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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by geebril(m): 7:48pm On Mar 12, 2017
According to Wikipedia, a job is anythinga person does regularly in exchange for money. We are going to use this definition of a job as the standard definition even as we research and create a list of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria. What may surprise you is that some of these jobs have little or no entry barrier while others are very delicate and require years upon years of training.
In creating this list, we took into
consideration the average annual take home pay for each profession, we considered the delicacy of the tasks they handle and how desired they are in their
place of employment. We also
considered how many millionaires each profession has created. We then narrowed our list by researching and comparing the findings of other researchers. This list may not be precise but it is completely ‘true’.
The ten highest paying jobs in Nigeria
are:


****CEO/BUSINESS MOGUL****

One of the most demanding jobs of our day is the job of the CEO or a business owner. The CEO is answerable for the success or failure of any company.They oversee the company’s operations,
production, marketing and human
resource. Generally, the CEO is the
company. As such they are equally
rewarded for the heavy crown they wear. Median Salary of a CEO is about N40 million.


****PASTOR*****

There is no way around this. Nigerians appreciate their religious leaders —especially pastor's. In fact we idolize them
and shower them with gifts and money.A powerful ‘beginner’ in this circle would take home up to N5 million and ‘established’ names rake in 9 times as much.


*****PETROLEUM ENGINEER*****

The place of the Petroleum Engineer inthe world today is prominent because the world has a high demand for petroleum. These engineers, who design, test and deploy means of extracting petroleum are revered and paid well. An average salary will be N12 million.


****AERONAUTIC ENGINEER****

Aeronautical engineers are ‘airplane engineers’. In Nigeria, their main job is the maintenance of aircrafts technology.Their job is very delicate because the safety of the nation’s aircrafts, military or commercial, rests on their shoulders.The lives and safety of everyday traveler depends on them so aeronautic engineers get up to N11 million.

*****SURGEON*****

Everybody seems to understand why a surgeon needs to be well paid since a surgeon is responsible for identifying patients who requires surgery, perform the operation, and provide patients with care and treatment after the surgery. Since people figuratively and literally ‘lay’ their lives at his table, the surgeon is well compensated and takes about N11 milla too.

*****PILOT******

Choosing who come first between the pilots and the surgeon was hard. Pilots fly planes. They convey people from one location to another in the most delicate means of transportation. They get paid about N9 million.


****TELECOMS ENGINEER****

Telecoms engineers make it possible for you to make calls and browse from your phone. If you know how mobile networks work you will understand why the Telecoms engineer is well-regarded.


*****INVESTMENT BANKER****

Investment bankers manage your
‘happiness and comfort’ as such we reward them proportionately. What price is your happiness?


******MUSICIAN*****

A musician’s job is straightforward: they make music that entertains, informs, shape and sometimes change our ways
of thinking. It is not uncommon to find people idolize musicians like they do religious leaders as such, we pay musicians from N600,000 to N2 million for their presence at our events

*****PROGRAMMERS*****

Programmers are problem solvers.They
figure out how to make computers solve our problems. Programmers are among
the top 5 best paid professions in developed worlds but in naija they are probably the least appreciated financially. They get about N5 million
yearly.

**NOTE: salary figures are stated on per annum basis.

Cc: CrazyMan 1forall

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by FitnessDoctor: 8:02pm On Mar 12, 2017
geebril

Interesting post, But if you are a blogger and didn't just copy this from another site, then this post has the worst structure and arrangement...

Now do you think that anyone would really want to read something as such... I am a health blogger too... and if you check my profile you can see the way I post

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by nextprince: 4:58am On Mar 13, 2017
geebril, I cannot argue on the pay package of all the professions but I disagree on that of the programmer and indeed, I will tell you they are the highest paid in the world today, Nigeria inclusive.

Leave musical artistes and pastors out of this cos we all know how they roll. Also, "business mogul" is not a profession.

Most of these people parading themselves as programmers cannot even write a simple program in assembly language to blink an LED.

Hundreds of millions of embedded systems are being sold/maintained on daily basis all over the world. The richest countries in the world in terms of state's resources achieved those status owing to their pools of engineers in the field of embedded systems, go and find out.

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by geebril(m): 5:06pm On Mar 13, 2017
FitnessDoctor:
geebril

Interesting post, But if you are a blogger and didn't just copy this from another site, then this post has the worst structure and arrangement...

Now do you think that anyone would really want to read something as such... I am a health blogger too... and if you check my profile you can see the way I post
okay.... Lemme have a look

ill be more organised next time
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by geebril(m): 5:35pm On Mar 13, 2017
nextprince:
geebril, I cannot argue on the pay package of all the professions but I disagree on that of the programmer and indeed, I will tell you they are the highest paid in the world today, Nigeria inclusive.

Leave musical artistes and pastors out of this cos we all know how they roll. Also, "business mogul" is not a profession.

