Nigerian Police Salary 2023, Ranks And Allowances. The Nigerian Police Force is one of the most important law enforcement institutions in Nigeria. In this article, we take a look at the Nigerian Police salary in 2023 and the ranks in the Nigerian Police Force. We have written an article about the Nigerian Army Salary, Nigerian Navy Salary and the Nigerian Air Force Salary.
How much do Nigerian police officers earn?
Nigerian police officers are one of the lowest paid in the world. In fact, a recent study by the International Police Science Association found that the average Nigerian police officer makes just N120,000 which is equivalent to $200 per month. Officers in the lowest rank earn just N43,000 which is also equivalent to $80 per month. Officers in the higher ranks make a bit more, with the average salary coming in at N550,000 which is equivalent to $1,000 per month.
Before we go down to the breakdown of the salary in the Nigerian Police Force, let’s look at the ranks.
What are the ranks in the Nigerian police force?
The Nigerian Police Force has two categories of ranks. The Commissioned Officers and the Police Recruits. The Nigerian Police Force officers ranks is divided into ten ranks, from the lowest to the highest rank. The lowest rank is Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP), and the highest rank is the Inspector-General of Police (IGP). A detailed description of each rank is as follows:
Nigerian Police Force Ranks
1. Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP)
2. Deputy Inspector General of Police
3. Assistant Commissioner of Police
4. Deputy Commissioner of Police
5. Commissioner of Police
6. Assistant Superintendent of Police
7. Deputy Superintendent of Police
8. Superintendent of Police
9. Chief Superintendent of Police
10. Inspector-General of Police
The Nigerian Police Recruits Ranks (The Non Commissioned)
- Sergeant Major
Now that we know the ranks, let’s go down to the Nigerian Police Salary 2023
Nigerian Police Salary 2023 And Ranks
1. Police Recruit
Salary per month – ₦9,099.42
Annual Salary – ₦108,293
2a. Police Constable Grade Level 03
Salary per month – ₦43, 293.80
Annual Salary – ₦519,595.67
2b. Police Constable Grade Level 10
Salary per month – ₦51,193.59
Annual Salary- ₦613,363.08
3a. Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)
Salary per month – ₦44,795.53
Annual Salary – ₦536,596.36
3b. Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)
Salary per month- ₦51,193.59
Annual Salary – ₦613,395.08
4a. Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦48,500.88
Annual Salary – ₦582,470.56
4b. Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step 10)
Salary per month – ₦55,903.84
Annual Salary – ₦671,696.08
5a. A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)
Salary per month – ₦55,194.81
Annual Salary – ₦661,797.72
5b. Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10)
Salary per month – ₦62,294.88
Annual Salary – ₦746,498.56
6a. Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦73,291.51
Annual Salary – ₦878,798.12
6b. Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)
Salary per month – ₦87,195.70
Annual Salary – ₦1,045,698.4
7a. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦127,694.68
Annual Salary – ₦1,531,296.16
7b. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 08 (step10)
Salary per month – ₦144,192.07
Annual Salary – ₦1,729,894.84
7c. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step1)
Salary per month- ₦136, 696.06
Annual Salary- ₦1,639,382.72
7d. Assistant Superintendent Of Police On Grade 09 (step10)
Salary per month – ₦156,398.39
Annual Salary – ₦1,875,890.68
9a. Deputy Superintendent Of Police On Grade 10 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦148,793.29
Annual Salary – ₦1,784,789.48
9b.Deputy Superintendent Of Police on Grade 10 (step10)
Salary per month – ₦170,389.69
Annual Salary – ₦2,044,786.28
10a. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦161,498.29
Annual Salary – ₦1,937,799.48
10b. Superintendent Of Police On Grade 11 (step 10)
Salary per month – ₦187,696.69
Annual Salary – ₦2,251,900.28
11a. Chief Of Superintendent Of Police on Grade 12 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦172,099.06
Annual Salary – ₦2,065,098.72
11b.Chief Of Superintendent Of Police On Grade 12 (step8)
Salary per month – ₦199,793.96
Annual Salary – ₦N2,396,697.52
12a. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦183,195.73
Annual Salary – ₦2,198,298.76
12b. Assistant Commissioner Of Police Grade 13 (step10)
Salary per month – ₦212,998.16
Annual Salary – ₦2,555,297.92
13a. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦242,795.65
Annual Salary – ₦2,912,597.8
13b. Deputy Commissioner Of Police On Grade 14 (step7)
Salary per month – ₦278,892.79
Annual Salary -₦3,346,293.48
14a. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step1)
Salary per month – ₦266,797.79
Annual Salary – ₦3,201,393.48
14b. Commissioner Of Police on Grade 15 (step6)
Salary per month- ₦302,990.47
Annual Salary – ₦3,635,695.64
15. An Assistant Inspector General Of Police
Salary per month – ₦499,771.87
Annual Salary – ₦5,997,092.44
16. Deputy Inspector General Of Police
Salary per month – ₦546,872.73
Annual Salary – ₦6,558,772.76
IGP Salary per month – ₦711,490
IGP Annual Salary – ₦8,537,966
What are the allowances Nigerian police officers are entitled to?
Nigerian Police Allowances
As a Nigerian police officer, you’re entitled to a number of allowances and benefits. Just like other Paramilitary Organizations in Nigeria. These allowances include
- Transport allowance
- Special duty allowance,
- Housing allowance and a medical allowance. (For those who stay outside barracks.)
- Special Force Allowance eg. Mopol
You may also be eligible for a pension and gratuity when you retire if you serve for the required years. In addition, Nigerian Police Officers are given a number of days off each year to compensate for additional hours worked.
Nigerian Police Training Allowance
There is another allowance in the Nigerian Police Force also known as training allowance. The allowances is for those who are on training in the Nigerian Police, Either Police ASP Program (Those who joined the Nigerian Police as a Graduate) Nigerian Police Recruits or the Nigerian Police Academy Polac. Below is the Nigerian Police Force Training Allowances.
- Police ASP Training Allowance – N13,000 – N18,000 monthly.
- Nigerian Police Recruits Training Allowance – N8,000 – 12,000 monthly.
- Nigerian Police Academy Training Allowance – N20,000 – N25,000 monthly.
How much is Nigerian Police officers highest salary?
It has been revealed that Nigerian Police officers earn a salary of ₦711,490 every month. This is the highest salary level among all the Nigerian security agencies. Officers also enjoy other benefits such as transport, housing and medical allowances. They are also entitled to pension and gratuity when they retire from service as mentioned above.
What challenges does the Nigerian police force face concerning their salary?
One of the challenges they face is sometimes, the salary is not enough to support a family, many officers find other jobs or even turn to criminal activities in order to make ends meet. Another challenge is the fact that the police force is often seen as corrupt and ineffective. This has led to a loss of trust between the police and the people they are meant to serve and this is caused because of the Low Salary they are being paid.
The Nigerian Police Force is one of the largest in Africa, with over 370,000 officers. Despite its size, the force has many challenges, including low salaries, inadequate training and equipment, and corruption. Non Commissioned Officers are currently paid just N43,500 per month, which is just a little bit higher than minimum wage. In 2023, the government announced that it would increase police salaries to N84,000 per month. This article will update readers on the progress of this salary increase and provide information on the ranks and allowances of Nigerian police officers.