Best paying banks in Kenya

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These banks pay their employees hefty perks.......

I&M Headquarters in Nairobi. I&M is said to pay its employees handsomely. play I&M Headquarters in Nairobi. I&M is said to pay its employees handsomely. (Planning systems and services)

When we were children, we dreamed of working in some of the best paying banks in Kenya.

Working in the bank is perceived as prestigious and promotes a person’s status. When you tell people that you work in the bank, a certain kind of respect is accorded to you.

Well it is true that working in the bank comes with many advantages including a handsome pay.

So here are the best paying banks in Kenya:


1. Stanbic Bank

play CFC Stanbic Bank headquarters in Nairobi. Stanbic bank pays its employees the highest salaries. (The Star)


It is one of the best paying banks in Kenya. A majority of its employees are finance graduates especially those with Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. Bachelor of Commerce and Statistics graduates can also work at the international bank whose Kenyan head office is located in Westlands Nairobi.

Graduates can find vacancies in positions such as graduate clerks, financial analyst and loan officers.

The starting salary is said to range between Sh70,000 to Sh90,000. Stanbic bank senior managers are said to be the highest paid in Kenya with a monthly salary of Sh2 million monthly.

2. Standard Chartered

play Standard Chartered bank building in Nairobi. (Kenyans)


It is an international bank whose headquarters are based in London, United Kingdom.

Standard Chartered offers favorable deals for fresh graduates. Tellers take home of Sh65,000 which is subject to be reviewed upwards. Sales executive pocket an estimate of Sh25,000 per month.

3. Commercial Bank of Africa

play CBA bank headquarters in Upperhill, Nairobi. (blocs.mesvilaweb)


CBA, which is associated with the President Kenyatta’s family, is the bank which partners with Safaricom on M-Shwari. M-Shwari is a mobile money platform which allows Safaricom customers to save money or borrow loans through M-Pesa.

The bank is said to pay fresh graduates above Sh68,000 while branch managers take home above Sh150,000. The lowest paid sales executives are paid over Sh25,000.

4.  I&M

I&M is said to pay entry-level university graduates Sh56,000-65,000. The bank offers rewarding careers to its employees as well as competitive compensation. A human Resource Officer with over 2 years working experience takes home a monthly salary of Sh91,000 to Sh98,000.

5. Co-operative Bank

play Co-operative bank headquarters in Nairobi. The building is famous for withstanding the 1998 terrorist bombing of the US embassy. (International Banker)


The bank is headquartered in Nairobi along Haile Selassie Avenue. The  Co-operative building is famous for withstanding the 1998 bombing of the US Embassy which was located just adjacent to it.

The bank pays graduate clerks Sh68,000 to Sh75,000 which is subject to increase based on appraisals from the seniors.

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