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Architecture Average Salaries in Kenya 2019

How much money does a person working in Architecture make in Kenya?

125,588 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Architecture in Kenya typically earns around 125,588 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Architecture 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
Architect135,884 KES
Architectural Designer135,485 KES
Architectural Drafter111,873 KES
Architectural Manager173,541 KES
Architectural Technician146,662 KES
Architecture Consultant147,602 KES
Architecture Estimating Manager147,292 KES
Architecture Specifications Writer98,999 KES
Assistant Architectural Manager159,487 KES
CAD Drafter118,239 KES
CAD Manager142,683 KES
Design and Decoration Assistant111,732 KES
Design Manager152,264 KES
Drafting Supervisor119,848 KES
Facilities and Project Manager167,807 KES
Facility Planner144,866 KES
Interior Design Assistant101,095 KES
Interior Designer146,450 KES
Kitchen Designer121,449 KES
Landscape Architect144,154 KES
Landscape Artist136,106 KES
Landscaper115,443 KES
Mapping Technician116,053 KES
Mechanical Drafter125,993 KES
Photogrammetrist113,237 KES

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Kenya

Median and salary distribution monthly Kenya Architecture

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Architecture salaries in Kenya range between 98,332 KES per month (minimum salary) to 162,073 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 130,612 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 130,612 KES while the other half are earning more than 130,612 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 Architecture are earning less than 103,025 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 103,025 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 158,050 KES while 25% are earning more than 158,050 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

Architecture Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Architecture
Average Salary 2016    =  
112,619 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
116,786 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
121,107 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
125,588 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architecture 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.

Architecture Hourly Average Wage in Kenya

725 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kenya for Architecture is 725 KES. This means that the average person in Kenya earns approximatly 725 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.

Architecture VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Architecture and Architecture monthly KenyaWe compared Kenya salaries for Architecture and All Jobs and we found that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu121,778 KES
Mombasa136,876 KES
Nairobi149,648 KES
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