As we all know, the world as a whole has become a technology-driven world, and most of the things we do today are through the help of technology, and for this cause, computer science professions are now tagged one of the most sorted after a profession in Nigeria today and the world as a whole. Today, on this platform, we would be discussing Computer Science Salary in Nigeria which would also hold up segments for their salary structure per month and annum. Let’s get to see if Computer Scientists in Nigeria are well paid for their services, therefore, if you are looking out to become a Computer Scientist, or you want to know how much Computer Scientists are paid in Nigeria? Then you have found the right spot and this article is for you.  Let’s quickly head straight up to the deal of the day, ride along with us as we take you through the tour of the salary structure of Computer Scientist Salary in Nigeria 2020.

Computer Scientist Salary in Nigeria

 S/N  Computer Scientist   Salary Per Month
 1.  0-2 Years Experience  40,000 Average
 2.  2 Years Above  250,000 Above


The Computer Science profession is regarded as one of the most sorted after a profession in the country and the world at large as they tend to grow massively in-depth which hereby expands opportunities for people aspiring to become a Computer Scientist.  Without wasting much time, we would quickly get down to business as we have a lot of break down to do when it comes to discussing Computer Scientist salary in Nigeria.

Here we are buddies, but first, we are going to kick-off with the average salary then head straight to several salary break downs as it is done in the country. For a Computer Science profession in Nigeria, we have the average monthly salary of a Computer Scientist in Nigeria to be N198,000 per month.

However, the average monthly salary revealed earlier on is known to include housing, transports, and other benefits of the profession. Meanwhile, we would like you to note that Computer Science salary in Nigeria varies across states and companies depending on experience, gender, skills, and location. Let’s head straight up to the detailed breakdown of the Computer Scientist Salary structure in Nigeria.

We have the salary range of computer scientist to vary between the range of N30, 000 to N315, 000. Here we are going to layout every salary distribution in segments and explained in details, but first, we are going to explain some types of salary structure for Computer Science in Nigeria which includes;

  • Median salary and
  • percentile

Computer Scientist Median salary in Nigeria

In Nigeria, we have the median salary of a certified Computer Scientist in Nigeria to be N198, 000 per month, and what do I mean by median salary? Here is what I mean? Median salary shows that half of the people which appear to be 50% of the people who have taken up the Computer Science profession as a career earns less than N198, 000 while the other half earns above the same price range in the country, in a Nutshell, median salary means the middle salary value.

Computer Scientist Percentiles Salary in Nigeria

Percentiles are known to be a bit related to the median values but are of two different values which are 25% and 75%. According to the salary distribution diagram for Computer Science in Nigeria, we have 25% of the Computer Scientists in Nigeria to earn less than N102, 000, while 75% of the total number of Computer Scientists in Nigeria is known to earn above the same price. More also, following the same salary distribution diagram, 75% of the Computer Scientists in Nigeria earn less than #257, 000 while 25% earn above N257, 000.

Computer Scientist Salary in Nigeria by factors

Right here, we would be discussing the salary structure of Computer Scientists in Nigeria based on different factors such as educational level, experience, gender, and sectors.

Computer Scientist Salary structure by experience in Nigeria

Experience happens to be the most important factor in paying a Computer Scientist in Nigeria. Here is the breakdown;

  • 0 – 2 Years – N35, 000
  • 2 – 5 Years – 32% increase
  • 5 – 10 Years – 36% increase
  • 10 – 15 Years – 21% increase from 5-10 years
  • 15 – 20 Years – 14% increase

Computer Scientist Salary Structure in Nigeria By Gender

  • Female – N189, 000
  • Male – N205, 000

Computer Scientist salary structure by public and private sectors

  • Private Sector – N198, 000
  • Public Sector – N210, 000

NOTE: We would like you to know that what we have up there is an average salary and they could vary across each state and firm.


Now we have the idea of what Computer Scientists in Nigeria earns. With this I presume many might want to venture into the field, but here is the deal, career deals with passion and not money.


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