Supermarket jobs in Kenya are many thanks to the ever growing number of news supermarket branches opening up each and everyday.
If you are looking for a job to work in a supermarket in Kenya, then finding out the amount of salary supermarket workers earn should be your top priority.
Some of the top paying supermarkets in Kenya are Naivas, Quickmart, Chandarana Foodplus and many other small and midsize supermarkets around the country.
Most supermarkets in Kenya pay their employees a monthly salary of between Ksh. 20,000 to ksh.80,000.
Majority of people who work in supermarkets in Kenyan earn an average monthly salary of Ksh.35.000
However, the monthly salary one will earn highly depends on factors such as your job position, Duties and responsibilities and working hours.
Supermarket branch managers, supervisors and accountants are some of the most paid workers. On the other hand, supermarket attendants and cashiers form the largest supermarket workforce and earn an average salary.
Supermarket cleaners and security persons on the other hand are the lowest paid supermarket workers.
Some supermarkets with a large clientele base are known to pay their workers well. Such supermarkets have a well defined starting salary scale and different workers earn different amounts depending on their duties and responsibilities.
Qualifications to work in a supermarket
The position you can apply for in a supermarket will also depend on your level of education and skills. While supermarket attendant job will mostly require you to have at least a Form 4 KCSE certificate, positions such as accountancy and management positions requires skillful individuals. Post graduate certificate holders who are competent enough suit such positions
Below is the average monthly salaries for various supermarket workers in Kenya
Salaries for Supermarket workers in Kenya
|Job Title||Monthly Salary scale (KSH)|
|CEO||Ksh.1.5M to 2M|
|Senior Managers||Ksh 400,000 to Ksh 600,000|
|Branch Managers||Ksh70,000 to Ksh200,000|
|Supervisors||Ksh. 50,000 to Ksh 70,000|
|Accountant||Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 150,000|
|Cashier||Ksh 20,000 to Ksh50,000|
|Supermarket attendants||Ksh15,000 to Ksh 40,000|
|Cleaners||Ksh15,000 to Ksh25,000|
|Security officers||Ksh15,000 to Ksh25,000|
Benefits of working in a Supermarket
Apart from the monthly salary, most supermarket workers starting from the customer attendants, cashiers, stock takers and even cleaners earn, they also stand to gain and make extra money when they attend to their duties on weekends, holidays and when they work overtime.
Most supermarkets have also made it possible for their employees to be able to shop at any time they want and have the bill recovered at the end of their month from their salaries. This way, most supermarket attendants do not carry the burden of waiting till end of the month to do shopping.
A few select supermarkets do cater for grooming expenses of their employees
Supermarket working hours
Most supermarkets in Kenya open early in the morning from 7am and close as late as 10pm. Almost all supermarkets usually remain open throughout the week and even on weekends.
If you are looking for a supermarket job, also be ready to work during the holidays.
How to get supermarket Jobs in Kenya
To get a supermarket job either as a cashier, an attendant, an accountant or even as a supervisor, you can make your application by visiting any supermarket branch around you and make inquiry on any available position.
Customer care desk or the branch manager can assist you with the relevant information and they may be in a better position to notify you when they will be recruiting.