Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Nigeria (2020)
Income either in form of monthly salaries or ways or even profit from business transactions is what everyone crave for. It is a known fact some jobs pay higher than others because of the passive importance of the value delivered.

Wikipedia gives the definition of a job as anything a person does regularly in exchange for money. To create a list of the highest paying jobs in Nigeria, we used some factors like the average earning per-annum for each profession, the kind of job or task involved, the wealthy millionaires these professions has churned out to the society and others.

Below is a list of the top highest paying jobs in Nigeria

It is an established fact that business is the best paid job you can do in Nigeria today. If you have your own venture, you are a boss on your own and can pay others including yourself. The richest (aside our politicians that their source of wealth is in most cases shady) men and women are into business. A lot of businesspeople make millions of Naira monthly running their enterprises.

Medical Practitioner
Everybody seems to understand why a medical doctor needs to be well paid since a surgeon is responsible for identifying patients who requires surgery, perform the operation, and provide patients with care and treatment after the surgery. Since people figuratively and literally ‘lay’ their lives at his table, the surgeon is well compensated in terms of salary. They are also among the best-paying jobs in Nigeria
Oil Company
One of the most lucrative jobs is working in an oil company. In fact, just doing an internship there will get some people not wanting to leave again. This is what is pushing many into studying petroleum and minerals related courses in the University. It is said they earn N7 million or more as salary on average.

Investment Banker

An investment banker is an individual who often works as part of a financial institution and is primarily concerned with raising capital for corporations, governments, or other entities. Investment bankers are one of the highest-paid workers in Nigeria. This is expected though as the work they are doing is highly valued by their clients.

Telecommunication Engineer

This ones are employed by Telecommunication companies like MTN, Glo and Airtel to help them meet the unending demand of communication in the country and as such, they are also among the highest paying jobs in the country this 2020.


Nigeria is gradually opening up to the world of tech where computers are used to solve human problems and this had also in a way,  opened way for those good at programming as they highly sought after for one work or the other. A programmer salary in Nigeria can range from N500,000 to millions of Naira depending on the kind of program he creates.


This is one of most lucrative industries in Nigeria creating lots of millionaires. This industry’s job is to entertain and they have a lot of such jobs like being a musician, comedian, actor, and presenter. For example, a musician can charge N500,000 for a show or even N3 million depending on his or her popularity.