Though teachers are paid less than other civil servants, they are among the highest paid employees in East Africa.
Primary teachers, most of them in job groups G,H, and J, earn less than high school teachers. And the lowest paid teacher in Kenya earns Ksh 17,000 per month.
The highest paid teacher, who works as the Chief Principal, earns Ksh 200,000.Surprisingly the highest paid civil servant earns Ksh 400,000
Below is a detailed distribution of salary per job group as of 2018
|Civil Service Job Group||Teachers
|Basic Salary||Common Allowances||Gross Salary|
|N||Principal GAT II||48,190||65,290||24,000||8,000||80,190||97,290|
|P||Principal GAT I||77,527||103,894||40,000||12,000||129,527||155,894|