Lawyer Salary in Nigeria

Find out how much a Lawyer earns across various companies in Nigeria.

Lawyers, also known as Barristers, are specialists in advocacy and represent individuals or organisations in court. They are independent sources of legal advice and can advise clients on their case. Generally, they are hired by solicitors to represent a case in court and only become involved once advocacy before a court is needed. They plead the case on behalf of the client and the client’s solicitor. However, members of the public can go directly to a barrister to ask for advice and representation in court.

Lawyers usually specialise in particular areas of law such as criminal law, chancery law (estates and trusts), commercial law, entertainment law, sports law and common law, which includes family, housing and personal injury law.

How much is a Lawyer paid in Nigeria?

Lawyer salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, professional experience and even the hiring company. Jobzilla Nigeria analyzes the market remunerations and helps you negotiate your pay with confidence.

Lawyer Salaries in Nigeria

Below, you will find list of Lawyer salaries in Nigeria based on experience level in different companies.

3 Lawyer earnings reported.

Designation / Company Salary
The Solicitors Salary Scale
Lawyer - Intermediate Level
The Solicitors
/ month
The Solicitors Salary Scale
Lawyer - Experienced Level
The Solicitors
₦200,000 - ₦250,000
/ month
₦70,000 - ₦80,000
/ month

  • The salaries on this page are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
  • Salaries for specific roles in the market may vary from the estimates provided here, depending on the industry, type of employer, responsibilities of the role and the profile of the individual.

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