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Public Relations Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Public Relations make in Kenya?

157,673 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Public Relations in Kenya typically earns around 157,673 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Public Relations 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
Communications Associate115,001 KES
Communications Specialist133,429 KES
Director of Communications228,579 KES
Government Relations Officer141,830 KES
Head of Public Relations261,178 KES
Investor Relations Officer160,919 KES
Media Relations Specialist163,794 KES
Meetings Coordinator103,247 KES
Public Relations Manager236,251 KES
Public Relations Officer125,121 KES
Public Relations Practitioner144,542 KES
Public Relations Specialist127,816 KES
Relationship Management Officer123,913 KES

Public Relations Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Public Relations

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Public Relations salaries in Kenya range between 96,518 KES per month (minimum salary) to 245,830 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 163,980 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Public Relations are earning less than 163,980 KES while the other half are earning more than 163,980 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 Public Relations are earning less than 117,224 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 117,224 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Public Relations are earning less than 221,297 KES while 25% are earning more than 221,297 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

Public Relations Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Public Relations
Average Salary 2016    =  
141,391 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
146,622 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
152,047 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
157,673 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Public Relations 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.

Public Relations Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

910 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Public Relations is 910 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 910 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.

Public Relations VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Public Relations and Public Relations monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Public Relations and All Jobs and we found that Public Relations salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu152,889 KES
Mombasa171,844 KES
Nairobi187,879 KES
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