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# Average Salary in Meru 2019

## How much money does a person working in Meru make?

44,667 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Meru typically earns around 44,667 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 Meru | All Jobs

25% of people earn
45,000 KES
or less
50% of people earn
45,000 KES
or less
75% of people earn
62,000 KES
or less
 Minimum18,000 KES Median45,000 KES Maximum62,000 KES

### Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Meru range between 18,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 62,000 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 45,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 45,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 45,000 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 45,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 45,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 62,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 62,000 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 Meru

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

 Average Salary 2016 = 41,356 KES Average Salary 2017 +3% 42,514 KES Average Salary 2018 +3% 43,620 KES Average Salary 2019 +2% 44,667 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Meru are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.

## Average Hourly Wage in Meru | All Jobs

229 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

### The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Meru | All Jobs is 229 KES. This means that the average person in Meru earns approximatly 229 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 in Meru

44,667 KES
145,371 KES
Average Salary
Meru
Average Salary
Kenya
We compared salaries in Meru and Kenya and we found that Meru salaries are 69% less than those of Kenya.

## Salary Comparison By City

 City Average Salary
 Bungoma 103,667 KES Dadaab 56,750 KES Eldoret 45,625 KES Embu 25,550 KES Isiolo 29,667 KES Kajiado 27,000 KES Kiambu 81,794 KES Kisii 70,583 KES Kisumu 77,683 KES Kitale 157,672 KES Machakos 77,750 KES Malindi 54,000 KES Meru 44,667 KES Mombasa 108,159 KES Nairobi 156,807 KES Naivasha 54,200 KES Nakuru 33,600 KES Nyeri 33,225 KES Thika 68,400 KES