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Nigerian Air force salary structure and Ranks

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Knowing the Nigerian Air force salary structure in 2022 will guide you towards planning your career as a NAF personnel.

Nigerian Air force salary structure

The Nigerian Airforce salary varies based on the ranks/hierarchy of each personnel occupies. For example, the salary of a commissioned officer is not the same as a non-commissioned.

Before we continue let us look at a brief history of Nigerian Airforice.

About Nigerian Airforce

The Nigerian Air force is the air-focused military force. It was formally established in January 1964 with technical assistance from West Germany. The air force started life as a transport unit with aircrew being trained in Canada, Ethiopia, and Pakistan. The air force did not get a combat capability until a number of MiG-17 aircraft were presented by the Soviet Union in 1966. It flies transport, trainer, helicopter, and fighter aircraft.

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The Nigerian Air force salary structure is based on their ranks and educational qualification.

The commissioned officers for the Nigerian Air force are as follows:

  1. Marshal of the Nigerian Air Force
  2. Air Chief Marshal
  3. Air Marshal
  4. Air Vice-Marshal
  5. Air Commodore
  6. Group Captain
  7. Wing Commander
  8. Squadron Leader
  9. Flight Lieutenant
  10. Flying Officer
  11. Pilot Officer

For non commissioned offers these are their ranks;

  1. Air Warrant Officer
  2. Master Warrant Officer
  3. Warrant Officer
  4. Flight Sergeant
  5. Sergeant
  6. Corporal
  7. Lance – Corporal
  8. Air Craftman
  9. Recruit

These are the categories and ranks of the Air force, with their salary structure


1Marshal of the Nigerian Air ForceYet to be attained
2Air Chief MarshalN1,724,283
3Air MarshalN1,486,451
4Air Vice-MarshalN1,376,343
5Air CommodoreN677,895
6Group CaptainN352,631
7Wing CommanderN342,586
8Squadron LeaderN248,004
9Flight LieutenantN232,484
10Flying OfficerN218,400
11Pilot OfficerN187,159

1Air Warrant OfficerN171,793
2Master Warrant OfficerN165,697
3Warrant OfficerN101,974
4Flight SergeantN87,119
7Air CraftmanN53,892

Please note

The Nigerian Air force salary structure was last updated in the year 2017. If you feel this is outdated kindly drop a message on the comment box below.

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