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Purchasing and Inventory Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Purchasing and Inventory make in Kenya?

140,629 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Purchasing and Inventory in Kenya typically earns around 140,629 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Purchasing and Inventory 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
Asset Management Associate137,805 KES
Asset Protection Associate127,816 KES
Asset Protection Specialist136,572 KES
Assistant Buyer123,446 KES
Buyer144,290 KES
Capacity Planner157,391 KES
Category Manager150,361 KES
Channel Services Representative138,846 KES
Contracts Manager174,410 KES
Contracts Specialist153,279 KES
Demand Planner126,060 KES
Demand Planning Manager160,732 KES
Distribution Assistant114,840 KES
Distribution Manager211,808 KES
Inventory Control Clerk107,029 KES
Inventory Control Manager157,764 KES
Inventory Management Associate146,257 KES
Inventory Specialist149,474 KES
Logistics Engineer125,268 KES
Master Planner122,673 KES
Material Handler95,188 KES
Material Planning Specialist115,117 KES
Merchandise Manager163,101 KES
Procurement Administrator164,599 KES
Procurement Agent157,628 KES
Procurement Analyst166,013 KES
Procurement Clerk120,433 KES
Procurement Engineer132,500 KES
Production Planner117,261 KES
Project Buyer129,450 KES
Purchaser133,031 KES
Purchasing Assistant111,304 KES
Purchasing Manager216,431 KES
Purchasing Supervisor174,077 KES
Shipping and Receiving Clerk102,118 KES
Shipping Coordinator123,446 KES
Stock Clerk93,835 KES
Stock Regulator115,270 KES
Storage Manager166,073 KES
Store Keeper117,607 KES
Stores and Logistics Coordinator139,807 KES
Supply Chain Analyst169,408 KES
Supply Chain Coordinator147,170 KES
Supply Chain Development Manager184,590 KES
Supply Chain Manager224,359 KES
Supply Planner128,786 KES
Warehouse Assistant80,820 KES
Warehouse Clerk83,465 KES
Warehouse Executive178,644 KES
Warehouse Lead168,480 KES
Warehouse Manager183,290 KES
Warehouse Supervisor162,739 KES
Wholesale Buyer134,338 KES

Purchasing and Inventory Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Purchasing and Inventory

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Purchasing and Inventory salaries in Kenya range between 78,294 KES per month (minimum salary) to 229,441 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 146,255 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 146,255 KES while the other half are earning more than 146,255 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 Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 101,047 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 101,047 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 202,876 KES while 25% are earning more than 202,876 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

Purchasing and Inventory Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Purchasing and Inventory
Average Salary 2016    =  
126,107 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
130,773 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
135,612 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
140,629 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Purchasing and Inventory 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.

Purchasing and Inventory Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

811 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Purchasing and Inventory is 811 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 811 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.

Purchasing and Inventory VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Purchasing and Inventory and Purchasing and Inventory monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Purchasing and Inventory and All Jobs and we found that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu136,362 KES
Mombasa153,268 KES
Nairobi167,570 KES
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