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Average Salary in Meru 2019

How much money does a person working in Meru make?

127,676 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Meru typically earns around 127,676 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Meru

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Meru range between 17,281 KES per month (minimum salary) to 565,366 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 131,506 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 131,506 KES while the other half are earning more than 131,506 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 66,954 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 66,954 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 369,342 KES while 25% are earning more than 369,342 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Meru
Average Salary 2016    =  
115,492 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
119,765 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
123,837 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
127,676 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 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant80,057 KES
Administrative Assistant61,630 KES
Architect114,165 KES
Attorney168,743 KES
Biomedical Engineer103,293 KES
CAD Drafter90,044 KES
Cashier67,124 KES
Chartered Accountant106,061 KES
Chef97,554 KES
Chief Executive Officer279,409 KES
Chief Financial Officer241,618 KES
Civil Engineer110,454 KES
Computer Technician89,135 KES
Creative Director118,367 KES
Dentist292,045 KES
Developer / Programmer104,833 KES
Electrical Engineer121,077 KES
Elementary School Teacher81,867 KES
Engineer108,707 KES
Executive Chef102,074 KES
Flight Attendant104,596 KES
General Manager202,892 KES
Graphic Designer82,868 KES
Hotel Manager175,292 KES
Human Resources Manager172,757 KES
Internal Auditor127,529 KES
Journalist113,983 KES
Legal Assistant82,431 KES
Mechanical Engineer116,584 KES
Nurse99,321 KES
Pharmacist142,979 KES
Photographer79,075 KES
Pilot148,336 KES
Police Officer94,928 KES
Project Manager134,520 KES
Receptionist69,640 KES
Sales Manager192,145 KES
Sales Representative78,820 KES
Secondary School Teacher103,269 KES
Secretary67,133 KES
Teacher95,052 KES
Teller80,712 KES
Travel Agent101,101 KES
Waiter / Waitress73,636 KES

Average Hourly Wage in Meru | All Jobs

737 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Meru | All Jobs is 737 KES. This means that the average person in Meru earns approximatly 737 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.

Meru VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Meru and Kenya monthlyWe compared salaries in Meru and Kenya and we found that Meru salaries are 14% less than those of Kenya.

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Kisumu143,549 KES
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