Nigeria Police Salary Structure 2019 & Ranks

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Nigeria Police Salary Structure 2019 & Ranks : In this post, we shall look at the new Nigerian Police Salary structure to expose how much a Nigerian Police officer earns monthly and yearly this 2019.



The Nigerian Police (formally the Nigerian Police Force) is becoming really cool employment-wise. The salary is considerable good. And you’re pretty confident you will get it at the end of every month. This is a post about the Nigerian police ranks and their salaries in 2019.

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The Nigerian Police Force (NPF), which was first established in 1820 is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria and is responsible for internal security of lives and properties. Its vision is to make Nigeria safer and more secure for economic development and growth; to create a safe and secure environment for everyone living in Nigeria.


It has  a staff strength of about 371,800. There are currently plans by the present Government to increase the force to 650,000. The NPF is a very large organization consisting of 36 State commands grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs. The federal agency also has 14 different arms. The agency is currently headed by the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar Adamu, MPN, mni.

Want to know the amount paid as salary to employees of the Nigerian Police?

The ranking of the Nigeria Police runs from “Recruit” all the way up to the Inspector General of Police (appointed by the President of the Federation). The salary increases along that path too. Police Constables got N43,000 in the past but with the newly approved salary increment structure, they get N84,000 monthly. How cool is that?

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See the Complete New Nigeria Police Salary Structure.

This post serves as a resource for the Nigerian police ranks too (because the salary structure is arranged based on ranks). #Nigerian Police salary structure

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Brief About What You’ll Get In This Post.

NPF Salary Scale According to Their Ranks.

  • A Police Recruit Salary
  • A Police Constable Grade Level 03 Salary
  • A Police Constable Grade Level 10 Salary
  • A Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1) Salary
  • A Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10) Salary
  • A Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1) Salary
  • A Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10) Salary
  • A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1) Salary
  • A Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10) Salary
  •  A Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1) Salary
  • A Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10) Salary
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP) On Grade 08 (step1) Salary
  • Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP) On Grade 08 (step10) Salary
  • An Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP1) On Grade 09 (step1) Salary
  • An Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP2) On Grade 09 (step10) Salary
  •  A Deputy Superintendent Of Police(DSP) On Grade 10 (step1) Salary
  • A Deputy Superintendent Of Police (DSP) ON Grade 10 (step10) Salary
  • A Superintendent Of Police (SP) On Grade 11 (step1) Salary
  • A Superintendent Of Police (SP) On Grade 11 (step 10) Salary
  • A Chief Of Superintendent Of Police, CSP, On Grade 12 (step1) Salary
  • A Chief Of Superintendent Of Police, CSP, On Grade 12 (step8) Salary
  • Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP, Grade 13 (step1) Salary
  • Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP, Grade 13 (step10) Salary
  • Deputy Commissioner Of Police, DCP, On Grade 14 (step1) Salary
  • Deputy Commissioner Of Police,DCP, On Grade 14 (step7) Salary
  • Commissioner Of Police,CP, on Grade 15 (step1) Salary
  • A Commissioner Of Police,CP, on Grade 15 (step6) Salary
  • An Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG, On Grade 16 (step1) Salary
  • An Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG, On Grade 16 (step5) Salary
  • The Inspector General Of Police, IGP Salary

Nigerian Police Salary 2019 Structure

There is a new salary arrangement for the Nigerian Police force as updated in 2019.


Below is the new monthly salary structure has carried by Nigerian news outlets:

  • Police Constable (PC) II – ₦84,000
  • Police Constable (PC) – ₦86,000
  • Sergeant Copral (SC) -₦96,000
  • Sergeant Major (SM) – ₦119,000
  • Inspector Of Police (IP) – ₦167,000
  • Inspector of police (IP) – ₦254,000
  • Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP) II – N271,000
  • Assistant Superintendent of police(ASP) l – ₦296,000
  • Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP) – ₦321,000
  • Superintendent of Police (SP) – ₦342,000
  • Chief Superintendent of police (CSP) – ₦419,000
  • Assistant Commissioner of police (ACP) – ₦483,000
  • Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) -₦531,000
  • Commissioner of police (CP) -₦1.5million.

This new salary structure began on November 1 2018.

Do you work for the Nigerian police. Please tell us your rank and what you are currently being paid.


NPF Salary Scale According to Their Ranks.

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1. A Police Recruit

A Police recruit is a person who is undergoing training to become a member of the police force. # NPF Salaries

Monthly Salary – N9,019.42
Annual Salary – N108,233

2. A Police Constable Grade Level 03

A Police Constable is a newly employed police man. It is the lowest rank in Nigeria Police.

