In Nigeria and globally, health care job salary will largely be dictated by your specialty and years of experience. The Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) is the salary structure used by the federal government of Nigeria to pay health workers with the exception of doctors. The federal government introduced this structure in 2009. It came to full effect in 2010 and managed by the National salaries and wages commission.
CONHESS salary scale applies to Nurses, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and Radiographers. An entry-level nurse cannot be placed lower than CONHESS 07 on the salary structure. However, as the years of experience increase, so also is rise on the salary structure accumulating more pay in the process.
The approximations of the basic monthly salary from CONHESS 07 are presented in the table below :
List of Health Workers Captured CONHESS Salary Scale
Job Description:: Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer advice about safely administering medicine without causing adverse reactions.
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners
Job Description: Nurse anesthetists provide anesthesia and medical care during and after surgeries. Nurse midwives provide family planning services and prenatal care to women. Nurse practitioners serve as primary care providers and help integrate health promotion strategies into their patients’ lives. SEE: How To Become An Auxiliary Nurse In Nigeria
Job Description:: Optometrists examine and treat visual problems and manage any diseases or injuries to the eyes.
Job Description:: Physician assistants include examining, diagnosing, and treating patients with help from teams of physicians and surgeons. SEE: Epidemiologist Salary Around The World
Job Description:: Physical therapists help injured patients improve their mobility and manage their pain through exercise and non-invasive procedures.
Job Description: Radiation therapists care for cancer patients and administer radiation treatments. SEE: Public Health Officers And NGO’s Salaries In NigeriaConsolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS)