Every Kenyan dream of making it in life either in Business or in their careers. It is not easy to succeed in Kenya since competition is cut throat whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur.
Latest statistics show that only less than 5 percent of Kenyans in the informal sector earn more than Ksh 100,000 per month. A huge number earn below Ksh 30,000 while a few earn a monthly salary of Sh 50,000.
In Kenya, earning a six digit salary is regarded as success. At least with a monthly salary of Ksh 100,000 one is able to live comfortably and even save enough for investments.
The following are jobs in Kenya which pay more than Ksh 100,000
1. Bank Branch Managers
Almost every bank manager in Kenya earns more than Ksh 100,000 except few managers who work for Saccos and small banks.
The average salary for a Bank Branch Manager in Kenya is Ksh150, 000
2. Internal Auditors
Internal Auditors play crucial role in streamlining systems in firms. They are responsible for ensuring that workers don’t misappropriate funds belonging to institutions.
Due to the sensitive role they play within organizations, they are paid well to prevent them from joining other employees in stealing company money. More than 80 percent of Kenyan companies pay Internal Auditors a six figure salary.
Qualified Actuaries are among the highest paid Kenyans. There is no Actuary in Kenya who earns less than Ksh 150,000 unless they have not pursued Actuarial professional papers.
Due to the nature of work Doctors pay, they have to be paid well.
Doctors belong to the group of Kenyans who enjoy their sweat. It’s hard to find a Doctor earning less than Ksh 150,000 per month.
5. Financial Analysts
Once an individual acquires the title of a Financial Analyst, he is able to perform critical role in any Financial
Insitution.It’s not easy to complete CFA but once you have completed the course, your salary goes to another level-actually more than Ksh 200,000
6. Finance Managers
They are senior members of any organization since they are solely responsible for managing finances of an institution.They are therefore paid enough to keep them happy.
The average salary of a Finance Manager in Kenya is Ksh200, 000
Lawyers earn decent salaries, be it within the government institutions or private practice. It’s only fresh graduates who are comfortable with a salary of less than Ksh 100,000 but established lawyers will tell you that even Ksh 200,000 is not enough.
8. Civil Engineers/Electrical Engineers/Computer Programmers
These are the professionals who carry salary with sacks. Being an engineer in Kenya is one of the best things to happen to any professional.Comppanies like IBM and Safaricom pay their engineers very well in order to retain them.
9. Politicians (MCA, MPs, Senators, Governors)
We can’t talk much about these people. What they earn can make a teacher in Kenya shed tears-it’s a lot. An MCA gets more than Ksh 500,000 per month, MP takes home over Ksh1.5 million.
10. Research Analysts
Research analysts work in financial institutions such as stock brokers and banks. The average salary for a Research Analyst in Kenya is Ksh120, 000.
11. Human Resource Managers
Human Resource Managers are responsible for ensuring workers welfare is catered for. They are among the senior most employees in organizations in the country.
A Human Resource Manager’s salary can be as high as Ksh 500,000 per month.
Other jobs that pay well include Statisticians, Marketing Managers and News Anchors