When it comes to salaries between Airtel and Safaricom, there are several factors that determine the salary ceiling and the least amount paid to employees. One thing you’ll learn today is that Safaricom is more stable than Airtel in Kenya, which means senior employees of Safaricom earn better than those in Airtel.
Let’s start from the CEOs of the two companies.Safaricom CEO pockets Ksh 10 million to Ksh12 million per month which is more than double the salary of Airtel CEO.Sources say that the CEO of Airtel takes home Ksh 4.5 million to 6 million per month depending on profits registered in a given year.
For graduate trainees, individuals who have just graduated from college, Airtel pays them Ksh80,000 to Ksh120,000 per month, while Safaricom pays these individuals Ksh120,000 to Ksh180,000.But there are those who joins Airtel as temporary workers who are degree holders,they earn Ksh40,000 to Ksh80,000
The junior managers at Safaricom earn Ksh 150,000 to Ksh250,000 while senior managers pocket in excess of Ksh 400,000 per month. Airtel pays junior managers Ksh 120,000 to Ksh180,000 while senior managers pocket Ksh250,000 to Ksh 400,000
None of the directors in Safaricom pockets less than Ksh 1 million but there are some directors at Airtel who earn below Ksh1 million.
The CFO of Safaricom earns Ksh4.5 million to Ksh 6 million while that of Airtel pockets Ksh2.5 million to Ksh3.5 million.
If you are joining Airtel as a sales executive prepare to earn Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 40,000. At Safaricom you’ll earn Ksh30,000 to Ksh80,000.