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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Kenya?

146,424 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Kenya typically earns around 146,424 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Factory and Manufacturing 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
HSE Manager94,000 KES
Maintenance Manager200,000 KES
Manufacturing Manager221,667 KES
Production Engineering Supervisor72,333 KES
Production Manager160,886 KES
Quality Control Analyst57,000 KES
Workshop Manager130,000 KES

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

25% of people earn
86,030 KES
or less
50% of people earn
127,000 KES
or less
75% of people earn
250,000 KES
or less
21,000 KES
127,000 KES
300,000 KES

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Kenya range between 21,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 300,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 127,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 127,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 127,000 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 86,030 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 86,030 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 250,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 250,000 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

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
134,782 KES
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
138,556 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
142,436 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
146,424 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Factory and Manufacturing 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

751 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Factory and Manufacturing is 751 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 751 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 Factory and Manufacturing Jobs in Kenya

146,424 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Kenya salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 1% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Mombasa170,000 KES
Nairobi147,370 KES
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