Updated Primary and Secondary School Teacher Salary in Kenya

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Updated Primary and Secondary School Teacher Salary in Kenya


Primary and Secondary school teacher salary: How much does a secondary school teacher earn in Kenya?

After the fourth phase of CRB was implemented by the Teachers Service Commission in 2020, secondary Teacher II (teachers in Secondary schools whose grade is C2 (formerly K;  Grade C2 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of a Diploma in Education.) started earning monthly basic salaries of Sh. 34,955 -49,694.

Notably, teachers earn an equal amount of commuter allowance; which is Sh. 5,000.

Here are the new salaries that teachers have been earning since July 2020 according to the Education Hub; Primary and Secondary school teacher salary: :

CHIEF PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 15)

These are Principals in National and Extra County Schools with over 1000 students who earned a salary of between Sh121,814 and Sh157,656 per month. These teachers got a salary increment of up to Sh9,496. The lowest earner in this group got salary of Sh131,380 while the highest earner in this group got Sh157,656 per month.

SENIOR PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 14)

Senior Principals head County Schools with over 540 students. These Principals earned a monthly salary of between Sh109,249 and Sh118,169. They got an increase of between Sh3,721 and Sh8,993 to earn a monthly perk of Sh118,242 and 121,890 per month.

PRINCIPALS (T- Scale 13)

These are Principals heading Sub- County and All Day schools who earned between Sh93,850 and Sh102,807 per month. The lowest earner in this category got an increase of Sh10,794 to earn a new salary of Sh104,644 while the highest earner got a top up of Sh1,837 to get a new monthly salary of Sh104,644.

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS III

These are administrators of Sub- County and All Day schools who earned a monthly pay of between Sh82,717 and Sh87,900. The lowest earner in this grade got a monthly pay of Sh91,041 while, the highest earner got Sh91,041 after receiving an increment of Sh8,324 and Sh3,141 respectively.

SENIOR HEAD TEACHERS, SENIOR MASTER II AND DEPUTY PRINCIPALS IV

Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners are headed by Senior Head Teachers with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11). While, Senior Master II with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11) are administrators in County Schools with with over 540 students. These administrators earned between Sh74,703 and Sh82,717 per month and got an increment of up to Sh3,137.

HEAD TEACHERS, DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER I AND SENIOR MASTER III

Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners are headed by Head Teachers with Grade C5 (T- Scale 10). While, Deputy Head Teacher I at Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of over 1000 learners. On the other hand, Senior Master III of Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Sub- County and All Day schools. Lowest earners in this group (who earned a monthly pay of Sh51,632) got a raise to pocket Sh62,272.

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER II

Deputy Head Teacher II Grade C4 (T- Scale 9) are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners. These teachers earned monthly perks of between Sh45,287 and 51,632.

SECONDARY TEACHER I AND SENIOR TEACHER I

Secondary Teacher I are teachers in Secondary schools whose grade is C3 (formerly L); This is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary school. On the other hand, Senior Teacher I are administrators in Primary schools with an enrollment of over 1000 learners with Grade C3. These tutors earned monthly salaries of Sh41,343- Sh51,927; they got a raise to earn between Sh43,154 and Sh53,943.

SENIOR TEACHER II, SECONDARY TEACHER II & SECONDARY TEACHER II UNTRAINED (UT) AND PRIMARY SNE TEACHERS.

Senior Teacher II are administrators in Primary schools with enrollment of below 1000 learners. While, Secondary Teacher III is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. These teachers earned salaries of between KES31,242 and KES 33,971 and got an increment of between KES 984 to KES 3,717.

SECONDARY TEACHER II & SECONDARY TEACHER II UNTRAINED AND PRIMARY SNE TEACHERS.

These teachers who fall in Grade C2 (Formerly K) did not receive any salary increment. Grade C2 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of Diploma in Education. They earned between Sh. 31,000 and Sh. 43,000 per month.

PRIMARY TEACHER I AND SECONDARY TEACHER III

These are teachers in grade C1 (Formerly H and J). Grade C1 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education. They earned between Sh. 19,000 and Sh. 33,000.

PRIMARY TEACHER II

These are teachers at Grade B5 (T- Scale 5) which is the entry grade for primary school teachers. They earned between Sh. 16,000 and Sh. 27,000. Primary and Secondary school teacher salary.

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