NSCDC Ranks and Salary Structure of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps

Ranks in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

NSCDC is a para-military agency in Nigeria empowered by lay Act No. 2 of 2003 and amended by Act 6 of 4th June 2007. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was established to provide safety measures against any form of threat, attack or disaster against Nigeria and her citizens. They carry guns like other armed forces


NSCDC Rank Structure just like any other ranks in the Nigerian Police, Army, Navy, Airforce and FRSC have an organized chain of command. The ranks in the NSCDC starts from the Assistant Cadre to the Commandant General.

Just as the Nigerian army have commissioned and non-commissioned officers, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence has the Cadre and Superintendent Cadre.

Also be aware that the NSCDC new salary structure after the increase on minimum wage is also based on the level of your ranking if you want to be a civil defence officer.

Graduates are placed in level 8, HND holders are placed on level 7. Medical doctors on level 12 while lawyers and those who have masters degree are placed on level 9.

If you are looking for information on how the Nigerian Civil Defence rank its officers, this post should be valuable to you.


Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Rank Structure

I shall list the hierarchical structure of ranks in the NSCDC from the lowest to the highest rank with their various levels below:

Assistant Cadre- Level 3 to 5 (The lowest ranking officer in the NSCDC)

Inspectorate Cadre- Level 6 to 12

Assistant Superintendent Cadre II (ASC) Level 8

Assistant Superintendent Cadre I (ASC)Level 9

Deputy Superintendent Cadre (DSC) Level 10

Superintendent Cadre (SC) Level 11

Chief Superintendent Cadre (CSC) Level 12

Assistant Commander (AC) Level 13

Deputy Commander (DC) Level 14

Chief Commander (CC) Level 15

Assistant Commandant General (ACG) Level 16

Deputy Commandant General (DCG) Level 17

Commandant General CG (The highest rank in the NSCDC) Level 18

New Salary Structure of the NSCDC: How Much an Officer in the Civil defence is paid

Although, I couldn’t get the new full salary scale as salary level in NSCDC after this minimum wage increase depends on your rank and promotions.

As earlier said, they are structured just like the Nigerian police and the military. There is no special salary structure for graduates. Recruitment into NSCDC in Nigeria is competitive.

An officer with NSCDC on level 8 step 1 (Assistant Superintendent Cadre) salary is around N121,000, while for Inspectorate Cadre on level 7 is around N69, 000.

If you know other NSCDC new salary structure figures after the new minimum wage increase, please let us know using the comment section below.

Just recently in November 2018, President Buhari increased the Nigerian Police Salary Structure so as to encourage them in the fight against crime, kidnapping, armed robbery and other security challenges in the country.

We are yet to see whether this increment will affect the salary of civil defence corp officers too and other paramilitary agencies in the country especially now that the president has increased the minmum wage from N18,000 to N30,000.


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  1. Aminu Salisu Raj

    Thank you for all the information as I found it educative and enlightening. Please more grease to your elbow as I look forward to more and more informations from you. Thank you once more

  2. Simon


  3. Lawan musa

    Good development may Allah bless you and your entire family on the other hand I wish you all the best in your own initiative and interest.

  4. Gopamodei Barnabas

    Please let the federal government do something about the Nigerian army salary, 49,000 is too small for private officers, look at the Nigerian navy trianee they earn up too 7,000, please we all know the load Nigerian army’s are caring.

    1. Mohammed

      That is a good Idear

  5. salam jamaludeen

    I like nscdc in other to protect my country pls notify me when the form is out.

    1. No problem always check back for the recruitment

  6. Teme Christabel Dimie

    pls notify me when the form is out.

  7. Ayogo John Asumbugu

    I like NSCDC with their mode of operations. Please inform me when their recruitment forms are out. Thanks alot.

      1. Robert Stepper

        Pls keep me update

      2. Abdlateef Ibraheem Adebayo

        I Like Navy, Please Notice Me When There Is Any News About

  8. I wont to know the level that ND holder will be placed in NSCDC

  9. Christian

    please can someone with only first schoo certificate and waec certificate be employed in NCDSC??

    1. Yes, but it depends on the rank

      1. Nnamdi Amahaotu

        pls am intrested in civil world, but i have only ssce certificate, and my hand work(welding and frabrication) pls i am intrested.., Sir

    2. Ruth victor

      Yes it can u will be place on the rank

  10. Nanzio

    Please is the nig civil defense form out?

