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High Paying Companies And MDAs In Nigeria (Above 120K)

I decided to write on the high paying companies and MDAs because of the high percentage of graduates that earn less that N50,000. According to a research conducted by stutern, the following are their key findings about employed graduate in Nigeria.

  1. More than 50% of Nigerians currently earn N50,000 or less on a monthly basis.
  2. 1 in 4 new graduates earn less than N20,000 as monthly as starting salary.
  3. Over 80% of employed graduates currently earn not more than N150,000 per month.
  4. Most graduates earn between N20,000 – N50,000 monthly both as starting salary and current salary.

employed graduate: high paying companies

Oil and gas companies in Nigeria

Oil and gas companies are one of the very few companies in Nigeria that pay 500k – 800k to their graduate trainees. The companies that pay such salary include Shell, NLNG, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, NLNG, Total, etc. The rest also pay good salary and it is well above 250k for GT.

  1. Shell Nigeria
  2. Seplat petroleum development PLC
  3. Nigeria Liquified and Natural Gas
  4. Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation
  5. Total
  6. Chevron
  7.  Addax Petroleum
  8. Nepal Oil and Gas Services Ltd
  9. Exxon Mobil PLC
  10. Schlumberger Nigeria
  11. Total E&P Nigeria
  12. Halliburton Energy
  13. Baker Hughes
  14. Oando PLC
  15. Eni (Saipem)
  16. Petrogas
  17. Sahara Energy
  18. Oando
  19. Forte Oil
  20. Conoil
  21. Nestoil
  22. Statoil
  23. NestOil Group


High paying banks are listed below. These banks pay more than 150k for their graduate trainees.

  1. GTB
  2. UBA
  3. Access Bank
  4. Diamond Bank
  5. Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria
  6. Zenith Bank
  7. First Bank of Nigeria

Consulting Firm

  1. Ernst & Young
  2. PWC
  3. KPMG
  4. Delloite
  5. Accenture

Fast-moving consumer goods, FCMG Companies

Listed below are the high paying FCMG companies that have attractive remunerations in Nigeria.

  1. PZ Cussons
  2. Procter and Gamble P&G
  3. Nigerian Bottling Company
  4. UAC
  5. Saro Africa
  6. Nestle
  7. Unilever
  8. Guinness
  9. Nigeria Breweries
  10. Cadbury
  11. Coca-Cola
  12. British American Tobacco
  13. Flourmill
  14. Honey well
  15. May and Baker
  16. DUFIL Prima Foods
  17. Nexans Nigeria
  18. ZUBEE International Company Limited
  19. Dis and Dat Mart
  20. Dansa Foods Limited

Construction Companies

  1. Julius Berger
  2. Lafarge cement
  3. Mantrac
  4. Setraco

Telecommunicationa/IT Companies

All the companies listed below are high paying companies in Nigeria well. Let me wet your saliva a little, the kind of renumeration they pay especially IBM will make poverty to be one million miles away from you.

  1. MTN
  2. Globacom
  3. Airtel
  4. Erricsson
  5. Andela
  6. IBM


  1. APM Terminals
  2. IITA
  3. Reckitt Benckiser

MDAs in Nigeria

These MDAs have a eye-catching salary/renumeration for their graduate trainees. They are one of the good places to start your career.

  1. National Pension Commission
  2. National Planning Commission
  3. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
  4. National Judicial Institute
  6. National Orientation Agency
  7. National Youth Service Corps
  8. National Sport Commission
  9. National Automotive Council
  10. Nigeria Airspace Management Agency
  11. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
  12. Central bank of Nigeria
  13. Corprate Affairs Commission
  14. National Power Training Institute of Nigeria
  15. Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto
  16. National Bureau of Statistics
  17. Economics and Financial Crimes Commission
  18. Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission
  19. University of Benin Teaching Hospital
  20. National Information Technology Development Agency
  21. Lagos University Teaching Hospital
  22. Nigeria Ports Authority
  23. Federal Inland Revenue Service
  24. National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) (
  25. National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)
  26. National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)
  27. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
  28. Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)
  29. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)
  30. National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)
  31. National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
  32. National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency
  33. Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)
  34. Electricity Management Services Limited (EMSL)
  35. Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
  36. Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
  37. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
  38. Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA)
  39. Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT)
  40. Nigeria Customs Service
  41. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  42. West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)

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Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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