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Human Resources Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Kenya?

103,651 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Human Resources in Kenya typically earns around 103,651 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Human Resources 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
Compensation and Benefits Manager500,000 KES
Consultant200,000 KES
Corporate Director Of Human Resources200,000 KES
Employee Communications Manager88,800 KES
Executive Human Capital Management30,000 KES
HR Administration Specialist20,000 KES
HR Assistant20,000 KES
HR Generalist90,000 KES
HRIS Manager85,000 KES
Human Resources (HR) Officer75,423 KES
Human Resources Administrator64,950 KES
Human Resources Assistant Manager63,400 KES
Human Resources Associate28,333 KES
Human Resources Manager131,470 KES
Learning And Development Manager90,000 KES
Organizational Development Manager160,000 KES
Recruitment Officer100,000 KES

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

25% of people earn
50,000 KES
or less
50% of people earn
85,000 KES
or less
75% of people earn
150,000 KES
or less
13,900 KES
85,000 KES
500,000 KES

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Human Resources salaries in Kenya range between 13,900 KES per month (minimum salary) to 500,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 85,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 85,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 85,000 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.

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 Human Resources are earning less than 50,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 50,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 150,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 150,000 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

Human Resources Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Human Resources salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
97,103 KES
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
99,822 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
101,419 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
103,651 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Human Resources 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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

532 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Human Resources is 532 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 532 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 Human Resources Jobs in Kenya

103,651 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Human Resources
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Kenya salaries for Human Resources and All Jobs and we found that Human Resources salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Nairobi108,193 KES
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