You may be wondering what the (Nigerian Air Force) NAF salary structure is like in 2023. Will there still be a change? How will it compare to other Forces?
In this post, we’ll take a look at the latest NAF Salary Structure and provide you with the latest salary structure for NAF Personnels in 2023.
The NAF is responsible for the air defence of Nigeria. They carry out air operations in support of the Nigerian Army, Navy, and other government agencies.
The NAF is also involved in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations both within Nigeria and abroad. They work closely with other international organizations such as the United Nations and NATO to provide aid where needed. NAF is Second highest paid Force in Nigeria. So that’s a little bit you need to know about the NAF.
The Salary Structure OF NAF
The basic salary for a Junior Aircraftman is about N53,500 per month. But don’t let that discourage you. there are plenty of opportunities, Allowances for advancement, and with hard work and dedication, you can move up the ranks. Before we look at the Salary Structure of NAF, It’s important you also know about the ranks. We have already written an article about the NAF Ranks so will will just explain briefly.
You should know that the Nigerian Air Force has a rank structure that is equivalent to that of the Nigerian Army. Let’s take a look at what each rank corresponds to:
Aircraftman: The lowest rank in the Nigerian Air Force, Aircraftmen are responsible for menial tasks such as cleaning and maintaining aircraft and few security work.
Lance Corporal: This is the first rank that’s considered non-commissioned, and lance corporals are responsible for supervising privates and leading small groups.
Corporal: Corporals are mostly in charge of weapons and equipment, and they also provide instruction to other enlisted personnel.
Sergeant: Sergeants are the backbone of the NAF, with responsibilities for everything from training to operations.
Flight Sergeant: The third to the highest rank an enlisted person can achieve without being commissioned, a master sergeant oversees all activities within a unit.
Warrant Officer: Warrant officers are highly skilled technical experts who provide support to commissioned officers.
Air Warrant Officer
They do similar work with the warrant officers.
Commissioned Officer: Commissioned officers hold positions of authority and are responsible for all aspects of a unit or formation.
NAF Salary 2023 And Ranks
NAF Salary For The Non commissioned officers:
- Trainee earns N10,104 monthly
- Aircraftman woman is paid N53,194 monthly
- Lance Corporal is paid N57,104 monthly
- Corporal collects N65,195 monthly
- Sergeant collects N75,174 monthly
- Flight Sergeant earns N89,104 monthly
- Warrant Officer is paid N111,958 monthly
- Master Warrant Officer collects N165,694
- Cadet (Trainee) is paid N44,599 monthly
- Air Warrant Officer’s salary is N181,765 monthly
NAF Salary For Commissioned Officers:
- Pilot Officer’s salary is N197,194 monthly
- Flying Officer’s salary is N218,484 monthly
- Flight Lieutenant earns N232,485 as monthly salary
- Squadron Leader is paid N248,085 monthly
- Wing Comdr earns N342,584 monthly salary
- Group Captain earns N352,684 monthly
- Air Commodore collects N677,884 as monthly salary
- Air Vice-Marshal is paid N1,376,384 as a monthly salary
- Air Marshal is paid N1,486,484 as a monthly salary
- Air Chief Marshal earns N1,724,284 monthly.
NAF Allowances 2023
Operation Allowance: This is paid to officers who are posted to areas that are considered difficult or dangerous.
Education allowance: This is given to officers who are continuing their education while serving in the military.
Transport allowance: This is paid to officers who are required to travel for an outside assignment.
House rent allowance: This is paid to officers who are not provided with government accommodation.
Uniform allowance: This is given to officers once a year, and is used to purchase uniforms and other items of clothing.
How to Join the Nigerian Air Force
Joining the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, there are three ways to join:
1. Through the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna
2. As a Direct Short Service Commission officer
3. As a recruit BMTC
Each of these paths has its own requirements, so it’s important that you follow each link and find out which one is the best fit for you.
So there you have it, the NAF salary structure for 2023. We hope this information is helpful, and we encourage you to share it with your friends and family.
Remember, the Nigerian Air Force is a great place to work, and they are committed to providing their employees with the best possible benefits. Thank you for your continued support.
The Nigerian Air Force is one of the three branches of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The primary purpose of the Nigerian Air Force is to secure the sovereignty of Nigerian airspace and to conduct air operations in support of the land, sea and operations of the other two branches.
On this page, you will find information about the rank structure, allowances and salaries of personnel in the Nigerian Air Force.