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Electrical and Electronics Trades Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Electrical and Electronics Trades make in Kenya?

104,659 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Electrical and Electronics Trades in Kenya typically earns around 104,659 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Electrical and Electronics Trades 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
Cable Installer and Locator78,788 KES
Digital Design Engineer130,405 KES
Electrical Designer120,415 KES
Electrical Drafter99,247 KES
Electrical Engineering Manager168,819 KES
Electrical Planner110,378 KES
Electrical Sales Engineer122,759 KES
Electrical Service Technician79,484 KES
Electrical Technician120,896 KES
Electrical Worker84,242 KES
Electrician95,046 KES
Electromechanical Technician77,887 KES
Electronic Engineer137,984 KES
Electronics Instructor128,256 KES
Electronics Technician83,393 KES
Field Service Engineer154,932 KES
Field Service Technician89,953 KES
Hydroelectric Plant Technician94,140 KES
Hydroelectric Production Manager163,148 KES
Instrumentation Technician88,941 KES
Journeyman Electrician80,901 KES
Maintenance Electrician75,787 KES
Mechatronics Technician88,621 KES
Power Equipment Mechanic95,440 KES
Power Line Technician91,044 KES
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic101,540 KES
Security Service Engineer146,350 KES
Technical Manager163,040 KES
Turbine Fitter77,231 KES
Warehouse Attendant75,181 KES
Warehouse Manager155,741 KES
Watch Repairer99,905 KES

Electrical and Electronics Trades Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Electrical and Electronics Trades

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries in Kenya range between 72,831 KES per month (minimum salary) to 162,073 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 108,845 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 108,845 KES while the other half are earning more than 108,845 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 Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 81,754 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 81,754 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Electrical and Electronics Trades are earning less than 146,296 KES while 25% are earning more than 146,296 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

Electrical and Electronics Trades Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Electrical and Electronics Trades
Average Salary 2016    =  
93,851 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
97,324 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
100,925 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
104,659 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Electrical and Electronics Trades 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 4% 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

604 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Electrical and Electronics Trades is 604 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 604 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.

Electrical and Electronics Trades VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical and Electronics Trades and Electrical and Electronics Trades monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Electrical and Electronics Trades and All Jobs and we found that Electrical and Electronics Trades salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu101,483 KES
Mombasa114,065 KES
Nairobi124,709 KES
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