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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||146,000 KES|
|Algorithm Developer||171,000 KES|
|Analytical Chemist||188,000 KES|
|Assistant Breeder||93,200 KES|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||222,000 KES|
|Behavior Analyst||167,000 KES|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||163,000 KES|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||131,000 KES|
|Biofuels Production Manager||172,000 KES|
|Biomedical Scientist||225,000 KES|
|Chemical Engineer||155,000 KES|
|Chemical Technologist||138,000 KES|
|Chief Technologist||223,000 KES|
|Climate Change Analyst||173,000 KES|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||209,000 KES|
|Computer Scientist||173,000 KES|
|Conservation Scientist||206,000 KES|
|Data Scientist||178,000 KES|
|DNA Analyst||196,000 KES|
|Economic Development Specialist||214,000 KES|
|Food Scientist||163,000 KES|
|Forensic Scientist||165,000 KES|
|Formulation Technologist||127,000 KES|
|Fraud Investigator||146,000 KES|
|Genomics Scientist||221,000 KES|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||117,000 KES|
|Geological Data Technician||126,000 KES|
|Geological Technician||131,000 KES|
|Geomatics Scientist||194,000 KES|
|Geophysical Data Technician||123,000 KES|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||171,000 KES|
|Industrial Ecologist||185,000 KES|
|Intelligence Analyst||160,000 KES|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||165,000 KES|
|Laboratory Manager||193,000 KES|
|Laboratory Researcher||151,000 KES|
|Laboratory Technician||114,000 KES|
|Life Sciences Analyst||159,000 KES|
|Life Scientist||204,000 KES|
|Marine Architect||172,000 KES|
|Marine Biologist||192,000 KES|
|Marine Superintendent||133,000 KES|
|Materials Analyst||139,000 KES|
|Materials Scientist||181,000 KES|
|Medical Scientist||205,000 KES|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||170,000 KES|
|Natural Resource Specialist||172,000 KES|
|Natural Sciences Manager||220,000 KES|
|Nuclear Engineer||260,000 KES|
|Physical Scientist||189,000 KES|
|Political Scientist||228,000 KES|
|Polygraph Examiner||117,000 KES|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||150,000 KES|
|Product Development Scientist||169,000 KES|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||169,000 KES|
|Quantitative Researcher||167,000 KES|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||156,000 KES|
|Refrigeration Technician||114,000 KES|
|Research Scientist||190,000 KES|
|Risk Safety Engineer||140,000 KES|
|Scientific Photographer||139,000 KES|
|Scientific Programmer||158,000 KES|
|Service Engineer||137,000 KES|
|Service Technician||118,000 KES|
|Social Science Research Assistant||134,000 KES|
|Social Scientist||182,000 KES|
|Soil Scientist||166,000 KES|
|Statistical Analyst||136,000 KES|
|Statistical Assistant||124,000 KES|
|Survey Analyst||133,000 KES|
|Survey Researcher||122,000 KES|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||118,000 KES|
|Team Leader||160,000 KES|
|Technical Manager||176,000 KES|
|Technical Officer||119,000 KES|
|Technical Service Director||177,000 KES|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||150,000 KES|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||235,000 KES|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||153,000 KES|
|Water Ecologist||212,000 KES|
|Wildlife Biologist||196,000 KES|
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).
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.
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.
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%|
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.
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 Science and Technical Services is 10% more than that of All Jobs.