Part time lecturers are those lecturers not employed on permanent basis, they are paid based on the lessons they cover. The average salary of a part time lecturer in Kenya is Ksh 80,000 per month. There are part time lecturers earning up to Ksh180, 000 per month, but they hold at least a PhD qualification. There are also part time lecturers earning as little as Ksh 40,000 per month especially those who don’t possess PhD.
University Lecturers in Kenya are paid per hour taught. Each hour, they are paid Ksh1,000 to Ksh 10,000.Per week a lecturer will lecture for at least 6 hours.
The bad thing about being a part time lecturer is that you are not given allowances and pension benefits. You negotiate your salary which is also taxed. Most universities don’t even pay monthly, they pay per semester, meaning that you receive salary after every three months.
The best paying universities are the private ones where students pay fee directly to the institution. Strathmore, Daystar, USIU,MKU and KCA are among the best paying private universities. So if you want to secure opportunity as a part time lecturer, go to those universities. University of Nairobi,KU,JKUAT and Maseno Universities are among the best paying public universities.
The best qualification to become a part time lecturer in Kenya is a PhD.At this level, you are confident of earning over Ksh100,000 per month.
A part time lecturer is allowed to lecture in more than one university. It’s even better to do that because salary from only one university can’t sustain your lifestyle.