Best Paying Companies in Kenya in 2019

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It is only natural as a job seeker to look for the best-paying companies in Kenya. We all know that money should not be the primary motivation when looking for a job. However, it is tough to avoid it as a key contributing factor when deciding which job offer to accept.

Top Paying Companies in Kenya

In this article, we are going to look at the best-paying companies in Kenya.

1. United Nations

United Nations office in Kenya is the headquarters of the four UN offices all over the world. Apart from offering competitive pay for its employees, The UN also provides a competitive benefits package. According to a survey conducted by Brighter Monday Kenya, this organisation ranked second after Safaricom. The organisation offers more opportunities for its employees for career growth, and that’s why it possible to get more people staying in the organisation until retirement.

2. Safaricom

Safaricom is among the leading telecommunications firm in Kenya. In the 2018 survey on the best places to work in Kenya, Safaricom was ranked number 1. It is worth to note that this is highly attributed to the pride that most of those working in it feel.

We all want to work in a company that cares about our communities and for 18 years, Safaricom has been collaborating with societies to bring change. The company offers a handsome pay package to its employees. Among its top benefits, is the provision of Lunch to all its employees based at the HQ.

3. Kengen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC, KenGen is the leading electric power generation company in Kenya. The company provides a work environment that continuously adds value to its employees.

KenGen optimises human capital contribution and provides a work environment that continuously adds value in the provision of electric energy. Moreover, the company embraces an inclusive culture for all its employees without discrimination. The working environment is excellent.

4. Google

Google is the dream company for all of us. I mean, who does not want to work at Google? The starting salary at Google is Ksh. 250,000. On top of this, the work environment is friendly, like who doesn’t want to work while seating on a bean bag?

To get hired to be a googler, there are three necessary steps: Application, Interview, and the final decision are made.

5. Centum

Centum is the leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. We are an investment channel providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, quality, diversified investments.

There are so many avenues of getting hired at Centum. One could get in as an experienced hire, graduate trainee and internship. Graduates starting salary is between Ksh.100 – 150K.

6. Kenya Revenue Authority

Kenya Revenue Authority is an agency of the government of Kenya that is responsible for:

  • the assessment,
  • collection
  • accounting for all revenues that are due to the government,
  • per the laws of Kenya.

KRA has built a strong professional team of over 6,000 employees deployed across the country.

Moreover, Kra has created a favourable work environment with able mentors who ensure talent is developed.

Moreover, the company has been ranked among the top five (5) employer of choice in the country.

Some of the main benefits of working at KRA include:

  1. Capacity development/Continual learning
  2. Leadership development
  3. Internship & Attachment Program
  4. Staff welfare
  5. Diversity & Inclusivity

7. Kenya Power and Lighting Company

Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country.  The company sells electricity to over 6,761,090 million by the end of June 2018.

KPLC ranks number 7 on the list of best-paying companies in Kenya. Moreover, the company offers employment opportunities from entry-level to professional hires.

8. PriceWaterhouseCoopers

PWC is a multinational audit company that makes it to the list of the best-paying companies in Kenya. The company with headquarters in Kenya also employs graduate trainee who earns a salary of around 70-85K.

They pick the crème del a crème of the society. The recruitment process for graduate trainees is very vigorous, which involves a lot of online tests and interviews to pick out the best.

Note that, If you are lucky to join the PwC team of fresh graduates, pat yourself at the back because many don’t make it past the first test. You need an impressive CV for the graduate trainee job and a sharp mind.

Conclusion on Best paying companies in Kenya

In the end, it is imperative to align yourself with the minimum qualifications required to join your dream company. Like for instance, to join UN nations, you may need to learn a foreign language like French.

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