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Salaries Of Pharmacists, Nurses And Other Medical Professionals In Nigeria by Icequeen94(f): 2:29pm On Jan 07, 2020
Professionals in the Medical Sector of most developing economies can indeed be referred to as part of the big fishes in the deepest part of the ocean. Generally, they tend to live on incomes higher than many other professionals and can be termed as good and above average. The respect also accorded to the professionals is unparalleled and desirable by virtually everyone. The Medical Doctors specifically take the lead among these professionals. This encompasses, taking the lead in terms of actual leadership held in hospitals and associations, societal prestige accrued to them, respects given by patients, length of academic and professional training gotten and of course salaries, wages and other forms of remuneration paid.

However, in a typical Hospital or other related Health Centers, there are other medical professionals that work with the Doctors in the achievement of the general goals. Some of these professionals have their works and job descriptions closely tied to that of the Medical Doctors. While some other professionals have their roles and activities mutually exclusive from that of the Medical Doctors. In a previous article, we have been able to share insights on the Average Salary of Medical Doctors in Nigeria. As at the time of the research, studies showed that the salary of Doctors in Nigeria stands at an average of #250,000 monthly. Though some others do earn more than or less than the average based on their years of experience.

In this article, we will share insights on the salaries of other medical professionals in the medical/health sector of Nigeria. The insights to be shared here will cut across the salaries of various medical professionals and specialists such as;

Pharmacists Salaries
Nurses Salaries
Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Opticians Salaries
Dentists Salaries
Medical Laboratory Scientists Salaries
Radiographers Salaries
Physiotherapists Salaries

Salaries of Pharmacist in Nigeria

Pharmacists, also known as chemists or druggists, are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. Pharmacy as a profession is practiced in a wide range of settings: in communities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, mail service, managed care, and various government parastatals.

Based on data gathered from various pharmacists with different levels of experience cutting across several companies and locations, the average salary of Pharmacists in Nigeria is about #150,000 monthly. Here, most pharmacists in entry-level positions earn below #100,000 monthly while those in middle-level positions earn around the average amount (#150,000 monthly) and those in senior-level positions earn around #200,000 and above monthly.

Salaries of Pharmacists in Federal and State Hospitals

Salaries of Pharmacists in the private sector vary from those working in government agencies and other parastatals. The salary structure for Pharmacists is different for each sector of the government. They have different labels.

The salary structure for hospitals is on Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS)
The salary structure for academics is Consolidated University Academic structure (CONUASS)

The starting salary for a federal staff is about....CONTINUE READING

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