There are various factors that determine the choice of  degree course to pursue but the most important of all is the amount of salary that one will earn. The higher the amount of salary a job   attracts the more competitive the degree course that leads to the job becomes.

However, there are other key factors that  determine degree choice apart from salary like passion, aptitude and interest. There are also those degree programmes  that have limited number of vacancies in the job market yet many students flock to do them. Why? This is an article of another day.

It should however be noted that your  choice of degree course  is not a guarantee of success in life. It is all about how much  time you invest in developing your brand. Everything you do each waking  day contributes to your brand.

Below is a list of top 300 jobs in Kenya and their salaries.

  1. Corporate Director-1,500,000 KES
  2. Director of Accreditation-1,200,000 KES
  3. Enterprise Architecture Manager-1,166,667 KES
  4. Key Account Manager- 958,333 KE
  5. Actuary (Insurance) -805,000 KES
  6. Regional Director-800,000 KES
  7. Loan Processor (Banking) – 740,000 KE
  8. Director- 690,000 KES
  9. Senior Consultant (Telecommunication) -650,000 KES
  10. Financial Director (Accounting and Finance)-636,667 KE
  11. Executive Director –  552,778 KES
  12. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) –   545,500 KES
  13. Compensation and Benefits Manager-   500,000 KES
  14. Senior Project Manager –   500,000 KES
  15. Senior Lecturer –   500,000 KES
  16. Engineer (Construction / Building / Installation)    500,000 KES
  17. Account Manager –  500,000 KES
  18. County Managers –   459,310 KES
  19. Environmental and Agricultural Scientists –  450,000 KES
  20. Program Manager –    435,000 KES
  21. Telecommunications Manager (Telecommunication)  -432,480 KES
  22. Regional Director of Operations (Health and Medical)    417,000 KES
  23. National Sales Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    415,667 KES
  24. Chief Executive Officer (Executive and Management)    415,000 KES
  25. Senior Associate (Accounting and Finance)    400,000 KES
  26. Managing Director (Executive and Management)    400,000 KES
  27. Pilot (Airlines )  – 400,000 KES
  28. Product / Brand Manager ( Event Management) –  400,000 KES
  29. Banking Operations Department Manager (Banking)    395,000 KES
  30. Electrical Engineering Manager (Electrical and Electronics Trades)    380,000 KES
  31. Business Process Consultant (Information Technology)    375,000 KES
  32. Warehouse Manager (Purchasing and Inventory)    350,000 KES
  33. Assistant Director (Teaching / Education)    350,000 KES
  34. General Manager (Executive and Management)    348,136 KES
  35. Development Manager (Information Technology)    342,857 KES
  36. Market Development Manager (Marketing)    336,667 KES
  37. Regional Sales Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    333,600 KES
  38. Private Banker (Banking)    332,500 KES
  39. Network Specialist (Information Technology)    330,000 KES
  40. Regional Manager (Banking)    325,000 KES
  41. Chief Operating Officer (Executive and Management)    322,083 KES
  42. Customer Experience Manager (Customer Service and Call Center)    322,000 KES
  43. Deputy General Manager (Executive and Management)    320,000 KES
  44. ERP / CRM – Technical Consultant (Information Technology)    312,500 KES
  45. Operations Manager (Executive and Management)    301,000 KES
  46. Project Manager (Telecommunication)    300,000 KES
  47. Financial Manager (Accounting and Finance)    299,944 KES
  48. Senior Marketing Consultant (Marketing)    296,000 KES
  49. Product Marketing Manager (Marketing)    293,333 KES
  50. Accounting Manager (Accounting and Finance)    284,019 KES
  51. Public Relations Manager (Public Relations)    277,000 KES
  52. Auditing Manager (Accounting and Finance)    266,302 KES
  53. Systems Architect (Information Technology)    262,500 KES
  54. Project Engineer (Engineering)    258,667 KES
  55. Business Development Manager (Business Planning)    255,857 KES
  56. Account Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    255,000 KES
