The 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria 2019


Actually, there are many jobs in Nigeria. However, some jobs pays much more than the others, of which a lot of persons are yet to know of these high paying jobs. Most of these high paying jobs in Nigeria requires a great deal of technical competence, skills and expertise. 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 2019, 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 function of an expert in this field is to create an advertising campaign that will achieve business objective. The objectives of every business is either the maximization of profit or the achievement of the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness.

The above reasons engenders the need to get a good advertising experts that can create a broad awareness for your business . The income earned by experts in this field is very huge and lucrative, because the company they advertise for can,t achieve their objectives without them. Their earning potential can range from N150,000 to N250,000 per month, depending on the company they work for.

Advertising agent
Advertising and Marketing Expert


9. Ethical Hackers/Software Programmers/IT Security Analysts

As long as IT remains a revolutionary tools in business, the work of these experts 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 their IT products online. However, this online presence comes with a lot of security threats. The Functions of these Experts in this field includes improving cyber security, preventing security breaches, maintaining security of web and online platforms among others. The salary rang 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

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


8. Musician

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

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 as such, paying them from N600,000 to N2 million for their presence at events.

Wizkid | Musician


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.  They assist public and private corporations in raising funds in the capital markets (both equity and debt).  they are not just bankers as such their salary is really huge due to their multiple advantageous tasks.

Investment Bankers
Investment Bankers


6. Petroleum Production Engineers

For foreseeable years to come Petroleum Product remains an essential commodity  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.

petroleum production engineer
Petroleum Production Engineer


5. Aeronautic Engineer and Pilots

Aeronautical engineers also known as aircraft engineers, one the  main function of this profession is the maintenance of aircrafts technology. Their job is very delicate because the safety of the nation’s aircrafts, military or commercial is entrust on them. The lives and safety of travelers depends on them and this makes their payment really lucrative

aeronautic engineer
Aeronautic engineer


4. Telecom Engineers

Telecoms engineers are responsible for the Installations and maintenance of 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 organisation.

Telecom Engineer
Telecom Engineer


3. Project Managers

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

Project Manager
Project Manager


2. Business Manager/Director

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. Median Salary of a manager in Nigeria is about N20 million annually.

Bussiness Manager
Business Manager


1. Surgeon

A Surgeon is not just a doctor but a  doctor who specialize in operations that involve gaining access to patient’s body. 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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