Best Paying Jobs in Kenya: List of 11 Highest Earning Careers with Six-Figure Salaries per Month

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The list of best paying jobs in Kenya is finally out with desirable paychecks and hefty packages. These opportunities rank above the rest for their monthly salaries and flexible working conditions.

Stats from the department of labour indicates that most hardworking Kenyans do not take home deserved earnings. That is mostly because the existing minimum wage policies are vague and often difficult to implement in our open economy.

What are the best paying jobs in Kenya and their salaries?

The best careers in Kenya are those that not only pays well but also protect the interest of hired professionals. A lack of institutional regulation often ends up in gross exploitation.

Enlisted are some of the career choices with considerable remuneration.

1. Nursing, medicine and surgery

Medical practitioners are some of the highest-paid employees in Kenya. Even, better in first-world countries such as the UK and USA.

Specialist doctors earn about Ksh. 400, 000 and registered nurses about Ksh. 200,000. These figures vary greatly depending on the employer and level of qualifications.

2. Accounting and finance

Dealing with money ends up making more money for those operating close to the executive level.

Top cream accountants and financial advisors in private and public institutions bank about Ksh. 1.5 million per month.

3. Artisan, technical and engineering jobs

Engineering is very broad including civil, mechanical, electrical, and mechatronics.

Passionate artisans, technicians, and engineers in these fields earn a great deal, especially from projects and multi-million tenders. Highly experienced engineers earn anywhere above Ksh. 500,000.

4. Piloting and other aviation workers

Kenyans working in the aviation industry brag about six-figure salaries from a few airports available in the country.

On completing expensive airspace training, pilots receive salaries of about Ksh. 500,000, excluding a series of allowances and benefits.

5. Designers and architectural jobs

Structural planners, designers, BQ experts, and real estate dealers in Kenya command a lion’s share in monthly salaries.

These professionals earn at least Ksh. 300,000 without full-time commitments in their jobs.

6. Computer science and Information Technology (IT)

IT services are at the core of all futuristic businesses across the world.

Seasoned system developers and cyber security workers command salaries of about Ksh. 300,000.

7. Politics & tendering

The dirty game of politics is the easiest way of getting to the top of a salary chain.

Political bigwigs bag unlimited loyalties with salaries exceeding Ksh. 500,000.

8. Tutoring and lecturing

Part-time and full-time lecturers are both good at turning their knowledge into quick bucks.

Top dons earn about Ksh. 500,000 while regular staff members take home about Ksh. 200,000.

9. Law and legal advocacy

Most successful Kenyan lawyers are self-employed advocates representing tycoons in the court of law.

These include learned friends such as James Orengo, Otiende Amollo, and Cliff Ombeta. Salaries for renowned lawyers are about Ksh. 500,000.

10. Media and journalism

The local media industry is congested with passion-driven and professional journalists.

Salaries for popular Kenyan media personalities range between Ksh. 150,000 and Ksh. 2 million.

Top-earning journalists include Jeff Koinange, Jalang’o, Maina Kageni, Mwalimu King’ang’i, and Caroline Mutoko.

11. Civil society & NGO Jobs in Kenya

Non-governmental Organizations pay more than most private and government institutions.

Those workings with USAID, UNEP, UNHCR, WHO, and World Vision receive payments in thousands of dollars.

Disclaimer: Beware that it takes personal dedication and patience to realize meaningful returns in all these job categories.

The above enlisted best paying jobs in Kenya are handy for learners seeking suitable career paths for a financially stable future.

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