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HND Rank In Air Force And Salary 2024

Graduates who possess HND certificate also known as Higher National Diploma and are interested in joining the Nigeria AirForce have been asking about the rank which is obtainable with the certificate in AirForce. In this post we will explain everything you need to know about the HND Rank In Air Force and Salary which is paid to them.

HND Rank In Nigerian AirForce

When we wrote our previous post on how to join the Nigerian Air Force as a graduate, we mentioned that applicants must possess HND or BSC or Equivalent. So HND holders in Air Force are graduates and are paid well and are given a higher rank which is above the SSCE certificate holders. Now let’s look at the Rank In AirForce For HND certificate holders.

HND Rank In Air Force

HND Rank In Air Force

The HND rank in Air Force is Flying Officer. Please note that the rank is the starting rank of the HND holders in AirForce as they are always promoted to the next rank after some years of service. Below is the complete list of the HND Rank In AirForce.

  • Flying Officer
  • Flight Lieutenant
  • Squadron Leader
  • Wing Comdr
  • Group Captain
  • Air Commodore
  • Air Vice-Marshal
  • Air Marshal
  • Air Chief Marshal

If you are familiar with the Nigerian AirForce Ranks, you will notice that there is a rank that is not on the list which is the Pilot Officer. Pilot Officer is the first rank in the Nigerian AirForce Officers rank. But those who join the AirForce with HND are promoted ahead of the rank. You only start with the rank when you attend the Nigerian Defence Academy. Now let’s look at the HND salary in Air Force.

HND Salary In Air Force

  • Flying Officer – N218,705
  • Flight Lieutenant – N232,789
  • Squadron Leader – N248,707
  • Wing Comdr – N342,784
  • Group Captain – N352,735
  • Air Commodore – N677,790
  • Air Vice-Marshal – N1,376,749
  • Air Marshal – N1,486,758
  • Air Chief Marshal – N1,724,784

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