by Irari Ngugi
As we look forward to Labour Day celebrations in a couple of days, a report has been released citing the highest paying jobs in Kenya and the results are actually surprising.
But before we get to the main surprise, let’s just establish one thing. If you want to make money through a career in Kenya, then strive to work for an International body like the UN, the World Bank and such like.
These organisations paid workers an average of Sh249,396 per month in 2016 compared to Sh240,258 monthly in 2015 which is a 3.8% increase.
The report also cited Bankers and accountants as the highest earners in Kenya, with those in the public sector taking home an average of Sh145,233 per month while their colleagues in the private sector got Sh139,793 last year.
Workers of waste management firms came out as the least paid lot in the private sector, at an average rate of Sh17,530 per month. They were paid 14 times less than colleagues handling similar responsibilities at the international agencies.
According to Nation who first highlighted the report, the huge gap is partly because national employers have exploited weak labour laws and outwitted trade unions to keep annual pay flat, the international agencies apply standardised job grades with clear growth path.
And thus this information should come off as a wake up call that you really do need that commerce book more than your forgotten instagram password.
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June 19, 2019
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