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Human Resources

Almaty is the largest city in the country, the center of business and entrepreneurial activity. More than 1.9 million people live in the city.

The employed population is 408 424 people with an average salary of 138 760 tenge.

Employed population by main types of economic activity in Almaty

Kind of activity

of people

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries



  • Mining and quarrying
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning
  • Water supply; sewer system, control over the collection and distribution of waste




Wholesale and retail trade; car and motorcycle repair


Transport and storage


Accommodation and food services


Information and Communication


Financial and insurance activities


Real estate operations


Professional, scientific and technical activities


Administrative and support services activities


Public administration and defense; compulsory social security




Health and social services


Arts, entertainment and recreation


The provision of other types of services


Employed in the economy, total


Source: stat.gov.kz

The average monthly nominal wage of one employee in certain professions and positions in Almaty


wage per

Head of the organization

345 577

Head of Specialized Unit

173 706


212 567

Energy Engineer

167 341

Engineer Occupational Health and Safety

113 439


138 719

Техник (денсаулық сақтауды қоспағанда, экономикалық қызметтің барлық түрлерінде)

132 224


135 115


103 504

University teacher

160 219

Teacher in secondary education and elementary school

137 736

Chief Specialist

103 288

Leading Specialist

92 900




259 113


151 164

Accountant (intermediate level)

110 432


232 083


87 607

Carpenter (joiner)

107 645


93 417

Locksmith plumber

55 711


240 980


97 953

Gas welder

150 241

Blacksmiths, blacksmiths on hammers and presses



91 837

Car driver

100 726

The machinist of the bulldozer, grader, scraper

178 269

Excavator machinist

179 542

The machinist of the crane (crane operator)

131 969


81 863

Ancillary worker

66 185

Source: stat.gov.kz

Number of higher education institutions: 41

Number of university students: 143 860 (of which women – 76 723)

Number of graduates of higher educational institutions: 31 052 (of which women – 17 078)

Universities of Almaty:

KIMEP University - private-state university located in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. It carries out activities in the field of higher education in accordance with the American credit system of education. Classes are mainly held in English. KIMEP has three faculties:

  • Faculty of Business named after Benga - specialties: bachelor's degree in finance, accounting and audit, marketing, management, information systems in business; Master in Business Administration, Accounting and Auditing, Finance, Marketing;
  • Faculty of Social Sciences - specialties: bachelor's degree in state and local government, journalism, international relations, economics; Master's degree in public and local government, international journalism, international relations, economics;
  • Faculty of Law - Specialties: Bachelor in International Law, Jurisprudence;
  • Language Center - conducts basic English courses for applicants to KIMEP, as well as training in the following specialties: Bachelor of Translation, Bachelor of Foreign Languages, Master of Teaching a Foreign Language.

Address: Kazakhstan, Almaty region, Almaty, Abay 2

Phone: +7 (727) 270 43 80

Email: astnedop@kimep.kz, erayeva@kimep.kz

Website: www.kimep.kz

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University – Leading multidisciplinary higher educational institution of Kazakhstan. The multi-level education system of KazNU includes: higher basic education (bachelor's degree), higher specialized education, master's and doctoral programs. Admission to KazNU is carried out on state educational grants and on a contractual basis. Specialists are trained in more than 180 specialties.

KazNU includes 15 faculties, a college, a continuing education institution, 7 research institutes, 25 specialized dissertation councils for the defense of doctoral dissertations in 67 specialties, more than 20 thousand students, undergraduates and doctors are trained at the university. The scientific infrastructure also includes 11 centers.

According to the results of a study by the international rating agency QS World University Rankings, in the academic year 2018, KazNU took 220th place among the 800 best universities in the world. In the QS University Rankings rating for countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (QS University Rankings EECA 2016), KazNU took 11th place out of 200. In both ratings, KazNU received the highest rating among all universities in Kazakhstan.

Address: Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 050040 Al-Farabi Ave., 71

Phone: 8 (727) 377-33-33

Email: info@kaznu.kz  

Website: www.kaznu.kz

Kazakh-British Technical University – a scientific and educational cluster uniting a university, research and development institutes; was created to ensure the interconnection of innovation, research and educational blocks, as well as the real integration of science, education and production.

Over the past 9 years (2010–2018), KBTU is recognized as the best technical university in Kazakhstan according to the General rating of IKAQAE (Independent Kazakhstan Agency for Quality Assurance in Education)

According to QS World University rankings, KBTU entered the list of the best 600 universities in 2012, thereby joining a group of rapidly developing technical universities in the world. According to the results of the study, KBTU scored the highest score among universities in Kazakhstan in terms of the “academic reputation index” and “employer reputation index”, leaving KazNTU named after K.I. Satpayev, AIEC, KazNU named after Al-Farabi and other universities in Kazakhstan.

The best programs in Kazakhstan Oil and gas business, Chemical engineering, Information technology (IKAQAE).

The only Kazakhstan university that has received international accreditation from the ABET Agency (Council on Accreditation in the Field of Engineering and Technology) of the United States for all computer majors.

The only Kazakhstan university that has received international accreditation of engineering programs of the British Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), which has a royal diploma and a license from the UK Engineering Council.

The KBTU Master in Financial Analysis program is the only officially recognized CFA Institute program in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

KBTU Business School passes accreditation procedures of the International Council for accreditation of business schools and business education programs (ACBSP — Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).

KBTU Business School received international accreditation ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the "Association of Chartered Certified Accountants".

Address: Almaty, Astana Square, Tole bi street, 59

Phone: +7 (727) 357-42-42

Email: info@kbtu.kz, kense@kbtu.kz

Website: www.kbtu.kz

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