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Information Technology Average Salaries in Mombasa 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Mombasa?

Average Monthly Salary
161,000 KES
( 1,930,000 KES yearly)


A person working in Information Technology in Mombasa typically earns around 161,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 83,400 KES (lowest average) to 262,000 KES (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. 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
2nd Line Systems Engineer145,000 KES
ABAP Developer127,000 KES
Advertising Account Planner136,000 KES
Android Developer148,000 KES
Angular Developer133,000 KES
Application Consultant172,000 KES
Applications System Specialist124,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist177,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence Developer175,000 KES
AS400 Programmer154,000 KES
Assistant Information Technology Manager182,000 KES
Assistant Service Delivery Manager170,000 KES
Avaloq Developer143,000 KES
BizTalk Developer 152,000 KES
Blockchain Associate142,000 KES
Blockchain Developer131,000 KES
Build and Release Engineer131,000 KES
Business Intelligence Analyst150,000 KES
Business Intelligence Developer159,000 KES
Business Objects Developer138,000 KES
Business Process Consultant161,000 KES
Business Systems Analyst142,000 KES
C# Developer159,000 KES
C++ Developer158,000 KES
Capacity Planning Manager201,000 KES
Change Administrator135,000 KES
Chief Information Security Officer207,000 KES
Client Delivery Manager194,000 KES
CMS Developer130,000 KES
Computer Animator135,000 KES
Computer Hardware Engineer130,000 KES
Computer Networks Architect149,000 KES
Computer Operator104,000 KES
Computer Technician118,000 KES
Copy Editor124,000 KES
CRM Application Administrator142,000 KES
Cross Platform Security Manager210,000 KES
Curam Developer129,000 KES
Data Analyst138,000 KES
Data Architect145,000 KES
Data Center Technician126,000 KES
Data Entry Supervisor92,500 KES
Data Manager196,000 KES
Data Modeling Analyst156,000 KES
Data Quality Analyst153,000 KES
Data Security Analyst152,000 KES
Data Security Manager212,000 KES
Data Warehousing Manager197,000 KES
Data Warehousing Specialist144,000 KES
Database Administration Manager183,000 KES
Database Administrator148,000 KES
Database Analyst152,000 KES
Database Developer146,000 KES
Database Report Writer148,000 KES
Delivery Manager149,000 KES
Developer / Programmer145,000 KES
Development Manager204,000 KES
Director of Application Development215,000 KES
Director of Technology259,000 KES
Disaster Recovery Analyst146,000 KES
Documentation Specialist128,000 KES
E-Commerce Manager181,000 KES
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst171,000 KES
E-Commerce Marketing Manager184,000 KES
E-Commerce Sales Manager189,000 KES
E-Commerce Strategy Manager197,000 KES
Enterprise Architecture Manager183,000 KES
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect196,000 KES
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager221,000 KES
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant155,000 KES
ERP Analyst160,000 KES
ERP Project Manager211,000 KES
Ethical Hacker129,000 KES
Financial Systems Manager226,000 KES
Flash Developer123,000 KES
Front End Developer124,000 KES
Full Stack Developer154,000 KES
Functional Analyst146,000 KES
Game Developer141,000 KES
GIS Analyst130,000 KES
GIS Developer138,000 KES
Global BI Analyst166,000 KES
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer136,000 KES
Graphics Programmer125,000 KES
Graphics Web Designer120,000 KES
Hardware Design Engineer150,000 KES
Hardware Engineering Manager221,000 KES
Hardware Technician119,000 KES
Head of Development204,000 KES
Help Desk Analyst139,000 KES
Help Desk Manager164,000 KES
Help Desk Support109,000 KES
Helpdesk Manager165,000 KES
Imaging Programmer134,000 KES
Informatics Optimization Specialist152,000 KES
Information Assurance Analyst150,000 KES
Information Program Director212,000 KES
Information Security Administrator170,000 KES
Information Security Analyst174,000 KES
Information Security Engineer154,000 KES
Information Security Manager218,000 KES
Information Security Specialist177,000 KES
Information Services Consultant176,000 KES
Information Technology Administrator126,000 KES
Information Technology Asset Manager193,000 KES
Information Technology Consultant181,000 KES
Information Technology Coordinator120,000 KES
Information Technology Director255,000 KES
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer125,000 KES
Information Technology Manager252,000 KES
Information Technology Operations Manager232,000 KES
Information Technology Product Manager211,000 KES
Information Technology Project Administrator129,000 KES
Information Technology Project Coordinator150,000 KES
Information Technology Project Leader171,000 KES
Information Technology Project Manager240,000 KES
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager182,000 KES
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)160,000 KES
Information Technology Quality Specialist143,000 KES
Information Technology Support101,000 KES
Information Technology Team Leader174,000 KES
Information Technology Trainer151,000 KES
Information Technology Training Analyst154,000 KES
Interface Design Manager187,000 KES
Interface Designer117,000 KES
IOS Developer154,000 KES
Java Developer164,000 KES
Javascript Developer140,000 KES
Lead Developer176,000 KES
