Basic Salary, House Allowance, Commuter allowance, Hardship allowance of Primary (P1) teacher

Previously I wrote about the salary of a newly employed secondary school teacher. Today am going to write about basic salary, commuter, rental house allowance and hardship allowance of a primary school teacher.

A primary teacher plays a vital role in not only opening the minds of young kids, but also shaping their future. Most of P1 teachers in Kenya fall under job group G. They educate pupils at tender age and also help them to develop that urge of yearning to learn more.

The goal of educating pupils at this age is to lay the firm foundations of reading comprehension, writing, and math. Primary school teachers also use these fundamentals to teach broader foundation knowledge in subjects like science and social studies.

Roles of primary school teacher

  • Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
  • Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
  • Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.

Basic Salary, Rental House Allowance, Commuter Allowance, Hardship Allowance

Despite amazing work they do primary school teachers in Kenya, they are not paid well.

Basic Salary

Starting from July 2018, any P1 teacher will pocket a basic salary of Kshs 21775. According to the CBA that was signed, this amount will increase by ksh 1000 every year to a maximum of 5 years.

Rental house allowance

Primary teachers who reside in municipality towns enjoy rental house allowance of Kshs 6,500 monthly, while those who resides in rural towns they are given kshs 3,000 monthly as house allowance.

Commuter Allowance

Primary school teaches are given commuter allowance of kshs 4,000 each month.

Hardship Allowance

A P1 teacher enjoys hardship allowance of Kshs 7,500 every month.

Remember that hardship allowance is only applicable in counties that are listed by the commission as hard ship zones.