Top careers and salaries in Kenya 2021


There are careers in Kenya that pay handsomely in the year 2021. If you are admitted to any of the courses leading to those careers, be prepared to be a successful citizen.

Some careers pay up to Ksh 2 million per month. As a student, make sure you identify the highest paying careers or those courses that will guarantee you employment in future.

In 2021, here are the top careers in Kenya and their monthly salaries:

Elected Politician—Ksh1 million

Pilot—Ksh 500,000

Medical Doctor—Ksh 300,000

Software Engineer—Ksh280,000




Quantity Surveyor—Ksh 180,000

News Anchor—Ksh 150,000

Social Media influencer—Ksh150,000

YouTuber—Ksh70, 000



Some of the worst careers include; teaching, front office, marketing and hospitality.