A person working as a Project Manager in Kenya typically earns around 177,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 86,600 KES (lowest) to 276,000 KES (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Project Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Project Manager salaries in Kenya range from 86,600 KES per month (minimum salary) to 276,000 KES per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 180,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Project Manager(s) are earning less than 180,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 180,000 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 Project Manager(s) are earning less than 120,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 120,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of Project Manager(s) are earning less than 232,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 232,000 KES.
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
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 Project Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Project Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 103,000 KES per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 132,000 KES per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 182,000 KES per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Project Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 226,000 KES per month, 24% 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 242,000 KES per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 258,000 KES per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Project Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Project Manager is 128,000 KES per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 147,000 KES per month, 15% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 198,000 KES per month, 35% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 249,000 KES per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+15%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kenya costs anywhere from 734,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) to 2,200,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Project Manager employees in Kenya earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Project Manager(s) in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
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.
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
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.
A Project Manager is considered to be a high 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.
36% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 64% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Project Manager is 11% less than that of Executive and Management. Also, Executive and Management salaries are 35% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||146,000 KES||-17%|
|Administration Manager||163,000 KES||-8%|
|Area Manager||162,000 KES||-8%|
|Asset Protection Associate||183,000 KES||+4%|
|Assistant Director||175,000 KES||-1%|
|Assistant Manager||192,000 KES||+9%|
|Assistant Operations Manager||202,000 KES||+14%|
|Assistant Project Manager||180,000 KES||+2%|
|Assistant Section Head||153,000 KES||-13%|
|Assistant to CEO||169,000 KES||-4%|
|Assistant Vice President||189,000 KES||+7%|
|Associate Director||187,000 KES||+6%|
|Bid Manager||200,000 KES||+13%|
|Branch Manager||203,000 KES||+15%|
|Business Development Manager||225,000 KES||+27%|
|Business Operations Associate||170,000 KES||-4%|
|Business Operations Lead||178,000 KES||+1%|
|Campaign Manager||198,000 KES||+12%|
|Chairman of The Board||343,000 KES||+94%|
|Chairman Office Manager||227,000 KES||+28%|
|Chief Corporate Officer||287,000 KES||+62%|
|Chief Executive Officer||358,000 KES||+100%|
|Chief Financial Officer||303,000 KES||+71%|
|Chief of Staff||153,000 KES||-13%|
|Chief Operating Officer||246,000 KES||+39%|
|Chief Risk Officer||219,000 KES||+24%|
|Client Services Manager||227,000 KES||+28%|
|Commercial Project Manager||187,000 KES||+6%|
|Commodity Broker||140,000 KES||-21%|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||201,000 KES||+14%|
|Corporate Compliance Director||215,000 KES||+22%|
|Corporate Director||229,000 KES||+30%|
|Corporate Officer||156,000 KES||-12%|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||165,000 KES||-7%|
|Country Manager||274,000 KES||+55%|
|Deputy Director||239,000 KES||+35%|
|Director of Accreditation||226,000 KES||+28%|
|Director of Catering Services||206,000 KES||+17%|
|Director of Client Services||216,000 KES||+22%|
|Director of Facilities Management||191,000 KES||+8%|
|Director of Operations||215,000 KES||+22%|
|Director of Process Simplification||180,000 KES||+2%|
|Director of Project Management||229,000 KES||+30%|
|Director of Revenue Management||218,000 KES||+23%|
|Director of Training and Development||228,000 KES||+29%|
|Distribution Manager||224,000 KES||+27%|
|Division Manager||190,000 KES||+8%|
|Duty Manager||197,000 KES||+12%|
|Engagement Manager||239,000 KES||+35%|
|Executive Director||325,000 KES||+84%|
|Executive Manager||290,000 KES||+64%|
|Franchise Manager||279,000 KES||+58%|
|General Manager||260,000 KES||+47%|
|Global Master Data Manager||248,000 KES||+40%|
|Head of Middle Office||216,000 KES||+22%|
|Head of Projects||220,000 KES||+25%|
|Head of Sustainability||193,000 KES||+9%|
|Housing Manager||179,000 KES||+1%|
|HSE Manager||185,000 KES||+5%|
|Key Account Manager||197,000 KES||+12%|
|Knowledge Manager||208,000 KES||+18%|
|Location Manager||210,000 KES||+19%|
|Logistics Manager||178,000 KES||+1%|
|Management Consultant||179,000 KES||+1%|
|Management Executive||247,000 KES||+40%|
|Managing Director||274,000 KES||+55%|
|MIS Executive||218,000 KES||+23%|
|Ocean Services Manager||245,000 KES||+39%|
|Operations Assistant||157,000 KES||-11%|
|Operations Director||264,000 KES||+49%|
|Operations Executive||238,000 KES||+35%|
|Operations Manager||256,000 KES||+45%|
|Operations Supervisor||214,000 KES||+21%|
|Policy Administration Executive||200,000 KES||+13%|
|Private Sector Executive||204,000 KES||+15%|
|Product Development Manager||219,000 KES||+24%|
|Product Executive||205,000 KES||+16%|
|Production Executive||235,000 KES||+33%|
|Production Manager||235,000 KES||+33%|
|Production Supervisor||184,000 KES||+4%|
|Program Manager||248,000 KES||+40%|
|Programme Coordinator||164,000 KES||-7%|
|Project Control Manager||248,000 KES||+40%|
|Project Coordinator||136,000 KES||-23%|
|Project Management Officer||161,000 KES||-9%|
|Project Manager||177,000 KES||+0%|
|Project Portfolio Manager||184,000 KES||+4%|
|Quality Manager||192,000 KES||+9%|
|R/D Director||195,000 KES||+10%|
|Regional Director||300,000 KES||+70%|
|Regional Manager||228,000 KES||+29%|
|Relationship Manager||219,000 KES||+24%|
|Retail District Manager||166,000 KES||-6%|
|Revenue Manager||172,000 KES||-3%|
|Risk and Capital Manager||261,000 KES||+48%|
|Risk Officer||176,000 KES||-0%|
|Safety Manager||169,000 KES||-4%|
|Section Head||179,000 KES||+1%|
|Service Manager||187,000 KES||+6%|
|Shift Supervisor||136,000 KES||-23%|
|Solutions Manager||154,000 KES||-13%|
|Supply Chain Manager||250,000 KES||+42%|
|Technical Manager||211,000 KES||+19%|
|Territory Manager||231,000 KES||+31%|
|Validation Manager||193,000 KES||+9%|
|Vice President||272,000 KES||+54%|
|Zone Manager||237,000 KES||+34%|
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.