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Fresh Graduate Salaries in Kenya 2018

Fresh Graduate Salaries in Kenya 2018


We have sampled the average salaries of fresh graduates in various companies in Kenya. In 2018, the highest paying institutions are linked to NGOs, Class A Parastatals and UN related institutions. Also in the list of highest paying companies include the Big Four audit firms.

If you’re looking for a job as a fresh graduate, here are the starting salaries you expect to earn.

Royal Media Services 80,000
United Nations 180,000
Kemri Wellcome Trust 75,000
Kenya Power 130,000
KenGen 130,000
KCAA 130,000
KAA 130,000
KRA 80,000
Central Bank of Kenya 150,000
PWC 80,000-120,000
Earnest&Young 80,000
KPMG 75,000-120,000
Deloitte 80,000-120,000
Sportpesa 90,000-150,000
EACC 150,000
National Security Intelligence Service 130,000
Public Universities 75,000
Equity Bank 45,000
Cooperative Bank 65,000
KCB 55,000
CBA 65,000
Family Bank 60,000
NIC Bank 60,000
EABL 120,000
BAT 120,000
Kenya Airways 140,000
KWS 75,000
Kemri CDC 110,000
ICRAF 108,000
ILRI 130,000
NCA 75,000
Kenya National Audit Office 75,000
Safaricom 85,000
Airtel 80,000
NMG 75,000
Standard Media Group 60,000
International Schools 120,000
Hilton Hotel 60,000
Sarova White Sands 70,000
Serena Hotel 80,000
Weston Hotel 50,000
County Governments 80,000
Villa Rosa Kempinsky 140,000
Britam 75,000
Old Mutual 80,000
CIC Insurance 110,000
Unilever 120,000
K24 45,000
Cytonn Investments 70,000
Centum Investments 120,000
Bamburi Cement 100,000
Madison Insurance 35,000
SACCOs 40,000-60,000
Toyota Kenya 110,000
General Motors 65,000
Jumia 45,000
G4S 60,000
The worst places to work for include local banks, call center agencies and security firms. For instance, Kencall pays Ksh35,000 to fresh graduates while KK security pays as low as Ksh 50,000 to degree holders. Companies like K24 look big but their pay is not what graduates would anticipate.

Since 2013,most companies have downsized .surprisingly,few companies have reviewed their employees salaries upwards.The most affected are government institutions like KRA .Salaries of employees of KRA have stagnated for almost three years and we expect them to remain the same for another 1 year.The institution used to give their employees annual bonuses equivalent to their salaries but that culture ended few years ago;nowadays they pay bonuses only when they surpass targets.