Engineer’s Salary: How Much Money Engineers Earn In Kenya

(Last Updated On: March 9, 2016)


Most Kenyan students in Kenya join engineering course in universities because they believe they will be paid a lot of money in terms of salary. Today we will give you a glimpse into the pockets of a Kenyan engineer.

A study was carried out by Baseline Survey of Engineering Departments and we found out that a trainee engineer at a private firm will get a higher salary that one with a doctorate working as a lecturer at a Kenyan university.


An entry level trainee at Kenya Power will be paid around Ksh140,000 a month while an engineering lecturer with a PhD teaching at University of Nairobi will make around Ksh115,000 a month before paying taxes. An entry level lecturer (Tutorial fellows) will be paid Ksh89,000 on average while an assistant engineer working at a private enterprise will get around Ksh130,000.