How much money does a person working in Nairobi make?
176,401 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Nairobi typically earns around 176,401 KES per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Distribution of Salaries in Nairobi | All Jobs
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Nairobi range between 23,877 KES per month (minimum salary) to 781,130 KES per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 174,637 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 174,637 KES while the other half are earning more than 174,637 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 the population are earning less than 89,331 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 89,331 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 468,326 KES while 25% are earning more than 468,326 KES.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?
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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Salary Trend and Forecast in Nairobi
How are Nairobi salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +3% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Nairobi are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Salaries for popular jobs
|Administrative Assistant||90,432 KES|
|Biomedical Engineer||143,445 KES|
|CAD Drafter||130,063 KES|
|Chartered Accountant||148,710 KES|
|Chief Executive Officer||363,552 KES|
|Chief Financial Officer||359,738 KES|
|Civil Engineer||157,127 KES|
|Computer Technician||128,281 KES|
|Creative Director||170,352 KES|
|Developer / Programmer||146,334 KES|
|Electrical Engineer||165,668 KES|
|Elementary School Teacher||119,445 KES|
|Executive Chef||149,106 KES|
|Flight Attendant||140,225 KES|
|General Manager||280,436 KES|
|Graphic Designer||110,504 KES|
|Hotel Manager||247,175 KES|
|Human Resources Manager||227,223 KES|
|Internal Auditor||171,934 KES|
|Legal Assistant||121,659 KES|
|Mechanical Engineer||157,051 KES|
|Police Officer||133,152 KES|
|Project Manager||190,593 KES|
|Sales Manager||256,383 KES|
|Sales Representative||105,668 KES|
|Secondary School Teacher||130,478 KES|
|Travel Agent||136,304 KES|
|Waiter / Waitress||99,749 KES|
Average Hourly Wage in Nairobi | All Jobs
1,018 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nairobi | All Jobs is 1,018 KES. This means that the average person in Nairobi earns approximatly 1,018 KES for every worked hour.
Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.
Nairobi VS Kenya
We compared salaries in Nairobi and Kenya and we found that Nairobi salaries are 19% more than those of Kenya.
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