Nairobi, Feb. 21 -- Companies in the construction sector place a premium on experience compared to academic qualifications when setting salaries for their employees such as architects, engineers and quantity surveyors.

This is according to a 2022 salary survey by the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) that compiled responses from 65 companies.

"Built environment firms employ various criteria to decide the salary scale," the report says.

"Specifically, 84 percent base the employee salaries on years of experience, 48 percent on academic qualifications, and 15 percent on the possession of relevant skills such as software."

On average, architects, quantity surveyors, construction project managers and engineers with the most experien...