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Personal Assistant Average Salary in Kenya 2022

How much money does a Personal Assistant make in Kenya?

Average Monthly Salary
80,900 KES
( 971,000 KES yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Kenya

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Personal Assistant salaries in Kenya range from 37,200 KES per month (minimum salary) to 129,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Personal Assistant Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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.

Personal Assistant average salary change by experience in Kenya

0 - 2 Years
42,300 KES
2 - 5 Years+34%
56,400 KES
5 - 10 Years+48%
83,400 KES
10 - 15 Years+22%
102,000 KES
15 - 20 Years+9%
111,000 KES
20+ Years+8%
120,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Personal Assistant Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Personal Assistant(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Kenya Personal Assistant
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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.

Personal Assistant average salary difference by education level in Kenya

High School
48,200 KES
Certificate or Diploma+57%
75,700 KES
Bachelor's Degree+68%
127,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Personal Assistant Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Personal Assistant employees in Kenya earn 14% less than their female counterparts on average.

75,000 KES
86,800 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

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Personal Assistant Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for Personal Assistant(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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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.

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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 2021

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Personal Assistant Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Personal Assistant
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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.

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.

Personal Assistant Average Hourly Wage in Kenya

470 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya is 470 KES. This means that the average Personal Assistant in Kenya earns approximately 470 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.

Personal Assistant VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Personal Assistant and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Kenya
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist171,000 KES+110%
Administrative Aide62,100 KES-23%
Administrative Analyst118,000 KES+46%
Administrative Assistant79,000 KES-2%
Administrative Associate81,300 KES+0%
Administrative Manager121,000 KES+49%
Administrative Receptionist70,800 KES-13%
Board Secretary72,300 KES-11%
Central Office Operator74,800 KES-8%
Clerk53,100 KES-34%
Commercial Administrator112,000 KES+38%
Commissions Processor92,900 KES+15%
Conveyancing Secretary70,500 KES-13%
Document Controller64,100 KES-21%
Document Management Specialist98,300 KES+21%
Executive Assistant83,800 KES+4%
Executive Personal Assistant98,400 KES+22%
Executive Secretary82,900 KES+2%
Front Desk Attendant76,500 KES-5%
Front Desk Coordinator91,800 KES+13%
Front Desk Manager122,000 KES+51%
Group Services Manager207,000 KES+160%
Head Receptionist90,500 KES+12%
Key Account Assistant88,200 KES+9%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator49,100 KES-39%
Leasing Administrator98,000 KES+21%
Legal Secretary81,500 KES+1%
Librarian93,000 KES+15%
Mailroom Manager84,600 KES+5%
Management Support Secretary80,000 KES-1%
Master Programme Coordinator142,000 KES+75%
Medical Receptionist84,600 KES+5%
Meeting and Event Assistant86,700 KES+7%
Meeting and Event Manager191,000 KES+140%
Night Manager110,000 KES+36%
Office Administrator125,000 KES+54%
Office Assistant50,000 KES-38%
Office Manager137,000 KES+69%
Office Services Coordinator101,000 KES+25%
Operations Analyst155,000 KES+91%
Operations Manager197,000 KES+140%
Personal Assistant80,900 KES-0%
Planning Assistant87,100 KES+8%
Process Expert123,000 KES+52%
Program Coordinator111,000 KES+37%
Programme Assistant95,000 KES+17%
Project Administrator125,000 KES+54%
Project Coordinator164,000 KES+100%
Reception Team Lead96,900 KES+20%
Receptionist70,500 KES-13%
Records Officer66,500 KES-18%
Schedule Officer52,000 KES-36%
School Secretary75,600 KES-7%
Secretary66,900 KES-17%
Switchboard Operator66,600 KES-18%
Technical Program Manager172,000 KES+110%
Technical Project Manager181,000 KES+120%
Typist58,000 KES-28%
Wayleave Officer51,800 KES-36%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu73,700 KES
Mombasa78,000 KES
Nairobi85,600 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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