Human Resource (HR) professionals in Kenya earn varying salaries depending on the sector they are working for and the level of academic qualifications.
The lowest paid HR professionals are in the agriculture, education and milk processing firms, where the average salary of degree holders is Ksh 70,000 while that of diploma holders is Ksh 40,000.Senior HR Managers in these institutions earn Ksh 150,000-Ksh 250,000.
In the banking sector, HR graduates earn average salary of Ksh 150,000 while senior managers earn Ksh 250,000-Ksh 700,000.Banking sector rarely employ diploma and certificate graduates.
Insurance companies pay fresh HR graduates Ksh 75,000 while those who have stayed in the industry for at least 3 years earn at least Ksh 150,000.
Government institutions pay HR diploma holders average salary of Ksh 40,000 while degree holders earn Ksh 78,000-Ksh 108,000.Senior HR managers in government institutions earn Ksh 250,000-Ksh 400,000.
HR managers in audit firms like PWC,KPMG and Deloitte earn at least Ksh 300,000 while fresh graduates earn Ksh 75,000-Ksh 120,000.