Most of these people that parade themselves as programmers cannot even write a simple program in assembly language to blink an LED.

Hundreds of millions of embedded systems are being sold/maintained on daily basis all over the world. The richest countries in the world in terms of state's resources achieved those status based on their pools of engineers in the field of embedded systems, go and find out.
yessir.... Ill do just that.

Thanks

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by habex005(m): 7:22am On Mar 14, 2017
Ok
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by soberdrunk(m): 7:23am On Mar 14, 2017
In Nigeria number 1 should be "politician"!!! angry

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by rawpadgin(m): 7:23am On Mar 14, 2017
why is there no politician on the list

or are you not a Nigerian?

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Cunninlinguist: 7:24am On Mar 14, 2017
Good to know undecided
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Badgers14: 7:24am On Mar 14, 2017
What about Nairaland mods

Lalasticlala is making banks banning people left and right grin grin grin

Let me wait here and chop my own ban too grin

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Williamso(m): 7:25am On Mar 14, 2017
This post is so flawed... What's the basis for your research, if any? Can you substantiate your data with facts? Stating the average salary of a petroleum engineer, which by the way is a profession and not a job, as 12mil is grossly misleading at best and simply an alternative fact.
PS., I have many programmer colleagues that make about 5x of what you posted. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Sirmuel1(m): 7:25am On Mar 14, 2017
Pastor Job go make sense ooo
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Idondie: 7:25am On Mar 14, 2017
I will like to disagree sir/ma.
CEO of what? Too ambiguous.
Aeronautic engineers?
And see the way you described telecoms engineer undecided
Phone, network, browse? undecided undecided
Make I no take Herrera matter vex for you.

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Saintp(m): 7:25am On Mar 14, 2017
You skipped politics. Governors, ministers, president, SSAs, etc. which job pays more than it?
OP, took your time oooo. are u a learner?

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Monalisa185(f): 7:26am On Mar 14, 2017
If my course of study (ESTATE MANAGEMENT )is not there, Op your list is incomplete ooo cheesy

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by eduevolutionnow(m): 7:26am On Mar 14, 2017
Politics should be number one, Easy money
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by habex005(m): 7:26am On Mar 14, 2017
U forget to add politics, Baba ijebu, ponzi scammers, yahoo boy...

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by LOSKYXANDER: 7:26am On Mar 14, 2017
Are you so sure of that of plane pilots? I don't think they earn that much except helicopter pilots

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by fattbabakay(m): 7:28am On Mar 14, 2017
looks good
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by leokennedi(m): 7:29am On Mar 14, 2017
OH MAI LAWD shocked shocked

From an excerpt from one of fela songs, he called religious organizations as money making organizations....

Little wonder Pastors made the list.....
And check out some three storey building, different churches already have two.
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by PrinceMario(m): 7:30am On Mar 14, 2017
Lol...
What's happening with NL nowadays. Not to think this junk make the front page.
CEO is now a profession.
Pastoring too is now a profession, so the pastor behind my house who started 2years ago andhave less than 50members and his church is still been built with planks makes #5M monthly.
Op, you need real time spanking on your back.

Oga seun, your NL has gone to the dogs.
Lalasticlala now can even testify that it's now quantity over quality,

The mod who also pushed this to FP needs a lifetime ban.

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by solarview(m): 7:30am On Mar 14, 2017
OK CEO = Entrepreneur (whether private or corporate) grin

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by nedu2000(m): 7:32am On Mar 14, 2017
Super eagles manager nko
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by miketayo(m): 7:34am On Mar 14, 2017
Programmers in Nigeria shouldn't be top 10.. How many companies in Nigeria pays programmers more than 500k? Except the ones doing a lot of freelance or own nairaland like seun
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Nobody: 7:35am On Mar 14, 2017
Programming...
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by ferdison(m): 7:35am On Mar 14, 2017
Anything makes FP these last days.
OP we expected something better from you.

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Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by toseen7: 7:36am On Mar 14, 2017
nedu2000:
Super eagles manager nko
LMAO! grin
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by DJMCOTTY(m): 7:36am On Mar 14, 2017
Dj nko? undecided
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by zamirikpo(m): 7:37am On Mar 14, 2017
oga u omitted this igbo bois in alaba and onitsha main market.....anyways i wont blame u cos its so difficult to estimate their earnings, but believe me when u unlock containers of various goods on a daily basis,.....money is entering grin
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by legenddimex(m): 7:39am On Mar 14, 2017
olosho nko
Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Goldenheart(m): 7:41am On Mar 14, 2017
I disagree with this copy and paste. OP just did clipping and bending here and there.. ..

Continu

Re: Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria by Donwizbro(m): 7:43am On Mar 14, 2017
...for those that air-out why politics is not on da list. Na una understand nigeria better.

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