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Engineering Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

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

131,725 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Kenya typically earns around 131,725 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
Acoustics Engineer138,179 KES
Assembly Engineering Technician125,265 KES
Assistant Chief Engineer154,302 KES
Associate Engineer134,092 KES
Autocad Operator113,521 KES
Automation Engineer154,393 KES
Avionic System Support Engineer125,766 KES
Biochemical Engineer150,232 KES
BMS Engineer148,178 KES
Bridge and Lock Tender129,715 KES
Broadcast Engineer151,028 KES
CAD Design Engineer127,327 KES
CAD Designer106,707 KES
CAE Engineer134,622 KES
Ceramics Engineer128,488 KES
Civil Engineer131,791 KES
Commissioning Engineer132,746 KES
Communications Engineer143,282 KES
Condition Monitoring Engineer126,599 KES
Contract Associate Engineer142,706 KES
Control Systems Engineer143,820 KES
Controls Engineer145,525 KES
Controls Software Engineer141,499 KES
Corrosion Engineer135,060 KES
Design Engineer144,400 KES
Drafter104,369 KES
Drafting Manager158,242 KES
Drilling Engineer131,041 KES
Electrical Draughtsman90,642 KES
Electrical Engineer147,651 KES
Electrical Engineering Manager174,149 KES
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist145,533 KES
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler126,954 KES
Energy Engineer156,459 KES
Engine Assembler99,905 KES
Engineer139,295 KES
Engineering Account Manager128,919 KES
Engineering Chief Designer135,577 KES
Engineering Consultant164,898 KES
Engineering Key Account Manager161,874 KES
Engineering Lab Technician119,725 KES
Engineering Planning Manager163,375 KES
Engineering Production Manager180,529 KES
Engineering Project Analyst154,251 KES
Engineering Project Coordinator 141,135 KES
Engineering Project Director178,632 KES
Engineering Project Manager170,197 KES
Engineering Research and Development Manager169,075 KES
Engineering Safety Coordinator118,596 KES
Engineering Sales Manager166,274 KES
Engineering Technician124,811 KES
Engineering Technologist122,810 KES
Environmental Engineer148,610 KES
Equipment Engineer138,336 KES
Equipment Engineering Manager153,647 KES
Estimator133,197 KES
Fabrication Specialist112,437 KES
Fabricator99,048 KES
Facade Engineer143,849 KES
Fiber Analyst112,441 KES
Field Engineer127,991 KES
Field Engineering Manager170,151 KES
Fire Engineer140,805 KES
Fitter and Turner73,968 KES
Forestry Strategic Planner153,192 KES
Generation Engineer162,022 KES
Genetic Engineer165,592 KES
Geological Engineer158,532 KES
Geotechnical Engineer153,351 KES
Heavy Equipment Mechanic105,389 KES
Highway Engineer126,694 KES
HSE Professional119,848 KES
HVAC Engineer143,394 KES
HVAC Supervisor134,111 KES
Industrial Engineer135,285 KES
Industrial Engineering Technologist137,275 KES
Instrument Engineer153,484 KES
Instrumentation and Control Engineer151,494 KES
Instrumentation Engineer141,296 KES
Instrumentation Manager178,553 KES
Irrigation Engineer136,744 KES
Licensed Aircraft Engineer140,978 KES
Locomotive Engineer133,870 KES
Maintenance Engineer136,237 KES
Maintenance Fitter90,044 KES
Maintenance Manager170,462 KES
Manufacturing Engineer142,651 KES
Marine Engineer122,378 KES
Materials Engineer129,317 KES
Materials Researcher146,992 KES
Materials Technician127,991 KES
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer144,168 KES
Mechanical Design Engineer152,972 KES
Mechanical Designer134,786 KES
Mechanical Engineer145,730 KES
Mechanical Engineering Manager171,908 KES
Mechanical Inspector139,246 KES
Mechatronics Engineer133,163 KES
Mining Engineer130,122 KES
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer158,323 KES
Optical Engineer128,600 KES
Optical Instrument Assembler116,619 KES
PCB Assembler99,018 KES
Photonics Engineer152,658 KES
Photonics Technician125,391 KES
Pipeline Engineer130,113 KES
Piping Designer116,549 KES
Piping Engineer133,031 KES
Planning Engineer128,389 KES
Pressure Vessel Inspector89,407 KES
Principal Cost Engineer149,626 KES
Principal Engineer151,597 KES
Principal Support Engineer134,092 KES
Process Engineer138,579 KES
Process Operator119,839 KES
Product Development Engineer153,859 KES
Product Development Technician119,687 KES
Product Engineer126,266 KES
Product Safety Engineer130,641 KES
Production Engineer139,394 KES
Project Engineer136,856 KES
Proposal Manager154,130 KES
Purchasing Engineer141,887 KES
Quality Assurance Engineer129,184 KES
Rail Engineer130,643 KES
Robotics Engineer157,351 KES
Robotics Technician131,041 KES
Safety Engineer130,223 KES
Safety Inspector119,848 KES
Safety Manager145,684 KES
Safety Officer117,489 KES
Sales Engineer133,031 KES
Scheduling Engineer120,093 KES
Service Engineer155,225 KES
Solar Engineer147,799 KES
Staff Engineer127,991 KES
Static Equipment Engineer127,312 KES
Stationary Engineer122,251 KES
Stress Engineer129,360 KES
Structural Analysis Engineer144,434 KES
Structural Designer122,435 KES
Structural Engineer147,941 KES
Structural Technician111,850 KES
Supply Chain Specialist145,533 KES
Surveyor106,919 KES
Technical Affairs Officer111,916 KES
Technical Assistant119,509 KES
Technical Engineer122,311 KES
Technical Support Engineer128,593 KES
Tender Engineer124,811 KES
Test Development Engineer135,619 KES
Transportation Engineer141,209 KES
Validation Engineer133,163 KES
Verification Engineer132,209 KES
Wastewater Engineer131,138 KES
Wind Energy Engineer142,994 KES
Wind Energy Operations Manager167,132 KES
Work Planner106,190 KES

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Kenya range between 72,831 KES per month (minimum salary) to 174,812 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 129,090 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 129,090 KES while the other half are earning more than 129,090 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 90,865 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 90,865 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 145,873 KES while 25% are earning more than 145,873 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Engineering
Average Salary 2016    =  
121,261 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
125,748 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
128,137 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
131,725 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 3% 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

760 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Engineering is 760 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 760 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu127,728 KES
Mombasa143,564 KES
Nairobi156,960 KES
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