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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Mombasa 2021

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Mombasa?

Average Monthly Salary
109,000 KES
( 1,310,000 KES yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Mombasa typically earns around 109,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 40,500 KES (lowest average) to 274,000 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman43,500 KES
Assembly Line Worker41,400 KES
Assembly Supervisor64,900 KES
Assistance Maintenance Manager151,000 KES
Assistant Shipping Manager136,000 KES
Chemical Equipment Controller100,000 KES
Chemical Technican Apprentice81,700 KES
CNC Machinist97,600 KES
CNC Operator91,800 KES
CNC Programmer103,000 KES
Colour Technologist52,500 KES
Contracts Manager171,000 KES
Data Collection Coordinator74,100 KES
Demand Planner62,800 KES
Derrick Operator44,600 KES
Director of Manufacturing264,000 KES
Dock Worker40,000 KES
Drying Technician39,800 KES
Equipment Operator37,400 KES
Export Sales Coordinator133,000 KES
Factory Superintendent64,500 KES
Factory Worker46,700 KES
Failure Analysis Technician66,900 KES
Fiberglass Laminator43,200 KES
Food Technologist78,900 KES
Forklift Driver45,600 KES
Forming Machine Operator47,400 KES
Furnace Operator42,500 KES
Gas Appliance Repairer42,000 KES
General Warehouse Associate69,600 KES
Heavy Equipment Operator56,100 KES
HSE Manager187,000 KES
Industrial Engineer140,000 KES
Industrial Machinery Mechanic85,700 KES
Industrial Production Manager240,000 KES
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer130,000 KES
Intake Operator54,000 KES
Key Account Manager214,000 KES
Lift Truck Operator42,300 KES
Loading Supervisor76,900 KES
Logistic Coordinator108,000 KES
Logistics Clerk50,600 KES
Machine Operator44,300 KES
Machinist43,600 KES
Maintenance Manager160,000 KES
Maintenance Store Clerk44,300 KES
Manufacturing Engineer133,000 KES
Manufacturing Engineering Manager213,000 KES
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist151,000 KES
Manufacturing Manager230,000 KES
Manufacturing Operative75,000 KES
Manufacturing Production Technician52,900 KES
Manufacturing Supervisor116,000 KES
Manufacturing Technician51,400 KES
Materials Supervisor117,000 KES
Mechanical Fitter Engineer134,000 KES
Mechanical Foreman44,200 KES
Merchandise Planner74,300 KES
Metrology Engineer137,000 KES
Operations Engineer131,000 KES
Operations Manager204,000 KES
Order Management Coordinator112,000 KES
Order Processing Manager178,000 KES
Order Selector51,400 KES
Package Handler43,300 KES
Packaging Manager148,000 KES
Packer45,200 KES
Packing Deputy Supervisor116,000 KES
Planning Manager192,000 KES
Plant Manager240,000 KES
Precision Instrument Repairer67,900 KES
Process Technician55,200 KES
Product Manager227,000 KES
Production Analyst198,000 KES
Production Director261,000 KES
Production Engineer148,000 KES
Production Engineering Supervisor213,000 KES
Production Inspector145,000 KES
Production Laborer37,300 KES
Production Manager257,000 KES
Production Scheduler103,000 KES
Production Supervisor134,000 KES
Quality Control Analyst180,000 KES
Quality Control Inspector142,000 KES
Quality Control Manager198,000 KES
Service Technician52,700 KES
SHEQ Officer67,100 KES
Shipping Manager206,000 KES
Small Engine Mechanic76,700 KES
Spray Painter45,000 KES
Sterile Processing Technician51,500 KES
Structural Welder38,800 KES
Supply Chain Operative125,000 KES
Technical Operator56,700 KES
Technology Development Manager252,000 KES
Testing Technician95,500 KES
Toolmaker70,500 KES
Warehouse Operative48,900 KES
Warehouse Worker48,300 KES
Warranty Handler79,300 KES
Welder43,700 KES
Workshop Manager157,000 KES

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Mombasa

Median and salary distribution monthly Mombasa Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Mombasa range from 40,500 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 274,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 118,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 118,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 118,000 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 71,300 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 71,300 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 212,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 212,000 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?

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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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

108,000 KES
93,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kenya Factory and Manufacturing
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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kenya for the year 2020. 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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

86% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 14% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Mombasa

630 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mombasa is 630 KES. This means that the average person in Mombasa earns approximately 630 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Mombasa
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Mombasa VS Kenya

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu97,300 KES
Mombasa109,000 KES
Nairobi120,000 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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