The best paying private schools in Kenya are mostly those that charge the highest fees. In addition, nearly these schools offer British curriculum and are located in leafy suburbs of Nairobi.
The fees charged by these schools is as high as Ksh2 million per year due to the sophisticated curriculum they offer, delicious meals they provide and the serene environment the students are exposed to. Logically, when students fork over Ksh2 million, teachers must be compensated handsomely. It’s not uncommon to find some teachers in these schools earning in excess of Ksh400,000 per month.
Whereas in public schools a teacher earns over Ksh 50,000 after acquiring over 5 years of experience, in private school even inexperienced teacher earns above Ksh100,000 as long as they work for the best schools.
The monthly average pay in public schools in Kenya is Ksh40,000 while in private schools, it’s above Ksh50,000. Though private schools are littered all over the country, majority of the best are located in Nairobi.
We list the average pay of the highest paying private schools in Kenya:
|SCHOOL NAME||AVERAGE SALARY PER MONTH(KSH)|
|Brookhouse School, Nairobi||170,000|
|Braeburn High School, Nairobi||150,000|
|Hillcrest School, Nairobi||180,000|
|International School of Kenya, Nairobi||150,000|
|Nairobi Academy, Nairobi||130,000|
|Rosslyn Academy, International school, Nairobi||140,000|
|Andrews School, Turi, boarding school||160,000|
|GEMS Cambridge International School||130,000|
|Brookhurst International School||120,000|
When you are employed by these international schools, there is no need of seeking opportunities in public schools, the salary is enough. What is quoted above is the average pay of teachers in the international schools. If you get a chance for an interview in any of the schools, don’t quote less than Ksh100,000 per month even if you have zero teaching experience.
The turnover rate of teachers in private schools especially the highest paying is low, so getting a chance to work there is as hard as earning over Ksh100,000 as a government teacher. The best thing to do is study unique foreign languages like Chinese, Germany, Italian,Spanish and French coupled by extracurricular activities like PE ,first aid and swimming. You must be armed with credible certificates for these courses. Importantly, the certificates must be from international training institutions.