Nigerian Navy Ranks And Their Current Salaries


Most Nigerians will like to enlist and join the Nigerian Navy,
but before they enlist,they would like to know how much commissioned and non commissioned personnel's of the Nigerian Navy earn?

The Nigerian Navy is a part of the Nigerian armed forces. 

This article contains the current and latest salary structure of the Nigerian Navy and their ranks.
The Admiral of the fleet is the highest ranked personnel in the Nigerian Navy is while the lowest of its commissioned officer is mid-ship man.

Nigerian Navy Ranks And Their Current Salaries

Before you enlist and join the Nigerian Navy,it is imperative that you know how much you will be earning and also how to enlist. 

There are some ways that you can join the Nigerian Navy as an officer,you can attend the Nigerian Defence Academy popularly known as NDA or you can enlist through the direct short service course (DSSC) or the short service course (SSC).

Non commissioned personnels receive training at the Navy Basic Training School (NBTS) ,upon completion they are recruited as Ratings. 

The benefits of joining the Navy is enormous,apart from the fact that you are safe guarding the territorial waters of your country which you should be proud of,there are also rumerations and benefits made available by the federal government. 

To enlist and join the Nigerian Navy all you have to do is to visit their official website and recruitment portal which is and register. 

Afterwards a recruitment exercise will be conducted,successful candidate will then be invited for an interview where the successful ones will be selected. 
After being successfully selected,the newly selected successful candidates will undergo a 6 months training for direct short service course (DSSC) or the short service course (SSC) after which a rank will be assigned to him/her. 

Listed below is the ranks of officers of the Nigerian navy and their salary structure.

Nigerian Navy Ranks (Commissioned officers)

The 12 ranks of commissioned officers are listed below:
  • Admiral of the Fleet (Highest rank) *Chief Of Naval staff.
  • Admiral
  • Vice-Admiral
  • Rear Admiral
  • Commodore
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Lieutenant
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant
  • Mid-Shipman

Non Commissioned Personnel Ranking (Ratings) 

  • Warrant Chief Petty Officer
  • Chief Petty Officer
  • Petty Officer
  • Leading Rating
  • Able Rating
  • Ordinary Rating
  • Trainee

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Salary Structure Of Commissioned Naval Officers 

  • Admiral  - N16,303,140
  • Vice Admiral - ₦13,363,229
  • Rear-Admiral - ₦12,038,945
  • --
  • Commodore - ₦7,385,856
  • Captain - N3,715,859
  • Commander - ₦3,380,086