Best Paying Companies in Kenya and Salaries

When looking for a job, employees are always seeking to work for the highest paying companies in Kenya. Definitely, everyone wants to work with organizations that pay well. There are many public and private companies in Kenya that pay employees high salaries accompanied by other perks. There are also best paying international companies in Kenya. 

Most Paying Companies in Kenya and Their Salaries

The following are some of the best paying companies in Kenya you can consider working for.

1. Safaricom

Safaricom is a Kenyan telecommunication company in Kenya. It is among the top paying companies in Kenya, It is also the highest tax paying company. It is also in the list of highest paying companies in Kenya. The company has been in operation since 2000 and employs over 5,500 employees directly and over 500,000 indirectly.

Apart from hefty salaries, the company also provides free lunch to its employees working in the headquarters. The company advertises vacancies on its platforms and through the media. It has competitive qualification requirements for its staff.

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2. Google Kenya

Google Kenya is also in the list of highest paying companies in Kenya. The starting salary is usually Ksh 250,000 while interns earn Ksh 200,000. It provides a favorable working environment and other packages to its employees. The company advertises its vacancies on their website.

3. KenGen

KenGen is one of the most profitable and highest paying parastatals in Kenya. It is involved n the generation of electric power in Kenya. Working in the parastatal will help your grow your career and also gain more skills.

They also have a friendly working environment and good perks. They often advertise job vacancies on the media and their platforms.   

4. Kenya Revenue Authority

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is in charge of the collection of taxes in Kenya. It is also in charge of assessment and accounting for all revenues of the government. The organization employs over 6,000 employees across the country. Through its mentorship program, it helps build talent and nature career growth.

Apart from high salaries, the company is also involved in staff welfare, leadership development, continual learning and also internship and attachment programs.

5. PriceWaterhouse Coopers

PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PWC) is an international audit firm that boasts high salaries for its employees. It has a graduate trainee program with a starting salary of Ksh 70,000.

They pick the best brains in the country through their rigorous recruitment process. Very few people who apply for jobs in the company get absorbed. If you apply for a vacancy and you get it in the company, congratulations.

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6. Deloitte

Deloitte is an audit, assurance, consultancy, financial and risk advisory company in Kenya. It is a reputable company that picks the best brains in the country. Most of their jobs are related to the social sciences and often advertised on their platforms and media outlets.

7. Nation Media Group

Nation Media Group was founded in 1959 by Aga Kahn IV and is the largest media house in East Africa. It has high salaries and other perks for its employees. It has jobs in different categories ranging from mass communication and managerial jobs.

If you are a journalist or have studied a course related to mass communication, it is a great place to grow your career.

8. Royal Media Services

Royal Media Services is a media company that owns Citizen Tv and Inooro Tv and many radio stations. It is owned by business mogul S.K Macharia. The company boasts to have the best journalists in the country with some earning over Ksh 1 million per month. It is a great place to build your career and also get international recognition.   

9. East African Breweries Limited (EABL)

East African Breweries Limited is a beverage company that is involved in the manufacture of the beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. It has a graduate trainee program with a starting salary of Ksh 70,000, while the staff gets Ksh 150,000 on average.

It is a reputable company with its profitability trickling down to the employees through high salaries.

10. Bamburi Cement 

Bamburi Cement is a Kenyan company that is involved in the manufacture of cement. It has its shares listed in the Nairobi Stock Exchange. It is a reputable company where you can grow your career, learn and earn competitive remuneration. They post job vacancies on their website. The average salary is Ksh 120,000.

Summary of Highest Paying Companies in Kenya

Getting a job in any of these well paying companies in Kenya is a great deal. They pay good salaries that are accompanied by other competitive packages. They have favorable working conditions that will help you grow your career, learn and interact with people of different ethnicity. 

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This article was updated on September 23, 2022

Vincent Nyoike

Vincent Nyoike is an experienced business consultant and financial analyst. He is a CPA and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting at JKUAT. He holds a B.Sc. in Applied Statistics from the University of Eldoret