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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Kenya?

154,222 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in Kenya typically earns around 154,222 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Teaching / Education jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor153,164 KES
Academic Coach159,646 KES
Academic Manager190,347 KES
Academic Specialist145,276 KES
Academic Staff126,963 KES
Accompanist134,490 KES
Achievement Coach152,483 KES
Admissions Specialist140,368 KES
Agricultural Sciences Teacher125,883 KES
Anthropology Teacher134,013 KES
Arabic Language Teacher118,660 KES
Archeology Teacher128,654 KES
Architecture Teacher141,404 KES
Archivist106,711 KES
Art Teacher114,317 KES
Assistant School Principal164,029 KES
Assistant Teacher103,255 KES
Biochemistry Professor 189,001 KES
Biology Teacher129,631 KES
Bursary Scheme Manager153,563 KES
Business Teacher131,041 KES
Chemistry Teacher125,268 KES
Child Care Coordinator130,503 KES
Child Care Worker106,313 KES
Clinical School Psychologist184,404 KES
College Aide166,809 KES
College and Career Readiness Specialist161,736 KES
College President252,024 KES
Communications Teacher127,827 KES
Community Education Officer108,655 KES
Computer Science Teacher120,172 KES
Computer Teacher116,534 KES
Creative Writing Trainer154,477 KES
Credit Counselor148,379 KES
Cultural Studies Teacher124,405 KES
Curriculum Developer156,940 KES
Curriculum Specialist166,388 KES
Demonstrator115,397 KES
Deputy Controller of Examinations152,051 KES
Director of Learning Technology176,847 KES
Distance Learning Coordinator133,356 KES
Economics Lecturer226,836 KES
Education Administrator141,410 KES
Education Assistant Director162,215 KES
Education Assistant Principal131,246 KES
Education Assistant Professor178,219 KES
Education Consultant178,466 KES
Education Coordinator131,045 KES
Education Counselor145,582 KES
Education Director222,692 KES
Education Program Specialist156,546 KES
Education Researcher178,814 KES
Education Resource Specialist137,487 KES
Education Services Facilitator146,642 KES
Educational Psychologist200,226 KES
EFL Teacher129,760 KES
eLearning Trainer117,891 KES
Elementary School Teacher102,334 KES
Engineering Lecturer220,069 KES
Engineering Teacher182,562 KES
English Teacher122,361 KES
ESL Teacher133,626 KES
Faculty Assistant157,577 KES
Foreign Language Teacher115,463 KES
GED Teacher115,852 KES
Geography Teacher117,868 KES
Head of Mathematics Department175,824 KES
Head of School204,899 KES
High School Teacher139,562 KES
History Teacher128,085 KES
Infant Teacher93,599 KES
Instructional Assistant131,572 KES
Instructor144,389 KES
Kindergarten Teacher99,764 KES
Language Instructor For Expatriate104,731 KES
Law Teacher175,339 KES
Learning Designer153,871 KES
Lecturer179,839 KES
Librarian104,731 KES
Library Assistant89,362 KES
Library Director148,243 KES
Library Specialist111,873 KES
Life Sciences Teacher118,493 KES
Math Lecturer229,430 KES
Mathematics Teacher141,120 KES
Mentor144,154 KES
Middle School Teacher134,490 KES
Music Teacher121,366 KES
Nursery Manager183,464 KES
Nursery Worker76,842 KES
Paraprofessional166,615 KES
Physical Education Specialist142,329 KES
Physical Education Teacher111,418 KES
Physics Teacher 126,823 KES
Political Science Teacher129,052 KES
Post Doctoral Researcher192,594 KES
Preschool Education Administrator138,135 KES
Preschool Teacher107,753 KES
Primary School Teacher113,237 KES
Principal166,786 KES
Product Specialist138,562 KES
Professor - Accounting231,022 KES
Professor - Architecture237,423 KES
Professor - Biology232,082 KES
Professor - Business Administration228,579 KES
Professor - Chemical Engineering229,203 KES
Professor - Chemistry228,142 KES
Professor - Civil Engineering213,979 KES
Professor - Communication214,502 KES
Professor - Computer Science228,293 KES
Professor - Dentistry240,418 KES
Professor - Drama223,567 KES
Professor - Economics243,649 KES
Professor - Education242,277 KES
Professor - Electrical Engineering230,774 KES
Professor - English211,365 KES
Professor - Environmental Engineering228,640 KES
Professor - Foreign Languages214,286 KES
Professor - Geological Sciences224,257 KES
Professor - History228,653 KES
Professor - Industrial Engineering229,176 KES
Professor - Law251,282 KES
Professor - Legal Support226,167 KES
Professor - Liberal Arts216,025 KES
Professor - Marketing223,973 KES
Professor - Mathematics238,688 KES
Professor - Mechanical Engineering235,827 KES
Professor - Medical Administration240,367 KES
Professor - Medicine250,622 KES
Professor - Music211,152 KES
Professor - Nursing219,266 KES
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences233,389 KES
Professor - Philosophy237,843 KES
Professor - Physical Therapy228,486 KES
Professor - Physics238,442 KES
Professor - Psychology218,891 KES
Professor - Rehabilitation206,358 KES
Professor - Social Work204,850 KES
Professor - Sociology226,269 KES
Professor - Special Education232,613 KES
Psychology Teacher180,560 KES
Public Management Assistant Professor182,468 KES
School Counselor177,253 KES
Science Educator126,001 KES
Science Laboratory Assistant109,258 KES
Science Teacher123,394 KES
Secondary Mathematics Teacher131,399 KES
Secondary School Teacher126,007 KES
Special Education Teacher137,673 KES
Special Needs Assistant107,899 KES
Statistics Lecturer217,466 KES
Student Accounts Coordinator116,777 KES
Student Development Specialist148,834 KES
Student Employment Specialist142,751 KES
Student Services110,395 KES
Student Support Manager149,323 KES
Substitute Teacher103,480 KES
Teacher111,191 KES
Teacher Aide94,486 KES
Teacher Trainer146,897 KES
Training and Development Specialist156,773 KES
Training Coordinator110,622 KES
Tutor118,986 KES
University Teacher218,991 KES
Vocational Education Teacher119,478 KES

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Teaching / Education

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in Kenya range between 74,667 KES per month (minimum salary) to 254,942 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 155,764 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 155,764 KES while the other half are earning more than 155,764 KES. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 103,694 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 103,694 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 209,460 KES while 25% are earning more than 209,460 KES.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016    =  
141,971 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
147,224 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
151,346 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
154,222 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education salaries in Kenya are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

890 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Teaching / Education is 890 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 890 KES for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu149,542 KES
Mombasa168,083 KES
Nairobi183,766 KES
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