MTN Nigeria Salary Structure: How Much MTN Staff Are Paid (2021)

MTN Nigeria is a top telecommunications company in the country, it prides itself as the leading mobile operator in Nigeria, and with that, it should come as no surprise if people begin to ask how much MTN pays its staff seeing that it is by far the most popular telecoms company in the country. What is MTN Nigeria salary scale? You will find out just that as we progress.

MTN Nigeria Salary Structure


Before looking mainly at MTN Nigeria salary structure in the country, it is important to understand what the company is all about. MTN Nigeria is a subsidiary of the MTN Group, a leading mobile telecommunications operator on the continent formerly known as M-Cell, which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, established in 1994.

The company began operations in the Nigerian business space on May 16, 2001, when it became the first mobile network service provider to succesfully initiate a phone call at Maritime House in Apapa, Lagos, thus setting the pace for other GSM network service providers to follow.

Since then, the telecoms giant has spread its tentacles to every part of the country. There is virtually nowhere in Nigeria that you will go to presently where you will not find any MTN reception. Calls are clear and their  internet services are super fast, making it the most preferred network in the country. This comes as no surprise as majority of their 58.197 million subscribers prefer the network as their SIM 1 on their mobile phones.

The network operator has strong presence in major cities in Nigeria, such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Kano, Kaduna to mention but a few. In January 2001, MTN paid $285 million for one of four GSM licenses in the country and to this day, over $2 billion has been invested in making sure that mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria continues to be built to serve the ever increasing population in the country.

In January, 2003, Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo commissioned Y’ello Bahn, the telecoms giant’s digital microwave transmission backbone, which spanned a total of 3,400 Kilometres in the country. This is the most extensive digital microwave transmission infrastructure on the continent, significantly improving the quality of phone calls on the MTN Nigeria Network.

Core values of the company include leadership, relationship, integrity, innovation and the can-do spirit. MTN Nigeria is the first GSM network in Nigeria to have adopted an additional numbering system, having expanded its network capacity to include new numbering ranges beginning with 0806, going further to 0813, 0816, 0703, 0706 and 0713, having completely used up its initial subscriber numbering range, the very popular 0803.

MTN Nigeria customer care line is 180, and by dialing this number, customers can resolve their frequently asked questions and any issues they may have encountered on the network for free. Having learnt all these, let us now look at how much MTN Nigeria staff are being paid monthly.

The company, along with 9mobile, GLO Nigeria and Airtel, are the leading brands in the mobile telecommunications industry in the country.


Below are the salaries of MTN staff in the country. These amounts are subject to change with time. However, the current salaries of MTN workers in the country are given in the following paragraphs.


MTN pays their entry level staff in Nigeria around ₦80,000 or more per month and that translates to about ₦960,000 or more per annum. The amount increases over a period as some telecommunications companies put their workers on a salary range for a number of years.


Specialist staff at MTN Nigeria are paid around ₦390,000 or more per month and that translates to about ₦4.6 million or more per year. With this, it is clear that specialist staff members are older on the job and more experienced than entry level workers, hence this is reflected of the huge difference in salaries that they are being paid.


The position of manager at MTN Nigeria is a very high ranking position where an MTN worker who has attained it to will begin to earn a very high salary of about ₦780,000 or more per month from MTN Nigeria. This monthly salary when multiplied by 12 months, amounts to about ₦9.4 million or more per year and as you can see, this MTN managers salary is higher than that of entry level workers and specialist staff.


For their contract staff and customer service representatives, MTN pays them about ₦50,000 or more monthly and this translates to about ₦600,000 per year.


These are the existing job profiles and their current salaries at the telecoms giant presently, and as time goes by, we will be updating you as the changes are effected at the company.

MTN is a very successful mobile carrier in the country and the African continent at large. It also has branches outside Africa, making it one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, so it should come as no surprise that people are readily associated with the brand.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

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


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  1. Nice post. MTN is really improving in Nigeria.


    I will want to use this medium to enquire as to how to get in touch with mtn foundation ,on behalf of a girl that needs urgent medical support with what was diagnosed, with fibroid and ovarian cancer. please will be highly grateful

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