  57. Electrical Engineering Manager (Engineering)    250,000 KES
  58. Tax Manager (Accounting and Finance)    250,000 KES
  59. Technical Manager (Information Technology)    250,000 KES
  60. Senior Insurance Underwriter (Insurance)    250,000 KES
  61. Director of Communications (Public Relations)    250,000 KES
  62. Fundraiser (Fundraising and Non Profit)    250,000 KES
  63. Branch Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    240,000 KES
  64. Controller (Accounting and Finance)    240,000 KES
  65. Area Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    239,551 KES
  66. Market Research Manager (Marketing)    235,222 KES
  67. Voice Communications Manager (Telecommunication)    230,000 KES
  68. Advertising Sales Director (Advertising)  –  225,000 KES
  69. Accounts Payable Manager (Accounting and Finance)    225,000 KES
  70. Manufacturing Manager (Factory and Manufacturing)    221,667 KES
  71. Production Manager (Engineering)    220,000 KES
  72. Marketing Manager (Marketing)    218,250 KES
  73. Security Manager (Law Enforcement / Security / Fire)    215,333 KES
  74. Enterprise Infrastructure Manager (Information Technology)    212,000 KES
  75. IT Manager (Information Technology)    211,571 KES
  76. Branch Manager (Executive and Management)    210,000 KES
  77. Hotel Manager (Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering)    210,000 KES
  78. Engineer (Engineering)    210,000 KES
  79. Director of Application Development (Information Technology)    209,000 KES
  80. Legal Services Manager (Legal)    207,000 KES
  81. Logistics Manager (Executive and Management)    206,000 KES
  82. Software Engineer (Information Technology)    205,100 KES
  83. Sales Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    202,690 KES
  84. Warehouse Supervisor (Purchasing and Inventory)    201,000 KES
  85. Maintenance Manager (Factory and Manufacturing)    200,000 KES
  86. Surgeon – Orthopedic (Health and Medical)    200,000 KES
  87. Assistant Operations Manager (Executive and Management)    200,000 KES
  88. Consultant (Human Resources)    200,000 KES
  89. Loan Branch Manager (Banking)    200,000 KES
  90. Claims Manager (Insurance)    200,000 KES
  91. Drier Offsider (Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining)    200,000 KES
  92. Loan Business Development Officer (Banking)    199,932 KES
  93. Quantity Surveyors (Construction / Building / Installation)    199,400 KES
  1. Quality Assurance Manager (Quality Control and Compliance)    196,542 KES
  2. Project Manager (Information Technology)    185,893 KES
  3. Project Manager (Executive and Management)    183,444 KES
  4. Project Manager (Business Planning)    182,000 KES
  5. Project Control Manager (Executive and Management)    180,000 KES
  6. Pediatrician (Health and Medical)    180,000 KES
  7. Financial Analyst (Accounting and Finance)    177,333 KES
  8. Assistant Property Manager (Real Estate)    175,000 KES
  9. Database Administrator (Information Technology)    175,000 KES
  10. Business Systems Analyst (Information Technology)    170,000 KES
  11. Biomedical Engineer (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology)    170,000 KES
  12. Medical Administrator (Health and Medical)    170,000 KES
  13. Project Leader (Information Technology)    165,000 KES
  14. Call Centre Manager (Customer Service and Call Center)    165,000 KES
  15. Organizational Development Manager (Human Resources)    160,000 KES
  16. General Medical Practitioner (Health and Medical)    158,500 KES
  17. Fundraising Manager (Fundraising and Non Profit)    157,833 KES
  18. Network Engineering Manager (Information Technology)    155,000 KES
  19. Financial Controller (Accounting and Finance)    153,111 KES
  20. Art Director (Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management)    150,000 KES
  21. Clinical Research Associate (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology)    150,000 KES
  22. Internal Compliance Officer (Quality Control and Compliance)    150,000 KES
  23. Assistant Marketing Manager (Marketing)    150,000 KES
  24. Meetings Coordinator (Public Relations)    150,000 KES
  25. Management Consultant (Executive and Management)    150,000 KES
