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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Kenya?

54,700 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Kenya typically earns around 54,700 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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
Administrative Assistant36,115 KES
Administrative Manager88,060 KES
Clerk ( File )29,670 KES
Clerk ( Inquiry and Admissions )20,000 KES
Executive Assistant83,500 KES
Executive Personal Assistant177,500 KES
Keyboard and Data Entry Operators67,000 KES
Meeting / Event Assistant40,000 KES
Office Administrator70,000 KES
Office Coordinator35,500 KES
Office Manager106,000 KES
Operations Analyst18,000 KES
Operations Clerk20,000 KES
Operations Manager56,000 KES
Personal Assistant54,500 KES
Receptionist12,757 KES
Registry Administrator37,175 KES
Secretary39,849 KES
Secretary ( CEO )29,000 KES
Secretary ( Executive )88,275 KES
Switchboard Operators35,000 KES

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

25% of people earn
25,000 KES
or less
50% of people earn
37,500 KES
or less
75% of people earn
61,500 KES
or less
10,000 KES
37,500 KES
300,000 KES

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Kenya range between 10,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 300,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 37,500 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 37,500 KES while the other half are earning more than 37,500 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 25,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 25,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 61,500 KES while 25% are earning more than 61,500 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

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
50,351 KES
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
51,761 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
53,210 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
54,700 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

281 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 281 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 281 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs in Kenya

54,700 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Kenya salaries for Administration / Reception / Secretarial and All Jobs and we found that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 62% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Isiolo31,500 KES
Kisumu21,700 KES
Mombasa75,000 KES
Nairobi56,942 KES
Thika21,000 KES
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