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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Kenya?

105,033 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Kenya typically earns around 105,033 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Construction / Building / Installation jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Adjudicator95,982 KES
Assembler95,410 KES
Boat Builder and Shipwright107,545 KES
Bricklayer81,038 KES
Building Administrator99,116 KES
Building Contracts Manager162,545 KES
Building Inspector112,971 KES
Building Monitor75,923 KES
Building Sales Manager157,099 KES
Cabinetmaker87,770 KES
Carpenter94,319 KES
Civil Engineer134,656 KES
Civil Technician114,423 KES
Concreter98,328 KES
Construction and Maintenance Manager116,989 KES
Construction Assistant107,075 KES
Construction Coordinator121,764 KES
Construction Estimator128,938 KES
Construction Field Engineer135,619 KES
Construction General Manager145,684 KES
Construction Inventory Officer77,887 KES
Construction Operations Manager150,338 KES
Construction Project Coordinator137,002 KES
Construction Project Engineer140,807 KES
Construction Project Manager183,275 KES
Construction Project Planner136,581 KES
Construction Quality Control Manager164,262 KES
Construction Safety Officer126,410 KES
Construction Superintendent134,812 KES
Construction Supervisor142,478 KES
Construction Technical Assistant104,955 KES
Construction Technical Officer100,697 KES
Construction Technical Writer92,571 KES
Construction Technician88,028 KES
Crane and Tower Operator91,954 KES
Diesel Mechanic75,211 KES
Drywall Installer83,496 KES
Electrical Draftsman83,834 KES
Electrical Engineering Supervisor138,562 KES
Electrical Engineering Technician114,070 KES
Electrician119,566 KES
Elevator Installer and Repairer97,836 KES
Engineer136,021 KES
Excavator Operator101,087 KES
Floor Finisher108,136 KES
Floor Manager115,079 KES
Foreman80,028 KES
Frame and Truss Detailer82,449 KES
Furniture Finisher78,894 KES
Gas Technician 77,075 KES
Handyman77,833 KES
Health and Safety Coordinator112,651 KES
Health and Safety Officer95,672 KES
Installation Manager140,705 KES
Installer87,374 KES
Insulation Installer81,547 KES
Labourer65,930 KES
Land Surveyor93,062 KES
Lift Technician77,930 KES
Material Tester97,314 KES
Model Maker101,678 KES
Order Picker81,017 KES
Painter81,214 KES
Pipe Layer70,932 KES
Pipefitter73,604 KES
Plumber85,866 KES
Property Coordinator141,205 KES
Purchasing Manager159,623 KES
Quantity Surveyor122,544 KES
Roof Slater and Tiler85,682 KES
Sheet Metal Mechanic97,724 KES
Site Clerk81,602 KES
Site engineer126,796 KES
Site Leader139,394 KES
Stock Controller112,092 KES
Structural Steel Construction Worker96,155 KES
Technical Draughtsman100,987 KES
Tendering Manager165,783 KES
Tower Crane Operator73,967 KES
Wall and Floor Tiler78,163 KES
Warehouse Manager156,093 KES
Welder81,813 KES
Welding Superintendent93,026 KES

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Construction / Building / Installation

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Kenya range between 63,741 KES per month (minimum salary) to 172,999 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 106,083 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 106,083 KES while the other half are earning more than 106,083 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 Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 76,421 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 76,421 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 142,332 KES while 25% are earning more than 142,332 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

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Construction / Building / Installation salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary 2016    =  
96,690 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
100,268 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
103,075 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
105,033 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Construction / Building / Installation 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

606 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Construction / Building / Installation is 606 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 606 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu101,846 KES
Mombasa114,473 KES
Nairobi125,154 KES
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