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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by pcguru1(m): 8:37pm On May 01, 2015
Proffdada:
it seems it's based on our terrain
programmers out there are paid better
no wonder the brain drain

well it depends in Mauritius i was paid like 150k but i take 16x currently but then again as a developer and person one job is never your source of income.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by thewebcraft(m): 9:33pm On May 01, 2015
Seun:
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!
Work as a Software Developer @ikeja
per month but still freelance .................

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 9:39pm On May 01, 2015
thewebcraft:
Work as a Software Developer @ikeja 250 per month but still freelance .................
Baddest!

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by izutex007(m): 10:16pm On May 01, 2015
apply.andela.co could inspire you..
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Ben1975(m): 12:51am On May 02, 2015
A freelance programmer working directly from the internet net can earn several times more than that, especially if he has experience and ability.

It is not uncommon to come across a programmer who can charge $15,000+ per project or more - but like I said you need to know your stuff to be able to command such money.

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.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nobody: 5:21am On May 02, 2015
thewebcraft:

Work as a Software Developer @ikeja
250 per month but still freelance .................
Really? so we work in the same area be that nao? How can I increase my 200 naira per month to 250?

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by JackOfAllTrades: 6:41am On May 02, 2015
pcguru1:


well it depends in Mauritius i was paid like 150k but i take 16x currently but then again as a developer and person one job is never your source of income.
I wonder if any tech coy in naija can pay that much 2.4M monthly
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by babatope88(m): 7:15am On May 02, 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
That is why I like qoura

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 7:21am On May 02, 2015
Just a note: Everything isn't about money oh, i believe it's more about the passion u have for d work, that's why most of the guys on threads like this https://www.nairaland.com/2286523/trivia-coding-questions-euler-project, (kudaisi n his fellow goons) u won't find them here cos they are d real programmers and are not really concerned about how much is this or that (just my little thoughts sha, i might be wrong, but anyways kudos to them)
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by henryexe: 8:11am On May 02, 2015
Don't mention where you work just state what you do, yrs of experience and your pay. I see no harm in that. I'm a .NET Developer also do front end work using Angular, jQuery, D3. After all deductions my take home is 102,000 monthly. I'm a fresher though this is my first job started about a month ago.
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Modified: I also have some PP. A contract sort of with a coy, it doesn't pay every month though but every 3 months. Currently it pays me a little above 240,000 every 3 months. I don't do much here once I setup the app, all I do is to click a few buttons every 3 months.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by thewebcraft(m): 10:30am On May 02, 2015
dhtml18:

Really? so we work in the same area be that nao? How can I increase my 200 naira per month to 250?
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Was a miracle... My regular pay was 60k per month because I was employed as a web developer... But I topped my skills I started developing apps and softwares & was promoted .senior software developer... But I still want to leave by May, n focus on my startup.... They sometimes pay half....
If you feel you are being underpaid but you still gain more from your company I think you should stay, but still apply for other job positions with higher pay.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by talk2hb1(m): 11:31am On May 02, 2015
I cant comment lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
I am a freelancer for now, and I have minimum monthly Quota.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by toluxa1(m): 11:32am On May 02, 2015
JackOfAllTrades:

I wonder if any tech coy in naija can pay that much 2.4M monthly

I wonder too
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Ben1975(m): 12:42pm On May 02, 2015
Widen your reach, think whole of the internet, and the exchange rate makes working outside for people outside Nigeria more lucrative. If you are a programmer with ability and creativity you can canvass people abroad. USA or Europe. Obviously the name of the game is customer services plus a decent portfolio.

If you don't believe that kind of money is possible go to sites like Guru.com and freelancer.com speak to some of the programmers who are canvassing for clients their and people who are looking for programmers to handle projects for them then get back to me.

Remember this is freelance not a monthly salary paying job. each client you receive will be different, you are self employed. Just have a look around the net to see what I am talking about. Then if you doubt you have what it takes to make that kind of money, simply upgrade your skills with a pro online course. The money you spend will be well worth the investment if you are a programmer at heart and the certificate providers are reputable and accredited.

JackOfAllTrades:

I wonder if any tech coy in naija can pay that much 2.4M monthly

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by JackOfAllTrades: 12:56pm On May 02, 2015
Ben1975:
Widen your reach, think whole of the internet, and the exchange rate makes working outside for people outside Nigeria more lucrative. If you are a programmer with ability and creativity you can canvass people abroad. USA or Europe. Obviously the name of the game is customer services plus a decent portfolio.

You're absolutely right tho, but then again the topic is about Nigerian tech industry I haven't seen anyone earn that much in Nigeria
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Ben1975(m): 1:03pm On May 02, 2015
My brother the world is our oyster.

Why can foreign companies and business come to Nigeria on and offline make huge money from us, and we cannot do the same. That is a lopsided arrangement. If you feel we can offer a top quality services to people (or you are willing to train), I don't see why Nigerians cannot benefit from the world wide web in its entirety.

There is 2 main areas to consider in my humble opinion:

1. Continuous training and upgrading of your skills and your businesses abilities
2. Be obsessed with top notch customer satisfaction

Since this is programming and we know that programming is intrinsically tied to the internet, we defeat our selves by just focusing on one geographic location when we can focus on a customer base of almost 3.5 billion people.

If you focus on building a good reputation online mainly by doing great jobs and not taking on 'dog projects' that have no real market value. You will be perceived as a go to man by foreign and Nigerian clients.

