Nigeria Salary Structure | Full List And Meaning
The meaning of Nigeria salary structure is not a thing the majority of citizens of this country understand. As a result, one of the objectives of this article is to educate people on the meaning of Nigeria salary structure. The Nigerian salary structures are the system the federal government, some state governments, and private organizations follow, to pay their staffs. Although there are three categories of bodies using these structures: federal government, state governments and private organizations, these salary structure are created by the federal government of Nigeria. Staffs of bodies using salary structures do not get paid a random amount of money as salary, they are rather paid according to the salary structures.
Since Nigeria gained independence in 1960, a lot of salary structures have been created. We have tens of them, but these days, only the latest ones are in use. We are able to come up with 8 Nigerian salary structure types. These salary structures in question are:
- CONTISS I
- CONTISS II
We intend to discuss all these salary structures, and here we go with their discussions.
1. CONTOPSAL — Consolidated Top Federal Public Office Holders Salary Structure
As seen above, CONTOPSAL is a salary structure that stands for ‘Consolidated Top federal Public Office Holders Salary Structure’. This salary is used by the federal government of Nigeria. It is often considered the most important Nigeria salary structure. CONTOPSAL is the Nigeria salary concerned with how much top federal public office holders are paid. Top federal public office holders in Nigeria are people like: the President of Nigeria, the Vice-President of Nigeria, the Special Adviser of the Nigerian President, the Auditor-General, the Permanent Secretary, the Director general, etc.
If CONTOPSAL is strictly followed, the following are the yearly salaries of top federal public office holders: President — N3,514,705; Vice President — N3,031,572; Minister/SGF/HOS/Chairmen of Commissions — N2,026,400; Minister of State/Member of Commissions — N1,957,580; Special Adviser — N1,942,875; Auditor-General/Permanent Secretary/DG — N2,925,865; Governor N2,223,705; Deputy Governor — N2,112,215; SSG — N1,337,225; Special Adviser — N1,250,110; Auditor-General/Permanent Secretary — N1,247,870; Chairman — N908,312; Vice Chairman — N853,056; Supervisor — N809,300; Secretary — N809,300; Special Adviser — N760,076; Chief Justice of Nigeria — N1,363,972; Justice of the Supreme Court — N2,477,110; President of the Court of Appeal — N2,477,100; Justice of the Court of Appeal — N1,995,430; Chief Judge of the Federal High Court — N1,940,095; President Nigeria Industrial Court — N1,940,095; Judge of the Federal High Court — N1,804,740; Chief Judge of the FCT — N1,940,095; Judge Nigeria Industrial Court — N1,804,740; Judge of FCT High Court — N1,804,740; Grand Kadi FCT Court of Appeal — N1,804,740; President FCT Customary Court of Appeal — N1,804,740; Kadi Sharia Court of Appeal N1,669,385; Judge FCT Customary Court of Appeal — N1,669,385; Chief Judge of State — N1,940,095; Judge of State High Court — N1,804,740; Grand Kadi State Sharia Court of Appeal — N1,804,740; President State Customary Court of Appeal — N1,804,740; Kadi State Sharia Court of Appeal — N1,669,385; Judge State Customary Court of Appeal — N1,669,385.
Note that the above annual salaries listed, do not include allowances. The following are some allowances under Consolidated Top Federal Public Office Holders Salary Structure (CONTOPSAL): Minister/SGF/HOS/ — N35,000; Minister of State — N30,000; Special Adviser — N25,000; Auditor-General/Permanent Secretary — N20,000; SSG — N25,000; Special Adviser — N20,000; Auditor-General/Permanent Secretary — N15,000; Chairman Local Government — N20,000; Supervisor — N15,000; Secretary — N15,000; Special Adviser — N10,000; Chief Justice of Nigeria — N50,000; Supreme Court Justice — N35,000; President Court of Appeal — N35,000; Justice Court of Appeal — N30,000; Chief Judge of the Federal High Court — N25,000; Judge of the Federal High Court — N20,000; President Nigeria Industrial Court — N25,000; Chief Judge of FCT — N25,000; Judge Nigeria Industrial Court — N20,000; Judge of FCT High Court — N20,000; Grand Kadi FCT Court of Appeal — N20,000; President FCT Customary Court of Appeal — N20,000; Kadi FCT Sharia Court of Appeal — N15,000; Judge FCT Customary Court of Appeal — N15,000; Chief Judge of State — N25,000; Judge of State High Court — N20,000; Grand Kadi State Sharia Court of Appeal — N20,000; President State Customary Court of Appeal — N20,000; Kadi State Sharia Court of Appeal — N15,000; Judge State Customary Court of Appeal — N15,000.
2. CONMESS — Consolidated Medical Salary Structure
CONMESS stands for ‘Consolidated Medical Salary Structure’, and this is the salary structure used to pay medical and dental officers in the federal public service. The salary structure was approved in September 2009, but it went into effect in January 2010. This Nigeria salary structure is also used by some state governments. This salary structure has a good number of allowances under it. Some of these allowances are the specialist allowance, call duty allowance, health professional non-clinical allowance, clinical duty allowance, teaching allowance, hazard allowance and rural posting allowance. The hazard allowance is N60,000.
3. CONHESS — Consolidated Health Salary Structure
Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) is a sister Nigeria salary structure to Consolidated Health Medical Structure (CONMESS). While CONMESS is used to pay medical and dental officers, CONHESS is used to pay other health workers who are not medical and dental officers. Just like CONMESS, there a good number of allowances under CONHESS.
4. CONJUSS — Consolidated Judiciary Staff Salary Structure
5. CONUASS — Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure
6. CONTISS — Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure
CONTISS is an acronym of Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure. This Nigeria salary structure is the one used to pay staffs of federal tertiary institutions. However, there are two CONTISS: CONTISS 1 and CONTISS 2. CONTISS 1 is the old CONTISS, while CONTISS 2 is the new one. CONTISS 2 is the current Nigeria salary structure used to pay federal tertiary institution staffs. Furthermore, some private tertiary institutions also use this salary structure to pay their staffs.
7. CONRAISS — Consolidated Research and Allied
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