Monthly Salary – N43, 293.80

Annual Salary -N519,525.6

A Police Constable Grade Level 10

Monthly Salary – 51,113.59

Annual Salary – 613,363.08

3.A Police Corporal On Grade 04 (1)

This is a lower rank in the police force, it comes after constable. This rank is abbreviated as Cpl.

Monthly Salary-N44,715.53
Annual Salary-N536,586.36

A Police Corporal On Grade Level 04 (10)

Monthly Salary-N51,113.59
Annual Salary -N613,365.08

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4. A Police Sergeant On Grade 05 (step1)

Sergeant is the middle rank of a non-commissioned officer. A Police Sergeant is below the rank of a sergeant major. nigeria police new salary scale

Monthly Salary- N48,540.88
Annual Salary- N582,490.56

A Police Sergent On Grade 05 (step 10)

Monthly Salary-N55,973.84
Annual Salary- N671,686.08

5. A Sergeant Major On Grade 06 (step 1)

Sergeant Major is the highest rank of  non-commissioned officer. A Sergeant Major assist administrative officer of a particular regiment.

Monthly Salary- N55,144.81
Annual Salary – N661,737.72

A Sergent Major On Grade 06 (step 10)

Monthly Salary-N62,204.88
Annual Salary -N746,458.56

6. A Cadet Inspector On Grade Level 07 (step1)

A cadet Inspector is the lowest rank held by  a police officer after undergoing a training of service as a commissioned officer. It is commonly known as Inspector of Police (IP).

Monthly Salary – N73,231.51
Annual Salary – N878,778.12

A Cadet Inspector On Grade 07 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N87,135.70
Annual Salary -N1,045,628.4

7. Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP) On Grade 08 (step1)

It is the second lowest senior officer rank. It is above inspector and below superintendent.

Monthly Salary-N127,604.68
Annual Salary – N1,531,256.16

  Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP) On Grade 08 (step10)

Monthly Salary- N144,152.07

Annual Salary- N1,729,824.84

8.An Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP1) On Grade 09 (step1)

Monthly Salary- N136, 616.06
Annual Salary- N1,639,392.72

An Assistant Superintendent Of Police (ASP2) On Grade 09 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N156,318.39
Annual Salary – N1,875,820.68

9. A Deputy Superintendent Of Police(DSP) On Grade 10 (step1)

A Deputy Superintendent is a senior officer rank ,it is higher than Assistant Superintendent.

Monthly Salary -N148,733.29
Annual Salary -N1,784,799.48

A Deputy Superintendent Of Police (DSP) ON Grade 10 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N170,399.69

Annual Salary -N2,044,796.28

10. A Superintendent Of Police (SP) On Grade 11 (step1)

The rank of a Nigeria Superintendent is between Chief Superintendent and Deputy superintendent of Police.

Monthly Salary -N161,478.29
Annual Salary -N1,937,739.48

A Superintendent Of Police (SP) On Grade 11 (step 10)

Monthly Salary- N187,616.69
Annual Salary-N2,251400.28

11. A Chief Of Superintendent Of Police, CSP, On Grade 12 (step1)

This is a senior rank in police force, it is higher than the Superintendent.

Monthly Salary -N172,089.06
Annual Salary -N2,065,068.72

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A Chief Of Superintendent Of Police, CSP, On Grade 12 (step8)

Monthly Salary-N199,723.96
Annual Salary -N2,396,687.52

12. Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP, Grade 13 (step1)

Assistant Commissioner of Police is the sixth highest rank in the Nigeria police senior officers rank. It is above Chief Superintendent and below Deputy Commissioner.

Monthly Salary-N183,185.73
Annual Salary -N2,198,228.76

Assistant Commissioner Of Police, ACP, Grade 13 (step10)

Monthly Salary -N212,938.16
Annual Salary-N2,555,257.92

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13. Deputy Commissioner Of Police, DCP, On Grade 14 (step1)

This rank is between the Assistant Commissioner and the Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner takes over the command in the absent of the state commissioner. He supervises  the Assistance Commissioner of police in their day to day running.

Monthly Salary-N242,715.65
Annual Salary-N2,912,587.8

Deputy Commissioner Of Police,DCP, On Grade 14 (step7)

Monthly Salary -N278,852.79
Annual Salary -N3,346,233.48

14. Commissioner Of Police,CP, on Grade 15 (step1)

The commissioner of police is in charge of contingent in a state. He is the number one police man in the state.

