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Engineering Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Kenya?

134,736 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Kenya typically earns around 134,736 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering 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
Civil Engineer129,274 KES
Design Engineer80,288 KES
Drilling Engineer116,333 KES
Electrical Engineer85,975 KES
Electrical Engineering Manager250,000 KES
Engineer117,500 KES
Engineering Technician260,000 KES
Equipment Engineering Manager133,333 KES
Field Engineer100,000 KES
Maintenance Engineer66,500 KES
Mechanical Engineer50,000 KES
Process Engineer150,667 KES
Production Engineer30,000 KES
Production Manager220,000 KES
Project Engineer207,000 KES
Project Manager245,000 KES
Quality Assurance Engineer140,000 KES

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

25% of people earn
60,000 KES
or less
50% of people earn
110,917 KES
or less
75% of people earn
180,000 KES
or less
18,000 KES
110,917 KES
550,000 KES

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Kenya range between 18,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 550,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 110,917 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 110,917 KES while the other half are earning more than 110,917 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 Engineering are earning less than 60,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 60,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 180,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 180,000 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

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
126,226 KES
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
129,760 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
131,836 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
134,736 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

691 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Engineering is 691 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 691 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 Engineering Jobs in Kenya

134,736 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Kenya salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kiambu125,000 KES
Mombasa52,500 KES
Nairobi141,996 KES
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