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Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Seun(m): 2:28pm On May 01, 2015
Dear Programmers & Other Techies,

Please state the kind of company you work for and where it's located, the kind of work you do there, and how much you're paid.

This information will help programmers like you and employers like me a lot during salary negotiations. Thanks!

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Chimaritoponcho: 2:43pm On May 01, 2015
incase

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Young03(m): 2:53pm On May 01, 2015
Seun, if i tel u, u go increase am ni?

Enjoy ur nairaland money abeg

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abubaka101: 2:58pm On May 01, 2015
Am freelance, kind of.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by losprince(m): 3:04pm On May 01, 2015
we shouldn't reveal such informations for security purposes... sorry seun but you pay a programmer by his worth.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by pcguru1(m): 4:20pm On May 01, 2015
losprince:
we shouldn't reveal such informations for security purposes... sorry seun but you pay a programmer by his worth.

yeah this is enough to get me sacked, even the fear of mentioning where i work is high

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Ahmad4452(m): 4:32pm On May 01, 2015
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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by JackOfAllTrades: 4:39pm On May 01, 2015
you pay a programmer by his worth, am freelance tho

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Sunymoore(m): 4:42pm On May 01, 2015
Nono.. Revealing place of work is a no no... They might get sacked..

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 4:53pm On May 01, 2015
funny enough, i asked a similar question on a thread recently and got only one reply, i was curious cos then i was looking for a job (in strictly programming) (since everybody no fit be co-founder smiley ), but only one person replied on the thread, i had to go out to search for d answers myself.
I did about 4 interviews in some core tech coys(mostly some of our super-startups) and the average salary they offered me was 120 to 130k. Although i consider myself an intermediate programmer and i do mostly web programming (php, JS stack, and small python and java).

I personally don't know why people like hiding their salary or where they work(it's not a must u state it exactly) cos if u visit sites like glassdoor, payscale, indeed and co, u will see d average salary someone with your skill-set earns, but here in 9ja, everyone behaves as if they are working for EFCC or CIA when asked about their salary or work details online! smh

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by donbrowser(m): 5:02pm On May 01, 2015
pcguru1:


yeah this is enough to get me sacked, even the fear of mentioning where i work is high
Who asked u to mention where you work? And ur boss is online 24/7 to sack ur username in a faceless forum abi?

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by pcguru1(m): 5:04pm On May 01, 2015
abdul01:
funny enough, i asked a similar question on a thread recently and got only one reply, i was curious cos then i was looking for a job (in strictly programming) (since everybody no fit be co-founder smiley ), but only one person replied on the thread, i had to go out to search for d answers myself.
I did about 4 interviews in some core tech coys(mostly some of our super-startups) and the average salary they offered me was 120 to 130k. Although i consider myself an intermediate programmer and i do mostly web programming (php, JS stack, and small python and java).

I personally don't know why people like hiding their salary or where they work(it's not a must u state it exactly) cos if u visit sites like glassdoor, payscale, indeed and co, u will see d average salary someone with your skill-set earns, but here in 9ja, everyone behaves as if they are working for EFCC or CIA when asked about their salary or work details online! smh

my boss knows am on Nairaland , however mentioning pay scale is a tricky and touchy topic. it cost me nothing to tell you, you can personally i'd tell you not on a public forum. even of my staff had an article written on him on techcabal a very touching topic, and the company we worked for was mentioned, it was a serious issue. 120/130k hmmmm that's not bad it depends on your experience and relevance to the company. but then again you would get better in Konga/Andela but i never take jobs because of how much i can earn but what type of experience i can gain from the company. If not i'd be working for Andela. Experience with hardcore tools matter to me, you can never have enough money anyway.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by siegfried99(m): 5:05pm On May 01, 2015
Incase

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by pcguru1(m): 5:05pm On May 01, 2015
donbrowser:

Who asked u to mention where you work? And ur boss is online 24/7 to sack ur username in a faceless forum abi?

I keep my profile pix , as to gain people's trust in the programming section i need to be known. and no he's not doesn't mean the other aint.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by donbrowser(m): 5:09pm On May 01, 2015
pcguru1:


I keep my profile pix , as to gain people's trust in the programming section i need to be known. and no he's not doesn't mean the other aint.
OK I don like ur pic grin

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Proffdada: 5:23pm On May 01, 2015
120-130k? I'm trying to get inspired

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 5:27pm On May 01, 2015
pcguru1:


my boss knows am on Nairaland , however mentioning pay scale is a tricky and touchy topic. it cost me nothing to tell you, you can personally i'd tell you not on a public forum. even of my staff had an article written on him on techcabal a very touching topic, and the company we worked for was mentioned, it was a serious issue. 120/130k hmmmm that's not bad it depends on your experience and relevance to the company. but then again you would get better in Konga/Andela but i never take jobs because of how much i can earn but what type of experience i can gain from the company. If not i'd be working for Andela. Experience with hardcore tools matter to me, you can never have enough money anyway.

ok. that's nice. i forgot to mention that i have about 1-2 years post NYSC experience.

