There are hundreds of petrol station across the country that provide employment opportunities to thousands of Kenyans. These petrol stations are under companies and therefore have several branches across the country. It is for this reason I have carried out a comprehensive review on what you should expect to earn as salary when you apply for a job in a petrol station in Kenya.
Among the most popular petrol station in Kenya include; Total, Shell, Kenol Kobil, Petrocity, National Oil, Diesel Power, Hass Rubis, Gulf Energy among others. To work in a petrol station, one must demonstrate high level of discipline and be hard working.
In Kenya on average petrol station attendants earn an average salary of Ksh. 15,000 to Ksh.35,000. There are various employment opportunities in various positions in petrol stations. Some well established petrol stations can offer you an initial salary of upto ksh.40,000.
Managers, supervisors, accountants and customer attendants are just but a few employment positions that can be found in a petrol station.
A full-fledged petrol station offers various services among them motor repair services, a car wash, a min hotel and a mini supermarket or shop where customers can get refreshments. Most petrol stations also offers a number of products to their clients among them LPG diesel, and kerosene. You will also find cooking gas in most of the petrol station.
All these implies that a petrol station is a busy working place and with it comes a number of duties and responsibilities that workers are assigned.
Most employees working in petrol stations across Kenya are employed on contract subject to renewable upon evaluation at the end of expiry period.
However, a number of petrol stations have gone further to provide their employees with permanent and pensionable employment terms.
So assuming you are a new recruit or you have just landed a job at a popular petrol station, what will you earn? As a new recruit, you’ll not earn more than Ksh25,000 per month unless you possess prior experience from another petrol station. It is therefore advisable to quote an initial salary of between Ksh20,000 to Ksh30,000 during salary negotiation.
Petrol station at the rank of managers or branch managers earn between Ksh. 70,000 to Ksh 150,000. The duties and responsibilities of a branch manager will highly determine their remuneration. However they pay may vary depending on the company one works for and the location of the petrol station.
Branch managers are usually assigned to manage various branches of petrol station owned by a particular company. Supervisors on the other hand are assigned a given petrol station to ensure smooth running of work flow.
As a supervisor under a given petrol station you are likely to earn a monthly salary of between KSH.40,000 TO Ksh.60,000.
The beauty of working in a petrol station nowadays is that fuel pumping has been automated and you no longer need to use a lot of energy pumping fuel.