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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?

115,919 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Kenya typically earns around 115,919 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
Assembly Foreman63,719 KES
Assembly Line Worker57,187 KES
Assembly Supervisor95,626 KES
Assistance Maintenance Manager149,277 KES
Assistant Shipping Manager142,825 KES
Chemical Equipment Controller122,802 KES
Chemical Technican Apprentice114,552 KES
CNC Machinist117,785 KES
CNC Operator109,108 KES
CNC Programmer124,271 KES
Colour Technologist101,382 KES
Contracts Manager139,394 KES
Data Collection Coordinator99,560 KES
Demand Planner93,045 KES
Derrick Operator79,173 KES
Director of Manufacturing159,380 KES
Dock Worker78,629 KES
Drying Technician76,609 KES
Equipment Operator77,378 KES
Export Sales Coordinator130,533 KES
Factory Superintendent100,837 KES
Factory Worker98,624 KES
Failure Analysis Technician103,550 KES
Fiberglass Laminator85,138 KES
Food Technologist106,171 KES
Forklift Driver80,249 KES
Forming Machine Operator88,935 KES
Furnace Operator72,225 KES
Gas Appliance Repairer78,470 KES
General Warehouse Associate117,705 KES
Heavy Equipment Operator102,565 KES
HSE Manager154,613 KES
Industrial Engineer149,906 KES
Industrial Machinery Mechanic120,896 KES
Industrial Production Manager199,479 KES
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer143,070 KES
Intake Operator94,705 KES
Key Account Manager157,435 KES
Lift Truck Operator83,408 KES
Loading Supervisor115,059 KES
Logistic Coordinator127,362 KES
Logistics Clerk99,662 KES
Machine Operator79,761 KES
Machinist75,605 KES
Maintenance Manager142,683 KES
Maintenance Store Clerk81,193 KES
Manufacturing Engineer128,085 KES
Manufacturing Engineering Manager179,839 KES
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist155,940 KES
Manufacturing Manager173,359 KES
Manufacturing Operative130,973 KES
Manufacturing Production Technician103,147 KES
Manufacturing Supervisor119,355 KES
Manufacturing Technician90,392 KES
Materials Supervisor125,508 KES
Mechanical Fitter Engineer125,777 KES
Mechanical Foreman81,130 KES
Merchandise Planner102,438 KES
Metrology Engineer129,847 KES
Operations Engineer124,348 KES
Operations Manager170,168 KES
Order Management Coordinator137,385 KES
Order Processing Manager153,351 KES
Order Selector96,835 KES
Package Handler79,122 KES
Packaging Manager143,809 KES
Packer57,914 KES
Packing Deputy Supervisor110,016 KES
Planning Manager152,405 KES
Plant Manager182,140 KES
Precision Instrument Repairer98,332 KES
Process Technician97,020 KES
Product Manager177,598 KES
Production Analyst164,277 KES
Production Director200,938 KES
Production Engineer141,842 KES
Production Engineering Supervisor162,314 KES
Production Inspector152,203 KES
Production Laborer80,778 KES
Production Manager183,180 KES
Production Scheduler114,959 KES
Production Supervisor135,039 KES
Quality Control Analyst162,033 KES
Quality Control Inspector147,799 KES
Quality Control Manager175,483 KES
Service Technician94,802 KES
SHEQ Officer102,946 KES
Shipping Manager159,743 KES
Small Engine Mechanic109,410 KES
Spray Painter81,038 KES
Sterile Processing Technician81,858 KES
Structural Welder74,423 KES
Supply Chain Operative135,172 KES
Technical Operator95,793 KES
Technology Development Manager199,461 KES
Testing Technician131,540 KES
Toolmaker106,190 KES
Warehouse Operative84,549 KES
Warehouse Worker87,401 KES
Warranty Handler107,109 KES
Welder87,641 KES
Workshop Manager153,279 KES

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Factory and Manufacturing

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Kenya range between 54,629 KES per month (minimum salary) to 218,516 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 120,556 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 120,556 KES while the other half are earning more than 120,556 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 78,833 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 78,833 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 183,099 KES while 25% are earning more than 183,099 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary 2016    =  
103,949 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
107,795 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
111,783 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
115,919 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 4% 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

669 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Factory and Manufacturing is 669 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 669 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu112,402 KES
Mombasa126,337 KES
Nairobi138,126 KES
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