The new minimum wage in Nigeria is 30,000 Naira net. However some states and organisations pay far more than the rate prescribed by the Federal government of Nigeria. There are still some small/medium sized companies in Nigeria that pay as much as 150,000 Naira and above after all deductions (tax and pension) have been made.
Before now, it had been perceived that only banks have the financial muscle to pay such amount but times have changed, some companies despite not well known are now pulling the strings. Companies in the IT (Information and Technology) industry are doing just fine in terms of payment, others in the PR industry, entertainment industry and Indigenous oil companies pay at least 150,000 Naira and above.
The quest for greener pastures has made the need for better remuneration a necessity in search for jobs in Nigeria. The popular saying that there are no jobs isn’t true, rather there are no many high paying jobs. The available jobs are either for the general public which most times attracts less than 80,000 naira monthly salary package unlike the specialized jobs that require soft skills and technical know-how on the jobs, where starters or better put, new entrants receive as much as 500,000 naira salary net income monthly.
In this post, we shall be listing the companies in Nigeria that pay between 150,000 to 220,000 naira salary for in experienced staff (0 to 1 yr) job experience. These companies are made of up the private and public sector hence must be encouraged.
Before compiling the list, it would be in your best interest to know what the required skills and certifications are required.
Established in 2013 in Dubai – UAE as a global communications carrier, Dolphin specializes in Capacity wholesale and Internet Bandwidth for Carriers, ISPs and Enterprise customers. With extensive global network and strong reliability, Dolphin aim to be the driving force for the business community of West Africa functioning as a catalyst in extending global reach, high quality connectivity and unsurpassed levels of reliability and uptime. With over 60 million US$ investment on the ACE Submarine cable, Dolphin offers full right of landing in Dakar, Accra and Lagos covering 80% of West African market population.
Graduate Trainee Salary Per Month = 200,000 (Naira Net)
Black House Media (BHM)
BlackHouse Media is a 360-degree traditional and digital PR Agency with a team of young, media forward professionals, and access to influential people and platforms in Africa and beyond, to deliver unbeatable results for clients, investors, stakeholders and audiences. The company was founded by a Ayeyi in 2006 by Nigerian showbiz journalist Ayeni Adekunle as a publicity consultancy for leading entertainers including 2face, Weird MC, 9ice and Lagbaja, as well as the record label Kennis Music.
In 2009, Ayeni rebranded as BlackHouse Media, a full-service media and Public Relations agency. By 2012, the company became highly profitable and in 2013, doubled financial target.
BHM now provides public relations, media relations, advocacy, perception management, and other marketing communications services for clients in diverse sectors, from financial services to consumer goods, telecommunications, education, media, lifestyle and ICT.
Salary Per Month= 185,000
Red Media Africa is the public relations (PR) agency & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent company; RED, based in Nigeria. The company leverages on inspiration, empowerment and action to help brands and organisations connect with audiences, enhance bottom-lines, and lead in their industries.
Red Media Africa has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
InterSwitch Nigeria Limited
Another private company in Nigeria that pays very is Interswitch Nigeria Ltd. Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.
The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as deliver innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent.
Fresh graduate salary Per month = 165,000 Net.
ID Africa also builds and owns media properties and technology products that cater to consumers around the world who are interested in entertainment, lifestyle and news content, as well as in events and networking.
The company offers the following services:
- Social Media marketing
- Digital community management
- Strategic communications
- Creative content designs and graphics
- Digital advertising
- Web/mobile app development
- Influencer marketing
- Search engine optimization
- Event marketing as well as research and intelligence.
Salary structure: 154,000 Monthly after deduction of tax and pension.
Extreme Ideas stylishly branded as X3M Ideas is an advertising agency in Lagos. This company started out a small ads agency and has successfully grown to become one of the biggest and respected ads agency in Nigeria. Till date, they have worked for the biggest multinational brands in Nigeria.
A fairly large staff of about 80 including the CEO Steve Babaeko who is also placed on salary. X3M Ideas pay quite well considering the industry and the current economic meltdown in Nigeria.
Salary scale for fresh graduates at X3M Ideas are paid 80,000 in the first 4months and after confirmation the company pays as high as 150,000. Newly employed email (3 to 5 year) staff receive as high as 200,000 and above.
There are many private companies in Nigeria that pay very good salaries after tax. Most do not place advertorials on news dailies, rather they recruit new staff internally by telling staff to bring qualified candidates for vacant jobs. The only downside to this move is that the best staff might not be employed for the job because staff will be recruited based on sentiments. The good side of this is the cut in cost of recruitment and other logistics.
If you are interested in working in any of the above companies, you could visit their website and apply for available vacant positions if there are any and you could be given a call or sent an invitation via email.