What are the most highly paid jobs in Nigeria?

Wish to get the high salary and get the job without work experience? Which position will bring you at least 700 000 Naira per year? Check this article and get to know how to do it!

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Many Nigerians believe that if they want to get the high salary they need to go to the capital. However this is only the myth. The companies in smaller cities can also offer the competitive wage. So we have collected top 9 positions for you with the highest salary. All these jobs have income more than 700 000 Naira per year. Some of these jobs require minimum work experience. Nevertheless, personal qualities, such as responsibility, activity and sociability are more important.

1.    Finance Manager

finance manager

 Finance Manager has the largest income in our list, which equals to 7,200,000 – 11,600,000 Naira per year. As you can guess, the work experience is essential for this position. It should be from 3 to 5 years. 

The main responsibility of Finance Manager is to manage the financial resources of the company. A person who pretends for this position should be self-confident, flexible, critical and responsible. The aim of the work is to increase profits of the enterprise.

2.    Communications Manager

communication manager

Communication Manager’s income is 1,200,000 Naira per year. Good news for those who are interested in this position – usually the experience is not necessary. You just should be able to introduce you well. The manager has to be self-confident and resistant to stress. Communication skills are essential for the job because major responsibilities include control over communications in the company.

3.    Personal Assistant

personal assistant

The salary of the third position in our list is about 1,000,000 – 1,800,000 Naira per year. The level of education and work experience usually are not needed.  Responsibilities often vary from the company to company. However, more likely that personal assistant will be required to have organizational skills and knowledge of foreign languages.

4.    Human Resources Manager

human resource manager

The income of human resource manager equals to 960,000 – 2,200,000 Naira per year. Remember, that work experience is compulsory requirement as well as the first degree in social sciences (BSc or HND). This professional must be a good manager.

The following qualities are also required: self-confidence, ability to work in a team and be responsible, a positive attitude towards people.

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5.    Marketing Manager

marketing manager

Marketing manager gets 960,000 – 1,800,000 Naira per year.  Interesting to know that not all employees require job experience.  Marketing managers work in completely different fields, such as social networks, food, construction, education, oil companies, etc

6.    Project Manager

project manager

The salary of project manager is 840,000 – 10,002,700 Naira per year. If you want to be a project manager you must have 1-3 years of work experience and a degree in project management. 

The project manager usually has the next duties: to manage the budget of a project, risk assessment, to identify the goals and objectives of the project, to create a description of the requirements for the final product.

7.    Account Manager

account manager

 The employers pay 840,000 – 1,440,000 Naira per year to the accountant manager. However, you need to possess analytic and negotiation skills. The degree in Accounting B.Sc./HND is also required.   The main goal of the account manager is to create motivation for the client to continue cooperation and partnership.

8.    Sales Manager

sales manager

Sales manager gets around 720,000 – 2,160,000 Naira per year. Often education and work experience are essential requirements. Nevertheless, it depends on the organization.   Nowadays this is a very demanded post because almost every company needs sales managers.

Sales Manager is the professional who has engaged in commercial activity to sale the products.  Self-confidence and communication skills are crucial for this position. The duties of the employee are to attract customers, negotiating, signing contracts, distribution of business proposals, carrying out of presentations.

9.    Finance Assistant


The last position in our list has the income of 720,000- 1,440,000 Naira per year. To get this job, you need to have a work experience in a similar position for at least three years as well as Bachelor Degree. Candidates must have analytical thinking.

The main responsibilities include monitoring of budget execution, record keeping of all company accounts, planning, and approval of costs, the analysis, and calculation of tariffs and preparation of reporting documents.  

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