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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by mcqwerty(m): 8:19pm On Jul 01, 2016
You are paid on what HR states that you should be paid. Forget skillset.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by kanirip: 10:03am On Jul 18, 2016
The fact remains that NO Nigerian Programmer is paid by another company very well ( 12M NGN Net pa) just to program( or even design Programs). In my 10 or so years of working in IT in this country I am yet to see one.

I cant blame these companies, why pay a Nigerian such a figure for a Digital ( non physical) Asset creation when you can pay someone from IIT HALF of that and basically get MIT/Stanford grade quality work. Especially when they appreciate the fact that 99% of the Technical Decision makers in Nigeria are greedy and selfish and borderline technical illiterates.( and we have not even delved into the Legal issues which is also discouraging)

Like everything in Life, programming (value) in Nigeria is based off Demand and supply, and there is too much programmer supply from China and India ( not to mention the US, Australia and Europe) to be training a Nigerian on the difference between O(log n) and O(1).

This makes Programmer demand very low and, in turn, remuneration.

Sad but true.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Jimobama: 1:14pm On Dec 30, 2016
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.

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.




Well! I am a software engineer here in the United Kingdom and just graduated, with a start salary of £30,000 which means after deduction I still go home with £1989 = 900,000N at the time of post. But its so because things are very expansive here. House per month is £1200 at most and a lot of bills which depends on the individual. So for me a developer who is earning 200K in naira still live a posh live compare to us here in the UK. When I was still in Nigeria my House rent for a year was around 250K which means I don't have to worry for the rest 11 months.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by getbizzyngn: 8:39am On Apr 06, 2017
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The only freelance portal in Nigeria.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Oye123(m): 10:36pm On Oct 10, 2017
Please what is the salary range of Web Developer, app Developer, game developers in Nigeria
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by AnthonyAk(m): 12:02am On Oct 25, 2017
3 pages in not one salary posted
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nmeri17: 6:07pm On Oct 28, 2017
AnthonyAk:
3 pages in not one salary posted
N10,000 per annum cry

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by stack1(m): 10:12pm On Nov 19, 2017
Guys i know do earn up to 400/500/600k per month, it depends on your skillset and experience, though i mostly freelance but hardly under 200k/mth no matter how long the project would last.

Have a good set of projects you have work on.Be knowlegeable in different stacks, say frontent (vuejs/react/angular --either of them+ the regular CSS/HTML5/JS) then backend (Node/php/python/ruby/golang --be very fluent in at least 2) have good sql and Nosql knowledge a little server administration. Just that no one would dare offer you <300k.

If you are a mobile dev at least be fluent in Java(Android) and Swift or Objective-C (Apple'ish), some SQL/NoSQl favour. and a backend language. You should be good to go at <=300k at any reputable company.

Many other skill types would increase your worth, knowledge with modern tools like Docker, kubernetes, Continous integration etc.

Even UX folks who know their meta learn above 200, though front-end coding knowledge would always increase the worth of a UI/UX designer

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Nmeri17: 12:32am On Nov 21, 2017
stack1:
Guys i know do earn up to 400/500/600k per month, it depends on your skillset and experience

Have a good set of projects you have work on.Be knowlegeable in different stacks, say frontent (vuejs/react/angular --either of them+ the regular CSS/HTML5/JS) then backend (Node/php/python/ruby/golang --be very fluent in at least 2) have good sql and Nosql knowledge a little server administration. Just that no one would dare offer you <300k.

If you are a mobile dev at least be fluent in Java(Android) and Swift or Objective-C (Apple'ish), some SQL/NoSQl favour. and a backend language. You should be good to go at <=300k at any reputable company.
shocked shocked shocked egbon mbok list the reputable companies make us the 10-10k programmers go tender every document we can lay hans on
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by cynthiang: 12:18pm On Nov 21, 2017
We need FULL STACK DEVELOPERS. Java and Python experts. If you are that good, ready to work on the block chain and interested, indicate interest here. As a Python developer, you will be ready to work on Artificial Intelligence related projects (using TensorFlow) that utilizes big data.

Time of Work : 8:30am to 5pm

Office Area: Iyana Ipaja


How does Nairaland work? Can I post my phone number here or it is against the law?

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by GaniuKazeem(m): 2:16pm On Nov 21, 2017
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. Throwback

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by pulsa(m): 9:11pm On Nov 21, 2017
cynthiang:
We need FULL STACK DEVELOPERS. Java and Python experts. If you are that good, ready to work on the block chain and interested, indicate interest here. As a Python developer, you will be ready to work on Artificial Intelligence related projects (using TensorFlow) that utilizes big data.