    1. Its not yet out but will update it once its released

  11. Francis

    Educative and informative. kindly notify me through email when the recruitment process is on. Thank you.

  12. John Patience chigozie

    Please notify me when the form is out

    1. No problem, always check back as we will keep you updated on any military or para military recruitment available

  13. Umar Muhammed

    For Hw Lng Wil It Take, 4 D Form 2 B Out

    1. It will soon be out, will keep you posted

  14. Bello Marian

    Wat level will ND holder be placed on because am seriously interested please

    1. Ruth victor

      ND will be placed on level 06

      1. abdullahi abubakar

        how much did the ND LEVEL earn per month

  15. Okotete dennis

    how do I get nscdc form.

  16. Nasiru Bello

    this is wonderful I wish you guyz long life and prosperity God protection and ability to push the organization foreword hoping to be part of this movement but I don’t no who will help me

  17. Adeleke Esther

    Thanks Please notify me when the form is out I love the work



  19. Okechukwu Michael

    please is the NSCDC out?

  20. Am interested pls notify me when the form is out.

  21. akeem

    Pls, wot level is given to ND/NCE

  22. Pls, wot level is given to ND/NCE holders

    1. Monday

      The form is out as I speak, and d closing date is September 7th. Visit their website fr more info.

  23. Bamiduro Felix

    I love NSCDC. Pls, keep me informed when the form is out

  24. Daniel

    Please are there other benefits aside from the salary for NSCDC? Kindly let me know.

    1. There are other benefits if you join as a graduate than if you join with O’level

      1. Abdlateef Ibraheem Adebayo

        Does The Nigerian Navy Allows NCE result

  25. Daniel

    Thank Admin. I appreciate your swift response.

  26. israel

    how do i get an update on the Nigerian Army, Navy and Airforce DSSC form.

    1. Its not yet out, we often post details when the DSSC Navy or Nigerian air force form comes out

  27. Fenfeco

    What level is giving to O level holder

  28. Daniel

    Please notify me when Nigeria Navy form is out.

  29. omoge oluwagbemiga

    wao I Lov dat ooo… pls inform me wen d form is out. bt am still in school and I we graduate dis year DEC…I mean high institution oooo.

  30. omoge oluwagbemiga

    bt wat level 4 waec result ooo or can DY allow awaiting Nce result?

  31. umoh Sylvester

    please what level would placed an o level holder.

  32. Come

    Hi… Will there be benefits for HND holders 2?

  33. Come



    May Almighty GOD be with the commandant general of nscdc and other supporters official that are working with together with him and am ADEDEJI SUNDAY by name and am picking up My interest on nscdc very much which I dare not to think off so please if the recruitment exercise start get me informe here is My mobile no.08069223861 Thanks


    What is the salary scale of ND,NCE holder

  36. Methuselah David

    I have passion for this job

  37. Please notify me when the form is out this is my phone no 08026449110/08065503928

  38. pls when will d form b out,and wat are d chances of o level student,can we get it also?

    1. You have to always check the papers as the recruitment into the Nigerian Security and civil defence corp is not as open as the military

  39. 08091688488 my number pls

  40. Vincent

    I like Nigeria civil defence place notify me won form is out my phone is 09029613834 god blessing Nscd

  41. muftau ridwan olalekan

    Please notify me when the form is out God bless nscdc

    1. yeah, will do that when its out


    Pls someone should help me with a total monthly salary including allowances of a new recruit with o’level in immigration service before i leave my present job. i am receiving a total of 70k monthly but the job has no security.that everybody is a contract staff

    1. danjuma

      Long in their portal

  43. muftau ridwan olalekan

    Please what are the benefits of new recruit o’level students in NSCDC

    1. Will research and get back to you later

  44. Bada mariam

    Pls notify me when the form is out

  45. Luka Longkat Gulua

    thank u 4 enriching us with vital informations

  46. Abayomi

    What is the salary and rank level of OND holder

  47. Yemi

    Why is graduate with HND are placed on inspectorate Cadre unlike University graduated. This dichotomy will only continue to create undue enmity amongst the officers. Other agencies rank structures are not like what services in interior ministry are using e. g police, FRSC, Army, Navy, custom e. t. c.
    It’s funny that officer with one star can not give compliment to officer with river Niger and one bar (equivalent to 2star).Too much emphasis on certificate than competence.

