NNPC Salary Structure

NNPC Salary Structure & Allowances- How Much Is NNPC Salaries?

NNPC Salary Structure & Allowances-_NNPC, like most other oil and gas companies, are dynamic and flexible when it comes to professions. They are not limited to Geoscientists and engineers. In fact, most of their staffs are non-scientists. It is easy to see why NNPC is one of the most coveted organizations to work for in Nigeria.

Apart from the fact that the job is quite flexible and dynamic, there are lots of incentives, in cash and in other forms, that come with working at NNPC. When it comes to pay, they rate high within the industries in Nigeria.

NNPC Salary Structure

The Petroleum industry is one of the core industries in Nigeria. It is, till date, the highest paying industry and stands with the highest paying jobs.

Whatever field or position you find yourself in the industry, you can be sure of a very comfortable pay. While NNPC is not among the highest paying companies in the industry, they boast among the highest paying local organization in Nigeria.

NNPC Salary Structure & Allowances

Just like other oil and gas companies, NNPC salary structures vary. The salaries vary per professions, job specifications, and sometimes location. Apart from the salaries, NNPC workers are entitled to bonuses and other several incentives.

That being said, it should be noted that NNPC staffs hardly disclose their salaries. For the sake of this post, we were able to gather reliable information.

Salaries of NNPC workers vary per department. Asides the board and managing directors, petroleum engineers and geoscientists earn the highest pay in NNPC.

Although there is great difference in the salaries of staff at first, salaries grow with time and there is usually significant difference as they upscale in rank.

Salaries are usually paid according to ranks. Here, we will take a look at an estimate of how much the popular levels earn in NNPC.

NNPC Salary Structure

The table below shows the salary structure of NNPC workers  from the lowest to the highest;

NO. Level Monthly Salary (N)
1 Intern 18,000 – 30,000
2 Entry Level  Staff 180,000 – 350, 000
3 Experienced Staff/Managers 500,000 – 1,000,000
Entry Level Category

The entry level is the first level as a fresh graduate in NNPC. Although it isn’t categorically called “entry level” and is in fact named according to the profession, say sales officer, the level is the most basic in the organization.

On the average, new entry in NNPC earns between N180, 000 – N350, 000 depending on the job specification and level of experience. Engineers and field workers generally earn more. This figure excludes bonuses and other basic incentives which can almost double the take home at the end of the month.

Interns Category

NNPC allows for interns to come into the organization to learn. This gives interns a great opportunity to learn more about their fields and relate with professionals, dealing with practical issues.

Usually, internship is between 3 months to 2 years depending on the school and discipline. As expected, interns are the least earning staff in NNPC. On the average, they earn between N18, 000 – N30, 000 per month.


This is where the money begins to flow well. The salary here is dependent on level of experience and job description. On the average, experienced staffs in NNPC earn between N500, 000 – N1 million depending on the level of experience and the rank.

Managers in some certain fields in the organization earns far more than this. In fact, some top managers earn above 2 million naira per month.

Again, it should be noted that this information is not 100%. Figures may change with time and some of the salaries for some fields in the industry are vague.

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