Teachers Salary In Kenya

Teaching is one of the most demanding professions in the world and teachers round the world share a common significance of impacting knowledge and contributing greatly in the future of young ones, but how encouraging is the salary of these teachers?

The roles teachers play in the lives of students, education and society at large cannot be overemphasized as they help to shape the mindset of the nation generally.

A teacher as we all know is someone who knows, educates, inspires, impact, encourages, and change lives and is also a role model to students.

In this article we will be looking at teachers salary in Kenya.

Average Salary of Teachers in Kenya

The Average Salary of Teachers in Kenya is Ksh 29,000

Where Entry Level Average Salary is Ksh 26,000

And Senior Level Average Salary is about Ksh 38,000 and above.

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Primary School Teachers Salary in Kenya

Primary school teachers teach children between the ages of four to eleven. They ensure these children have good literacy level before going to secondary school.

Primary School Teachers salary ranges between ksh10,000ksh70,000 depending on the level of education and experience of the teacher.

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Secondary School Teachers Salary in Kenya

Secondary school teachers are responsible for teaching the curriculum subjects that are approved by the government. The secondary stage influences students career path greatly and as such is very important for students so teachers have a big role to play at this stage.

Secondary School Teachers salary ranges between Ksh 10,000Ksh 150,000

Private and Public School Salary Comparison

In Kenya, teachers can either be employed in public schools by the government or private schools and for private schools, their salaries are determined by the school level depending on the strength and size of the school while public school salaries are from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) salary structure.

Other Salaries for Teachers in Kenya

Principal – ksh 102,807- 148,360

Head Teacher – ksh 36,000 – 50,000

Assistant Teacher – KSh 25,000 – 35,000

Teachers Average Salary by Location

Kwale ksh 48,000

Narok – ksh 39,000

Garissa – ksh 38,000

Siaya – ksh 34,000

Kajiado – ksh 33,000

Taita-taveta – ksh 33,000

Nairobi – ksh 32,000

Nakuru – ksh 30,000

Migori – ksh 27,000

Mombasa – ksh 26,000

Kitui – ksh 22,000

Kisumu – ksh 19,000

Machakos – ksh 18,000

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Teachers Salary in Kenya depends on geographical location and the type of school where they teach.

As seen above, it is clear that teachers are paid much less than other professions in Kenya, but because of the passion people of this noble profession have for students, they still do their jobs diligently.

Since the payment for teachers usually depends on their qualification,
experience and location, it means one can expect higher salary if they study more and have a higher education with lots of experiences too.

Please note that the salaries stated above are based on https://www.mysalaryscale.com/ke data.

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Frances Anonu

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