After a thorough review and revision of civil servants’ salary structure in Kenya by the Salaries and Remunerations commissions (SRC), an updated salary structure was released.
Following the stringent regulations on public service salaries by the government, it is important to note that measures are being taken to ensure civil servants are paid according to the services they render.
In view of this, we have decided to share with you the new civil servants’ salary structure in Kenya.
In addition, we will also discuss other benefits and allowances and how to find/apply for jobs in Kenya.
New Salary Structure
The purpose of payment is to compensate employees for work done and to motivate and retain the employees to perform well.
The new salary structure effective from July 1st, 2020 according to SRC is as follows:
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From the table above, it can be seen that the senior civil servants fall under grade E4 while the lowest-paid fall under grade B1.
Note that this is only the base pay and as such is only one part of the overall compensation. See the other rewards below.
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Benefits and Allowances
I am sure with the new salary structure you would be curious about the allowances to know if it also increased or reduced.
Civil servants’ benefits and allowances have several components. The total compensation package is a combination of current rewards and future expectations.
Some of the best intangible rewards these civil servants are entitled to are Job security, social privileges, and prestige.
The current allowances for Civil servants in Kenya are as follows:
- House allowance
- Cost of living, and
For the house allowance:
Group B1-B3 is entitled to (Ksh 3,750),
Group B4 (Ksh 4,125),
Group B5&C1 (Ksh 4,500),
Group C2&C3 (Ksh 6,750),
Group C4 (Ksh10,000),
Group C5 (Ksh 16,500)
Group D1&D2 (Ksh 28,000),
Group D3 (Ksh 35,000),
Group D4&D5 (Ksh 45,000),
Group E1 (Ksh 50,000),
Group E2 (Ksh 60,000),
Group E3 (Ksh 80,000).
The future expectation of civil servants includes:
- Reputation, and
- Re-employment after retirement.