I'm also a fan of working where i can gain alot(but the money has to be reasonable too, cos na 9ja we dey, no be america), that's why personally i'ld prefer to work where i have senior experienced programmers not ppl like me, so that i can tap from their knowledge, cos no matter how much u code on ur own there are some things u [only] learn (better and faster) when working in a team. U also get to be exposed to some devops skills that u might not be able to acquire when u freelance.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 5:35pm On May 01, 2015
Proffdada:
120-130k? I'm trying to get inspired

my guy, not that i'm an igrate oh, but 120k(dem go still comot tax and pension oh) is [too] small for a programmer, considering the environment we live in. ok lets break it down:
daily tfare, food and miscellaneous: 1k * 25 ~ 30k
U have to have constant, reliable and uninterrupted internet access ~ 5 to 10k
U have to pay for courses online (as a developer u MUST keep improving urself and learning everything learnable from security to bigdata to devops to IOT to machine learning to embedded programming n co., cos the tech world is changing everyday and if one isn't updated u'ld be left behind)
U also have to pay for different softwares and cloud services(if u're d type thats says no to piracy(i used to b4, but owu na bastard grin))

so at d end of d month majority of this 100k is spent back on the job itself!

That's why i feel a programmer shouldn't earn anything less than 200k(i feel we are getting there sha small small(only if peeps like our oga at d top here where serious)), at least 21 year old stanford grads for silicon val dey boast of $100,000 salary per annum and we we dey here dey happy for 120k/month! smh!

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Proffdada: 5:41pm On May 01, 2015
abdul01:


my guy, not that i'm an igrate oh, but 120k(dem go still comot tax and pension oh) is [too] small for a programmer, considering the environment we live in. ok lets break it down:
daily tfare, food and miscellaneous: 1k * 25 ~ 30k
U have to have constant, reliable and uninterrupted internet access ~ 5 to 10k
U have to pay for courses online (as a developer u MUST keep improving urself and learning everything learnable from security to bigdata to devops to IOT to machine learning to embedded programming n co., cos the tech world is changing everyday and if one isn't updated u'ld be left behind)
U also have to pay for different softwares and cloud services(if u're d type thats says no to piracy(i used to b4, but owu na bastard grin))

so at d end of d month majority of this 100k is spent back on the job itself!
it seems it's based on our terrain
programmers out there are paid better
no wonder the brain drain
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 5:57pm On May 01, 2015
I forgot to mention also that as a programmer u have to have 24 hours access to ur computer, i.e there should be no downtime at all, cos u are like a server, it might be in the night that people need u or in d night that u feel like working and the rest. so all these are part of the overheads and operational cost incurred in being a programmer.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Abduletudaye(m): 7:03pm On May 01, 2015
I love the way you guys talk... smiley.. I studied microbiology in sch but how do i do programming or get myself involved?

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Kennyinusa(m): 7:28pm On May 01, 2015
My current employent is with a tech based company in Lagos.
As an mobile app developer, my is 200k.
I have a 1year pre-nysc experience with top coys that has a solid brand across Africa.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by aywhy93(m): 7:33pm On May 01, 2015
I don't really have any idea on how much they are collecting here in Nigeria maybe because of the fact that I'd rather have my own tech startup (which I've already started) than work for some tech firm.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Kennyinusa(m): 7:35pm On May 01, 2015
Salary varies among companies, the stage, revenue of the company and even the attwntion that the company is getting.

I was offered a contract job of 200k in Febuary as an enterprise application developer, the contact was suppose to last for 7 months and my job role was minor, like very minor. But based on the brand or company that the project was associated I couldn't just accept less.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Kennyinusa(m): 7:43pm On May 01, 2015
Startups

Web developer: 100k-150k
Mobile app developer: 100k-120k
Graphics designer/UI/UX designer: 100k-150k

the above are salary structures of most startups that I have worked with. Hope you find it helpful @Seun

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 8:00pm On May 01, 2015
pcguru1:


I keep my profile pix , as to gain people's trust in the programming section i need to be known. and no he's not doesn't mean the other aint.
Abeg how una dey take add d profile picture sef, cos i can't seem to see any option for that in my profile page.

edit: okay, i have seen it under edit profile.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nmeri17: 8:02pm On May 01, 2015
abdul01:

Abeg how una dey take add d profile picture sef, cos i can't seem to see any option for that in my profile page.
get a stapler and staple the desired pix to the profile page wink

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by blueyedgeek(m): 8:10pm On May 01, 2015
abdul01:

Abeg how una dey take add d profile picture sef, cos i can't seem to see any option for that in my profile page.

edit: okay, i have seen it under edit profile.
just go to 'edit profile' it's part of the options available there.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by SammieLowkey(m): 8:11pm On May 01, 2015
Mmn.....

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 8:15pm On May 01, 2015
@seun et co
here's an example of a programming job description and salary for a nigerian tech coy (i guess the jobs are still open for those who might want to apply)
https://pmglobal.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=6, fotten from here: http://www.pmglobaltechnology.com/careers/


@blueye tnx, seen it.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by donbrowser(m): 8:21pm On May 01, 2015
Nmeri17:
get a stapler and staple the desired pix to the profile page wink
[size=38pt]WICKED[/size]

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