    1. Luie

      I saw it, it is so bad, the salary margin is even so much…

    2. james james

      how is seniority rated amongs seniors in the supretendant cadre and inspectorate cadre

  48. Naomi

    Please outside the basic salary are there allowances fo an HND holder??

    1. Yes, but its small when compared to Bsc holders

      1. Nasiru Isah

        Inspectors and Officers on the same grade levels and steps receive the same salary.

  49. Okwueze Godsman

    Pls notify me when the 2017 NSCDC form is out

  50. Adesola

    Pls notify me when the form is out 08064832168

  51. Elizabeth

    Pls notify me when form is out

  52. Lawal Rabe

    I pray to be with u in order to serve my country in general. May God answer our prayers, amin

  53. Oladapo Muhammed

    Thank you very much for the vital information,,,, please notify me when the form is out!

  54. ugorji blessing chinenye

    i feel blessed seeing this. more greeze to your elbow. please inform me when the form is out.

  55. victor

    Pls if someone enter with OND and later get his bsc certificate, can he upgrade to the level of a suprident cadre

  56. Dayo

    The salary scale between level 7&8 is too much. If the salary structure given is correct.

  57. ugorji blessing chinenye

    please, what level will someone with PGD be placeed?

  58. Victor Edward

    pls notify me, immediately the civil defense form Is out.

  59. Onyinye Odeh

    pls a medical Laboratory Scientist will be placed on which level?

    1. the same level where graduates are placed unless you have a higher degree

  60. Aigbomian Ayemere

    Thanks for the information, please notify me when the form is out. I want to serve my Country Nigeria. God bless us.

  61. Darlington Egbufor

    Please notify me when the form is out thanks

      1. Egwomu chizoba

        Please let me know when the Nscdc form is out.

  62. Nasiru Isah

    Please take note of the following and effect corrections;
    1. In the junior officers rank remove cadre eg, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, etc
    2.DCG and CG are all on level 17, no level 18.
    3. Assistant commandant not Assistant Commander, Deputy Commandant and Commandant not Chief Commandant

  63. temitope

    my own question is very different from others plz, how much will someone that graduated from technical college,as a level 03 holder will be earning as his salary per month plz?

  64. isah liman

    how much person with o’level received as salary per month…pls tel me!!!

  65. Hamza

    hello, how many years does it take for one to get promoted in the service (NSCDC), for both commissioned and non commissioned officer?

  66. Asimu

    Why is there no federal fire service?


    if i may suggest, why can’nt Nigeria burst it’s recruitment?. due to the fact that, a number of successful candidates is quit small than that of the total number of applicant and even if you are fit enough, for one reason or the other, you may be rejected. my reason is that, if we take good look at the current security challenge, that we are facing now, a number of man power need to be added in both military and paramilitary sector. particularly in military both commission and non commission. a

    1. This is what the authorities know but refuse to implement

      1. Airhihenbuwe. E . Efosa

        please get me inform if the form is out, my num is 09029908526


    Hmm! they don’t sell it online… maybe they will start this year. but i av someone that can help u secure the job if u do have money, cuz i paid 300k to balance 100k after gotten the job. he’s legit no doubt.

  69. Donnmacs

    What rank will a Masters degree holder be placed on?

  70. Olola Elizabeth e

    Notify me when the form is available

  71. Jiddah Hudu

    The new salary increase will also be granted to civil defence corps.. That’s the latest info on ground

  72. Oyeneye Yusuff

    please notify me when the form is out

  73. Ncha jacob

    What the security consultant in a security firm will add more valuable aspect to the Nigeria civil defence.

  74. paul

    why wount u jst post the salary structure 1 time than asking people

  75. olasubulumi Timothy olaniran

    please notify me when the Nigerian civil defense form is out

  76. Festus decent

    A Civil defence officer on inspectorate cadre level 8 earns 120k and above against what’s posted

    1. James maxwell

      pls someone should help me with the civil defense salary

  77. James maxwell

    Please someone should help me with the civil defense salary bcs my husband is lying to me that is 30000 and I don’t believe it

    1. It depends on his rank

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