TSC is continuing to deploy all the deserving primary school teachers with C+ and degrees to Junior schools.There are high speculations of higher deployment slots next year as compared to the current 1,000 per year. This is for the double transition in 2023 which will need more secondary school teachers.

There are also some 1,000 P1 practising teachers who are set to be deployed to secondary schools by December. These teachers recently submitted their applications online to the Commission and had their hard copy letters get verified and retained at the counties. They are soon smiling in as TSC has revealed their new salary scale.

Primary teachers deployed to secondary schools will reap big after Teachers Service Commission revealed their new salary scale. Most of this teachers are posted to teach in junior secondary. The job groups for these teachers differs depending on individual qualifications.

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For example, a primary teacher who attained degree while teaching in primary as a p1 will now be in the same job group as a newly employed degree teacher in secondary. Below is the elaborated new salary scale for teachers deployed to junior secondary

Freshly employed graduatesemployed by the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, earn a basic monthly salary of Sh34,955.  The P1 teachers deployed to secondary with degree and Phd will therefore fall under this category. They will begin at job group C2, formerly known as Job Group K and are designated Secondary Teacher l.

Holders of Diploma in Education have an entry basic salary of Sh27,195 per month. Primary school teachers enter the teaching service at Grade B5 (Job Group G) with a basic salary of Sh21,756.

They are also entitled to paid allowances apart from the basic salary. They earn a monthly commuter allowanceof Sh5,000, annual Leave allowance (paid every January) of Sh6,000, and a monthly House allowanceof between Sh7,000 to Sh16,500, depending on the area of residence.

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Hardship allowance is also paid to those working in gazette hardship areas. As stipulated in the appointment letter, the newly employed teacher remains on probation for a period of not less than six (6) months.

In some cases, the probation period may be extended if the teacher’s performance unsatisfactory.

No. Break down Amount (Kshs)
1 Basic Salary 34,955.00
 2 Rental House Allowance 7,500.00
3 Commuter Allowance 5,000.00
4 Total Earnings (Before deductions) 47,455.00

After three years of service, the teacher will automatically be promoted to job group C3, formerly known as job group K. This is after you fill the TSC promotion form.

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It is importantto note that the salary will be subjected to deductions before you get your net pay in the account. The deductions are either statutory (HELB, PAYE, NHIF) or third party (loans, savings and union dues).


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