Kenyan Job Groups, Salaries Explained

Did you know, Kenyan government employees are categorized into different groups depending on their ranks? Well, in this article we explain the Kenyan Job Groups and Salaries supposed you earn a position in one of these groups.

Earning a spot in the civil servant docket is termed a privilege in Kenya as it comes with plenty of allowances and opportunities for financial loans. Since the government hires all kinds of people depending on their qualifications. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) uses a job grading system to support equal pay for equal value.

SRC was formed in 2011, and since its establishment, the civil servant sector gained a new face as workers started receiving substantial amounts and allowances at the end of the month. The increase in salaries helped prevent the civil servant strikes that were on the street from time to time demanding better pay.

Job Groups and Their Salaries

Kenyan Job Groups and Salary


1. Job Group B1

Job Group 1 is considered the lowest job group in Kenya, employees under this job category are low-skilled and they were previously in Job groups A, B, C, and D. Some of the workers falling in this category include, Attendant III, Officer III, Support Staff, and Operator III.

Salary Scale in this category starts from 11,553 to Ksh 14,442.

2. Job Group B2

In this category, those who previously served in group E are now in B2. This category is for skilled and low-level supervisory workers. The salary scale starts from 14,007 to Ksh 17,508.

3. Job Group B3

This was initially group F and this category earns a little bit better with their salary scale ranging from Ksh 16,777 to Ksh 20,972.

4. Job Group B4

B4 was initially group G, this group consist of skilled fellows, and their basic salary ranges from 19,859 and Ksh 24,823.

5. Job Group B5

This job group mostly consists of Seniors and top executives in different sectors. Their basic salary ranges from 23,176 to Ksh 28,970.

6. Job Group C1

C1 consists of professionals though not that skilled but qualified in a certain profession. This job group earns way better than all the B-group categories. Their basic salary starts from Ksh 28,970 to Ksh 39,110.