Medical Doctors Salary Structure & Allowances In Nigeria


A medical doctor is simply a person that makes use of
modern medicine to treat diseases,illnesses and injuries.
Doctors are trained in medical schools which are usually part of a university,when they graduate,they will further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a few years residency to become a certified medical specialist.
A medical doctor can specialize in either any branch of medicine such as Cardiologists,Gyneacologist,Allergologists‎,Anatomists‎ Andrologists‎,Anesthesiologists‎,Dermatologists‎ etc.

There is no price tag that can be put on life,as a matter of fact life is priceless,medical doctors should be among the highest-earning occupation in the world because of the fact that they save lives everyday around the world on a daily basis.

In Western countries Doctors are well paid and respected,but we can't say it's the same case when we talk about the salary structure and welfare of doctors in Nigeria,we have seen Doctors go on strike frequently.

To be a qualified doctor in Nigeria is not a easy task,it requires a lot of commitment and years of hard work.
In this post we are quickly going to take a look at how much medical doctors earn in Nigeria every month.

Medical Doctors Salary Structure

Q: How Much Do Medical Doctors Earn In A Month In Nigeria?

The salary earned by an an average medical doctor in Nigeria is not quiet flattering,from our research a medical doctor with over 5 year of experience will earn between ₦175,000 - ₦229,999 monthly,while a new entry doctor will earn between ₦130,000 - ₦160,000 monthly,exclusive of allowances.
Experienced medical consultants with many years of experience earn over N400,000 in public government owned hospitals.

The amount stated above is mostly earned by doctors lucky enough to get jobs at federal or state hospitals.

Most doctor's working at federal or state hospitals enjoy financial benefits attached to working as a doctor due to the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) that is applicable.

These doctors receive CONMESS allowance which include:
  • Specialist Allowance
  • Call Duty Allowance
  • Health Professional Non-Clinical Duty Allowance
  • Clinical Duty Allowance
  • Teaching Allowance
  • Hazard Allowance
  • Rural posting allowance
Doctors that work in private hospitals earn less than doctors that work in public,federal or state hospital. 

Doctors working at private hospitals earn between ₦50,000 - ₦90,000 monthly.

  • The information on this page is subject to change,figures stated here are only estimates and not 100% accurate.