  26. Fraud Prevention Manager (Accounting and Finance)    150,000 KES
  27. Secretary ( Executive ) (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    148,000 KES
  28. Civil Engineer (Engineering)    147,146 KES
  29. Media Production Manager (Media )    147,000 KES
  30. Construction Project Manager (Construction / Building / Installation)    145,000 KES
  31. Deputy Director (Executive and Management)    143,333 KES
  32. Aviation Manager (Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense)    143,000 KES
  33. Senior Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    141,926 KES
  34. Special Education Teacher (Teaching / Education)    140,000 KES
  35. Editor (Publishing and Printing)    140,000 KES
  36. Quality Assurance Engineer (Engineering)    140,000 KES
  37. Supply Operations Manager (Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining)    140,000 KES
  38. Production Manager (Factory and Manufacturing)    138,801 KES
  39. Finance Executive (Accounting and Finance)    137,000 KES
  40. Delivery Manager (Information Technology)    135,000 KES
  41. Developer / Programmer (General) (Information Technology)    133,667 KES
  42. Equipment Engineering Manager (Engineering)    133,333 KES
  43. Auditor ( internal ) (Accounting and Finance)    132,884 KES
  44. Human Resources Manager (Human Resources)    130,022 KES
  45. Physician – Emergency Room (Health and Medical)    130,000 KES
  46. Professor – Nursing (Teaching / Education)    128,000 KES
  47. Systems Analyst (Information Technology)    125,000 KES
  48. Office Manager (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    123,200 KES
  49. Restaurant Manager (Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering)    120,000 KES
  50. Team Leader (Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining)    120,000 KES
  51. Statistician (Science and Technical Services)    118,667 KES
  52. Financial Assistant (Accounting and Finance)    117,667 KES
  53. Drilling Engineer (Engineering)    116,333 KES
  54. Relationship Manager (Banking)    116,250 KES
  55. Media Relations Specialist (Public Relations)    114,667 KES
  56. Architect (Architecture)    114,513 KES
  57. Telecommunications Engineer (Telecommunication)    113,750 KES
  58. Purchasing Manager (Purchasing and Inventory)    109,000 KES
  59. Customer Service Manager (Customer Service and Call Center)    107,667 KES
  60. Risk Analyst (Insurance)    106,500 KES
  61. Area Manager (Executive and Management)    105,000 KES
  62. Business Analyst (Business Planning)    105,000 KES
  63. Electrical Engineer (Engineering)    102,600 KES
  64. NT Systems Administrator (Information Technology)    102,500 KES
  65. Development Coordinator (Fundraising and Non Profit)    102,500 KES
  66. Internal Auditor (Banking)    101,000 KES
  67. Security Manager (Information Technology)    100,000 KES
  68. Product Manager (Marketing)    100,000 KES
  69. Architectural Manager (Architecture)    100,000 KES
  70. Network Administrator (Information Technology)    100,000 KES
  71. Information Services Consultant (Information Technology)    100,000 KES
  72. IT Service Management Architect (Information Technology)    100,000 KES
  73. Field Engineer (Engineering)    100,000 KES
  74. Clerk (Import and Export)    100,000 KES
  75. Customer Service Executive (Customer Service and Call Center)    96,000 KES
  1. Chief Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    92,000 KES
  2. Quality Control Analyst (Quality Control and Compliance)    90,500 KES
  3. HR Generalist (Human Resources)    90,000 KES
  4. Project Manager (Construction / Building / Installation)    90,000 KES
  5. Business Development Associate (Business Planning)    90,000 KES
  6. Landscape Architect (Architecture)    90,000 KES
  7. Area Sales Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    90,000 KES
  8. Computer Teacher (Teaching / Education)    90,000 KES
  9. Administrative Manager (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    88,060 KES
  10. Facilities Manager (Facilities / Maintenance / Repair)    88,000 KES
  11. Chef ( Executive ) (Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering)    87,400 KES
