Aeronautical Engineering Salary Structure In Nigeria (2023)

This article is about aeronautical engineering salary structure in Nigeria this 2023 in order to enlighten you our numerous esteemed readers on how much aeronautical engineers in the country are paid as salaries per month today. In one of our previous articles, we discussed about the best aeronautical engineering schools in Nigeria presently, do well to click the link and get that information, but today, we shall focus strictly on the salary scale of aerospace engineers in the country, with the figures to be given shortly. Do kindly read along to find out more.

Aeronautical Engineering Salary Structure In Nigeria

Aeronautical engineers are professionals who specialise in aeronautical engineering; this group of engineers are up there with the highest paid professionals in the general field of engineering in Nigeria today and what this article seeks to establish is their job description in summary, as well as the various career opportunities in this field and ultimately, the salary scale of aeronautical engineers in Nigeria today. You can compare their salary range with those of mechanical engineers, petroleum engineers, civil engineers, to mention but a few. With that said, let’s proceed.

The field of Aeronautical engineering has to do with the study of Aeronautics, which is the science of building or flying aircraft. Aeronautical Engineering is therefore the development of the most modern technology in the various, interrelated fields of aviation, space exploration and defence systems. This aspect of engineering deals with the design, construction, development, testing, operation and maintenance of commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, to mention but a few, and in Nigeria today, the field of aeronautical engineering generally deals with the fixing and development of aircraft.

Aeronautical engineering in Nigeria today is still very much in its infancy, meaning that it is yet to be fully explored and developed, and only a few people venture into this field for huge pay as a result of their technical know-how. It involves quite a lot of research in order to develop and maintain aircraft and their various parts. This field of engineering is very versatile, and experts in aeronautical engineering in Nigeria can also work in other fields of engineering like mechanical engineering, etc.


On the average this 2023, the salary structure of aeronautical engineers in Nigeria today falls within the pay scale of ₦300,000 – ₦700,000 per month, and this total a yearly income between the pay range of ₦3.6 million – ₦8.4 million. These figures are the monthly and yearly estimates of how much aeronautical engineers are paid in Nigeria currently.

As earlier mentioned during the course of this article, it is important to note that aeronautical engineers in Nigeria are ranked up there with the likes of petroleum engineers and other top engineers in the general field of engineering as touching their salary scale. From the figures given as aeronautical engineering salaries in the country today, you will agree with me that this group of engineers are paid eye watering salaries as a result of the fact that their job is very risky, mentally and physically tasking and requires maximum concentration on the job.


The following are some of the factors which determine the salary structure of aeronautical engineers in Nigeria today. They are:


Aeronautical engineers who reside in places that are saturated with many aviation companies may be paid higher than those who do not reside in such areas. Some of these places where aviation companies are concentrated in Nigeria are: Lagos, Abuja, and Kano.


To work as an aeronautical engineer, you have to have the required academic qualifications to be eligible for the job. To this end, you are required to have completed a five (5) year university course in aeronautical engineering and must have considerable work experience


The company you are working for as an aeronautical engineer determines your salary per month. You will be paid according to your work experience, which is the number of years you have been on the job.


The following are select duties of aeronautical engineers in Nigeria today:

  • Aeronautical engineers provide speculations for the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft engines
  • Aeronautical engineers create and implement test procedures
  • Aeronautical engineers provide technical advice on how to improve the performance of aircraft engines
  • Aeronautical engineers use of their technical know-how to ensure flight safety and tackle air travel issues, etc.


Aeronautical engineers in Nigeria can work at any of the following places:

  • Contract Agencies
  • Universities and Polytechnics
  • Government Organizations such as the Ministry of Defence
  • Armed Forces
  • Civil Service
  • Research and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • The Aviation sector, etc.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.


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  1. You are doing a good job my friend. Keep it up.

  2. Keep the great work going

  3. Kudos, Maduawuchi, for this enlightening article. I’ll love to know where can an Aeronautical engineering student go for IT?

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