A person working as a Personal Assistant in Kenya typically earns around 80,900 KES per month. Salaries range from 37,200 KES (lowest) to 129,000 KES (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Personal Assistant salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Personal Assistant salaries in Kenya range from 37,200 KES per month (minimum salary) to 129,000 KES per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 87,400 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 87,400 KES while the other half are earning more than 87,400 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 Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 56,100 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 56,100 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of Personal Assistant(s) are earning less than 117,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 117,000 KES.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Personal Assistant salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Personal Assistant with less than two years of experience makes approximately 42,300 KES per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 56,400 KES per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 83,400 KES per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Personal Assistant(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 102,000 KES per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 111,000 KES per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 120,000 KES per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Personal Assistant salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Personal Assistant is 48,200 KES per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 75,700 KES per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 127,000 KES per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Personal Assistant employees in Kenya earn 14% less than their female counterparts on average.
Personal Assistant(s) in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 31 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kenya for the year 2021. 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.
A Personal Assistant is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Personal Assistant is 7% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||171,000 KES||+110%|
|Administrative Aide||62,100 KES||-23%|
|Administrative Analyst||118,000 KES||+46%|
|Administrative Assistant||79,000 KES||-2%|
|Administrative Associate||81,300 KES||+0%|
|Administrative Manager||121,000 KES||+49%|
|Administrative Receptionist||70,800 KES||-13%|
|Board Secretary||72,300 KES||-11%|
|Central Office Operator||74,800 KES||-8%|
|Commercial Administrator||112,000 KES||+38%|
|Commissions Processor||92,900 KES||+15%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||70,500 KES||-13%|
|Document Controller||64,100 KES||-21%|
|Document Management Specialist||98,300 KES||+21%|
|Executive Assistant||83,800 KES||+4%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||98,400 KES||+22%|
|Executive Secretary||82,900 KES||+2%|
|Front Desk Attendant||76,500 KES||-5%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||91,800 KES||+13%|
|Front Desk Manager||122,000 KES||+51%|
|Group Services Manager||207,000 KES||+160%|
|Head Receptionist||90,500 KES||+12%|
|Key Account Assistant||88,200 KES||+9%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||49,100 KES||-39%|
|Leasing Administrator||98,000 KES||+21%|
|Legal Secretary||81,500 KES||+1%|
|Mailroom Manager||84,600 KES||+5%|
|Management Support Secretary||80,000 KES||-1%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||142,000 KES||+75%|
|Medical Receptionist||84,600 KES||+5%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||86,700 KES||+7%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||191,000 KES||+140%|
|Night Manager||110,000 KES||+36%|
|Office Administrator||125,000 KES||+54%|
|Office Assistant||50,000 KES||-38%|
|Office Manager||137,000 KES||+69%|
|Office Services Coordinator||101,000 KES||+25%|
|Operations Analyst||155,000 KES||+91%|
|Operations Manager||197,000 KES||+140%|
|Personal Assistant||80,900 KES||-0%|
|Planning Assistant||87,100 KES||+8%|
|Process Expert||123,000 KES||+52%|
|Program Coordinator||111,000 KES||+37%|
|Programme Assistant||95,000 KES||+17%|
|Project Administrator||125,000 KES||+54%|
|Project Coordinator||164,000 KES||+100%|
|Reception Team Lead||96,900 KES||+20%|
|Records Officer||66,500 KES||-18%|
|Schedule Officer||52,000 KES||-36%|
|School Secretary||75,600 KES||-7%|
|Switchboard Operator||66,600 KES||-18%|
|Technical Program Manager||172,000 KES||+110%|
|Technical Project Manager||181,000 KES||+120%|
|Wayleave Officer||51,800 KES||-36%|
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.