Delta State Civil Service Salary Structure (2024)

What salaries and benefits do civil servants earn under the Delta State government?

The state’s Civil Service Salary Structure for 2024 provides the pay grades for government employees.

Delta State Civil Service Salary Structure

The salary levels range from entry-level assistants to top officials. The money paid increases with seniority and responsibilities. Allowances, bonuses and promotions further augment earnings across about 16 levels.

This article will highlight to you the full salary structure of Delta State Civil Service workers.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE DELTA STATE CIVIL SERVICE SALARY STRUCTURE

The Delta State civil service is the administrative bureaucracy responsible for implementing government policies and programs in the state. It comprises workers in ministries, departments and agencies employed by the Delta State government.

About 16 grade levels exist in the salary structure ranging from entry positions to top leadership roles. Salaries increase with higher grade levels which have greater responsibilities and requirements.

At the lower levels, Grade 1 and 2 are clerical and support positions like cleaners, assistants, guards and cooks. Grade 3 and 4 are for officers that maintain administrative systems and provide specialized services.

Grade 5 to 7 are for professionals like engineers, accountants, lecturers and pharmacists. Grade 8 and above are management, director and executive grades requiring advanced qualifications.

The Head of Service and Governor occupy the highest grade levels overseeing statewide operations and affairs. The salary structure enables the government to attract and retain qualified civil servants at all levels.

DELTA STATE CIVIL SERVICE SALARY STRUCTURE PER GRADE LEVELS

GRADE LEVEL 1

The lowest level in the Delta State Civil Service is Grade Level 1. This entry-level grade is for positions like office assistants and clerks. The salary range for Grade Level 1 is ₦22,100 to ₦23,096 per month. Employees at this level usually perform basic administrative and clerical duties under supervision.

GRADE LEVEL 2

Grade Level 2 roles are more advanced than Grade Level 1 and require some specialized skills or training. Examples are library assistants, cooks, and drivers. The salary range for Grade Level 2 is ₦26,176 to ₦29,610 monthly. Workers have more responsibilities and work with moderate independence at this level.

GRADE LEVEL 3

Grade Level 3 includes positions like administrative officers and account clerks. These roles carry out routine tasks that require specific knowledge. The salary range is ₦32,085 to ₦33,878 per month. Employees at this level operate with limited supervision but refer complex issues to higher levels.

GRADE LEVEL 4

At Grade Level 4 are jobs like executive officers and library officers. Workers require comprehensive expertise to handle the responsibilities at this level. The salary is around ₦37,089 monthly. Positions in Grade Level 4 involve investigating, analyzing information, and advising others.

GRADE LEVEL 5

Jobs in Grade Level 5 include senior typists, researchers, and technicians. The salary is around ₦39,032 per month. Employees at this advanced level work independently and perform complex assignments that need judgment and creativity.

GRADE LEVEL 6

Grade Level 6 is an entry level for positions that require a National Certificate in Education (NCE) like community development officers. The salary at this grade is ₦42,057 monthly. Roles involve applying professional knowledge and conducting research under limited supervision.

GRADE LEVEL 7

Jobs at Grade Level 7 are for experienced candidates with specialized skills and qualifications. Examples are accountants, nurses, and engineers. Salaries range from ₦66,386 to ₦93,781 monthly. Positions at this level independently handle complex tasks and may supervise junior staff.

GRADE LEVEL 8

Grade Level 8 is an entry level for employees with a Bachelors degree such as administrative managers, lecturers, and economists. The salary starts at ₦164,434 per month. Roles at this advanced level require broad knowledge to execute specialized functions with minimal guidance.

GRADE LEVEL 9

At Grade Level 9 are senior professional positions that require a Master’s degree. Examples are medical consultants, directors, and chief lecturers. Salaries range from ₦193,819 to ₦289,324 monthly. Employees have significant responsibility for policymaking and overseeing complex programs at this level.

GRADE LEVEL 10

Grade Level 10 roles involve directing major departments and operations that require highly advanced expertise. Examples are chief medical directors and directors-general. Salaries are between ₦218,180 and ₦343,220 monthly. Positions at this executive level manage extensive human and financial resources.

GRADE LEVEL 11

Grade Level 11 is for directorates and executive secretary roles. Salaries are around ₦230,000 monthly. Employees at this grade provide broad organizational leadership, formulate policies, and coordinate cross-departmental activities.

GRADE LEVEL 12

Deputy directors, provosts, and chief consultants are at Grade Level 12. Salaries range from ₦263,240 to ₦379,597 per month. Positions at this level oversee multiple large departments or organizations and report to senior executive management.

GRADE LEVEL 13

Grade Level 13 is for highly experienced specialists like chief medical officers. Salaries are around ₦270,000 monthly. Employees occupying these positions provide expert guidance on policies and complex programs impacting the entire organization.

GRADE LEVEL 14

The Permanent Secretary is at Grade Level 14. Salaries are between ₦325,518 and ₦457,952 per month. This role involves leading a government ministry, advising political office holders, and implementing civil service policies and programs.

GRADE LEVEL 15

Grade Level 15 is the highest rank in the Delta State Civil Service for the Head of Service. The salary range is ₦360,537 to ₦502,217 monthly. The Head of Service oversees the entire state’s civil service operations and serves as the chief adviser on the service.

GRADE LEVEL 16

The highest grade level in the Delta State Civil Service is the position for Directors, and top office holders. These people are at Grade Level 16 with a salary between ₦399,701 and ₦579,043 monthly. This highest office is responsible for all governmental operations and affairs in the state. These officials leads development and ensures the welfare of all residents.

ALLOWANCES

On top of the core salaries, civil servants also receive allowances like housing, furniture, vehicle, meal subsidies and leave allowances. Higher grades get larger allowances.

For instance, Grades 1-6 receive ₦5,000 furniture allowance while Grades 7-10 get ₦20,000. Grade 8-10 also get ₦50,000 annual vehicle maintenance allowance. Grade 12 and above receive ₦200,000 vehicle allowance.

BONUSES

Delta State Civil servants are eligible for bonuses like the 13th month salary bonus paid in December. Outstanding performers may also get bonuses for exemplary service while special duty allowances apply for assignments outside normal scope.

PROMOTIONS

There is also a promotion system in the Delta State Civil Service. Promotions to higher grade levels are merit-based through exams, interviews and performance. Officers who acquire further qualifications also get upgraded.

For progression from Grade 9 to 17, officers must spend a minimum period like 2 years at each grade before being eligible for promotion exams.

CONCLUSION

The 2024 salary structure enables Delta State to pay thousands of civil servants competitively.

The salary levels range from supporting administrative staff to department leaders.  These pay attracts workforce expertise needed for governance programs.

I hope you have the idea of what to expect from working with the Delta State Civil Service.

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Oluchi Chukwu

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