House allowance per job group (Latest House Allowance Rates)

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, pays house allowance to teachers on a monthly basis; alongside their salaries.. This allowance is only paid to all teachers on the TSC payroll.

Teachers receive different rates of house allowances. Two factors influence the rate of Payment of house allowance. These factors are:

  • the teacher’s job group and
  • work station.

Payment of House Allowance based on Work Station

Teachers’ Workstations have been classified, by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC), thus;

  • Nairobi,
  • Former Major Municipalities (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Malindi and Kitale),
  • Other former Municipalities; Ruiru, Kikuyu, Kitui, Machakos, Mlolongo, Athi River, Vihiga, Wote, Mumias, Bomet, Limuru, Kericho, Kimilili, Kakamega, Kapsabet, Kiambu, Bungoma, Webuye, Busia, Runyenjes, Migori, Embu, Homa Bay, Lodwar, Meru, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Maua, Voi, Siaya, Chuka and Kerugoya/ Kutus
  • Other areas; this include all regions not mentioned in bullet 1-3 above.

Teachers working in Nairobi receive the highest house allowances as opposed to their counterparts working in reserves (other areas).

Payment of House Allowance based on job groups

Similarly, teachers in higher job groups get more house allowances than their counterparts in lower groups.

Read about all other allowances here; Full details on all allowances paid to teachers by TSC.


Administrators in Job grades D5 to D2 and working in Nairobi receive the highest monthly house allowance. These teachers pocket Sh50,000 per month.

Here are the latest TSC House Allowance rates per job group and work station;

S/No.JOB GROUPNairobiMajor municipalities*Other municipalities*others


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