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Sales Retail and Wholesale Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Sales Retail and Wholesale make in Kenya?

158,424 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sales Retail and Wholesale in Kenya typically earns around 158,424 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Sales Retail and Wholesale 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
Account Officer118,660 KES
Area Sales Manager239,471 KES
Assistant Department Manager91,908 KES
Assistant Retail Store Manager136,519 KES
Branch Manager189,100 KES
Cashier86,036 KES
Cashier Manager123,317 KES
Depot Manager190,803 KES
Deputy Sales Manager178,553 KES
Distribution Director220,551 KES
Global Wholesale Manager276,696 KES
Head Cashier127,327 KES
Head of Retail202,667 KES
Head Teller128,786 KES
Inside Sales Executive168,786 KES
Inside Sales Representative107,359 KES
Inventory Manager163,887 KES
Key Account Manager162,022 KES
Medical Device Sales138,456 KES
National Customer Solution Specialist204,274 KES
Parts Salesperson99,313 KES
Project Development Manager195,944 KES
Project Manager191,455 KES
Purchasing and Sales Executive250,452 KES
Quotation Engineer111,850 KES
Relationship Manager224,007 KES
Retail Operations Manager178,096 KES
Retail Sales Associate131,540 KES
Retail Store Manager166,225 KES
Revenue Manager174,259 KES
Sales Account Manager199,514 KES
Sales Admin Executive237,191 KES
Sales Assistant94,773 KES
Sales Associate102,512 KES
Sales Consultant117,384 KES
Sales Coordinator116,079 KES
Sales Development Representative122,558 KES
Sales Engineer134,399 KES
Sales Executive200,647 KES
Sales Manager228,338 KES
Sales Officer106,387 KES
Sales Planning Analyst166,007 KES
Sales Representative96,062 KES
Sales Specialist154,302 KES
Sales Support103,689 KES
Sales Team Leader139,638 KES
Sales Trainer138,530 KES
Securities Sales Agent172,076 KES
Shipper / Receiver99,204 KES
Shop Manager161,378 KES
Store Development Administrator117,384 KES
Trade Marketing Officer164,265 KES
Treasury Officer153,507 KES
Vice President Sales235,797 KES
Visual Merchandiser120,341 KES

Sales Retail and Wholesale Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Sales Retail and Wholesale

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries in Kenya range between 81,943 KES per month (minimum salary) to 254,942 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 164,761 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 164,761 KES while the other half are earning more than 164,761 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 Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 111,017 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 111,017 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 226,640 KES while 25% are earning more than 226,640 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

Sales Retail and Wholesale Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Sales Retail and Wholesale
Average Salary 2016    =  
142,064 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
147,320 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
152,771 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
158,424 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Sales Retail and Wholesale 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.

Sales Retail and Wholesale Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

914 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Sales Retail and Wholesale is 914 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 914 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.

Sales Retail and Wholesale VS Other Jobs

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu153,617 KES
Mombasa172,662 KES
Nairobi188,773 KES
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