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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Mombasa 2020

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Mombasa?

Average Monthly Salary
177,000 KES
( 2,130,000 KES yearly)


A person working in Science and Technical Services in Mombasa typically earns around 177,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 101,000 KES (lowest average) to 268,000 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 Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist146,000 KES
Algorithm Developer171,000 KES
Analytical Chemist188,000 KES
Anthropologist173,000 KES
Archeologist167,000 KES
Assistant Breeder93,200 KES
Astronomer242,000 KES
Atmospheric and Space Scientist222,000 KES
Behavior Analyst167,000 KES
Behavior Intervention Specialist163,000 KES
Biochemist180,000 KES
Biofuels Processing Technician131,000 KES
Biofuels Production Manager172,000 KES
Biologist191,000 KES
Biomedical Scientist225,000 KES
Biophysicist224,000 KES
Chemical Engineer155,000 KES
Chemical Technologist138,000 KES
Chemist208,000 KES
Chief Technologist223,000 KES
Climate Change Analyst173,000 KES
Clinical Laboratory Scientist209,000 KES
Computer Scientist173,000 KES
Conservation Scientist206,000 KES
Data Scientist178,000 KES
DNA Analyst196,000 KES
Ecologist205,000 KES
Economic Development Specialist214,000 KES
Flavourist128,000 KES
Food Scientist163,000 KES
Forensic Scientist165,000 KES
Formulation Technologist127,000 KES
Fraud Investigator146,000 KES
Genomics Scientist221,000 KES
Geographer162,000 KES
Geographic Information Systems Technician117,000 KES
Geological Data Technician126,000 KES
Geological Technician131,000 KES
Geologist196,000 KES
Geomatics Scientist194,000 KES
Geophysical Data Technician123,000 KES
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist171,000 KES
Hydrologist174,000 KES
Industrial Ecologist185,000 KES
Intelligence Analyst160,000 KES
Knowledge Management Specialist165,000 KES
Laboratory Manager193,000 KES
Laboratory Researcher151,000 KES
Laboratory Technician114,000 KES
Life Sciences Analyst159,000 KES
Life Scientist204,000 KES
Marine Architect172,000 KES
Marine Biologist192,000 KES
Marine Superintendent133,000 KES
Materials Analyst139,000 KES
Materials Scientist181,000 KES
Mathematician204,000 KES
Medical Scientist205,000 KES
Metallurgist188,000 KES
Meteorologist184,000 KES
Microbiologist211,000 KES
Natural Language Processing Researcher170,000 KES
Natural Resource Specialist172,000 KES
Natural Sciences Manager220,000 KES
Nuclear Engineer260,000 KES
Physical Scientist189,000 KES
Physicist219,000 KES
Political Scientist228,000 KES
Polygraph Examiner117,000 KES
Polysomnographic Technologist150,000 KES
Product Development Scientist169,000 KES
Quantitative Research Analyst169,000 KES
Quantitative Researcher167,000 KES
Radiation Protection Specialist156,000 KES
Refrigeration Technician114,000 KES
Research Scientist190,000 KES
Risk Safety Engineer140,000 KES
Scientific Photographer139,000 KES
Scientific Programmer158,000 KES
Scientist184,000 KES
Service Engineer137,000 KES
Service Technician118,000 KES
Social Science Research Assistant134,000 KES
Social Scientist182,000 KES
Sociologist183,000 KES
Soil Scientist166,000 KES
Statistical Analyst136,000 KES
Statistical Assistant124,000 KES
Statistician167,000 KES
Survey Analyst133,000 KES
Survey Researcher122,000 KES
Surveying and Mapping Technician118,000 KES
Team Leader160,000 KES
Technical Manager176,000 KES
Technical Officer119,000 KES
Technical Service Director177,000 KES
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist150,000 KES
Technical Services Research and Development Manager235,000 KES
Technical Services Research Coordinator153,000 KES
Technician103,000 KES
Water Ecologist212,000 KES
Wildlife Biologist196,000 KES

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Mombasa

Median and salary distribution monthly Mombasa Science and Technical Services
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Science and Technical Services salaries in Mombasa range from 101,000 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 268,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 191,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 191,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 191,000 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 132,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 132,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 248,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 248,000 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 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.

Science and Technical Services Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya Science and Technical Services
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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.

154,000 KES
175,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya
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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

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Science and Technical Services salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Science and Technical Services
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Average Salary 2016
144,000 KES
Average Salary 2017+4%
150,000 KES
Average Salary 2018+2%
152,000 KES
Average Salary 2019+3%
157,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Science and Technical Services 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Mombasa

1,020 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mombasa is 1,020 KES. This means that the average person in Mombasa earns approximately 1,020 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly Mombasa
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The average salary for Science and Technical Services is 10% more than that of All Jobs.

Mombasa VS Kenya

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu158,000 KES
Mombasa177,000 KES
Nairobi194,000 KES
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