Do you know Nigeria’s average salary range for nannies and domestic staff in 2024? Well, we did the research on the FABMUMNG social media pages, so you do not have to.

We have outlined the salary ranges below and other information that would be useful when you next hire a nanny or domestic staff.

To ensure fair compensation and satisfactory working conditions for employers and employees, we’ll examine the factors influencing nanny and domestic staff salaries in Nigeria and provide insights into the typical salary ranges for these positions.

Factors That Determine Salary Rang For Nannies

Generally, these factors surround salary determination:

  •    Experience and Qualifications: Nannies and domestic staff with extensive experience or specialised skills may command higher salaries.
  •     Location: Salaries may vary depending on the location, with higher wages typically found in urban areas than rural areas.
  •    Duties and Responsibilities: The scope of duties expected from the nanny or domestic staff can impact salary negotiations. Additional responsibilities such as cooking, driving, or tutoring may warrant higher pay.
  • Regularity of work: some employees only work some days of the week. Some of them work between once or five times a week, while some work every day until they are given breaks for holidays.
  •   Employer’s Preferences: Some employers may offer additional benefits or perks alongside the salary, such as accommodation, transportation, or healthcare.

Salary Range for Nannies/Domestic Staff Positions

It can be difficult sometimes to separate nanny duties from household duties as some nannies combine duties with house chores and vice versa. However, we are going to look into them distinctively:

– Inexperienced Nanny: Typically, new-entry nanny positions in Nigeria may command monthly salaries ranging from N25,000 to N50,000 depending on factors such as location, days worked, and duties.

– Experienced Nanny: Nannies with several years of experience or specialised skills may command higher salaries, ranging from N50,000 to N100,000 monthly.

– Housekeeper: The salary range for housekeepers in Nigeria varies widely based on location, workload, and additional responsibilities, with monthly salaries ranging from N6,000 to N70,000 and even N80,000 depending on the agreement with the individual or recruiting agency. A quick survey by Fabmumng on Instagram found that a live-in housekeeper typically gets higher payment than a live-out housekeeper, considering the abovementioned factors.

Additionally, it revealed that some households located in Lagos, Ibadan, and Abuja respectively pay N20,000 minimum for their domestic staff, while some places in Kaduna, Taraba, and Maiduguri in the northern part of the country pay as low as N6,000 for live-outs and N10,000 minimum for live-ins.

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– Cook: According to data from, the “estimated total pay for a cook is NGN100,000 per month in the Lagos area, with an average salary of NGN50,000 per month.” This depends on factors such as culinary expertise and the meals’ complexity.

Negotiating Fair Compensation:

– Employers should conduct market research to determine prevailing salary rates for nanny and domestic staff positions in their area.

– Transparent communication and mutual understanding of duties and expectations are essential during salary negotiations.

– Both parties should consider workload, working hours, benefits, and annual increments when finalising salary agreements.

In conclusion, employers can ensure competitive salaries by considering factors such as experience, location, duties, and negotiation strategies.

At the same time, employees can seek fair remuneration for their services, ultimately contributing to a harmonious household environment.