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Average Salary in Mombasa 2019

How much money does a person working in Mombasa make?

161,346 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Mombasa typically earns around 161,346 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 Mombasa | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Mombasa

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Mombasa range between 21,839 KES per month (minimum salary) to 714,464 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 167,800 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 167,800 KES while the other half are earning more than 167,800 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 85,337 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 85,337 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 476,422 KES while 25% are earning more than 476,422 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 Mombasa

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Mombasa
Average Salary 2016    =  
144,685 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
150,038 KES
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
155,589 KES
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
161,346 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Mombasa are on the rise 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.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant100,865 KES
Administrative Assistant78,853 KES
Architect142,204 KES
Attorney215,899 KES
Biomedical Engineer128,064 KES
CAD Drafter112,532 KES
Cashier82,074 KES
Chartered Accountant137,071 KES
Chef121,917 KES
Chief Executive Officer355,854 KES
Chief Financial Officer322,726 KES
Civil Engineer134,901 KES
Computer Technician118,252 KES
Creative Director157,034 KES
Dentist377,434 KES
Developer / Programmer130,074 KES
Electrical Engineer146,740 KES
Elementary School Teacher104,620 KES
Engineer131,869 KES
Executive Chef127,797 KES
Flight Attendant128,752 KES
General Manager261,779 KES
Graphic Designer110,304 KES
Hotel Manager222,435 KES
Human Resources Manager207,790 KES
Internal Auditor163,516 KES
Journalist143,754 KES
Legal Assistant105,596 KES
Mechanical Engineer143,605 KES
Nurse121,173 KES
Pharmacist179,305 KES
Photographer105,619 KES
Pilot183,638 KES
Police Officer120,329 KES
Project Manager174,310 KES
Receptionist81,942 KES
Sales Manager236,363 KES
Sales Representative97,023 KES
Secondary School Teacher123,286 KES
Secretary78,995 KES
Teacher111,015 KES
Teller104,586 KES
Travel Agent129,630 KES
Waiter / Waitress94,527 KES

Average Hourly Wage in Mombasa | All Jobs

931 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mombasa | All Jobs is 931 KES. This means that the average person in Mombasa earns approximatly 931 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.

Mombasa VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Mombasa and Kenya monthlyWe compared salaries in Mombasa and Kenya and we found that Mombasa salaries are 9% more than those of Kenya.

Salary Comparison By City

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