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Human Resources Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

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

150,970 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Human Resources in Kenya typically earns around 150,970 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
Benefits Administrator130,533 KES
Benefits Analyst151,346 KES
Benefits Manager180,437 KES
Chief People Officer195,163 KES
Compensation Analyst148,652 KES
Compensation and Benefits Manager172,192 KES
Compensation and Benefits Officer123,935 KES
Compensation Manager161,398 KES
Corporate Director of Human Resources219,880 KES
Corporate Trainer153,978 KES
Employee Benefits Administrator150,914 KES
Employee Communications Manager146,543 KES
Employee Development Specialist161,336 KES
Employee Engagement Specialist165,058 KES
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator149,186 KES
Employee Performance Specialist155,526 KES
Employee Relations Manager170,674 KES
Employee Relations Practitioner148,265 KES
Employee Services Manager166,714 KES
Employment Advice Worker121,167 KES
Employment Interviewer138,999 KES
Employment Service Specialist130,836 KES
Employment Services Coordinator144,995 KES
Enrollment Counselor159,163 KES
Equal Opportunity Representative149,721 KES
Executive Human Capital Management216,446 KES
Executive Recruiter170,623 KES
Expatriate Administration Manager166,664 KES
Expatriate Administration Supervisor139,250 KES
Global Mobility Manager163,546 KES
Headhunter170,128 KES
Health Benefits Coordinator133,753 KES
HRIS Analyst130,378 KES
HRIS Manager166,786 KES
HRIS Supervisor131,174 KES
Human Resources Administration Specialist122,804 KES
Human Resources Administrator128,123 KES
Human Resources Advisor151,900 KES
Human Resources Analyst140,945 KES
Human Resources Assessor117,228 KES
Human Resources Assistant Manager180,019 KES
Human Resources Associate138,175 KES
Human Resources Consultant163,730 KES
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager174,911 KES
Human Resources Generalist161,715 KES
Human Resources Manager210,735 KES
Human Resources Officer117,631 KES
Human Resources Representative119,323 KES
Human Resources Section Head152,802 KES
Human Resources Superintendent122,112 KES
Human Resources Training Executive163,955 KES
Industrial Organizational Psychologist163,759 KES
Job Evaluation Specialist169,810 KES
Labor Relations Director183,980 KES
Labor Relations Manager182,038 KES
Labor Relations Specialist142,892 KES
Learning and Development Manager169,325 KES
Occupational Health and Safety Officer124,652 KES
Organizational Development Consultant176,071 KES
Organizational Development Manager161,061 KES
Organizational Development Specialist138,445 KES
Payroll Assistant97,206 KES
Payroll Supervisor124,477 KES
People Development Officer136,695 KES
Personnel Officer114,082 KES
Records Clerk70,356 KES
Records Manager157,258 KES
Recruiter176,240 KES
Recruiting Coordinator115,443 KES
Recruiting Manager210,119 KES
Recruitment Consultant169,382 KES
Recruitment Officer137,902 KES
Recruitment Supervisor162,242 KES
Research Associate160,964 KES
SAP Resource Manager174,994 KES
Talent Acquisition Specialist141,887 KES
Talent Management Officer176,599 KES
Training and Development Section Head155,348 KES
Training Executive197,433 KES
Training Officer118,194 KES

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Human Resources

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Human Resources salaries in Kenya range between 69,204 KES per month (minimum salary) to 225,792 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 147,951 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 147,951 KES while the other half are earning more than 147,951 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 97,720 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 97,720 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 179,397 KES while 25% are earning more than 179,397 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Human Resources
Average Salary 2016    =  
138,978 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
144,120 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
146,858 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
150,970 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 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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

871 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Human Resources is 871 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 871 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.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Human Resources and All Jobs and we found that Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu146,390 KES
Mombasa164,539 KES
Nairobi179,892 KES
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