A graduate who secures a job with Teachers Service Commission in Kenya falls under job group K. The newly employed teacher remains in probation for three years.
After three years of service, he/she automatically moves to job group L. He/she is also confirmed under permanent terms by the commission and ceases being under probation.
Although minimum requirements for a person to teach in secondary school is diploma, majority of secondary tutors are university graduates.
Under job group K, the teacher enjoys rental house allowance and commuter allowance of Kshs7,500 and Kshs5,000 respectively. After all deductions have done, the newly employed teacher takes home Kshs 38,000. Remember that this amount does not apply to those who are being deducted HELB Loan.
Here is a payslip of a newly employed graduate teacher in a secondary school.
Pay slip of newly employed high school teacher