  12. System Administrator (Information Technology)    87,000 KES
  13. Events / Promotions Manager (Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management)   85000 KES
  14. Insurance Underwriter (Insurance)    83,500 KES
  15. Marketing Advisor (Marketing)    82,958 KES
  16. Credit Manager (Accounting and Finance)    82,500 KES
  17. Assistant to CEO (Executive and Management)    82,500 KES
  18. Design Engineer (Engineering)    80,288 KES
  19. Procurement Administrator (Purchasing and Inventory)    80,000 KES
  20. Commercial Real Estate Manager (Real Estate)    80,000 KES
  21. Loan Collector (Banking)    75,000 KES
  22. Internal Audit Manager (Banking)    75,000 KES
  23. Sales Support Manager (Information Technology)    75,000 KES
  24. Risk Manager (Insurance)    75,000 KES
  25. Human Resources Assistant Manager (Human Resources)    74,167 KES
  26. Senior Application Consultant (Information Technology)    74,000 KES
  27. Human Resources (HR) Officer (Human Resources)    73,988 KES
  28. Sales and Marketing Assistant (Marketing)    73,000 KES
  29. Production Engineering Supervisor (Factory and Manufacturing)    72,333 KES
  1. Process Engineer (Engineering)    71,000 KES
  2. Sales Representative (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    70,000 KES
  3. Trade Marketing Executive (Marketing)    70,000 KES
  4. Financial Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    69,984 KES
  5. Marketing Executive (Marketing)    69,800 KES
  6. Foundation Director (Fundraising and Non Profit)    69,500 KES
  7. Government Affairs Representative (Government and Defence)    69,000 KES
  8. Insurance Analyst (Insurance)    68,500 KES
  9. Assistant Manager (Banking)    68,333 KES
  10. Marketing Assistant (Marketing)    67,333 KES
  11. Keyboard and Data Entry Operators (Secretarial)    67,000 KES
  12. Maintenance Engineer (Engineering)    66,500 KES
  13. Business Analyst (Information Technology)    66,000 KES
  14. Import Logistics Specialist (Import and Export)    65,860 KES
  15. Physiotherapists (Health and Medical)    65,000 KES
  16. Human Resources Administrator (Human Resources)    64,950 KES
  17. Operations Assistant (Executive and Management)    61,000 KES
  18. Communications Specialist (Public Relations)    61,000 KES
  19. Chartered Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    60,577 KES
  20. Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    60,085 KES
  21. Cash Management Officer (Accounting and Finance)    60,000 KES
  22. Credit and Collections Manager (Banking)    60,000 KES
  23. Director of Graphic Design ( Grapic Design)    60,000 KES
  24. Call Center Quality Analyst (Customer Service and Call Center)    60,000 KES
  25. Sales Engineer (Telecommunication)    60,000 KES
  26. Civil Engineer (Construction / Building / Installation)    60,000 KES
  27. Investment Analyst (Accounting and Finance)    60,000 KES
  28. Financial Reporting Consultant (Accounting and Finance)    60,000 KES
  29. Call Center Representative (Customer Service and Call Center)    59,000 KES
  30. Personal Banker (Banking)    58,000 KES
  31. Security Officer (Law Enforcement / Security / Fire)    58,000 KES
  32. Credit Analyst (Banking)    57,500 KES
  33. Credit and Loans Officers (Accounting and Finance)    57,000 KES
  34. Business Advisor (Business Planning)    55,000 KES
  35. Personal Assistant (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    54,500 KES
  36. Conference Services Manager (Food /Hospitality )    54,500 KES
  37. Customer Service Officer (Customer Service and Call Center)    54,333 KES
  38. Auditor ( external ) (Accounting and Finance)    53,333 KES
  39. Maintenance Electrician (Electrical and Electronics Trades)    53,000 KES
  40. Customer Service Team Leader (Customer Service and Call Center)    52,792 KES
  1. Sales Support Manager (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    52,750 KES
  2. Computer Operator (Information Technology)    52,500 KES
  3. Web Developer (Information Technology)    52,500 KES
  4. Sales Promotion Manager (Event Management)    50,000 KES
  5. Business Development (Business Planning)    50,000 KES
