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List Of Best Paying Government Jobs In Kenya

by Zack Abuyeka

This is a list of best-paying government jobs in Kenya. Working for the government is one of the best experience one can ever have. This is mainly due to the benefits and allowances that government employees receive. Most of the government jobs also come with guaranteed job security.

Here is a list of some of the best-paying government jobs in Kenya.

1. Finance & Insurance Jobs

This sector includes accountants, securities and commodities experts, financial services sales agents and auditors. A survey done by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in 2018 showed that those working in the finance sector are the highest-paid. On average, those working in the public finance sector earn 1,703 860 shillings annually.

2. Medical Jobs

Medical practitioners take home lucrative salaries due to the nature of their work. This sector includes workers in government hospitals, public health officers and community health workers. On average, fresh employees take home a monthly salary of about Kshs. 56,000.

3. IT Jobs

It is a broad sector that comes with lucrative job offers. One can be employed as an IT manager for a government firm, computer network professionals, system administrator or as a telecommunication technical specialist.

4. Transportation & Storage

It is a lucrative field where one can draw a hefty salary by working as a distribution manager, freight operator, road maintenance officer or transport operations officer in airports, harbours and bridges.

5. Engineering Jobs

Engineers who work for government bodies take home hefty packages. On average, a fresh graduate engineer can take home a monthly salary of Kshs. 60,000. Some of the best paid include electrical engineers, petroleum engineers and civil engineers.

6. Parastatal Jobs

Parastatals pay employees based on job grades. Some of the best paying parastatals include; Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Airports Authority, EACC and Central Bank.

7. Legislative Jobs 

It is a wide field that mainly includes politicians. Kenya politicians are well known to take home huge monthly benefits and packages.

8. County Jobs

Devolution came along with a lot of benefits. Most government functions were devolved thus creating a lot of employment opportunities. Such county jobs come with lucrative salaries. For example, one can work as a county legislative officer or as an administrator.

9. Judiciary

Public servants in the judiciary earn about Kshs. 50,000 and above per month. Judicial workers include court clerks, magistrates, court registrars, prosecutors..e.t.c

10. Procurement Jobs

Procurement basically involves the acquisition of goods and services on behalf of an organisation or firm, negotiation of contracts and establishment of payment terms. Government procurement officers command huge salaries of up to Kshs. 200,000.

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