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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Mombasa 2020

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Mombasa?

Average Monthly Salary
97,100 KES
( 1,170,000 KES yearly)


A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Mombasa typically earns around 97,100 KES per month. Salaries range from 59,500 KES (lowest average) to 181,000 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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
Accreditation Specialist132,000 KES
Administrative Aide61,700 KES
Administrative Analyst91,400 KES
Administrative Assistant78,900 KES
Administrative Associate77,100 KES
Administrative Manager94,500 KES
Administrative Receptionist77,700 KES
Board Secretary80,300 KES
Central Office Operator74,900 KES
Clerk62,100 KES
Commercial Administrator110,000 KES
Commissions Processor101,000 KES
Conveyancing Secretary84,200 KES
Document Controller74,500 KES
Document Management Specialist96,500 KES
Executive Assistant104,000 KES
Executive Personal Assistant117,000 KES
Executive Secretary102,000 KES
Front Desk Attendant89,600 KES
Front Desk Coordinator87,500 KES
Front Desk Manager121,000 KES
Group Services Manager165,000 KES
Head Receptionist101,000 KES
Key Account Assistant107,000 KES
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator56,100 KES
Leasing Administrator95,700 KES
Legal Secretary88,700 KES
Librarian93,500 KES
Mailroom Manager83,000 KES
Management Support Secretary97,100 KES
Master Programme Coordinator134,000 KES
Medical Receptionist89,800 KES
Meeting and Event Assistant100,000 KES
Meeting and Event Manager149,000 KES
Night Manager110,000 KES
Office Administrator116,000 KES
Office Assistant63,800 KES
Office Manager107,000 KES
Office Services Coordinator96,900 KES
Operations Analyst125,000 KES
Operations Manager149,000 KES
Personal Assistant95,600 KES
Planning Assistant90,600 KES
Process Expert124,000 KES
Program Coordinator108,000 KES
Programme Assistant97,100 KES
Project Administrator133,000 KES
Project Coordinator142,000 KES
Reception Team Lead136,000 KES
Receptionist81,900 KES
Records Officer70,200 KES
Schedule Officer69,900 KES
School Secretary79,200 KES
Secretary79,000 KES
Switchboard Operator65,800 KES
Technical Program Manager136,000 KES
Technical Project Manager140,000 KES
Typist59,400 KES
Wayleave Officer67,000 KES

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Mombasa

Median and salary distribution monthly Mombasa Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Mombasa range from 59,500 KES per month (minimum average salary) to 181,000 KES per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 105,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 105,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 105,000 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 74,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 74,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 154,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 154,000 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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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 24% more than their female counterparts.

79,500 KES
98,700 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

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Forecast and Trend in Kenya

How do Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kenya Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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Average Salary 2016
77,000 KES
Average Salary 2017+4%
79,900 KES
Average Salary 2018+4%
82,900 KES
Average Salary 2019+4%
85,900 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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 4% 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Mombasa

560 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mombasa is 560 KES. This means that the average person in Mombasa earns approximately 560 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Mombasa
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 40% less than that of All Jobs.

Mombasa VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Mombasa and Kenya monthly Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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We compared Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Mombasa and Kenya and we found that Mombasa salaries are 9% more than those of Kenya.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu86,400 KES
Mombasa97,100 KES
Nairobi106,000 KES
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