The Salary Structure of The Nigerian Peace Corps

The Salary Structure of The Nigerian Peace Corps
Peace corps salary at a glance=>Assistant Superintendent Cadre=>120K

=>Inspectorate Cadre on level 7 ==> N80K

The Salary Structure  of The  Nigerian Peace Corps
The salary of the Nigerian peace corp is similar to that of  The Nigerian security and civil defense Corps,likewise other ministry of interior in the country.
The Nigerian peace corp  is popularly knowned for its voluntary and dynamic representation, both in maintaining  peace and unity within communities and endangered towns/cities/countries.

The Peace Corps of Nigeria will soon become legalize  and their status/functions will be upgraded simultaneously. According to daily post. The Senate has already passed  the Peace Corps bill that will see it operational and functioning without restrictions under legal/official backing under the  ministry of interior.

The purpose of this post is to educate the public on the salary structure of the Nigerian peace corp. The Nigerian Peace corps ranking / salary system is different from what is obtainable in the ranks of the Nigerian army, navy or air force.

Athough all officers of the Nigerian peace corps, including volunteers with valid  identity card of the core are been paid a stipulated amount not less than 40000, but it will be nice to know their basic salary when fully instituted by the president.

The Nigeria peace corpe salary structure is also different as they depend on donations from local and international donor agencies; grants for specific projects; subventions from governments and private corporations e.t.c. It should be noted that all officers are been paid at the end of the month.

It should be recalled  without mistake that the Nigerian Peace Corp bill was passed into law to allow the Peace Corp in Nigeria ranks (PCN) to join other paramilitary agencies in Nigeria like the NSCDC, Customs, Immigrations, FRSC e.t.c and to be placed on the Consolidated Paramilitary Salary Structure (CONPASS).

  •  As part of the Organization’s objective to preoccupy the youths, through its Alternative Employment Scheme (AES) for our teeming unemployed youths, a panacea for checking the high rate of youth involvement in crime and anti-social acts, the Corps engages the services of unemployed youths with a minimum academic qualification of Secondary School Certificate.

Examination (SSCE). These youths, who after distinct initial training and orientation are given the status of Staff Officers and are thus, entitled to monthly stipend paid jointly with the direct beneficiary of their services.

Salary Structure of the PCN: How Much an Officer in the PCN will be paid

Although, I couldn’t get the new full salary scale as salary level in PCN will soley and practically depends on your rank and promotions. As earlier said, they are structured just like the Nigerian police, Fire service,  Customs,  Immigration service and the military. There is no absolute or dedicated salary structure for graduates. Recruitment into Nigerian peace corp idol soon become extremely  competitive, mostly as soon as her authority  s legalized.

An officer in  PCN on level 8 step 1 (Assistant Superintendent Cadre) salary should be around N125,000, while for Inspectorate Cadre on level 7 should be around N80, 000.
More detailed salary structure for the Peace Corps  bill be updated…..


The Nigerian Peace Corps   practically intends to offer standard federal employment benefits to all  its members including peace corps volunteers with valid  identity card. In addition, competitive salaries, 12 vacation days (extended to 20 days after just three years of service), 13 days of sick leave, a wide choice of life and health insurance options, retirement benefits, and a tax-deferred savings plan similar to a 401(K) savings plan.

Health insurance All peace corps volunteers with valid  identity card will be eligible to enroll in one of the many health plans offered to federal employees. These include fee-for-service, point of service, and health maintenance organizations. The cost is shared by the government and no physical examination is required.
Life insurance
Low-cost life insurance is available to all peace corps volunteers with valid  identity card.. Like health insurance, the cost is shared by the government and no physical examination is required.
Retirement:New employees are automatically enrolled in a three-tier system that includes Social Security, a basic pension plan (Federal Employees Retirement System), and a Thrift Savings Plan. Under the Thrift Savings Plan, employees may contribute up to 10 percent of basic pay into a tax-deferred interest account. The government will match all  peace corps volunteers and staffs with valid  identity card up to 5 percent of basic pay.