Federal Civil Service Commission Salary Structure 2024 (Official)

See the latest Federal Civil Service Commission Salary Structure 2024 from the least staff to the director of the FCSC based on various grade levels.


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In Nigeria, the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) is the executive body responsible for executive disciplinary measures against the federal civil service in addition to appointments and transfers. The office of the Head of Civil Service Federation oversees all other employees, with the Chairman and commissioners leading the FCSC. In this post, we will provide information on the FCSC salary structure and allowances for graduates in Nigeria.

The salary structure of the FCSC i.e Federal civil service commission is paid according to the hierarchy and structure in the service. This entails that a Graduate salary with B.Sc will not be higher than the Director of the FSC who is the highest officer in the service.


The FCSC is the executive body of Nigeria that is empowered to appointment, transfer and ensure discipline over the Federal Civil Servants in the country. The Office of the Head of Civil Service Federation exercises control over all staff apart from the chairman and the commissioners.

The reason why most young Nigerians apply for the commission’s recruitment process online almost every year is that the Federal Civil Service Commission is been touted as one of the highest paying establishment in Nigeria and also one of the best places you can work in especially if you want to build a successful career with job security and many financial benefits.

Before we list the Federal Civil Service Commission salary structure for applicants who are interested to know, I shall list their responsibilities or better still the duties performed by the commission which includes:

  • Recruitment of senior officers;
  • Providing the necessary guidelines on the promotions, discipline, and appointments of it’s staff;
  • Duty to represent the civil service commissioners at senior staff committee meetings of ministries;
  • Reviewing and approving the recommendations on disciplinary cases of senior officers;
  • To ensure the promotion of officers to senior positions by conducting promotion interviews and exams.

As earlier pointed out, the Federal Civil Service Commission salaries is based on levels and hierarchy and also on educational qualifications and years of experience. As of today, the minimal wage set by the Federal government for a least paid worker at the service is ₦30,000, almost what a youth corpers earns monthly.


Find below the Official Salary structure of Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC)


If you are employed as a least paid staff on Grade Level 01 Step 01, you will receive ₦30,000 per month. If you sum it up for 12 months, that means that the least paid workers earns a total of ₦226,800 annually.


A school graduate will be placed on Grade Level 04 Step 1 upon employment. He or she would earn ₦242,994 per year as salary.


First, you will be placed on grade level 06 step 01 which means that an officer at the FCSC will receive an annual salary of ₦316,229. Increase in pay only comes when one attains step 15. He or she will receive ₦487,295 in a year.


With Grade Level 07 Step 01, you will receive ₦43,163 per month as a diploma certificate holder in the Nigerian Federal Civil Service Commission. Annual salary when you add up the monthly salary should be ₦517,965.


Unlike the officers’ salary, the counterparts are placed on Grade Level 09 Step 01 and would receive ₦780,656 in a year. Increment is only possible after attaining Step 15, where one earns ₦1,152,698.


Graduate salary at Federal Civil Service Commission on Level 08 Step 15 is ₦81,000 monthly and ₦978,663 yearly.


It is only the director that occupies the highest paid position at the FCSC with a monthly salary of ₦454,344 and an annual salary of ₦5,452,136.


Additionally, the FCSC gives its workers allowances to help with some costs. A few of the allowances consist of:

  • Housing allowance: Employees receive this allowance to assist with housing costs. The employee’s grade level determines how much of an allowance they receive.
  • Transport allowance: Employees receive this stipend to help with their travel costs. The employee’s grade level determines how much of an allowance they receive.
  • Meal subsidy: Employees gets this allowance to help with meal expenses. The employee’s grade level determines how much of an allowance they receive.
  • Entertainment allowance: Employees receive this money to help with their entertainment costs. The employee’s grade level determines how much of an allowance they receive.


In Nigeria, the executive authority in charge of certain duties pertaining to the federal civil service is the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC). Making appointments, transferring employees, and enforcing disciplinary measures against federal civil servants are all part of its authority.

In addition, the FCSC is in charge of creating and supervising the application of civil service laws, formulating and publishing civil service rules, and providing broad guidelines for hiring and performance. The commission’s responsibilities include monitoring hiring and promotion practices, regulating civil servant employment and working conditions, and advancing public service ideals.

It is also in charge of enhancing government organisational structure, public administration development, civil servant training, and suitable social welfare provision. Apart from these duties, the FCSC is also responsible for hiring highly skilled individuals into the civil service, elevating capable and effective senior civil servants, and advising the government on the selection of qualified candidates for sensitive positions in public corporations and parastatals.


There are particular requirements set by Nigeria’s Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) for appointment to the civil service. Among the requirements are:

  • Educational Qualifications: The applicant must hold an appropriate degree from an accredited tertiary institution. Certain positions could call for a certain field of study.
  • Professional Qualification: A position-related professional qualification may be required in specific circumstances.
  • Experience: Depending on the role, the FCSC may stipulate that applicants must have a specific number of years of comparable work experience.
  • Additional Requirements: A birth certificate, a certificate of origin, a means of legitimate identification, and familiarity with basic computer applications are all necessary for admission to the FCSC.

It is crucial to remember that specific qualifications can change based on the role and the degree of the appointment. Before applying, candidates are urged to carefully consider the employment requirements for each position.

Candidates can visit the FCSC website or get in touch with the Commission’s Recruitment and Appointment Department for more particular details regarding the requirements for appointment to the FCSC.


While these salaries at the Federal Civil Service Commission is what I could find, be aware that this is not the complete list. One thing is certain that these figures would rise for each staff as they are promoted to new grades and levels.

Application into the FCSC in Nigeria today is a difficult venture as you have to know a high placed individual in the service. We also know that few people get federal jobs based on merit. The recruitment is always done on a yearly basis and will be published on top newspapers in the country or on the commission’s website.

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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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