Highest paying security companies in Kenya


Security companies are among the areas which recruit highest number of Kenyans especially those who score less than C+ in Kenya. It’s always hard to identify the highest paying company unless you work in a specific company or you have inside information. Security guards make the highest percentage of the workforce in the security sector.

If you aren’t lucky to join KDF or police force in Kenya, you can try your luck in the security sector. Here are the best security companies to work for in Kenya:

  • G4S Kenya

G4S has several branches in Kenya, it’s one of the highest paying security companies in Kenya. With just a certificate from high school, you will secure a job as a guard at the institution which pays Ksh 14,000 to Ksh 21,000.The starting salary of security guards is Ksh 14,000 and above. Supervisors earn Ksh 35,000 to Ksh 70,000 while managers take home Ksh 70,000 and above each. There are managers earning above Ksh 200,000 per month.

Drivers at G4S earn Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 60,000 per month depending on one’s experience and the number of years he has been in the institution.

G4S security guards working in major malls like Two River, major banks and government institutions earn more money than those working in remote areas.

G4S Security guard minimum requirements

  1. Age should be between 25 to 35 years
  2. Applicant must have a Valid Kenyan National ID Card
  3. A Good Conduct Certificate
  4. Medical Fitness Certificate
  5. Those who are interested in the Security sector must be physically and mentally fit.
  6. Must have Minimum D+ Grade by KCSE
  7. The applicants need to provide at least two letters of recommendation. The referees will be contacted during the screening process.

To rise in the ranks, ensure you enroll for a college degree in criminology and security studies. You can also do a professional course like CFE.

  • Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo is a reputable security and delivery firm. The company’s salaries are harmonized with salaries for other workers in African countries. For Security Guards, monthly salaries range between Ksh 16,000 to Ksh 50,000.If you manage to be in the company for more than 5 years, you will earn not less than Ksh 35,000 per month.

Wells Fargo pays supervisors Ksh 45,000 to Ksh 80,000 per month. Managers earn from Ksh 75,000 to Ksh 250,000 monthly.

There are also receptionists, accountants, cashiers and drivers who also earn not less than Ksh 20k per month.

Wells Fargo Security Guard Minimum requirements

  • KCSE certificate with a mean grade of D plain and above
  • Original Identification card
  • Oral and written English proficiency
  • Certificate of good conduct (not more than 6 months old)
  • Must have no criminal record
  • A minimum of three referees.
  • Be between ages of 22 years to 40 years
  • Height of 5’8″ for ladies and 5’9″ for male

Your target as a worker at Wells Fargo is to become a supervisor or manager. You will enjoy decent pay and less working hours.

  • Bob Morgan Security Ltd

Bob Morgan Security Ltd is one of the best security firms to work for in Kenya. It has branches across the country. Newly recruited Security Guards earn Ksh 12,000 to 20,000 per month.

With 3-5 years of experience, you will earn above Ksh 25,000 monthly.

Supervisors, accountants, HR managers and other managers earn the highest amount of money. As a supervisor, you will earn over Ksh 40k monthly.

To get a security guard job at BM Security you need KCSE qualification with minimum grade of D – (Minus) ,Age 23-40 years ,Height 5 feet 7 inches.

  • KK Security Ltd

KK Security Ltd is another security firm you should aim to work for. Their monthly salary for new security guards is Ksh 12,000 to Ksh 18,000.They require a D- in KCSE and a certificate of good conduct.

Supervisors at KK security earns Ksh 30,000 and above. Cashiers take home Ksh 25,000 and above. To be a cashier you need a diploma in accounting or CPA1.

If you become a manager at BM Security, you will pull in over Ksh 40,000 monthly.

  • Securex Agencies (K) Ltd

Securex Agencies (K) Ltd is another top security company in Kenya. It pays new security guards Ksh 11,000 and above per month. With experience of more than 3 years, a security guard will earn over Ksh18,000.

Supervisors and top managers earn the best salary. The take home is Ksh 40,000 and above per month at this level (supervisor and manager)

University graduates earn above Ksh 35,000.

  • Ultimate Security Ltd

Ultimate Security Ltd is also among top 10 best paying security companies in Kenya. Their monthly pay for security guards is in the neigbourhood of Ksh 15,000.Security guards with over 5 years of experience pocket over Ksh 20,000 monthly.

  • Riley Services Ltd

Riley Services Ltd has been operating in Kenya for more than 10 years and their pay is not bad, they also have good working terms for security guards. A new recruit makes over Ksh 12,000 per month. They give medical cover and other allowances.

  • Radar Security LTD

Radar Security LTD always wins big contracts which pay handsomely. Their security guards are paid over Ksh 13,000 per month. The company mostly operate in Nairobi.

  • Senaca East Africa

Senaca East Africa is also another company you should look for employment at, they pay well. If you have a diploma in criminology, they will pay you over Ksh 20k per month.

Newly recruited security guards earn Ksh 12,000 to Ksh 15,000 per month.