Salary Structure of the NNPC (2019)

The Nigerian petroleum industry is the largest on the African continent. All petroleum production and exploration are taken under the auspices of joint ventures between foreign multi-national corporations (like Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, Agip, Total and Texaco; now merged with Chevron) and the Nigerian federal government.

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NNPC is an indigenous corporation company that controls the operations of the petroleum industry. However, the NNPC jobs salaries cannot be compared to what is paid in other multinational oil and gas Companies such as Spie oil and gas, ExxonMobil, Chevron or Shell. You know by now that NNPC workers are one of the best-paid staff in the public sector.

The salaries of NNPC staff is different for various department. Apart from the board and Managing Directors, Petroleum Engineers, and geoscientists get the highest salary in NNPC. However workers salary may vary at first, it grows as the keep promoting you.


NNPC provide opportunities for interns to move into the company and learn. It has provided them with a great opportunity to explore experience in their fields and meet with other Professionals in the related fields. However, most of these interns are usually 3 months to 2 years depending on the tertiary institutions and course of study. Interns salaries are expected to be least in the NNPC. They earn between #18,000 – #30,000 as their monthly salary.

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Entry Level

It’s the most basic Level in the NNPC. The entry level staff is expected to earn between #180, 000 – #350, 000 which depends on the level of experience and job specifications. Engineers and those in the field can earn more. The amount stated above excludes bonuses and other basic incentives which can even double their gross salary at
the end of the month.

Experienced Workers/Managers

The salary here is dependent on the 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 earn far more than this. In fact, some top managers earn above 2 million naira per month.

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