10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria 2019

10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and one of the largest in terms of land mass with a population of over 190.9 million  people according to the World Bank.
Due to the nature of Nigeria politics coupled with her population, a good number of Nigerians are still suffering from unemployment while many others have jobs with little pays. Because of this, many Nigerians who are yet to choose their careers are inquisitive in knowing high paying jobs in the country before making their choices.
One of the basic concerns of most Nigeria youths is on how they can build successful careers in the country without engaging in illegal or fraudulent means. Unlike in other developed countries of the world, having a degree from a Nigerian university doesn't really guarantee you of a high paying job but choosing a good career path will to an extent help you in securing a bright future.

10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria

A job can be described as anything a person does regularly in exchange for money. All jobs are lucrative but some are generally believed to be better than others and we'd share them here.
In Nigeria, some high paying jobs you can engage in include:

• Entrepreneurs

Being a business owner or entrepreneur undoubtedly one of the highest paying jobs someone can engage in. According to Wikipedia, entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. This simply means running your own business venture.
There are many benefits of being an entrepreneur which includes freedom of being your own boss. However, entrepreneurship in Nigeria is still in its infant stage due to the many challenges facing  entrepreneurship development in Nigeria. Some of the world's richest people like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are entrepreneurs.
Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur, you can check out these top 10 qualities of entrepreneur.

• Petroleum Engineers

Nigeria is the largest oil and gas producer in Africa making the petroleum industry one of the most lucrative. One good thing about petroleum companies is that most of them are multinationals and they pay their Nigerian employees standard salaries.
According to hotvibesmedia.com.ng, most petroleum engineers earn an average of ₦7 million - ₦15 million yearly, isn't it awesome?

• Pilot

A pilot is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls. The demand for new pilots has never been greater with the geometric increase in the number of aircraft in Nigeria.
An average Nigerian pilot earns between of ₦7 million - ₦15 million yearly but one reason people dislike the job is because of the risk involved. One important thing we should know is that every business is risky, so if your passionate about flying, being a pilot will be an amazing career choice for you.

• Aeronautic Engineer

Aerospace or aeronautic engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. In the developed world, aeronautic involves building and assembling of aircraft but in Nigeria it involves services and maintenance of aircraft.
Aeronautic engineers, because of their expertise receive good monthly salaries and allowances. If you're passionate about working with airplanes but scared of flying, you might still go for the aeronautic engineering aspect of it.

• Nollywood Industry

The Nigerian entertainment industry is one of the most lucrative in the continent. Nollywood  is one of the biggest industries in the country with a lot of beautiful actresses. The Nollywood industry has made many people rich with some actors earning as much as ₦500,000 per movie.
This has left many Nigerian youths searching for ways of becoming Nollywood actors and actresses. If you're a talented Nigerian youth, you can join this high-paying industry today. It starts by attending an audition and if qualified...the rest will be a story.

• Music Industry

The music industry is also very lucrative and in fact, has made many talented youths millionaires. With a lot of amazing Nigerian producers, you won't encounter any difficulties in bringing out the best from your song. Moreover, the internet has made the publicizing of songs very easy with a lot of places to upload your music for free in order to reach a wider audience.
Many wealthy musicians like the likes of Don JazzyWizkid, Davido, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello and many other Nigerian artists. An artist earns up to ₦500,000 per show with the very popular ones earning as much as ₦20 million in special occasions.

• Blogging

Blogging has evolved from the traditional publishing of contents for just publishing sake into publishing and monetization of contents. One good thing about blogging is that there are so many good niches to choose from, depending on your area of interest.
Nigeria has produced many successful bloggers of the likes of Linda Ikeji, Ifiokobong Ibanga, Jide Ogunsanya, Prosper Noah and many others. Many ways of making money from your blog include affiliate marketing, direct advertising, sponsored posts, sales of products and services and many more. To check out other wonderful ways of earning from your blog, please check out 'The Successful Blogger.'

• Football

It seems like Nigerians love entertainment so much that the entertainment industry keeps on booming continuously. Nigeria has produced many successful footballers like Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Mikel Obi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and many others. Football is so lucrative that some footballers earn as much as ₦10 million weekly.
If you're a football freak, there are also many ways of making money from football without playing in the pitch and you can check them out here.

• Pastor

By pastor, I mean all religious leaders, at least once your audience give offerings, tithes and so on, you can buy luxury cars, live large and even own private jets.
Maybe this is why our Nigerian youngsters are flocking into the career path, especially because you do not need a degree or any other certificate, just the power of persuasion.
If you cannot afford a good church building yet, start with a rented one and within six months of continuous progress, the members will build one themselves. Of course you can quicken the process by asking them to do some donations or other things like that, then you invest in the best church buildings.

• Your job

Did anyone ever tell you that any job can make you wealthy? If you really love what you do and think of better ways of improving in the job, in a short period of time you'll see yourself at the peak of the career. It doesn't really matter if you're a doctor, nurse, teacher, photographer and what have you.

The major thing that matters in life is really doing what you love and then getting paid for it. There are so many career opportunities that no online media platform can list the whole of them on a page, so we decided to list a few ones that are popular in Nigeria today.
If you want to know more good career opportunities, you can refer to this post on 15 most successful courses studies by Africans.
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