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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||112,000 KES|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||92,300 KES|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||178,000 KES|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||191,000 KES|
|Assistant Storekeeper||79,500 KES|
|Assistant Tour Manager||141,000 KES|
|Baker and Pastrycook||99,800 KES|
|Bakery Manager||141,000 KES|
|Bakery Superintendent||120,000 KES|
|Banquet Manager||120,000 KES|
|Banquet Server||96,800 KES|
|Bar Attendant||97,900 KES|
|Bar Manager||153,000 KES|
|Bar Supervisor||117,000 KES|
|Beverage Manager||139,000 KES|
|Bistro Attendant||94,100 KES|
|Buffet Chef||128,000 KES|
|Buffet Host||90,000 KES|
|Buffet Manager||146,000 KES|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||89,700 KES|
|Cafeteria Manager||135,000 KES|
|Cake Decorator||102,000 KES|
|Casino Shift Manager||169,000 KES|
|Chain Store Customer Support||117,000 KES|
|Club Manager||169,000 KES|
|Cluster Director||188,000 KES|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||176,000 KES|
|Cocktail Server||88,700 KES|
|Coffee Shop Manager||159,000 KES|
|Confectionery Baker||97,700 KES|
|Conference Services Manager||138,000 KES|
|Corporate Sous Chef||147,000 KES|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||132,000 KES|
|Culinary Assistant||97,200 KES|
|Culinary Associate||103,000 KES|
|Dietary Aide||118,000 KES|
|Dining Room Supervisor||131,000 KES|
|Duty Manager||147,000 KES|
|Events Coordinator||123,000 KES|
|Executive Chef||128,000 KES|
|Executive Pastry Chef||115,000 KES|
|Fast Food Cook||117,000 KES|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||134,000 KES|
|Fine Dining Cook||138,000 KES|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||149,000 KES|
|Fleet Manager||161,000 KES|
|Food and Beverage Manager||171,000 KES|
|Food Consultant||176,000 KES|
|Food Safety Coordinator||143,000 KES|
|Food Server||91,300 KES|
|Food Service Director||163,000 KES|
|Food Service Manager||163,000 KES|
|Food Service Sales||141,000 KES|
|Food Service Worker||91,800 KES|
|Front Desk Agent||111,000 KES|
|Front Office Manager||152,000 KES|
|Guest Service Executive||167,000 KES|
|Guest Service Representative||118,000 KES|
|Head Concierge||115,000 KES|
|Hospitality Director||237,000 KES|
|Hostess / Host||118,000 KES|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||91,600 KES|
|Hotel Maid||63,400 KES|
|Hotel Manager||222,000 KES|
|Hotel Sales Manager||188,000 KES|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||153,000 KES|
|Hotel Staff||112,000 KES|
|Inventory Coordinator||99,700 KES|
|Kitchen Manager||128,000 KES|
|Kitchen Staff||108,000 KES|
|Kitchen Supervisor||128,000 KES|
|Line Cook||127,000 KES|
|Luggage Porter||59,400 KES|
|Motel Manager||160,000 KES|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||82,000 KES|
|Production Operator||83,100 KES|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||107,000 KES|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||198,000 KES|
|Restaurant Manager||181,000 KES|
|Room Reservations Manager||161,000 KES|
|Room Service Manager||159,000 KES|
|Sous Chef||122,000 KES|
|Supervisor of Food Services||139,000 KES|
|Tour Consultant||135,000 KES|
|Travel Agent||130,000 KES|
|Travel Consultant||131,000 KES|
|Waiter / Waitress||94,500 KES|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
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.
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.
The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 18% less than that of All Jobs.