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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Kenya 2020

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Kenya?

Average Monthly Salary
199,000 KES
( 2,380,000 KES yearly)


A person working in Executive and Management in Kenya typically earns around 199,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 65,600 KES (lowest average) to 328,000 KES (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Executive and Management careers. 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
Account Coordinator146,000 KES
Administration Manager163,000 KES
Area Manager162,000 KES
Asset Protection Associate183,000 KES
Assistant Director175,000 KES
Assistant Manager192,000 KES
Assistant Operations Manager202,000 KES
Assistant Project Manager180,000 KES
Assistant Section Head153,000 KES
Assistant to CEO169,000 KES
Assistant Vice President189,000 KES
Associate Director187,000 KES
Bid Manager200,000 KES
Branch Manager203,000 KES
Business Development Manager225,000 KES
Business Operations Associate170,000 KES
Business Operations Lead178,000 KES
Campaign Manager198,000 KES
Chairman of The Board343,000 KES
Chairman Office Manager227,000 KES
Chief Corporate Officer287,000 KES
Chief Executive Officer358,000 KES
Chief Financial Officer303,000 KES
Chief of Staff153,000 KES
Chief Operating Officer246,000 KES
Chief Risk Officer219,000 KES
Client Services Manager227,000 KES
Commercial Project Manager187,000 KES
Commodity Broker140,000 KES
Corporate Affairs Executive201,000 KES
Corporate Compliance Director215,000 KES
Corporate Director229,000 KES
Corporate Officer156,000 KES
Corporate Partnerships Officer165,000 KES
Country Manager274,000 KES
Deputy Director239,000 KES
Director259,000 KES
Director of Accreditation226,000 KES
Director of Catering Services206,000 KES
Director of Client Services216,000 KES
Director of Facilities Management191,000 KES
Director of Operations215,000 KES
Director of Process Simplification180,000 KES
Director of Project Management229,000 KES
Director of Revenue Management218,000 KES
Director of Training and Development228,000 KES
Distribution Manager224,000 KES
Division Manager190,000 KES
Duty Manager197,000 KES
Engagement Manager239,000 KES
Executive Director325,000 KES
Executive Manager290,000 KES
Franchise Manager279,000 KES
General Manager260,000 KES
Global Master Data Manager248,000 KES
Head of Middle Office216,000 KES
Head of Projects220,000 KES
Head of Sustainability193,000 KES
Housing Manager179,000 KES
HSE Manager185,000 KES
Key Account Manager197,000 KES
Knowledge Manager208,000 KES
Location Manager210,000 KES
Logistics Manager178,000 KES
Management Consultant179,000 KES
Management Executive247,000 KES
Manager227,000 KES
Managing Director274,000 KES
MIS Executive218,000 KES
Ocean Services Manager245,000 KES
Operations Assistant157,000 KES
Operations Director264,000 KES
Operations Executive238,000 KES
Operations Manager256,000 KES
Operations Supervisor214,000 KES
Policy Administration Executive200,000 KES
Private Sector Executive204,000 KES
Product Development Manager219,000 KES
Product Executive205,000 KES
Production Executive235,000 KES
Production Manager235,000 KES
Production Supervisor184,000 KES
Program Manager248,000 KES
Programme Coordinator164,000 KES
Project Control Manager248,000 KES
Project Coordinator136,000 KES
Project Management Officer161,000 KES
Project Manager177,000 KES
Project Portfolio Manager184,000 KES
Quality Manager192,000 KES
R/D Director195,000 KES
Regional Director300,000 KES
Regional Manager228,000 KES
Relationship Manager219,000 KES
Retail District Manager166,000 KES
Revenue Manager172,000 KES
Risk and Capital Manager261,000 KES
Risk Officer176,000 KES
Safety Manager169,000 KES
Section Head179,000 KES
Service Manager187,000 KES
Shift Supervisor136,000 KES
Solutions Manager154,000 KES
Supervisor137,000 KES
Supply Chain Manager250,000 KES
Surveyor153,000 KES
Technical Manager211,000 KES
Territory Manager231,000 KES
Validation Manager193,000 KES
Vice President272,000 KES
Zone Manager237,000 KES

Executive and Management Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Executive and Management
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Executive and Management salaries in Kenya range from 65,600 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 328,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 215,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 215,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 215,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 Executive and Management are earning less than 126,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 126,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 293,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 293,000 KES.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kenya costs anywhere from 734,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) to 2,200,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Executive and Management Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya Executive and Management
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Kenya who work in Executive and Management earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

213,000 KES
184,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

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Executive and Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for Executive and Management professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Executive and Management

Executive and Management professionals in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 26 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kenya Executive and Management
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Kenya / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Kenya is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kenya for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Executive and Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Executive and Management
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Executive and Management is considered to be a high bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

36% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 64% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Executive and Management Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

1,150 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya is 1,150 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximately 1,150 KES for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Executive and Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive and Management and Executive and Management monthly Kenya
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The average salary for Executive and Management is 35% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu193,000 KES
Mombasa217,000 KES
Nairobi237,000 KES

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kenya earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
140,000 KES
Public Sector+14%
159,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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