The Nigerian DSS Salary Structure has been updated – 2024!

Since its establishment in 1986, the Department of State Services (DSS) has been tasked with maintaining national security, obtaining intelligence, and defending the Federal Republic of Nigeria against internal threats.

The Consolidated Para-Military Salary Structure (CONPASS), a uniform internal multi-agency salary scale for paramilitary forces in Nigeria, serves as the foundation for the salary structure of the Nigerian DSS.

Depending on their level, years of service, years of experience, and academic and professional qualifications, each official will have a different pay scale.

Ranks of DSS in Nigeria

DSS operates on a strict hierarchical structure, which involves four stages that one must pass through to reach the top: non-officers, junior officers, senior officers, and high-ranking officers.

Here is an overview of the ranks within this security agency.


    • Recruit
    • Private
    • Lance Corporal
    • Corporal
    • Sergeant
  • Staff Sergeant

Junior Officers;

  • Second Lieutenant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain

Senior Officers;

  • Major
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Colonel

High Ranking officers;

  • Brigadier General
  • Major General
  • Lieutenant General
  • General

Department of State Services (DSS) Salary – 2024 Updated

DSS salary structure varies based on factors such as budgetary allocations, policies, and education level.

Due to the sensitive nature of their work, salary information at DSS is classified.
However, We are able to retrieve the salary range for each rank.

  • High-ranking officers – N750,000-N1.5 million
  • Senior officers – N300,000-N550,000
  • Junior officers: N120,000-N350,000
  • Non-officers: N30,000-N90,000

The staff of the Nigerian Department of State Services (DSS) are not only remunerated on a basic salary. They are also compensated with other benefits and welfare packages. Below are some of the benefits that accompany the service:

  • General Services allowance
  • Hazard allowance
  • Utility allowance
  • Detective allowance
  • Uniform maintenance allowance
  • Furniture allowance
  • House maintenance allowance
  • Personal Servant
  • Torchlight allowance
  • Hardiness allowance
  • Plain-Cloth allowance

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