How much does a teacher earn in Kenya? Teacher salary in Kenya depends on the level of education and the level one is teaching. Under the CBA which is meant to cover the period between 2017 to 2021 beginning July 1, 2017 teachers are to get better salaries. The increase is meant to be implemented in four phases.
Teachers who are in administrative positions like Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher & Senior master III
Are the biggest beneficiary some will see their salary triplicate by the end of the four phases. The new agreement which was signed by Teacher Service Commission and the National Treasury decided that the implementation is reduced from two phases for more than 152,000 teachers who fall under fall in lower pay.
|Position||Previous job group||New job group||Previous salary(Kshs)||New salary (Kshs)|
|Primary school teacher||Group G/ P1||Grade B5||16,672 – 21,304.||21,756 – 27,195|
|Primary teacher I &
secondary teacher III
|Job group H||Grade C1||Sh19,323 -29,918||27,195 -33,994|
|Secondary teacher II, Senior teacher II, Secondary teacher II UT & primary special need education teacher||Job Group K||Grade C2||31,020 -41,590||34,955 -43,694|
|Secondary teacher I & Senior teacher I||Job Group L||Grade C3||35,910-45,880||43,154-53,943|
|Deputy head teacher II||Job Group H||Grade C4||16,692||52,308|
|Head teacher, Deputy head teacher & Senior master III||Job Group G-M||Grade C5||16,692-21,304||62,272|
|Senior head teachers/Deputy principal||Job Group M||Grade D1||41,590-55,840||77,840|
|Principals||Job Group M||Grade D3||55,840-65290||91,041-104,644|
|Senior principals||Job Group P||Grade D4||103,894||121,890|
|Senior principal||Job Group Q||Grade D1-D5||89,748- 120,270||131,380|
|Chief principals||Job Group R||Grade D1-D5||109,089 – 144,928.||131,380 -157,656|
New job group for teachers
The new job grades include B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, D4 & D5. Earlier, teachers were graded in Job Group G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q & R.
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