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Average Salary in Nakuru 2019

How much money does a person working in Nakuru make?

128,538 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Nakuru typically earns around 128,538 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 Nakuru | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Nakuru

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Nakuru range between 17,398 KES per month (minimum salary) to 569,186 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 129,824 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 129,824 KES while the other half are earning more than 129,824 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 66,250 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 66,250 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 356,495 KES while 25% are earning more than 356,495 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 Nakuru

How are Nakuru salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Nakuru
Average Salary 2016    =  
118,328 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
122,706 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
126,142 KES
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
128,538 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Nakuru are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant78,911 KES
Administrative Assistant61,057 KES
Architect114,383 KES
Attorney167,174 KES
Biomedical Engineer100,612 KES
CAD Drafter92,772 KES
Cashier65,964 KES
Chartered Accountant102,714 KES
Chef100,510 KES
Chief Executive Officer269,313 KES
Chief Financial Officer239,617 KES
Civil Engineer107,070 KES
Computer Technician93,110 KES
Creative Director123,647 KES
Dentist282,829 KES
Developer / Programmer102,817 KES
Electrical Engineer122,614 KES
Elementary School Teacher80,533 KES
Engineer111,654 KES
Executive Chef106,743 KES
Flight Attendant107,211 KES
General Manager212,867 KES
Graphic Designer81,034 KES
Hotel Manager181,552 KES
Human Resources Manager165,587 KES
Internal Auditor129,020 KES
Journalist113,155 KES
Legal Assistant82,258 KES
Mechanical Engineer120,368 KES
Nurse95,024 KES
Pharmacist136,294 KES
Photographer78,420 KES
Pilot142,575 KES
Police Officer97,602 KES
Project Manager132,064 KES
Receptionist69,840 KES
Sales Manager195,556 KES
Sales Representative80,791 KES
Secondary School Teacher103,367 KES
Secretary67,784 KES
Teacher91,446 KES
Teller79,239 KES
Travel Agent102,283 KES
Waiter / Waitress75,018 KES

Average Hourly Wage in Nakuru | All Jobs

742 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Nakuru | All Jobs is 742 KES. This means that the average person in Nakuru earns approximatly 742 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.

Nakuru VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Nakuru and Kenya monthlyWe compared salaries in Nakuru and Kenya and we found that Nakuru salaries are 13% less than those of Kenya.

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CityAverage Salary
Kisumu143,549 KES
Mombasa161,346 KES
Nairobi176,401 KES
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