Lecturers Salaries In Kenya 2023

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How much do lecturers in Kenya make every end month?.

If you want to become a lecturer at any institution in Kenya, public or private universities and colleges, here is how much you can expect to earn as your monthly salary as of this year.

In Kenya, lecturers in Nairobi get paid the highest salary per month compared to other counties in Kenya.

Nairobi County lecturers earn more money monthly followed by lecturers in Kisumu County then Mombasa. These are the top 3 counties in Kenya that pay lecturers more wages.

This means that a lecturer who works at a University in Kiambu County will earn way less than a lecturer who is working at a University located in Nairobi County.

On average, a lecturer in Kenya makes around Ksh. 100,000 to 300,000 per month depending on the lecturer’s level of education, experience, gender, the institution one works at among other factors.

As of this year, it is considered an under pay if a lecturer is earning less than Ksh. 100,000 as their monthly salary, though there are lecturers in Kenya who currently earn an average of 90,000 per month, this should not be the case, and it is only happening in rare circumstances.

This year in Kenya, Male Lecturers are paid more than Female Lectures. Male Lecturers in Kenya earn an average of 9% to 20% more monthly salary than the Female Lecturers.

Also, Public Universities in Kenya pay lecturers better than Private institutions in Kenya.

Lecturers in Public Institutions earn 14.3% more monthly salary compared to lecturers who are working at a Private Institution in the country.

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Again, this highly varies depending on one’s experience, institution and skills gained over the years.

As you might know, job groups such as 10A, 11A, 12A, 13A, 14A, and 15A, may also be a factor of a lecturer’s salary in the country.

For example, lecturers in Job Group 13A, 14A, 15A are likely to earn more salary as lecturers compared to other lecturers who are in Job Group let’s say 10A.

The groups are leveled depending on academic factors, years of experience, and other important aspects.

For example, job group 15A lecturers are probably PhD holders.

On the other hand, the lowest job group is 10A and accommodates graduate assistants. These are Bachelor Degree holders who have enrolled for Master’s programmes.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the average monthly salaries of lecturers who work in Kenya.

Below are the lecturers salary in Kenya this year, to give you a clear overview of what you will be making every month if you become a lecturer in Kenya today.

If you are wondering; how much will my salary be as a lecturer in Kenya?

Here is the answer, exactly what you need to know today.

Salaries For Lecturers In Kenya:

Below is a list of various types of lecturers in Kenyan universities and colleges and their monthly salary included.

  • Lecturer

Average Salary In Kenya: Ksh. 100,000 to 300,000

  • Part Time Lecturer

Average Salary In Kenya: Ksh. 25,000 to 40,000

  • Assistant Lecturer

Average Salary In Kenya: Ksh. 25,000 to 180,000

  • Invited Lecturer

Average Salary In Kenya: Ksh.40,000 to 70,000

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  • Adjunct Lecturer

Average Salary In Kenya: Ksh.40,000 to 60,000

  • Seasonal Lecturer

Average Salary In Kenya:
Ksh.35,000 to Ksh.100.000

As we mentioned above, a lecturer’s salary in Kenya will either increase or stay the same depending on the lecturer’s years of experience and skills earned.

Below is a list that shows how much a lecturer is likely to get paid each month with respect to the years he/she has been in the lecturing field.

Years of experience of a lecturer and the average monthly salary/wage they will receive every end month.

Lecturers Years Of Experience And Average Salaries:

Years of experience: 0 – 2 years

Average Salary: Ksh.112,000

Years of experience: 2 – 5 years

Average Salary: Ksh.151,000

Average Salary: 5 – 10 years

Average Salary: Ksh.190,000

Years of experience: 10 – 15 years

Average Salary: Ksh. 230,000

Years of experience: 15 – 20 years

Average Salary: Ksh. 260,000

Years of experience: 20 + years

Average Salary: Ksh. 290,000 (and above).

Below are similar jobs to a lecturing job that are in the same category but different fields, we have also included their salaries.

Lecturers Competitors and their Salary:

  • Agricultural Sciences Teacher

Average Salary: Ksh. 126,000

  • Assistant Lecturer

Average Salary: Ksh. 38,000

  • Hospitality Lecturer

Average Salary: Ksh. 33,000

  • Nursing Lecturer

Average Salary: Ksh. 76,000

  • Arabic Language Teacher

Average Salary: 119,000

  • Archeology Teacher

Average Salary: 129,000

  • Architecture Teacher

Average Salary: 141,000

  • Bursary Scheme Manager

Average Salary: 154,000

  • Computer Science Teacher

Average Salary: 120,000

  • Engineering Lecturer

Average Salary: 220,000

  • Foreign Language Teacher

Average Salary: 115,000

Below are Important things to note about lecturers and becoming a lecturer in Kenya.

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Lecturer Facts:

Who is a Lecturer?

Lecturers are teachers who teach academic and vocational subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the university. They are academic expert who are hired to teach on a full- or part-time basis. They may also conduct research

Duties of a Lecturer:

Interviewing course applicants.

Lecture planning, preparation and research.

Contact and teaching time with the students.

Checking and assessing students’ work.

Encouraging personal development through tutorial and pastoral work.

Invigilating examinations.

Attending staff meetings.

If you want to become a lecturer in Kenya, here are common lecturers interview questions to expect during your lecturer job interview.

Common Lecturer Interview Questions:

Why do you want to work here?

What courses could you offer to teach?

What is/are your teaching philosophy and why are you interested in this University?

How would you contribute to the administration of the department?

Explain any situation when your students contradicted or challenged your lecture and how did you handle it?

Will you be using question-and-answer format for teaching?

What are your plans for research?

How would you handle a rowdy class

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