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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?

121,974 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Kenya typically earns around 121,974 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
All Rounder116,875 KES
Assistant Executive Housekeeper93,993 KES
Assistant Food and Beverage Director176,599 KES
Assistant Hospitality Manager188,118 KES
Assistant Storekeeper76,842 KES
Assistant Tour Manager130,103 KES
Baker and Pastrycook98,474 KES
Bakery Manager140,267 KES
Bakery Superintendent121,014 KES
Banquet Manager124,271 KES
Banquet Server93,140 KES
Bar Attendant93,796 KES
Bar Manager155,973 KES
Bar Supervisor110,147 KES
Barista96,820 KES
Bartender96,719 KES
Bellman77,595 KES
Beverage Manager140,258 KES
Bistro Attendant93,955 KES
Buffet Chef124,339 KES
Buffet Host83,990 KES
Buffet Manager139,666 KES
Butcher and Slaughterer87,766 KES
Cafeteria Manager135,020 KES
Cake Decorator100,397 KES
Casino Shift Manager173,541 KES
Chain Store Customer Support122,003 KES
Chef128,101 KES
Club Manager160,358 KES
Cluster Director193,032 KES
Cluster Revenue Manager185,234 KES
Cocktail Server85,325 KES
Coffee Shop Manager154,980 KES
Concierge95,319 KES
Confectionery Baker104,352 KES
Conference Services Manager134,145 KES
Cook115,001 KES
Corporate Sous Chef145,944 KES
Corporate Travel Consultant134,092 KES
Croupier112,214 KES
Culinary Assistant95,478 KES
Culinary Associate104,106 KES
Dietary Aide114,308 KES
Dining Room Supervisor136,346 KES
Dishwasher63,008 KES
Duty Manager144,815 KES
Events Coordinator116,292 KES
Executive Chef127,593 KES
Executive Pastry Chef113,408 KES
Fast Food Cook116,272 KES
Fast Food Shift Supervisor126,023 KES
Fine Dining Cook140,669 KES
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef138,278 KES
Fleet Manager160,188 KES
Food and Beverage Manager160,573 KES
Food Consultant170,000 KES
Food Safety Coordinator140,945 KES
Food Server83,757 KES
Food Service Director152,877 KES
Food Service Manager159,055 KES
Food Service Sales135,966 KES
Food Service Worker91,634 KES
Front Desk Agent111,213 KES
Front Office Manager150,338 KES
Guest Service Executive170,575 KES
Guest Service Representative116,784 KES
Head Concierge110,031 KES
Hospitality Director237,161 KES
Hostess / Host116,784 KES
Hotel Desk Clerk91,077 KES
Hotel Maid62,807 KES
Hotel Manager224,704 KES
Hotel Sales Manager191,513 KES
Hotel Service Supervisor157,857 KES
Hotel Staff114,376 KES
Inventory Coordinator106,927 KES
Kitchen Manager136,214 KES
Kitchen Staff106,211 KES
Kitchen Supervisor120,900 KES
Line Cook123,140 KES
Luggage Porter58,036 KES
Motel Manager161,005 KES
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant76,401 KES
Production Operator83,916 KES
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator111,107 KES
Receptionist104,729 KES
Regional Restaurant Manager189,503 KES
Restaurant Manager176,779 KES
Room Reservations Manager161,825 KES
Room Service Manager163,618 KES
Sous Chef112,458 KES
Supervisor of Food Services146,162 KES
Tour Consultant140,059 KES
Travel Agent126,376 KES
Travel Consultant139,790 KES
Waiter / Waitress94,319 KES

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Kenya range between 58,278 KES per month (minimum salary) to 218,516 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 119,535 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 119,535 KES while the other half are earning more than 119,535 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 80,016 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 80,016 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 162,264 KES while 25% are earning more than 162,264 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary 2016    =  
112,285 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
116,440 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
118,652 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
121,974 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 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.

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

704 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 704 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 704 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.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu118,273 KES
Mombasa132,937 KES
Nairobi145,341 KES
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