Linux Administrator154,000 KES
Lotus Domino Administrator147,000 KES
Lotus Notes Developer153,000 KES
Mail Server Administrator138,000 KES
Major Incident Manager179,000 KES
Managed Service Specialist149,000 KES
Microsystems Engineer140,000 KES
Mobile Developer144,000 KES
Multimedia Developer131,000 KES
Multimedia Services Manager166,000 KES
Network Administration Team Lead178,000 KES
Network Administrator135,000 KES
Network Analyst142,000 KES
Network and Infrastructure Manager231,000 KES
Network Engineer134,000 KES
Network Engineering Manager173,000 KES
Network Security Systems Manager182,000 KES
Network Specialist142,000 KES
Network Technician111,000 KES
Nodejs Developer163,000 KES
NT Systems Administrator134,000 KES
Numerical Control Programmer127,000 KES
Online Banking Manager251,000 KES
Online Banking Specialist185,000 KES
OPS Manager203,000 KES
Oracle Database Administrator143,000 KES
Oracle Developer152,000 KES
Perl Developer125,000 KES
PHP Developer129,000 KES
Python Developer156,000 KES
Records Manager122,000 KES
Remedy Developer119,000 KES
Reporting Analyst142,000 KES
Ruby Developer129,000 KES
Salesforce Administrator141,000 KES
Salesforce Developer114,000 KES
SAP Consultant160,000 KES
SAS Programmer139,000 KES
Scrum Master122,000 KES
SEO Associate123,000 KES
SEO Manager188,000 KES
Service Delivery Manager196,000 KES
Service Level Manager192,000 KES
Service Support Lead148,000 KES
SharePoint Administrator144,000 KES
Sharepoint Consultant157,000 KES
Sharepoint Developer159,000 KES
Shift Leader159,000 KES
SOA Analyst138,000 KES
SOC Engineer144,000 KES
Software Analyst151,000 KES
Software Architect145,000 KES
Software Development Manager197,000 KES
Software Engineer145,000 KES
Software QA Engineer136,000 KES
Software Sales140,000 KES
Software Specialist134,000 KES
Software Support Engineer120,000 KES
Software Test Engineer126,000 KES
Solutions Architect211,000 KES
Storage Engineer124,000 KES
Supervisor102,000 KES
Support Analyst131,000 KES
Support Specialist146,000 KES
System Administrator133,000 KES
Systems Analyst139,000 KES
Systems Architect141,000 KES
Systems Consultant174,000 KES
Systems Engineer122,000 KES
Systems Integrator146,000 KES
Technical Analyst129,000 KES
Technical Consultant162,000 KES
Technical Manager162,000 KES
Technical Project Manager195,000 KES
Technical Sales149,000 KES
Technical Trainer155,000 KES
Technical Writer133,000 KES
Technology Business Analyst145,000 KES
Technology Director246,000 KES
Technology Specialist188,000 KES
Teradata Developer119,000 KES
Test Analyst149,000 KES
Tester124,000 KES
Testing Manager195,000 KES
TIBCO Developer122,000 KES
UNIX Administrator146,000 KES
Usability Engineer146,000 KES
User Experience Consultant163,000 KES
User Experience Design Expert158,000 KES
User Experience Designer133,000 KES
User Experience Researcher157,000 KES
User Interface Designer141,000 KES
VB Developer111,000 KES
VB.NET Developer145,000 KES
Video Game Designer134,000 KES
Visual Information Specialist136,000 KES
Web Applications Manager177,000 KES
Web Content Specialist161,000 KES
Web Designer130,000 KES
Web Developer130,000 KES
Web Editor119,000 KES
Web Project Manager166,000 KES
Web Promotions Specialist140,000 KES
Web Security Administrator159,000 KES
Web Security Manager226,000 KES
Web Support Analyst107,000 KES
Web Writer121,000 KES
Webmaster126,000 KES
Windows System Administrator129,000 KES
Wireless Consultant176,000 KES
Writer and Documentor126,000 KES

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Mombasa

Median and salary distribution monthly Mombasa Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Mombasa range from 83,400 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 262,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 174,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 174,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 174,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 Information Technology are earning less than 116,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 116,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 235,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 235,000 KES.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kenya costs anywhere from 734,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) to 2,200,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Kenya who work in Information Technology earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

156,000 KES
142,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kenya Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Kenya / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Kenya is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kenya for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Mombasa

930 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mombasa is 930 KES. This means that the average person in Mombasa earns approximately 930 KES for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology monthly Mombasa
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Mombasa VS Kenya

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu143,000 KES
Mombasa161,000 KES
Nairobi176,000 KES

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kenya earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
140,000 KES
Public Sector+14%
159,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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