamic in every were I promise I will study there sir please if you here about the school please send the required for me in my email Address Ajeboterjatgmaildotcom an I am working in Csl Café Azare Bauchi State Good Bye God Bless You and Your Family

    My Real name is Yakubu Musa I

  7. Abdulsalam abdulrasheed

    Good Day sir my names are aabdulsalam abdulrasheed hail from kogi state,I have been dreaming to become an NDA student since I was in primary but now am through with my secondary school and know one to support me.I just pick a jamb form last week and my 1st choice of institution is NDA and I also pick the form yesterday.but every one keep telling me that it is only generals sons and daughters they pick and sons of those in high or politician even if u merit it your result will be sold out.please sir help me for God will reward u abundantly

  8. Micah dominic

    Please sir help me

  9. abdulmalik dayyabu

    the best naval officer wish u we are coming soon

  10. Iwambe Aondofa James

    Good morning sir,please the federal government of Nigeria should consider the military and increase their salary, iam not happy with the new structure that has been changed in the promotion sector, it usually takes 4 years to be promoted but now it has been changed to 5 years for Lance corporal, and some ranks is 6 years years for none commissioned offices,and no salary is increased. Thank you.

  11. ijampi thomas mamza

    good day sir,i think the military salary structure should be increase despite the fact that the military organizations are doing a very good job to the nation. while the politicians are not indebted to the nation, only to sleep and take their shares out of the countries money. I think this will help the military To put more effort in serving her father land.

    1. We all hope so, but will the government listen

  12. nwosu thankgod

    all my greating to you sir. sir all my dream is to become a nigeria navy officer please i need help sir becuse all what am seen here is good to me

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