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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?

89,100 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Kenya typically earns around 89,100 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
Accreditation Specialist129,177 KES
Administrative Aide62,099 KES
Administrative Analyst94,137 KES
Administrative Assistant79,027 KES
Administrative Associate81,271 KES
Administrative Manager97,025 KES
Administrative Receptionist71,904 KES
Board Secretary84,132 KES
Central Office Operator74,802 KES
Clerk65,384 KES
Commercial Administrator111,763 KES
Commissions Processor92,869 KES
Conveyancing Secretary88,168 KES
Document Controller69,996 KES
Document Management Specialist98,281 KES
Executive Assistant101,084 KES
Executive Personal Assistant116,272 KES
Executive Secretary99,806 KES
Front Desk Attendant86,974 KES
Front Desk Coordinator91,772 KES
Front Desk Manager121,525 KES
Group Services Manager161,217 KES
Head Receptionist106,398 KES
Key Account Assistant103,689 KES
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator55,766 KES
Leasing Administrator93,318 KES
Legal Secretary89,248 KES
Librarian92,950 KES
Mailroom Manager84,587 KES
Management Support Secretary100,020 KES
Master Programme Coordinator131,382 KES
Medical Receptionist94,046 KES
Meeting and Event Assistant104,522 KES
Meeting and Event Manager144,104 KES
Night Manager110,054 KES
Office Administrator124,748 KES
Office Assistant63,409 KES
Office Manager107,961 KES
Office Services Coordinator93,708 KES
Operations Analyst119,602 KES
Operations Manager147,807 KES
Personal Assistant99,204 KES
Planning Assistant87,133 KES
Process Expert122,659 KES
Program Coordinator111,139 KES
Programme Assistant94,277 KES
Project Administrator125,250 KES
Project Coordinator132,785 KES
Reception Team Lead127,698 KES
Receptionist80,797 KES
Records Officer75,253 KES
Schedule Officer67,874 KES
School Secretary84,649 KES
Secretary79,842 KES
Switchboard Operator69,379 KES
Technical Program Manager132,337 KES
Technical Project Manager139,414 KES
Typist58,036 KES
Wayleave Officer66,100 KES

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Kenya range between 54,629 KES per month (minimum salary) to 165,700 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 92,664 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 92,664 KES while the other half are earning more than 92,664 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 66,282 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 66,282 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 139,517 KES while 25% are earning more than 139,517 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Average Salary 2016    =  
79,899 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
82,855 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
85,921 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
89,100 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 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

514 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 514 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 514 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Administration / Reception / Secretarial and All Jobs and we found that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu86,397 KES
Mombasa97,108 KES
Nairobi106,169 KES
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