He is subject to the command of the Inspector General .
Monthly Salary -N266,777.79
Annual Salary -N3,201,333.48

A Commissioner Of Police,CP, on Grade 15 (step6)

Monthly Salary -N302,970.47
Annual Salary-N3,635,645.64

15. An Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG, On Grade 16 (step1)

The Assistant Inspector General is the Second in Command of the Police Force.

Monthly Salary -N499,751.87
Annual Salary -N5,997,022.44

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An Assistant Inspector General Of Police, AIG, On Grade 16 (step5)

Monthly Salary -N546,572.73

Annual Salary- N6,558,872.76


16. The Inspector General Of Police, IGP

The rank of the Inspector General is the highest rank in Nigeria Police Force. The Inspector General is the most senior Officer and as well the head of the police force in Nigeria.

Monthly Salary -N711,498
Annual Salary -N8,537,976

More information on NPF salary structure

Following the salary increase of 2010, the federal government under the leadership of Goodluck Jonathan extended the salary and allowance package to the military, para-military, police and intelligence community, who were not always covered by similar salary reviews in the past. The extension of the jumbo increase to other public servants as opposed to the core civil servants, shot the entire wage bill to N267. 4 billion in year 2010. Based on this salary structure below are the details of salary per rank or grade of Nigerian Police officers. The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President M. Buhari has on the 26th of November 2018 approved a new salary structure, however the details are yet to be made public hence it is not included or updated into the table below.


NPF Salary structure

S/NORanksMonthly SalaryAnnual Salary
1Police RecruitN9,019.42N108,233
2aPolice Constable Grade Level 03N43,293.83N519,525.60
bPolice Constable Grade Level 10N51,113.59N613,363.08
3aPolice Corporal on Grade Level 04 (1)N44,715.53N536,586.36
bPolice Corporal on Grade Level 04 (10)N51,113.59N613,363.08
4aPolice Sergeant on Grade Level 05 (1)N48,540.88N582,490.56
bPolice Sergeant on Grade Level 05 (10)N55,973.84N671,686.08
5aSergeant Major on Grade Level 06 (1)N55,144.81N661,737.72
bSergeant Major on Grade Level 06 (10)N62,204.88N746,458.56
6aCadet Inspector on Grade Level 07 (1)N73,231.51N878,778.12
bCadet Inspector on Grade Level 07 (10)N87,135.70N1,045,628.40
7aAssistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 08 (1)N127,604.68N1,531,256.16
bAssistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 08 (10)N144,152.07N1,729,824.84
8aAssistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 09 (1)N136,616.06N1,639,392.72
bAssistant Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 09 (10)N156,318.39N1,875,820.68
9aDeputy Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 10 (1)N148,733.29N1,784,799.48
bDeputy Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 10 (10)N170,399.69N2,044,796.28
10aSuperintendent of Police on Level 11 (1)N161,478.29N1,937,739.49
bSuperintendent of Police on Grade Level 11 (10)N187,616N2,251,400.28
11aChief Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 12 (1)N172,089.06N2,065,068.72
bChief Superintendent of Police on Grade Level 12 (08)N199,723.96N2,396,687.52
12aAssistant Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 13 (1)N183,185.73N2,198,228.76
bAssistant Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 13 (10)N212,938.96N2,555,257.92
13aDeputy Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 14 (1)N242,715.65N2,912,587.80
bDeputy Commissioner of Police on Grade Level 14 (07)N278,852.79N3,346,233.48
14aCommissioner of Police on Grade Level 15 (1)N266,777.79N3,201,333.48
bCommissioner for Police on Grade Level 15 (06)N302,970.47N3,635,645.64
15Assistant Inspector General of PoliceN499,751.87N5,997,022.44
16Deputy Inspector General of PoliceN546,572.73N6,558,872.76
17Inspector General of PoliceN711,498N8,537,976
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Arms of the Nigerian Police

The arms of Nigerian police force are like the sections. You know how organizations are divided into various units for effective running of the force. There are 14 arms at the moment;

  1. Administrative arm
  2. Anti-Fraud Section
  3. The Central Criminal Registry
  4. Special Anti-Robbery Squad
  5. X-Squad, General Investigation
  6. Special Fraud Unit
  7. Legal Section
  8. Forensic Science Laboratory
  9. Interpol Liaison
  10. Homicide
  11. Police Mobile Force
  12. Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
  13. Force Intelligence Bureau
  14. DCI Kaduna Annex and Counter Terrorism Unit.
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Ranks in the Nigeria Police

  • Inspector General
  • Deputy Inspector-General of Police
  • Assistant Inspector-General of Police
  • Commissioner of Police
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police
  • Chief Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police
  • Inspector of Police
  • Sergeant Major
  • Sergeant
  • Corporal
  • Constable

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