List of Highest Paying Nigerian Jobs 2013 – Must Read

Here are top 7 highest paying Jobs To Know About in 2013

When choosing a career, it is important to choose a job that you enjoy and that you will be happy to do every day, for the rest of your life. However, another factor that often comes into play when choosing a career path is the salary that you are likely to earn.

Research and comparisons has unveiled the list of the best paying jobs to watch out for in 2013. The rating is based on what entry to mid level personnel earned in these jobs in 2012.

Investment Bankers
Investment bankers help companies, governments and their agencies to raise money by issuing and selling securities in the primary market. They assist public and private corporations in raising funds in the capital markets (both equity and debt), as well as in providing strategic advisory services for mergers, acquisitions and other types of financial transactions.” They mostly work in Hedge Funds, Banks, Asset Management companies, Investment advisory and consulting firms etc. Mid level or more senior investment bankers can pull in around N13 million in annual pay (bonuses not included).

Salary: N4.5 – N8.64 million
Commercial Airline Pilots
Pilots may be earning less than some years back but in Nigeria as plans for more airlines in the aviation sector come in place in 2013 pilots with a good number of flight hours behind them will earn more. Pilots with more flight hours could earn upwards of N11 million per annum

Salary Range: N3.8 – N7.4 million per annum

Telecommunication Engineers/IT Professionals
IT engineers are responsible for the implementation of all software and hardware solutions in an organisation and the position may include training, hardware/software, administration duties and support.
As the IT and telecom industries wax stronger in 2013 skilled IT and Telecom engineers will be more in demand and earn more.

Salary range: N3.6 – N6.9 million

Hackers & Programmers
The demand for programmers well versed in Javascript, PHP, Java and JQuery is on the increase and we predict a more lucrative atmosphere for highly skilled ethical hackers and programmers. Ethical Hackers are rarer to find in Nigeria and the situation will not likely improve much in 2013. Ethical Hackers work to improve cyber security, prevent security breaches and maintain security of web and online platforms

Salary range: N2.8 – N6.48 million

Project Managers
Project Managers most time plan, lead a team and execute on varied projects within their organisations. While Project managers’ salaries vary depending on the prestige of the company Senior Project Managers are expected to be well experienced managers who most time carry out and supervise ambitious projects ranging from setup up new manufacturing plants to roll out of telecom products and so on. Senior Project Manager jobs in Telecom, big Manufacturing firms, oil & gas, banking, FCMG earn big pay packets

Salary Range: N3.45 – N6.45 million per annum


Petroleum/Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical Engineers (Oil and Gas)
Whether working in the upstream or downstream Engineers in the Oil industry will continue to take home bigger pay packets. Highly skilled engineers in mechanical, electrical and petrochemical areas of engineering will be among the best paid jobs in Nigeria

Salary range: N3.5 – N6.3 million

Physicians – Obstetrics/Gynecologists
Examines female patients to ensure a healthy reproductive system. Monitors patient during prenatal, natal and postnatal periods and performs tests and prescribes medication and treatment, as necessary. Delivers babies, determining the method most appropriate to ensure health and safety of both infant and mother. Requires a degree in medicine from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. Pay varies greatly depending on area of practice.

Salary range: N3 – N6.2 million

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