List of 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria 2021

Actually, there are many jobs in Nigeria. However, some jobs pay much more than others, of which many persons are yet to know of these high-paying jobs. Most of these high paying jobs in Nigeria require a great deal of technical competence, skills, and expertise.

However, in this post, you’ll see the list of the top 10 and best paying jobs/careers in Nigeria here and how much their annual income is.

Nonetheless, what really determines the amount a person earns in his job or business is dependent on the level of social problems the person solves.

The highest paying jobs in Nigeria cuts across many disciplines, ranging from Engineering to ICT and the rest.

However, this article seeks to identify the top 10 highest paying jobs in Nigeria in 2019, with the view of helping people venture into these largely uncharted areas to become more financially free. Hence, improving the Nigerian economy through the process.

So without expending more time, below is the list of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria this 2021, starting with the least on the top 10 list to the highest.

10. Advertising/Marketing  Experts

The value that a trained marketing expert brings to a business is practically unquantifiable. In Nigeria today, businesses or brands’ survival largely depends on the strength of their marketing or advertising strategy.

And one of the main functions of an expert in this field is to create an advertising campaign that will achieve business objectives. Every business’s objectives are either the maximization of profit or the achievement of the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness.

Advertising agent
Advertising and Marketing Expert

The above reasons engender the need to get good advertising experts to create a broad awareness for your business.

The income earned by experts in this field is huge and lucrative because the company they advertise for can,t achieve its objectives without them. Their earning potential can range from N150,000 to N250,000 per month, depending on the company they work for.

9. Ethical Hackers/Software Programmers/IT Security Analysts

As long as IT remains a revolutionary tool in business, these experts’ work will always be needed. Due to the rise of digitalization, every business in Nigeria now wants to have an online presence by way of selling its IT products online. However, this online presence comes with a lot of security threats.

Programmer | Ethical Hackers I IT Security Experts
Programmer/Ethical Hackers/IT Security Experts

The Functions of these Experts in this field include improving cybersecurity, preventing security breaches, and maintaining web and online platforms’ security, among others. The salary range for this profession is between N3,000,000 to N5,000,000 Annually. However, it requires a great deal of training and skills, which is worth acquiring anyways.

8. Musician

The music industry is becoming one of Nigeria’s top industries with the highest number of young millionaires. This accounts for the reason why a lot of young people venture into the music line.

Wizkid | Musician

A musician’s job is straightforward, and as we all know, they make music that entertains. It is not uncommon to find people idolize musicians like they do religious leaders, paying them from N600,000 to N2 million for their presence at events.

7. Investment Bankers

An investment banker is an individual who works in a financial institution that is in the business primarily of raising capital for companies, governments, and other entities, or who works in a large bank’s division that is involved with these activities.

Investment Bankers
Investment Bankers

They help public and private corporations raise funds in the capital markets (both equity and debt). They are not just bankers; their salary is huge due to their multiple advantageous tasks.

6. Petroleum Production Engineers

petroleum production engineer

For foreseeable years to come, Petroleum Product remains an essential commodity, and this automatically makes the place of Petroleum Engineers a prominent one because of the world high demand for petroleum.

These engineers, who design, test, and deploy means of extracting petroleum, are highly respected and well paid.

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5. Aeronautic Engineer and Pilots

aeronautic engineer - Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria

Aeronautical engineers are also known as aircraft engineers; one of this profession’s main functions is the maintenance of aircraft’s technology.

Their job is very delicate because the safety of the nation’s aircraft, military or commercial, is entrusted to them. The lives and safety of travelers depend on them, and this makes their payment really lucrative.

4. Telecom Engineers

Telecom Engineer - Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria

Telecoms engineers are responsible for installing and maintaining all software and hardware devices in a Telecommunication Industry. Being an expert in this field brings one a fortune depending on the status of the organization.

3. Project Managers

Project Manager - Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria

Project Managers are in charge of planning, leading a team, and executing various projects within their organizations. Project Managers in Telecom, big Manufacturing firms, oil & gas industries, banking, FCMG earn big pay annually

2. Business Manager/Director

Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria

One of the most demanding jobs of our day is the job of the manager or Director. The manager is answerable for the success or failure of any company.

They oversee the company’s operations, production, marketing, and human resource. They are equally rewarded for the heavy crown they wear. The median salary of a manager in Nigeria is about N20 million annually.

1. Surgeon

A Surgeon is not just a doctor but also a  doctor who specializes in operations involving gaining access to a patient’s body.

Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria

Why a surgeon needs to be well paid is clear. Since people figuratively and literally ‘lay’ their lives at his table, the surgeon is well compensated and takes home a huge pay

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