Are you currently looking for a job or you want to leave your job for better opportunities elsewhere? These are the highest paying companies in Nigeria in 2018.
The goal and desire of everyone after graduating from the university is to get a well-paying job. And to get it as soon as possible. But the reality is that securing a good and well-paying job in Nigeria today is a big challenge. And the salary paid by a lot of firms and companies in Nigeria is barely enough for most Nigerians. But there are many companies in Nigeria that pay their staffs a pretty good amount of money as a monthly salary. These companies are referred to as the top companies in Nigeria.
The big energy companies in Nigeria make up the majority of these top companies. Below is a list of the ten highest paying firms in Nigeria.
Top 10 highest paying companies in Nigeria
Most of the companies that make up this list are the oil and gas companies in Nigeria. Below are the names of companies in our country that pay the highest salary in 2018.
1. ExxonMobil Nigeria
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ExxonMobil Nigeria is the branch of ExxonMobil, an American multinational oil and gas corporation whose headquarters is located in Irving, Texas. It was established in 1882. They are involved in the energy business, exploration of crude and natural gas, transportation of crude oil and natural gas.
They also manufacture petroleum products and petrochemical products. The company operates two major divisions: ExxonMobil upstream division which deals with the exploration of crude oil and gas and the downstream which deals with the manufacturing and selling of petroleum products.
Entry level staffs and junior staffs are said to earn between 3.6 Million Naira a year.
2. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was established in 1977 under the Decree number 33. The primary function of the NNPC is to manage the interest of the Nigerian government is the oil sector of the economy on behalf of the government. The corporation is also involved in the exploration of oil, refining petroleum products and also the production of petrochemical products.
Unlike some other companies in the oil and gas industry, NNPC is not involved in the transportation of petroleum products. But they are involved in the marketing of both the petroleum products and petrochemical products. The functions of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) also includes commercial and engineering investment with the charge of making sure that there is sufficient electricity supply in Nigeria. And also one of the mandates of the NNPC is to make Nigeria the number one oil producing nation in the world.
The NNPC pays very well. A fresh graduate recruited at NNPC is a paid an estimated monthly salary of 130,000 Naira. A sales manager receives a reported figure of 314,000 Naira per month. And an Economist with the NNPC is said to take home around 3.85 Million Naira every year.
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3. Total Nigeria
Total Nigeria is a subsidiary of one of the multi-national companies in the oil and gas industry. It was established in 1956. Over the years, the company has played significant roles in the downstream sector of the oil and natural gas industry in Nigeria. The company is majorly into marketing and services of petroleum products and petrochemical products. They have a network of service station all over Nigeria.
Some mid-level staff of Total Nigeria earns up to Twelve Million Naira (12,000,000 Naira) every year.
4. Chevron Nigeria
Chevron is another oil and gas company. Chevron is a multinational company and among all the oil and gas companies in Nigeria, it has the largest oil operation. That is why the company is considered very important for the role it plays in the energy sector and economy of Nigeria. Besides exploration of oil, Chevron Nigeria is also involved in the manufacturing and marketing of petroleum products.
5. Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)
Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) popularly known as Shell is another popular and big company in the oil and gas industry.
The company has a joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Total Exploration and Petroleum Nigeria Limited (TEPNG). Entry level staffs and junior staffs of Shell company earns up to 1.6 Million Naira to 6 Million Naira a year depending on their position or level.
6. Dangote Group
Dangote Group is the biggest business conglomerate in Nigeria today. Owned by the wealthiest man in Africa Aliko Dangote. Dangote is one of the highest paying companies in Nigeria. Dangote Group has many lines of business such as cement, flour, noodles, pasta, salt, sugar, poly products, real estate, etc. They recently opened a crude oil refinery in Nigeria.
The company is involved in production and manufacturing on a very large scale, therefore, producing many employment opportunities in Nigeria.
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7. Nestle Nigeria PLC
Nestle Nigeria PLC is one of the largest beverage and food manufacturing and marketing company in Africa. They have been operating in Nigeria for over fifty-seven years and have brought delight to consumers in Nigeria with their high-quality nutritious food products. They are one of the top paying companies in Nigeria.
An entry level staff is paid from 1 million Naira to 2.5 million Naira per year. A sale manager at Nestle Nigeria earns up to 6.27 million Naira a year while a production supervisor earns up to 5 million Naira a year. Their staffs also enjoy benefits such as health insurance, access to vacation trips, etc. Although to be qualified for some of the benefits like health insurance, the staff must have spent between six and twelve months working for the company.
8. Nigerian Breweries
The Nigerian brewery makes and sells both alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic drinks. Most of its products are marketed both nationwide and abroad. The company pays its entry level staff an estimated 800,000 Naira and above annually along with some other benefits. Based on some of the information revealed by some of their workers, the salary structure of the company is quite cool.
MTN Nigeria is the biggest telecommunication company in Nigeria. MTN has thousands of centers all over the country and is one of the best-paying companies in Nigeria. Customer Care representatives are said to be paid around 83,000 Naira per month. Their senior management staffs are said to earn 12.4 million Naira or more pay year.
10. The Nigerian civil service
The Nigerian civil service is the workforce of the federal government of Nigeria and the federal government of Nigeria pays their civil servants quite well. But the same cannot be said of the State Governments. Also, there are some slight differences in the amount federal employees get per month depending on the ministry where they work.
And there you have it, now you know the names of the top 10 paying companies in Nigeria. So if you have what it takes to work in any of these companies, you can apply, we wish you good luck.