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 Latest Clarification on New TSC salaries and grading system 2022/2023 ; TSC News

 Latest Clarification on New TSC salaries and grading system 2020/2021 ; TSC News

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 Latest Clarification on New TSC salaries and grading system; TSC News

Here is the breakdown of the new TSC salaries and grading system for teachers in 2022.

TSC new grading system

The current TSC grading system of teachers paved the way for the scrapping of some job groups and amalgamation of others.

For instance, grade P1, which was under Job Group G, was scraped off and replaced by Grade B5. The grade was designated as the new entry grade for all tutors at the primary school level.

The following grades were also restructured and re-named as follows:

  • J to C1
  • K to C2
  • L to C3
  • M to C4
  • N to C5

Apart from job groups J to N, there was another rank that belonged to the higher band which was designated as P, Q and R. These three were later restructured to:

  • P to D1
  • Q to D2
  • R to D3

The Kenyan National Union of Teachers also requested for additional job groups- S and T, which the commission granted.

Under the new grading, the two categories were named D4 and D5, respectively.

All chief principals currently fall under category D5 of the new TSC grading system.

Through a Circular released by TSC, some clarifications have been made that will end the speculations about the July 2020 pay rise for teachers.


Teachers who have stagnated in the same job group for more than 3 years will henceforth be upgraded to the next grade according to the TSC policy under the schemes of service or career progression guidelines, CPGs. Hence, all teachers eligible for promotion will be promoted as per the existing POLICIES guiding TSC teacher promotions.

TSC stated categorically that at no point has the Commission stated that Knut members will not be promoted.


Instead, the Commission said that they will be promoted based on the following Schemes Of Service:

Available vacancies in the next job group.

Upon completion of the Teacher Proficiency Course.

Teachers in grade C3, formally L cannot be upgraded to M since M is recognized only under Career Progression Guidelines, CPGs, and teachers in this job group are subjected to an interview.

Meanwhile, all tutors in grade B5 will be automatically get upgraded to C1, joining C1 at the next Salary band.

This is because CPG made B5 to C1 a common cadre promotion for P1 teachers without subjecting them to Teacher Proficiency just like J to K and K to L(C1 to C2 and C2 to C3) respectively.


Teachers in job group B5(H) will get a salary increment from Kshs 24,000-27,000 per month.

Those in C1(J) will have their new salary ranging between Kshs 28,000 to 35,000 per month while those in C2(K) will have a salary increment between 34,000-43,000.

The majority of teachers currently fall in grade C3(L) and their salaries will now range between Kshs 42,000-53,000 while in C4(M) new salary will be 52,000-62,000.

Teachers in grade C5(N) will have a salary range between Kshs 62,000-77,000 a month whereas those in grade  D1(P) will now earn between Kshs 76,000-93,000.


Some tutors will however have to go home empty-handed since their increment was implemented during the first two phases of CBA implementation only.

Secondary school tutors in grade C2, formerly known as job group K with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or its equivalent, will not be receiving any pay rise during this 3rd phase.

It means that the TSC job group K salary scale will remain at a minimum of Ksh. 34, 955, and a maximum of Ksh. 43, 694.

Similarly, some secondary school teachers’ salaries in Kenya will not be affected as they belong to the non-increment group for the third phase. The other categories of trainers whose salary increment was only scheduled for the 1st and 2nd phase are:

  • Secondary school tutors with a Diploma in Education (grade C1)
  • Primary tutors at job group B5


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