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Everything You Need to Know About Polytechnic Lecturers Salary Scale in Nigeria

Grades of Lecturers and their Salary Scale

Below are lecturer grades in Nigerian institutions and their salary scale.

The total emoluments are calculated before pension contribution and tax deductions. It also includes rent and academic allowances.

Professor

Professor, popularly called Prof, is the highest academic in Nigerian institutions.

Professors are typically experts in their fields and top-tier lecturers.

A professor earns a minimum salary of 381,695 Naira per month and 4,580,349 Naira annually.

The minimum salary after ten years is 501,680 Naira per month and 6,020,163 Naira annually.

Senior Lecturer

A senior lecturer is a member of the faculty in a university or other similar higher institution.

A senior lecturer’s minimum salary is 257,625 Naira per month and 3,091,505 Naira annually.

The maximum salary after thirteen (13) years is 371,292 Naira per month and 4,455,506 Naira annually.

Lecturer I

Lecturer I earns a minimum monthly salary of 173,332 Naira per month and 2,079,995 Naira on an annual basis.

The maximum salary after nine (9) years is 223,667 Naira per month and 2,684,010 Naira annually.

A photo of a lecturer talking to his students.

Lecturer II

Lecturer II earns 137,459 Naira per month and 1,649,509 Naira per year.

After eight (8) years, the maximum salary will be 164,970 Naira monthly and 1,979,640 Naira annually.

Assistant Lecturer

The Assistant lecturer is a position Master’s degree holders assume at entry level.

The minimum salary of Lecturer III is 120,922 Naira per month and 1,451,071 Naira per year.

After eight (8) years, the maximum salary is 146,241 Naira per month and 1,754,902 Naira per year. 

Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant is the entry-level position for a Bachelor’s degree holder.

The minimum salary of a Graduate Assistant is 105,281 Naira per month and 1,263,377 Naira per year.

After six (6) years, the maximum salary is 120,647 Naira on a monthly basis and 1,447,767 Naira on an annual basis. 

Reader

A Reader’s minimum salary on a monthly basis is 314,018 Naira. A Reader earns 3,768,221 Naira annually.

After ten (10) years, the maximum salary is 417,062 Naira per month and 5,004,750 Naira per annum.

This list of salaries applies to lecturers in federal and state universities.

The salaries of lecturers in private universities might be completely different.

The following factors can affect the amount of salary a lecturer earns:

  • Numbers of publication.
  • The role’s responsibilities.
  • The university someone lectures.
  • The faculty.

Consolidated Polytechnic Salary Structure

The table below shows the Consolidated Polytechnic & Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPASS) per annum.

(Level 1-6)

CONPASS 1 (N) 2 (N) 3 (N) 4 (N) 5 (N) 6 (N)
01 1257460 1300238 1343017 1385795 1428573 1471351
02 1460038 1510386 1560735 1611085 1161433 1711783
03 1693790 1748497 1803205 1857913 1912620 1967327
04 1906230 1989066 2071903 2154739 2237575 2320411
05 2127402 2214985 2302566 2390149 2477732 2565313
06 2349600 2443887 2538171 2632456 2726743 2821028
07 3020925 3146527 3272130 3397732 3523334 3648934
08 3716263 3868081 4019901 4171719 4323537 4475355
09 4561073 4737651 4914628 5089682 5268183 5444959

 (Level 7-11)

CONPASS 7 (N) 8 (N) 9 (N) 10 (N) 11 (N)
01 1514130 1556908 1599686 1642464 1685243
02 1762132 1812482 1862830 1913180 1963528
03 2022036 2076743 2131450 2186157 2240866
04 2403247 2486083 2568919 2651755 2734592
05 2652896 2740479 2828060 2915643 3003155
06 2915314 3009599 3103885 3198170
07 3774536 3900139 4025741
08 4627173 4778991 4930809
09 5621738 5798513 5975291

 (Level 12-15)

CONPASS 12 (N) 13 (N) 14 (N) 15 (N)
01 1728023 1770801 1813579 1856358
02 2013878 2064227 2114575 2164925
03 2295573 2064227 2404987 2459696
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