In Nigeria, the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) is a regulatory body that has the right to execute roles, which includes transfers and appointments of Federal Civil Servants. The body performs this functions through a subsidiary body known as the Office of the Head of Civil Service Federation. The FCSC regulatory functions cuts across all civil servants in Nigeria except for commissioners and chairman. In this post, I will be showing you the Federal Civil Service Commission salary structure in Nigeria and some of their roles and responsibilities.
Though there are many private organisations in Nigeria that Nigerians can be gainfully employed, many citizens still believe that securing a job in the Federal Civil Service is the best. Ask them why, and majority will give you an answer that “it is because of job security”.
When I talk about Federal Civil Service jobs, I actually meant jobs provided by the Nigerian government. Frankly speaking, some of these government jobs are lucrative enough, but the major problem is that they are difficult to secure. Many qualified University graduates in Nigeria finds it difficult to secure a job in the public sector.
Maybe you have secured one already and that is the reason you want to have proper knowledge of the Federal Civil Service Commission salary structure, then you are on the right page because you will get to find all the information you need right on this post. But before I give you a rundown of the salary structures of the Federal Civil Service Commission based on steps and grade levels, let me first of all show you some of the duties and roles of the FCSC.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Federal Civil Service Commission
Below are some of the duties and responsibilities of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) in Nigeria
- Provision of guidelines on appointment, discipline and promotion of federal civil servants
- Recruitment of senior officers
- Serving as the representative body for Civil Service Commissioners during meetings of Senior Staff Committee of Ministries
- Provision of review and endorsement in recommending disciplinary cases of senior officers
- Conduct of examinations and interviews in promoting officers to senior positions
Now you have seen some of the roles of the FCSC in Nigeria, it is time for you to have an idea of their salary structures.
Before I proceed, it is wise for you to take note that there are several salary levels for different civil servants in the Federal Civil Service Commission. In that case, if you are a Nigerian University or Polytechnic graduate interested in joining the Nigerian Civil Service, this post will shed more light in what you can earn based on the various grade levels in the FCSC.
Federal Civil Service Commission Salary Structure With Grade Levels
In the Federal Civil Service Commission, the director earns the highest salary, while the minimum wage that can be paid to a Civil Servant in Nigeria is N18,000. This actually means that the least annual salary you can earn as a civil servant in Nigeria annually is N216,000. It is also important for you to note that the monthly or annual salary you will be earning as a civil servant in Nigeria depends on your school certificate, be it BSc, HND, NCE or FLSC.
Ta make it easier for you to know what you can earn in the FCSC based on your school qualifications, you can find a detailed report of the Federal Civil Service Commission salary structure below.
FCSC Staff with the Least Salary
FCSC Staff members with the lowest possible salary on Step 01 of Grade Level 01 will have a monthly wage of N18,900. If you find yourself on this level, your annual salary will amount to N226,800.
FCSC Salary for School Leavers
If you are a school leaver on Step 1 of Grade Level 04, your monthly salary will be N20,249. This gives you an annual salary of N242, 994, meaning your salary is a little higher than that of the least paid staff.
FCSC Salary for Officers
On a monthly basis, the salary of an FCSC officer on Step 1 of Grade Level 06 will be equivalent to N26,352. With this, it is clear that such an officer will earn an annual salary of N316,229. However, this annual salary will be increased to N487,295 as soon as such officer is elevated to Step 15 of Grade Level 06. Meanwhile the monthly salary at this level will amount to N40,607.
FCSC Salary for Diploma Certificate Holders
On a monthly basis, the salary of a diploma certificate holder who is on Step 01 of Grade Level 07 will be equivalent to N43,163. This means that he or she will be earning an annual salary of N517, 965.
FCSC Salary for Officers’ Counterparts
If you are on Step 01 of Grade Level 09, your monthly salary will be N65,054. This will give you an annual salary of N780,656. Over and above this, your salary will increase as you attain a higher rank. On Step 15 of the same Grade Level 09, you will earn a monthly salary of N96,058. This yearly amount will then sum up to N1,152,698.
FCSC Salary for Graduates
On a monthly basis, graduates who are on Step 15 of Grade Level 08 will be paid a sum of N81,000. If you sum up that amount in a year, it will give you an annual salary of N972,000. Meanwhile, this is between the salary levels for officers on Step 15 of Grade Level 09 and the officers on Step 1 of Grade Level 09.
Salary Level for FCSC Director
The director of the FCSC is the member with the highest salary level. On a monthly basis, an FCSC director on Step 9 of Grade Level 17 will be paid a salary of N454,344. This is undoubtedly the highest monthly salary for an FCSC member. In fact, it exceeds the annual salary of some FCSC members such as school leavers. Since an FCSC director maintains the highest-paid position, it is not a surprise that his yearly earnings can be equivalent to N5,452,136.
These are the detailed information of the Federal Civil Service Commission salary structure based on grade levels. By now you ought to have an idea of the salary you will be earning once you are gainfully employed into the FCSC or seeking for a level upgrade.