Salary and Allowances Distribution for New Teachers After Increment.
A wage increase for teachers working for the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will range from 7% for the highest paid to 9.5% for the lowest paid.
According to a recent deal between unions and the TSC, the lowest-paid teachers will receive home allowances of KSh 3,850 and salaries after increases of KSh 23,830.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia stated during the signing of the agreement on August 28 that several benefits related to job group B5, such as commuter and leave allowances, will not change.
The August payroll will include a retroactive application of the new salary structure to July 1, 2023. We guarantee that our teachers will get paid at the end of the month,” Macharia said.
The minimum basic pay for the work group B5 category has increased from KSh 21,756 to KSh 22,793 in 2023 and KSh 23,830 in 2024.
The August 2023 payslips for work group C1, which presently receives a minimum salary of KSh 27,195, will show a total of KSh 28,491, followed by KSh 29,787 in 2024.
The basic pay for Kenyan teachers in the top echelon, notably those in job group D1 who currently get KSh 77,840, will increase to KSh 78,625 in 2023. In a similar vein, job group D3 employees making KSh 104,644 will get KSh 105,182 and then KSh 106,043 in 2024.
Those instructors who earn the highest salaries, those in job groups D4 and above, will also gain from a 7% pay increase and additional allowances. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) has suggested a 50% rise, but the unions have stated that they will fight for a bigger proportion.
“I’m happy to report that we’ve already obtained 10%. Collins Oyuu, the Secretary-General of KNUT, declared, “I want to tell TSC that we are coming for the next 50%.
Last Monday, the three unions rejected the 2.4% to 9.5% suggested salary increase by TSC, claiming that it was insufficient because it fell short of the SRC’s (Salaries and Remuneration Commission) recommendation.
The seven to ten percent rise that SRC had suggested for all civil personnel was supported by the unions’ lobbying efforts.