Time of Work : 8:30am to 5pm

Office Area: Iyana Ipaja


How does Nairaland work? Can I post my phone number here or it is against the law?
how do I contact you?
my email is smithmayowa20@gmail.com
I'm a python developer

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by cynthiang: 9:55pm On Nov 21, 2017
Hi Mayowa, I have sent an email to you.
pulsa:

how do I contact you?
my email is smithmayowa20@gmail.com
I'm a python developer
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by asskush: 3:25pm On Nov 24, 2017
cynthiang:
We need FULL STACK DEVELOPERS. Java and Python experts. If you are that good, ready to work on the block chain and interested, indicate interest here. As a Python developer, you will be ready to work on Artificial Intelligence related projects (using TensorFlow) that utilizes big data.

Time of Work : 8:30am to 5pm

Office Area: Iyana Ipaja


How does Nairaland work? Can I post my phone number here or it is against the law?
mail me assokush@gmail.com
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Yupng(f): 3:44pm On Nov 26, 2017
GaniuKazeem:
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. Throwback


That average of 120 or 130k is roughly $500 usd. Thats very poor for a 30 days full time job. Any good developer can earn that weekly working with foreign firms online.

I will find time to write more on this soonest.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by ediaro: 3:49am On Dec 01, 2017
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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by kanirip: 12:53pm On Dec 01, 2017
cynthiang:
We need FULL STACK DEVELOPERS. Java and Python experts. If you are that good, ready to work on the block chain and interested, indicate interest here. As a Python developer, you will be ready to work on Artificial Intelligence related projects (using TensorFlow) that utilizes big data.

Time of Work : 8:30am to 5pm

Office Area: Iyana Ipaja


How does Nairaland work? Can I post my phone number here or it is against the law?

So let me understand this... You are looking for full stack developers who are good at python and Java to work on the block chain and cognitive computing using data from big data lakes and want to work in iyana ipaja? Am I correct?

If I am then good luck to you. I fear whatever project you are on you will need the luck.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by asalimpo(m): 8:55pm On Dec 01, 2017
GaniuKazeem:
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. Throwback

It's mainly cultural. Nigerians are not as open as onyibos.
In many homes children dont even know how much their parents earn - people they've lived with for decades!!
We're very good at flaunting our wealth though- or creating an unreal impression.
knowing how much one's peers earn can help people bargain better. Or know how what they should be worth.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Oye123(m): 10:51pm On Dec 29, 2017
Please what is Trending in the programming world.?
What are programming languages skill and knowledge that will be used or needed to succeed in 2018?
Please I need your response.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by bet9ja(m): 8:33pm On Dec 31, 2017
Oye123:
Please what is Trending in the programming world.?
What are programming languages skill and knowledge that will be used or needed to succeed in 2018?
Please I need your response.


Innovation is what is trending, research for a problem and solve it with codes. You don't have to write 5000 lines of codes to solve a problem, just a line of code can save the world during rapture cheesy
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by McTobe(m): 5:52pm On Jan 02, 2018
Oye123:
Please what is Trending in the programming world.?
What are programming languages skill and knowledge that will be used or needed to succeed in 2018?
Please I need your response.
The one that was trendy last year, just be good in the PL u are using and you will be just fine

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by JoshMedia: 12:30am On Jan 03, 2018
donbrowser:

OK I don like ur pic grin

Alright
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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by honestpoju: 1:42pm On Jan 04, 2018
Hello everyone,

I am a newbie, no prior programming experience. I have interest in becoming a seasoned developer/programmer. Areas that I find interesting to want to learn ; web and mobile app development(all that it entails).

I need guru (pro) who can take me under his or her wings to tutor/teach me from scratch.

I reside on the mainland, specifically under Alimosho LG.

We can discuss terms when, whoever is interested reaches out.

Thank you and God bless you all
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by 2O17: 3:56pm On Jan 04, 2018
Oye123:
Please what is Trending in the programming world.?
What are programming languages skill and knowledge that will be used or needed to succeed in 2018?
Please I need your response.
just learn how to learn & understand new things

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by ugbengasin34: 5:07am On Jan 05, 2018
A small size company with Staff in the UK, Canada and an Office at Victoria Island is looking for a Graduate Developer with skills on Java, Php and other languages. You dont have to be efficient on these languages but you must know about them and taken foundation courses

This is an opportunity to grow with a company of only 6 persons. We need a smart talented Graduate that can pick fast, learn and improve on the job. As we are a small company we pay competitive salary and also your contribution is seen ASAP.

Salary range N50,000 to N130,000- depending on skill sets and experience level.

If you have a first class or 2:1 in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and you think you are smart, please i challenge you to contact us with a copy of your CV. Please ensure to list other programming skills and languages you are familiar with.

Send CV to

info@maloo-group.com
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by toystars(m): 10:07pm On Jan 06, 2018
I see people not stating what they earn. So I work for a startup in Lagos as a mobile (mostly Android using react native) developer. Salary is 386k/m (with lots of other bonuses).

