Best Government Jobs In Kenya

What is a Government Job?

A government job is a position of employment within a local, state or federal agency. Federal jobs, in particular, are governed by regulations and laws that differ from those in the private sector.

Best Government Jobs In Kenya

1. Finance & Insurance Jobs

This sector includes accountants, securities and commodities experts, financial services sales agents and auditors. A survey done by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in 2018 showed that those working in the finance sector are the highest-paid. On average, those working in the public finance sector earn Ksh 1,703 860 shillings annually.

2. Medical Jobs

Medical practitioners take home lucrative salaries due to the nature of their work. This sector includes workers in government hospitals, public health officers, and community health workers. On average, fresh employees take home a monthly salary of about Kshs. 56,000.

3. IT Jobs

It is a broad sector that comes with lucrative job offers. One can be employed as an IT manager for a government firm, computer network professional, system administrator or as telecommunication technical specialist.

4. Transportation & Storage

It is a lucrative field where one can draw a hefty salary by working as a distribution manager, freight operator, road maintenance officer or transport operations officer in airports, harbors and bridges.

5. Engineering Jobs

Engineers who work for government bodies take home hefty packages. On average, a fresh graduate engineer can take home a monthly salary of Kshs. 60,000. Some of the best paid include electrical engineers, petroleum engineers, and civil engineers.

6. Parastatal Jobs

Parastatals pay employees based on job grades. Some of the best-paying parastatals include; the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Airports Authority, EACC, and Central Bank.

7. Legislative Jobs 

It is a wide field that mainly includes politicians. Kenya politicians are well known to take home huge monthly benefits and packages.

8. County Jobs

Devolution came along with a lot of benefits. Most government functions were devolved thus creating a lot of employment opportunities. Such county jobs come with lucrative salaries. For example, one can work as a county legislative officer or as an administrator.

9. Judiciary

Public servants in the judiciary earn about Kshs. 50,000 and above per month. Judicial workers include court clerks, magistrates, court registrars, prosecutors.. etc

10. Procurement Jobs

Procurement basically involves the acquisition of goods and services on behalf of an organization or firm, negotiation of contracts and establishment of payment terms. Government procurement officers command huge salaries of up to Kshs. 200,000.

How much is Grade 8 salary in Kenya?


7.KSH 30,449 – KSH 43,931
8.KSH 34,415 – KSH 50,508
9.KSH 40,878 – KSH 60,525
10.KSH 46,978 – KSH 68,512

What is the salary of Job Group 5 in Kenya?

Job group B5

Civil servants in this capacity are mostly top executives and senior specialists (heads of institutions), and get a salary of between Sh23,176 and Sh28,970.