JackOfAllTrades:
You're absolutely right tho, but then again the topic is about Nigerian tech industry I haven't seen anyone earn that much in Nigeria

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nobody: 1:40pm On May 02, 2015
thewebcraft:
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Was a miracle... My regular pay was 60k per month because I was employed as a web developer... But I topped my skills I started developing apps and softwares & was promoted .senior software developer... But I still want to leave by May, n focus on my startup.... They sometimes pay half....
If you feel you are being underpaid but you still gain more from your company I think you should stay, but still apply for other job positions with higher pay.
Dont mind me o jare, I was just teasing. I am an entrepreneur and I have partner companies. Due to the salary scale of programmers in Nigeria, I will rather not work for any company on employment level (and have never done so till date).
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by nollyj: 2:09pm On May 02, 2015
I am freelancing so I can't provide any information but what I have seen so far, the salary for a programmer / developer in Nigeria is in the range of 100,000 - 200,000 Naira

This amount depends on your skill sets and experience.

With other sectors like government ministries, government agencies and organisations paying less than or equal amount, one can draw a conclusion that developers / programmers are not underpaid like that in Nigeria.

I do know that when compare with other international software companies like Google, this amount might be smaller than what they pay.

Please we need more information on this topic.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Ben1975(m): 2:36pm On May 02, 2015
In America:

a programmer good programmer can make: 127,000 per annum
web developer can make 68.500 per annum

Freelance PHP coders can, if they know their stuff make more than $1500 per month; I have known coders to be able to do that in a week - if they know their stuff.

But of course how much you make is effected by many variables, your skillset, what the job is about, your portfolio, how you market yourself etc etc etc.

And remember PHP is a server side scripting language not one of the full power house programming languages like C++, Java etc

Ben Ajose
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by thewebcraft(m): 4:15pm On May 02, 2015
dhtml18:

Dont mind me o jare, I was just teasing. I am an entrepreneur and I have partner companies. Due to the salary scale of programmers in Nigeria, I will rather not work for any company on employment level (and have never done so till date).
Cool
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nobody: 4:46pm On May 02, 2015
Ben1975:
In America:

a programmer good programmer can make: 127,000 per annum
web developer can make 68.500 per annum

Freelance PHP coders can, if they know their stuff make more than $1500 per month; I have known coders to be able to do that in a week - if they know their stuff.

But of course how much you make is effected by many variables, your skillset, what the job is about, your portfolio, how you market yourself etc etc etc.

And remember PHP is a server side scripting language not one of the full power house programming languages like C++, Java etc

Ben Ajose
In Nigeria, well, it is just the opposite.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nobody: 8:24pm On May 02, 2015
thewebcraft:
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Was a miracle... My regular pay was 60k per month because I was employed as a web developer... But I topped my skills I started developing apps and softwares & was promoted .senior software developer... But I still want to leave by May, n focus on my startup.... They sometimes pay half....
If you feel you are being underpaid but you still gain more from your company I think you should stay, but still apply for other job positions with higher pay.

hmmm very education

bro pls i wanna know something pls, am going to NIIT office on monday in ph for counseling

the other time i went there i was contemplating on web development(php,mysql) and enterprise app development (sunjava) pls which one is more lucrative and profitable in naija interms of payment
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by pcguru1(m): 8:35pm On May 02, 2015
abdul01:
Just a note: Everything isn't about money oh, i believe it's more about the passion u have for d work, that's why most of the guys on threads like this https://www.nairaland.com/2286523/trivia-coding-questions-euler-project, (kudaisi n his fellow goons) u won't find them here cos they are d real programmers and are not really concerned about how much is this or that (just my little thoughts sha, i might be wrong, but anyways kudos to them)

like i seriously i admire them, i really need to get up my algorithm (mathematical wise) it's gradually going down due to lack of challenge

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by thewebcraft(m): 8:54pm On May 02, 2015
Taylor86:


hmmm very education

bro pls i wanna know something pls, am going to NIIT office on monday in ph for counseling

the other time i went there i was contemplating on web development(php,mysql) and enterprise app development (sunjava) pls which one is more lucrative and profitable in naija interms of payment

Enterprise apps are more profitable..
But you should already have a foundation in web development

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nobody: 9:16pm On May 02, 2015
thewebcraft:

Start from the basics.. web before mobile.. Because at some point you'll still connect your apps to a server.. So Php first then Java.

Godbless

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 10:58pm On May 02, 2015
well as for me i'll prefer he moves to java(enterprise or whatever it's called) straight, cos there's no time my brother. Even me, up till today i'm still regretting why i didn't take my java serious(even though i had all d opportunity to learn it) and rather chose web.(my candid opinion sha.)

Likewise note that u can achieve with java what u'ld achieve with php(or web as it's being called) and after u've learnt java(very well) it'll be easy to 'cross-over' to php since they both belong to d same c-like language family.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by abdul01(m): 11:06pm On May 02, 2015
pcguru1:


like i seriously i admire them, i really need to get up my algorithm (mathematical wise) it's gradually going down due to lack of challenge

i swear me-sef dey envy dem oh, i tried to lay my hands on some of kudaisi's Qs but it was then i realised that i really need to sit up and learn d 'hard' languages, cos my brother, there's no short-cut to success oh. I also realized that with d current stream, one just has to upgrade and differentiate himself from d crowd cos very soon all these web-development will be so easy(of cos to some extent), especially wit d help of all these CMSes, plugins, libraries n co, that there won't be much value attached to someone who parades himself as a web dev(as we have it in 9ja here).

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