Teachers employed by the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) have been left mute and dumb after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission SRC under the leadership of Lyn Mengich decided to freeze any salary increase for civil servants.
For many years now, teachers have been suffering a blow after blow not only from their employer but also from the government on matters salary rise. This is the end of an era ushered in by teachers’ unions which had a voice before and could haggle and bargain on behalf of teachers for better salaries.
Now that TSC has succeeded in crippling the unions, especially KNUT by unfairly locking its members out of the Current Collective Bargaining Agreement and salary rise, teachers will either bite the bullet or call for industrial action to salvage their payslips.
In preparation for the implementation of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, (CBA) this year, TSC proposed a pay rise of 16-23 percent with classroom teachers who are currently underpaid for their essential services set for higher salary perks at 32 percent.
School administrators on the other hand who constitute the minority of the teaching work fork force were warming up to pay a rise of 16 percent having received their rightful dues in the previous CBA 2017-2021.
Here are the latest salary scales for all teachers as of 2021.
These are Heads of Institutions in National and Extra County Schools with over 1000 students. Effective they got a salary increment of up to Sh9,496. The lowest earner in this group gets a salary of Sh131,380 while the highest earner in this group earns Sh157,656 per month.
Senior Principals head County Schools with over 540 students. These Principals previously pocketed a monthly salary of between Sh109,249 and Sh118,169. They received an increase of between Sh3,721 and Sh8,993.
These are Principals heading Sub- County and All-Day schools who previously earned between Sh93,850 and Sh102,807 per month.
The lowest earner in this category got an increase of Sh10,794 to earn a new salary of Sh104,644 while the highest earner got a top-up of Sh1,837 to receive a new monthly salary of Sh104,644.
These administrators of Sub- County and All-Day schools previously earned a monthly pay of between Sh82,717 and Sh87,900. The lowest earner in this grade now pockets a monthly pay of Sh91,041 while the highest earner gets Sh91,041 after receiving an increment of Sh8,324 and Sh3,141 respectively.
Primary schools with an enrolment of over 1000 learners are headed by Senior Head Teachers with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11). While Senior Master II with Grade D1 (T- Scale 11) are administrators in County Schools with over 540 students. These administrators formerly earned between Sh74,703 and Sh82,717 per month. They got the latest increment of up to Sh3,137.
Primary schools with an enrolment of below 1000 learners are headed by Head Teachers with Grade C5 (T- Scale 10).
While Deputy Head Teacher I at Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Primary schools with an enrollment of over 1000 learners. On the other hand, Senior Master III of Grade C5 (T- Scale 10) are administrators in Sub- County and All-Day schools. The lowest earners in this group now pocket Sh 62,272.
Deputy Head Teacher II Grade C4 (T- Scale 9) are administrators in Primary schools with an enrolment of below 1000 learners. These teachers currently earn Sh52,308 per month.
Secondary Teacher, I are teachers in Secondary schools whose grade is C3 (formerly L); This is a promotional grade for teachers in secondary school.
On the other hand, Senior Teacher I are administrators in Primary schools with an enrollment of over 1000 learners with Grade C3. These tutors presently earn between Sh43,154 and Sh53,943 effective July 2
Senior Teacher II are administrators in Primary schools with an enrollment of below 1000 learners. While Secondary Teacher III is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of Diploma in Education.
These teachers previously pocketed salaries between KES31,242 and KES 33,971 and later got an increment of between KES 984 to KES 3,717.020.
These teachers fall in Grade C2 (Formerly K). Grade C2 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a bachelor’s degree in Education or its equivalent. It is also a promotional grade for holders of a Diploma in Education.
These are teachers in grade C1 (Formerly H and J). Grade C1 is an entry grade for secondary school teachers who are holders of a Diploma in Education.