In this article, we outline different Types of Nurses and Salaries in Nigeria. In Nigeria, nursing is a well-respected profession, and nurses are very important to giving people good health care. Being a nurse requires making a number of sacrifices, both financially and otherwise.

To work as a registered nurse, you must have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Some businesses also require that candidates have prior experience working as registered nurses.

Registered nurses work in hospitals, medical clinics, outpatient facilities, and rehabilitation centers, among other places. The profession is a call to action rather than a job. You will easily fit into the job if you appreciate making a difference in people’s lives.


Nursing has numerous specializations. As a result, understanding how much each of these nursing specializations learns is critical. The organization for which a nurse works, on the other hand, influences their remuneration. Experience is another aspect that determines a nurse’s salary.

Factors considered in nurse’s salary

1. Years of Experience: A nurse’s level of experience is one of the most important things that determines how much they get paid in Nigeria. Naturally, the more years of professional experience one has, the higher one’s income.

 A nurse with less than two years of experience makes around 96,400 NGN per month, whereas someone with two to five years of experience gets approximately 128,000 NGN per month. An individual with five to ten years of experience earns 171,000 NGN each month. Nurses with 10 to 15 years of experience, on the other hand, get paid 203,000 NGN per month.

2. Educational Level: It is common knowledge that to make more money, you must broaden your knowledge base. In other words, the more education you have, the more money you will make. A nurse with a BSN degree earns up to 227,000 NGN while an MSN holder earns up to 358,000 NGN

3. Gender Comparison: Many people in Nigeria still assume that nursing is a female-only profession, even though, unlike in other countries, nursing has never been an entirely female vocation. In recent years, boys’ interest in the field has grown. Gender should have no influence on pay, yet it does since women earn more. In Nigeria, male nurses earn 6% less than their female counterparts.

In Nigeria, male nurses make an average of 255,000 NGN per month, compared to 273,000 NGN for female nurses

Specialist Allowance: A payment for healthcare employees who have been promoted to the position of consultant. Because experienced nursing professionals are in short supply in Nigeria, those who do exist should be highly rewarded.

Nursing staff who instruct medical professionals in a federal teaching hospital or healthcare center are paid a teaching allowance.

How Can Graduate Nurses in Nigeria Increase Their Salary?

Graduate nurses in Nigeria can increase their salary by continuing to build on their education. Pursuing additional certifications, such as an advanced degree or specialized training, can open doors to higher-paying positions and more opportunities for career advancement.

Additionally, networking with other healthcare professionals and attending conferences related to the field of nursing will help graduate nurses stay informed about advancements in the industry that may lead to increased salaries. With dedication and hard work, graduate nurses have a great opportunity for success!

Types of Nurses and Salaries in Nigeria: Nursing specialties and their average salary in Nigeria

Below is a list of nursing specialties and the average salary

  •  Medical-Surgical Nursing (₦200k),
  • Critical Care/Emergency Medicine (₦250k),
  •  Oncology/Hematology (₦300k),
  •  Pediatrics (₦350K)
  •  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing(PMHN)(₦400K).



Abdullahi Suleiman a Certified Registered Nurse based in Nigeria, an Entrepreneur and Also a Blogger, passionate about Community Development and Cosmetic Nursing

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