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Average Salary in Thika 2019

How much money does a person working in Thika make?

117,447 KES per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Thika typically earns around 117,447 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 Thika | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Thika

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Thika range between 15,897 KES per month (minimum salary) to 520,071 KES per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 119,796 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 119,796 KES while the other half are earning more than 119,796 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 61,062 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 61,062 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 332,731 KES while 25% are earning more than 332,731 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 Thika

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Thika
Average Salary 2016    =  
107,172 KES
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
111,137 KES
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
114,582 KES
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
117,447 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Thika 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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant85,460 KES
Administrative Assistant62,967 KES
Architect110,017 KES
Attorney172,404 KES
Biomedical Engineer102,674 KES
CAD Drafter92,772 KES
Cashier65,282 KES
Chartered Accountant106,898 KES
Chef100,510 KES
Chief Executive Officer266,584 KES
Chief Financial Officer254,624 KES
Civil Engineer103,796 KES
Computer Technician92,186 KES
Creative Director122,419 KES
Dentist294,349 KES
Developer / Programmer106,000 KES
Electrical Engineer121,432 KES
Elementary School Teacher82,201 KES
Engineer112,746 KES
Executive Chef108,865 KES
Flight Attendant101,981 KES
General Manager214,990 KES
Graphic Designer84,368 KES
Hotel Manager172,609 KES
Human Resources Manager167,254 KES
Internal Auditor124,048 KES
Journalist123,797 KES
Legal Assistant85,714 KES
Mechanical Engineer115,638 KES
Nurse99,799 KES
Pharmacist140,387 KES
Photographer83,331 KES
Pilot142,575 KES
Police Officer91,872 KES
Project Manager140,250 KES
Receptionist69,173 KES
Sales Manager184,187 KES
Sales Representative76,850 KES
Secondary School Teacher96,470 KES
Secretary67,784 KES
Teacher94,220 KES
Teller84,150 KES
Travel Agent98,342 KES
Waiter / Waitress72,835 KES

Average Hourly Wage in Thika | All Jobs

678 KES per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Thika | All Jobs is 678 KES. This means that the average person in Thika earns approximatly 678 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.

Thika VS Kenya

Salary Comparison Between Thika and Kenya monthlyWe compared salaries in Thika and Kenya and we found that Thika salaries are 21% less than those of Kenya.

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Kisumu143,549 KES
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