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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Mombasa 2020

How much money does a person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Mombasa?

Average Monthly Salary
133,000 KES
( 1,600,000 KES yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Mombasa typically earns around 133,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 63,500 KES (lowest average) to 238,000 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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
All Rounder112,000 KES
Assistant Executive Housekeeper92,300 KES
Assistant Food and Beverage Director178,000 KES
Assistant Hospitality Manager191,000 KES
Assistant Storekeeper79,500 KES
Assistant Tour Manager141,000 KES
Baker and Pastrycook99,800 KES
Bakery Manager141,000 KES
Bakery Superintendent120,000 KES
Banquet Manager120,000 KES
Banquet Server96,800 KES
Bar Attendant97,900 KES
Bar Manager153,000 KES
Bar Supervisor117,000 KES
Barista100,000 KES
Bartender98,500 KES
Bellman78,400 KES
Beverage Manager139,000 KES
Bistro Attendant94,100 KES
Buffet Chef128,000 KES
Buffet Host90,000 KES
Buffet Manager146,000 KES
Butcher and Slaughterer89,700 KES
Cafeteria Manager135,000 KES
Cake Decorator102,000 KES
Casino Shift Manager169,000 KES
Chain Store Customer Support117,000 KES
Chef122,000 KES
Club Manager169,000 KES
Cluster Director188,000 KES
Cluster Revenue Manager176,000 KES
Cocktail Server88,700 KES
Coffee Shop Manager159,000 KES
Concierge93,300 KES
Confectionery Baker97,700 KES
Conference Services Manager138,000 KES
Cook118,000 KES
Corporate Sous Chef147,000 KES
Corporate Travel Consultant132,000 KES
Croupier112,000 KES
Culinary Assistant97,200 KES
Culinary Associate103,000 KES
Dietary Aide118,000 KES
Dining Room Supervisor131,000 KES
Dishwasher59,000 KES
Duty Manager147,000 KES
Events Coordinator123,000 KES
Executive Chef128,000 KES
Executive Pastry Chef115,000 KES
Fast Food Cook117,000 KES
Fast Food Shift Supervisor134,000 KES
Fine Dining Cook138,000 KES
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef149,000 KES
Fleet Manager161,000 KES
Food and Beverage Manager171,000 KES
Food Consultant176,000 KES
Food Safety Coordinator143,000 KES
Food Server91,300 KES
Food Service Director163,000 KES
Food Service Manager163,000 KES
Food Service Sales141,000 KES
Food Service Worker91,800 KES
Front Desk Agent111,000 KES
Front Office Manager152,000 KES
Guest Service Executive167,000 KES
Guest Service Representative118,000 KES
Head Concierge115,000 KES
Hospitality Director237,000 KES
Hostess / Host118,000 KES
Hotel Desk Clerk91,600 KES
Hotel Maid63,400 KES
Hotel Manager222,000 KES
Hotel Sales Manager188,000 KES
Hotel Service Supervisor153,000 KES
Hotel Staff112,000 KES
Inventory Coordinator99,700 KES
Kitchen Manager128,000 KES
Kitchen Staff108,000 KES
Kitchen Supervisor128,000 KES
Line Cook127,000 KES
Luggage Porter59,400 KES
Motel Manager160,000 KES
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant82,000 KES
Production Operator83,100 KES
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator107,000 KES
Receptionist111,000 KES
Regional Restaurant Manager198,000 KES
Restaurant Manager181,000 KES
Room Reservations Manager161,000 KES
Room Service Manager159,000 KES
Sous Chef122,000 KES
Supervisor of Food Services139,000 KES
Tour Consultant135,000 KES
Travel Agent130,000 KES
Travel Consultant131,000 KES
Waiter / Waitress94,500 KES

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Mombasa

Median and salary distribution monthly Mombasa Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Mombasa range from 63,500 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 238,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 144,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 144,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 144,000 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 93,200 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 93,200 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 206,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 206,000 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?

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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?

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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 740,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) to 2,220,000 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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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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 earn 13% more than their female counterparts.

116,000 KES
132,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Kenya
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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.

Private Sector
141,000 KES
Public Sector+14%
160,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Average Salary 2016
108,000 KES
Average Salary 2017+4%
112,000 KES
Average Salary 2018+2%
114,000 KES
Average Salary 2019+3%
118,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Kenya are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Mombasa

770 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mombasa is 770 KES. This means that the average person in Mombasa earns approximately 770 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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Mombasa
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 18% less than that of All Jobs.

Mombasa VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Mombasa and Kenya monthly Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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We compared Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Mombasa and Kenya and we found that Mombasa salaries are 9% more than those of Kenya.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu118,000 KES
Mombasa133,000 KES
Nairobi145,000 KES
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