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Highest Paying Jobs in Kenya; KNBS Economic survey report 2022

Highest Paying Jobs in Kenya; KNBS Economic survey report 2022 revealed job sectors highly paying in the country. 

Kenya’s National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has released a report detailing the country’s highest paying jobs in both the public and private sectors.

Kenyans working in international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were the top earners in 2021, according to the 2022 Economic Economic Survey report released on Thursday, May 5. They earned an average of Ksh3,757,013 each year, or Ksh313,084 per month.

Staff in the banking and insurance sectors (Ksh173,505 per month), power, gas, and air conditioning supply (Ksh173,103 per month), transport and storage (Ksh128,010), and scientific and technical employees (Ksh123,222 per month) were among the top earners in the private sector.

Government employees in the accommodation and food industries were the top earners with an annual average salary of Ksh2,476,497 which translates to Ksh206,374 per month.

Doctors and nurses in the health sector made an average monthly salary of Ksh155,377, while state corporation employees made an average monthly salary of Ksh107,623.

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Employees in government-run manufacturing enterprises earned an average of Ksh86,821 per month, compared to Ksh72,301 for county government employees.

Workers in various ministries earned Ksh61,993 per month while teachers took home an average salary of Ksh61,843 per month.

Officers in public administration such as police and army officers earned an average monthly salary of Ksh56,041.

Workers in the water supply/ sewerage and waste management sectors earned the least in the private sector, earning Ksh24,574 a month.

Kenyans working in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries were the lowest paid in the public sector, with an average monthly income of Ksh42,924.

Despite the severe economic issues experienced in 2021, KNBS indicated that salaries for both public and private sector employees increased by more than 2%.

“In the year under review, overall annual earnings increased by 2.3 per cent to Ksh 827,400 compared to a 3.1 per cent increase registered in 2020. This translates to an average monthly earning of Ksh 68,953.4

The average annual earnings in the private sector increased by 2.2 per cent to Ksh 829,200 in 2021 compared with an increase of 2.4 per cent to Ksh823,600 in the public sector, over the same period,” read the report.

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