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Average Salary in Kisumu 2019

How much money does a person working in Kisumu make?

143,549 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Kisumu typically earns around 143,549 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Kisumu | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Kisumu

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Kisumu range between 19,430 KES per month (minimum salary) to 635,655 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 143,549 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 143,549 KES while the other half are earning more than 143,549 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 the population are earning less than 73,340 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 73,340 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 389,602 KES while 25% are earning more than 389,602 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in Kisumu

How are Kisumu salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kisumu
Average Salary 2016    =  
133,318 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
138,251 KES
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
141,707 KES
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
143,549 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Kisumu are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant93,300 KES
Administrative Assistant73,291 KES
Architect125,889 KES
Attorney200,670 KES
Biomedical Engineer119,372 KES
CAD Drafter104,494 KES
Cashier74,180 KES
Chartered Accountant122,072 KES
Chef113,209 KES
Chief Executive Officer315,344 KES
Chief Financial Officer282,806 KES
Civil Engineer125,145 KES
Computer Technician102,653 KES
Creative Director136,318 KES
Dentist336,133 KES
Developer / Programmer119,730 KES
Electrical Engineer136,649 KES
Elementary School Teacher98,435 KES
Engineer119,682 KES
Executive Chef115,627 KES
Flight Attendant118,978 KES
General Manager242,378 KES
Graphic Designer99,193 KES
Hotel Manager207,533 KES
Human Resources Manager194,235 KES
Internal Auditor146,195 KES
Journalist131,269 KES
Legal Assistant96,910 KES
Mechanical Engineer131,000 KES
Nurse104,287 KES
Pharmacist160,155 KES
Photographer92,555 KES
Pilot158,903 KES
Police Officer113,630 KES
Project Manager151,154 KES
Receptionist75,574 KES
Sales Manager221,152 KES
Sales Representative89,658 KES
Secondary School Teacher115,675 KES
Secretary71,915 KES
Teacher100,128 KES
Teller90,693 KES
Travel Agent115,899 KES
Waiter / Waitress83,430 KES

Average Hourly Wage in Kisumu | All Jobs

828 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kisumu | All Jobs is 828 KES. This means that the average person in Kisumu earns approximatly 828 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.

Kisumu VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Kisumu and Kenya monthlyWe compared salaries in Kisumu and Kenya and we found that Kisumu salaries are 3% less than those of Kenya.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu143,549 KES
Mombasa161,346 KES
Nairobi176,401 KES
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