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Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Kenya?

51,387 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Kenya typically earns around 51,387 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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
Assistant Director Food And Beverage20,000 KES
Chef ( Buffet )20,000 KES
Chef ( Executive )87,400 KES
Club Managers120,000 KES
Conference Services Manager54,500 KES
Cook26,057 KES
Fleet Manager28,500 KES
Hotel Manager210,000 KES
Hotel Service Supervisor20,000 KES
Operations Assistant20,000 KES
Restaurant Manager120,000 KES
Waiter13,000 KES

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

25% of people earn
20,000 KES
or less
50% of people earn
22,500 KES
or less
75% of people earn
120,000 KES
or less
Minimum
10,000 KES
Median
22,500 KES
Maximum
210,000 KES

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Kenya range between 10,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 210,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 22,500 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 22,500 KES while the other half are earning more than 22,500 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 Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 20,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 20,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 120,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 120,000 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

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
48,141 KES
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
49,489 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
50,281 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
51,387 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

264 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 264 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 264 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 Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs in Kenya

51,387 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Kenya salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 65% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Nairobi55,998 KES
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