Every new developer in the company earns an average of 180k/m (lowest level). Salary depends on skillset and how much you can sell yourself. Interview is handled by the CTO himself, so he decides how much you earn on the spot, no HR. Work is flexible and most times I work from home. This also gives me more time for side hustles.

I also do remote gigs with an average of $3000/m.

Once you have the right skillset and work smart, you attract the right offers

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by toystars(m): 9:17am On Jan 07, 2018
kanirip:
The fact remains that NO Nigerian Programmer is paid by another company very well ( 12M NGN Net pa) just to program( or even design Programs). In my 10 or so years of working in IT in this country I am yet to see one.

I cant blame these companies, why pay a Nigerian such a figure for a Digital ( non physical) Asset creation when you can pay someone from IIT HALF of that and basically get MIT/Stanford grade quality work. Especially when they appreciate the fact that 99% of the Technical Decision makers in Nigeria are greedy and selfish and borderline technical illiterates.( and we have not even delved into the Legal issues which is also discouraging)

Like everything in Life, programming (value) in Nigeria is based off Demand and supply, and there is too much programmer supply from China and India ( not to mention the US, Australia and Europe) to be training a Nigerian on the difference between O(log n) and O(1).

This makes Programmer demand very low and, in turn, remuneration.

Sad but true.

I agree with you.

True, there are lots of programmers right now, but there are very few programmers with the right skillsets. At least for the past 2 years, I've been in the forefront of recruiting developers for the company I work for and it is sad to admit that 90% of all programmers in Nigeria are shitty. They all shout "I am a developer" but don't have a clue what it takes to be one.

Regardless of the influx of programmer supply from other parts of the world, I've worked with several guys who are smart and very badass in programming and earn more than 12M NGN gross pray and are here in Nigeria.

My point is, companies will pay you if you are good enough, can sell yourself well, be very smart and don't give a poo about burning rickety bridges.

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by ClassicMcGee(m): 5:08pm On Apr 25, 2018
Lemme bring this thread back to life...
I'm aspiring to study CSC in FUTA, but i'm really interested in being a badass in programming...
how do i go about it cause(have little knowledge in html)..
Your replies are really appreciated..
Thanks!
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by ClassicMcGee(m): 11:00pm On Apr 25, 2018
ClassicMcGee:
Lemme bring this thread back to life...
I'm aspiring to study CSC in FUTA, but i'm really interested in being a badass in programming...
how do i go about it cause(have little knowledge in html)..
Your replies are really appreciated..
Thanks!
sad
ClassicMcGee:
Lemme bring this thread back to life...
I'm aspiring to study CSC in FUTA, but i'm really interested in being a badass in programming...
how do i go about it cause(have little knowledge in html)..
Your replies are really appreciated..
Thanks!
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by mcqwerty(m): 9:30am On Apr 29, 2018
Read the thread from beginning.
Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by WhiZTiM(m): 11:22am On Apr 29, 2018
For those reading this thread, Do not be intimidated by the salaries you are hearing or reading.

Everything I write here is applicable globally, but any number you see here is based on Nigerian economics and Nigeria specific

I'm a Software Engineer, and I very much know some numbers out there.
When people come out and tell you that they earn at least N500K/month as a developer, you must learn to see this through a different angle; There's a lot of ego being portrayed online about Salaries. While the reality is that some do earn up to that and more,

A few factors do come into play:
- Irrespective of how good they are, there's a factor of Time and Chance of getting their current Job;
- They are likely to posses a particular skill that fits the needs of that particular company, and are considered mission-critical to the company;
- There's local economics; You don't expect same salary for a company in VI or Ikoyi, Lagos, to pay the same as a Company in Ojota, Lagos




Again, when it comes to earning money as a remote developer, online, its a bit of a different game... the earnings are high because somehow we in Nigeria avoid paying taxes on that, the most popular remote jobs Nigeria's take are Web development, Support Engineering or some form of DevOps...




If you earn N100K/month, do not grumble about the pay, but take more time to build yourself. Specifically in Data Structures and Algorithms, then Systems Design. Find a way to make yourself visible online (participating in Stackoverflow, Hackerrank, Leetcode, or careercup)

and in some months of sucking up frustrations, you are likely to land an interview with fortune 10000 companies and get a job that will skyrocket above the Ego-wielding N500K/monthly earners. (don't think this is possible in 6 months, it takes some time)

Do not compete with those who earn more than you, try and learn from them just in case they know something you don't (a lot have bad ego, be prepared for this);

There will always be people to talk down on your pay anyway;

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Re: Dear Programmer In Nigeria: How Much Is Your Salary? by Ezechinwa(m): 1:02pm On May 01, 2018
I cannot mention the company , but I earn 180k per month.

I worked with an ISP company 3weeks after NYSC, was earning 75k per month, Just switch jobs last month now earn 180k.. I am currently 26 years old.. I am an android and IOS developer and my apps have been downloaded by more than 10k users. I hope I have inspired someone out there. cheers

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