  6. Legal Advisor (Legal)    50,000 KES
  7. Electrical Service Technician (Electrical and Electronics Trades)    50,000 KES
  8. Loan Quality Assurance Manager (Banking)    50,000 KES
  9. Environmental Specialist (Environmental)    50,000 KES
  10. PHP Developer (Information Technology)    50,000 KES
  11. Database Administration Manager (Information Technology)    50,000 KES
  12. Art Supervisor (Publishing and Printing)    50,000 KES
  13. Business Development Officer (Banking)    50,000 KES
  14. Network Engineer (Information Technology)    50,000 KES
  15. Graphic Designer (Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management)    50,000 KES
  16. C++ Developer (Information Technology)    50,000 KES
  17. Creative Director (Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management)    50,000 KES
  18. Product Development (Marketing)    47,500 KES
  19. Teller (Banking)    45,444 KES
  20. Account Handler (Marketing)    45,000 KES
  21. CopyWriter (Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management)    45,000 KES
  22. Executive Assistant (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    44,667 KES
  23. IT Support (Information Technology)    43,600 KES
  24. Sales Executive (Sales Retail and Wholesale)    43,500 KES
  25. Relationship Officer (Banking)    43,000 KES
  26. Security Analyst (Information Technology)    43,000 KES
  27. Windows System Administrator (Information Technology)    42,000 KES
  28. Accounting Assistant (Accounting and Finance)    40,261 KES
  29. Public Relations Specialist (Public Relations)    40,000 KES
  30. Meeting / Event Assistant (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    40,000 KES
  31. Management Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    40,000 KES
  32. Specifications Writer (Architecture)    40,000 KES
  33. Auto Parts Manager (Automotive)    40,000 KES
  34. Communications Officer (Marketing)    40,000 KES
  35. Warehouse Manager (Construction / Building / Installation)    40,000 KES
  36. Clerk (Banking)    40,000 KES
  37. Pharmacist (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology)    40,000 KES
  38. Nurse Midwife (Health and Medical)    40,000 KES
  39. Systems Consultant (Information Technology)    39,000 KES
  40. Accounts Payable Clerk (Accounting and Finance)    38,667 KES
  41. Administrative Assistant (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    37,739 KES
  42. Accounts Payable and Receivable Specialist (Accounting )    37,000 KES
  43. Help Desk Support (Information Technology)    36,500 KES
  44. Interior Designer (Architecture)    36,000 KES
  45. Office Coordinator (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    35,500 KES
  46. Data Entry Supervisor (Information Technology)    35,000 KES
  47. Loan Clerk (Banking)    35,000 KES
  48. Switchboard Operators (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    35,000 KES
  1. Junior Staff Accountant (Accounting and Finance)    34,929 KES
  2. Secretary (Administration / Reception / Secretarial)    34,273 KES
  3. Cook (Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering)    33,172 KES
  4. Purchasing Assistant (Purchasing and Inventory)    32,513 KES
  5. Research Assistant (Business Planning)    32,500 KE
  6. Computer Technician (Information Technology)    32,333 KES
  7. Communications Associate (Public Relations)    32,000 KES
  8. Driver (Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers)    30,000 KES
  9. Marketing Analyst (Marketing)    30,000 KES
  10. Executive Human Capital Management (Human Resources)    30,000 KES
  11. Electrician (Construction / Building / Installation)    30,000 KES
  12. Production Engineer (Engineering)    30,000 KES
  13. Architectural Drafter (Architecture)    30,000 KES
  14. Payment Processing Clerk (Banking)    30,000 KES
  15. Payroll Clerks (Accounting and Finance)    30,000 KES

NOTE: 1.)  The Above salaries might be slightly higher or lower depending on the company one is  working for or agreement with the employer. 2.) Some jobs which pay higher than  indicated above  are missing which means that the list is not exhaustive.
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