Chevron Nigeria Salary Scale: How Much Chevron Pay Staff (2024)

Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 08:15 pm

It is the dream of most graduates to work in an oil company due to the kind of salary they pay their staff. Chevron Nigeria Limited is no exception as their salary is simply amazing compared to what other top oil companies in Nigeria pay their workers.


The oil and gas industry in Nigeria is one of the highest paying sectors in terms of salary. Although there exist some differences in how much oil companies in Nigeria pay their workers as no specific law compels them to have a fixed amount for their staff.

On the salary level, Chevron Nigeria Limited has been able to prove itself as an oil and gas company of repute. If you have any plans to work in Chevron, here is a simple guide to make your dreams come true. This post reveals Chevron salary structure in Nigeria as compared to other countries. You’ll also learn how to secure a job in Chevron if you are interested in working with them.


Chevron is an American multinational energy corporation with its international headquarters in San Ramon, California and has subsidiaries in over 180 countries of the world. It is one of the successor company of Standard Oil and has invested tremendously in Nigeria. The company spends over 3 billion dollars annually in Nigeria and can be said to be largest oil producer in Nigeria. Chevron’s international reputation makes it to be one of the most lucrative places to work.

In 2010 Chevron established the Niger Delta Partnership initiative (NDPI), the partnership is a non-profit establishment that works together with local organizations to enhance economic growth, reduce the spread of HIV and empower women. The initiative at first was funded with $50 million grant. In addition to that, $40 million dollars was donated in 2013. By 31st April, 2018, Chevron had about 48,600 staff together with 3600 service station workers. At the same time the company’s upstream business recorded a worldwide production of 2.930 million oil equivalent barrels in a day.

Chevron’s downstream operations produce and sell products like lubricants, additives and petrochemicals. Chevron runs and owns 55 percent interest in Oil Mining lease. The block is located in about 8,000 feet (2,438 m) of water, 90 miles (145 km) off the western coast of the Niger Delta regions. Chevron plays a vital role as a corporate citizen in Nigeria in promoting health, education and economic development. In 2005 Chevron keyed into the Global Memorandum of Understanding as a way giving back to the community where their companies are located.

Through Chevon’s principal subsidiary in Nigeria, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), Chevron operates under a joint-venture arrangement with NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) in Nigeria for both the onshore and offshore assets in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The company owns 40 percent interest in eight concessions in the onshore and near-offshore regions of the Niger Delta.

It covers about 2.2 million acres (8,900 sq. km) in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Chevron’s interest in deep interest in deep water block ranges from 20 to 100 percent in three operated and six non-operated deep-water blocks in Nigeria. The company’s oil and gas exploration and production operate mainly in the US, Australia, Nigeria, Angola, Kazakhstan and Gulf of Mexico. With a 36.7 percent interest, Chevron is the biggest shareholder in West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited. Chevron has natural gas projects in the Niger Delta and Escravos area in the federation. Example is the Escravos Gas Plant (EGP), the Escravos Gas to Liquids (EGTL) facility and Sonam fields development projects.


Working in an oil company like Chevron is like having a gold mine in Nigeria because it gives one full assurance of a good take home pay by the end of the month and also job security provided you are working in line with the company’s vision. Working with Chevron is the dream of most youths as it ranked with the likes of Exxon-Mobil, Shell and LNG.

As an oil company, it doesn’t necessarily employ the core score scientists, it employs from almost all the disciplines to fill in roles that are peculiar to the job description advertised, so even if you studied psychology, marketing, accountancy, economics etc. You are likely to get a job with Chevron once they have need for you although the engineers go home with more attractive pay.

Chevron is one of the highest paying companies in Nigeria pay their staff, a net salary of ₦500,000 and ₦800,000 monthly. The staff salaries in dollars, range from an average of 60,766 dollars to $173,455 annually. Chevron’s staff with the job title ‘Corporate Counsel’ are paid the highest with an average annual salary of $257,803, while staff with the job title ‘Deli Manager’ are paid the least with an average annual salary of $28,676.

For its salary, Chevron Nigeria Limited pays an amount between ₦2 million and ₦2.5 million annually to its workers. Your pay may also rise as time passes as long as you are still in the system. Apart from the basic salary you receive, there are other allowances and benefits that Chevron Nigeria Limited pays and you are also entitled to a leave break.

Before we let you know how much Chevron staff earn in Nigeria, it is important to note that Chevron always put in efforts to employ the best. Your grades must be impeccable. They put those seeking employment through stages of tests and interviews, accompanied with loads of training before selecting those that would work for them. Also, the salaries paid to Chevron staff depend on a lot of factors. These factors include; job specification, position of the staff, level of experience and location of the job.

How much Chevron staffs earn will be revealed according to fields found in the industry. Most prominent field of profession employed by Chevron and oil companies in general are Engineers and Geoscientists.


