In Kenya, the amount of education, skill set, and certification of a person are frequently taken into account when classifying job categories.
For public employees, job groupings and pay are decided upon and reviewed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
The Salaries and Remuneration Act of 2011 allowed for the establishment of the SRC, which among other things assures justice and fairness in the public sector. Its current chair is Lyn Cherop Mengich.
One of the employment groups that SRC harmonizes in Kenya contains more than 7,000 public employees, and it includes:
Job Group B1
This lowest occupational category in Kenya is made up of unskilled workers. They are the Support Staff III, Officer III, Attendant III, and Operator III. This group’s pay ranges from Sh11,553 to Sh14,442.
Job Group B2
This group divides supervisors into higher- and lower-level categories. Job group B2 employees may expect to earn between Sh14,007 and Sh17,508.
Job group B3
This group of people receives a basic wage of between Sh16,777 and Sh20,972.
Job Group 4
The skilled professionals who make up this group, formerly known as group G, get a base income of between Sh19,859 and Sh24,823.
Job Group 5
This position is held by the majority of the public service’s top executives and senior specialists (heads of institutions), and their yearly wages range from Sh23,176 to Sh28,970.
Job Group C1
The workers in this group get more money, ranging from Sh28,970 to Sh39,110, despite the fact that they are not highly skilled.
Job Group C2
These workers, traditionally referred to as group K, earn between Sh36,411 and Sh47,373.
Job Group C3
Before being absorbed, people who receive some training are paid between Sh44,898 and Sh56,326 per month.
Job Group C4
Professionals in this grade who have more education and job experience can earn between Sh54,532 and Sh68,165 annually.
Job Group C5
A sizable share of Kenya’s skilled labor force is employed by job group C5, which has a wage range of Sh64,919 to Sh81,148.
Job Group D1
For employees in Group D1, the average compensation for entry-level management roles ranges from Sh81,148 to Sh109,550.
Job Group D2
This is level 11 on the civil servant grading scale. The pay scale for workers in this category ranges from Sh97,184 to Sh130,226.
Job Group D2
This is level 11 on the civil servant grading scale. Employees in this group can expect to earn between Sh97,184 and Sh130,226 annually.
Job Group D3
The group of managers receives salaries ranging from Sh114,334 to Sh152,064.
Job Group D4
These highly qualified individuals earn between Sh132,178 and Sh174,425 annually and work primarily in middle or upper management.
Job Group D5
Some of Kenya’s top incomes go to these workers. They are paid between Sh150,202 and Sh198,267 annually.
Job Group E1
This group ranks third among the new SRC Kenya employment groupings. E1 employees are paid between Sh198,267 to Sh257,747 per month.
Job Group E2
Employees in job group E2 are the second-highest paid, with salaries ranging from Sh221,508 to Sh282,954. For the position, extensive degrees of experience are required.
Job Group E3
For job group E3, the starting pay scale is between Sh292,765 and Sh576,120. The job group employs professionals with advanced degrees, significant work experience, and high levels of expertise and specialization, the majority of whom hold high-level managing positions.
New civil servant salary structure In Kenya
Kenya’s Civil Servants Commuter Allowance
This includes travel costs to and from work as well as business-related errands. A monthly commuter stipend of at least Sh3,000 is provided to employees in Job Groups B1 to C1, while Sh4,000 is provided to those in Group C2.
Kenyan civil officials’ housing Allowance
This covers the employee’s housing on the company’s property or accommodations away from the workplace, depending on the job group. Additionally, the sum varies according on the types of jobs.
Other Allowances in Kenya
These allowances, which significantly increase the basic income, consist of:
- Transfer Allowance
Employees who have been transferred are entitled to a stipend to help with moving in and getting settled.
- Risk Allowance
Workers who are subjected to hazardous situations and dangers at work are given this.
- Hardship Allowance
Civil servants in hard-to-reach places like rural and remote areas are given this.
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