The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, pays a newly employed graduate teacher in Kenya a minimum of Sh34,955 in basic salary per month. Such a teacher falls under grade C2 (formerly Job group K) and their job title is Secondary Teacher II.
Apart from the basic salary you are also paid allowances. You will receive Sh5,000 in commuter allowance per month for C2 teachers. Leave allowance is only paid once a year at a rate of Sh6,000 per year. House allowance is paid monthly at a rate of Sh16,500 to Sh7,000.
As stipulated in the TSC appointment letter, the newly employed teacher remains on probation for a period of not less than six (6) months. In some cases the probation period may be extended if the teacher’s performance is unsatisfactory.
It is important to note that your salary will be subjected to deductions before you get your net pay in the account. The deductions are either statutory (HELB, PAYE, NHIF) or third party (loans, savings and union dues).
Holders of Diploma in Education have an entry basic salary of Sh27,195 per month. They are also entitled to various allowances.
Primary school teachers enter the teaching service at Grade B5 (Job Group G) with a monthly basic salary of Sh21,756.