Engineers employed in Chevron earn the highest when compared to other professions employed in Chevron. This is because they take up most of the difficult tasks and they are the front liners. There are different types of engineers found in the oil and gas industry. Some of them include petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, reservoir engineering, drilling engineer, etc.

Entry level Chevron engineers earn between ₦150,000 and ₦500,000 as monthly salary in Nigeria. These level is mostly for new graduates who are yet to garner up the necessary experience. Therefore, they take up easier tasks and are constantly supervised.

On the other hand, senior level Chevron engineers earn between ₦1,000,000 and ₦5,000,000 as monthly salary in Nigeria. They are the top earners in the company. This is because they take up difficult tasks and their years of experience is also responsible for their higher pay, unlike entry level chevron engineers.


Geoscientist are very important professionals in the oil and gas industry. They are involved in finding oil and gas reservoirs beneath the earth’s surface. They are also involved in mapping underground rock formations, logging and analyzing data, and collecting and testing samples. However, they do not earn as much as engineers in Chevron.

Entry level Chevron geoscientists earn between ₦100,000 and ₦300,000 as monthly salary in Nigeria.

On the other hand, senior level Chevron geoscientist earn between ₦500,000 and ₦3,000,000 as monthly salary in Nigeria.


Chevron employ professional in other fields but the difference is that while engineers and geoscientists work on the field, these other employees work in the office. Some of these other field include accounting, human resources, public relations, etc. They receive lower salary than engineers and geoscientists. However, your level and position in the salary structure can see you earning as much as engineers and geoscientists.

Entry level for other fields in Chevron earn between ₦100,000 and ₦300,000 as monthly salary in Nigeria.

Senior level for other fields in Chevron earn between ₦500,000 and ₦1,000,000 as monthly salary in Nigeria.


Petroleum Engineer $121,917
Drilling Engineer $127,373
Geologist $99,601
Process Engineer $93,147
Financial Analyst $87,889
Reservoir Engineer $128,741
Facilities Engineer $90,947


Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc)  === $73,893 –  $130,056

Master of Science (MS) === $82,429 – $130,069

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng/BE) === $87,561 – $195,692

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) === $52,893 – $105,806

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) === $73,300 – $120,000


Available jobs advertised in Nigeria advertised at Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL):

  • Staff Physician – Cardiologist (Fulltime)
  • Staff Physician – Surgeon (Fulltime)
  • Occupational Therapist (Contract)
  • Nurse (Contract)
  • Radiographers and Sonographers (Contract)
  • Pharmacist (Contract)
  • Physiotherapist (Contract)
  • Medical Doctors (Fulltime)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists (Fulltime)
  • Dietitian (Fulltime)
  • Attorney (Fulltime)
  • Mooring Master Trainee (Fulltime)
  • Chevron Nigeria Internship (Intern)
  • FPSO Marine Advisor (Fulltime)
  • Mooring Master (Fulltime)
  • Facilities Engineer (Mechanical) (Fulltime)
  • Facilities Engineer (Process/Chemical) (Fulltime)
  • Planner – Turnaround (Fulltime)
  • Subsea Equipment Operations Engineer (Fulltime)
  • JV Completion Engineer (Fulltime)
  • Operations Supervisor – Turnaround (Fulltime)
  • Automation Advisor – Turnaround (Fulltime)
  • Operations Advisor – Turnaround (Fulltime)
  • Planner – Turnaround (Fulltime)
  • Drilling Superintendent (Fulltime)
  • Drilling Engineer – Deep Water (Fulltime)
  • Well Site Manager (Fulltime)


  1. West African School Certificate (WASC) or Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC), National Examination Council (NECO)/General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level with at least 5 credits, English Language and Mathematics inclusive.
  2. Minimum of BSc Degree or HND from a recognized higher institution. with a minimum of Second-Class Lower Division in any course of study.
  3. Applicants must not be above 30 years and must have good Communication skills, strong work ethics with internal drive to succeed.

In its work space, Chevron Nigeria values integrity, trust, diversity and ingenuity in its company and employees. Chevron is committed to afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. They also recognize and appreciate individual uniqueness and the value of a diverse workforce. The exact number of workforce in Chevron Nigeria is unknown to us but this organization is said to have hundreds of workers under its employment.

The Oil and Gas industry is known to be the highest paying industry. Chevron Nigeria shares this ranking with other oil and gas companies like Shell, Exxon-Mobil and Total. Working in these oil companies is a dream come through for many job seeking graduates in Nigeria. Also, Chevron is a very flexible and versatile organization in the country. This is because they offer employment to not just engineers, but to other professions like business administration, accounting, statistics, mathematics, communications, etc. This employment comes with special bonuses and benefits, as well as flexible work hours and leave periods for their employers.


Getting a job in Chevron is not easy but worth it at the end of the day. There is always room for promotion and salary increase in the company which is a great thing. Also, the working space in the company is very conducive and comfortable for Chevron staff. Staff are treated well which is why the organization is known to have a lot of staff that have been working with her for years.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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