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This article will help you have a glance at how much civil engineers earn in Nigeria.
Before we delve in deep into civil engineers’ salaries in Nigeria, it is important that you have a glance of what civil engineering is. 

Civil engineer salary in Nigeria

Civil Engineering

The work of civil engineering is clearly visible. If there were no civil engineers in Nigeria, it would be clearly obvious.
There would be no roads, railways, airports, bridges, and so on. Even the houses we live in wouldn’t be skillfully made. Everything will look so anciently bad.
Civil engineers are therefore crucial human resources to our growing economy.
They are the engineering experts behind our houses, roads, bridges, airports, etc.
Keeping reading below to find out how much civil engineers earn in Nigeria.



Major factors that Influence Civil Engineer Salary in Nigeria

Civil engineer salary in Nigeria is influenced by various factors. Among these factors includes;
1.     Place of Employment
2.     Educational qualification
3.     Years of Experience

Civil Engineer Salary in Nigeria According to their Place of Employments

The salary of a civil engineer in Nigeria is significantly influenced by their place of employment.
Some employment opportunities available for civil engineering graduates include;
·        Construction companies
·        Government agencies
·        Engineering consulting firms
·        Tertiary institution
·        Secondary schools
See below summary data of civil engineering salaries in Nigeria according to their place of employment.
Place of Employment
Monthly Civil  Engineers Salaries
Annual Civil Engineers Salaries
Construction companies
N300, 000 to N1, 000, 000
N3,600, 000 to N12, 000, 000
Government agencies
N170, 000 to N350, 000
N2, 040, 000 to N4, 200, 000
Engineering consulting firms
N150, 000 to N350, 000
N1, 800, 000 to N4, 200, 000
Tertiary institutions
N120, 000 to N500, 000
N1, 440, 000 to N6, 000, 000
Secondary schools
N30, 000 to N80, 000
N360, 000 to N960, 000

Civil Engineering Graduates’ Salaries in Nigeria according to Educational Qualification

See summary data of civil engineers’ salaries in Nigeria;

Educational Qualifications
Monthly Civil Engineer Salary
Annual Civil Engineer Salary
Fresh Graduates
N150, 000 to N230, 000
N1, 800, 000 to N2, 760, 000
Master’s Degree Holders
N200, 000 to N500, 000
N2, 400, 000 to N6, 000, 000
Ph.D. Holders
N250, 000 to N600, 000
N3, 000, 000 to N7, 200, 000


Civil Engineer Salary in Nigeria According to Experience

Civil engineer’ salaries in Nigeria are also influenced by their years of experience.
See summary data below of civil engineers’ salaries in Nigeria according to their years of experience
Years of Experience
Low end Salary
High End Salary
<5
N150, 000
N1, 800, 000
<10
N200, 000
N350, 000
>10
N500, 000
N800, 000

Top Industries |Place of Employment for Civil Engineers in Nigeria for High Salary

·        Construction companies
·        Government agencies
·        Tertiary institution

Skills Required of a Civil Engineer in Nigeria

The following qualities are required to become successful in civil engineer in Nigeria;
·        Strong numeracy skill
·        Ability to work adapt under different environmental conditions
·        Project management skill
·        Technical skills
·        Ability to work under pressure
·        Problem-solving ability
·        Must be creative
·        Must be a computer literate
·        Team working skill
Note: The salary provided above may vary considerably based on the sizes of establishments and the States in Nigeria. Therefore, the above salary structure is provided just to act as a guide.


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