How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Kenya?
178,535 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Kenya typically earns around 178,535 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Information Technology jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Business Analyst||66,000 KES|
|Business Process Consultant||375,000 KES|
|Business Systems Analyst||170,000 KES|
|C# Developer||18,000 KES|
|C++ Developer||50,000 KES|
|Computer Operator||52,500 KES|
|Computer Technician||32,333 KES|
|Data Entry Supervisor||35,000 KES|
|Database Administration Manager||50,000 KES|
|Database Administrator||125,000 KES|
|Delivery Manager||135,000 KES|
|Developer / Programmer (General)||392,200 KES|
|Development Manager||342,857 KES|
|Director of Application Development||209,000 KES|
|Documentation Specialist||120,000 KES|
|Enterprise Architecture Manager||1,166,667 KES|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Architect||430,000 KES|
|Enterprise Infrastructure Manager||212,000 KES|
|ERP / CRM - Technical Consultant||248,333 KES|
|Help Desk Support||36,500 KES|
|Information Services Consultant||100,000 KES|
|IT Administrator||79,733 KES|
|IT Manager||313,725 KES|
|IT Service Management Architect||100,000 KES|
|IT Support||50,938 KES|
|Network Administrator||100,000 KES|
|Network Engineer||70,000 KES|
|Network Engineering Manager||155,000 KES|
|Network Specialist||330,000 KES|
|Network Technician||50,000 KES|
|NT Systems Administrator||102,500 KES|
|PHP Developer||50,000 KES|
|Project Leader||165,000 KES|
|Project Manager||185,893 KES|
|Sales Support Manager||97,500 KES|
|Scrum Master||300,000 KES|
|Security Administrator||220,000 KES|
|Security Analyst||43,000 KES|
|Security Manager||100,000 KES|
|Senior Application Consultant||74,000 KES|
|Senior Software Developer||210,000 KES|
|Senior Software Engineer||89,000 KES|
|Service Delivery Manager||180,000 KES|
|Software Engineer||131,533 KES|
|Software Support Engineer||139,500 KES|
|System Administrator||69,429 KES|
|Systems Analyst||118,750 KES|
|Systems Architect||262,500 KES|
|Systems Consultant||39,000 KES|
|Technical Manager||250,000 KES|
|Web Designer||25,061 KES|
|Web Developer||57,000 KES|
|Windows System Administrator||42,000 KES|
Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
The Information Technology salaries in Kenya range between 15,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 1,480,000 KES per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 100,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 100,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 100,000 KES. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 50,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 50,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 225,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 225,000 KES.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya
How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Kenya are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Kenya
916 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Information Technology is 916 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 916 KES for every worked hour.
Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.
Salary Comparison of Information Technology Jobs in Kenya
We compared Kenya salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 23% more than those of All Jobs.
Salary Comparison By City