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Agricultural and Food Science Technician Average Salary in Kenya 2024

How much money does a person working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician make in Kenya?


Average Monthly Salary
91,200 KES
( 1,090,000 KES yearly)

LOW
41,900
KES
AVERAGE
91,200
KES
HIGH
145,000
KES
All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya typically earns around 91,200 KES. Salaries range from 41,900 KES (lowest) to 145,000 KES (highest).


Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Agricultural and Food Science Technician salaries in Kenya vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.



Agricultural and Food Science Technician Pay Scale and Salaries in Kenya

Median and salary distribution Kenya Agricultural and Food Science Technician monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
86,500 KES or more
10% of people earn
75,800 to 86,500 KES
20% of people earn
52,200 KES or less
65% of people earn
52,200 to 75,800 KES
Minimum Salary
41,900 KES
Median
87,100 KES
Maximum
145,000 KES




Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries for the position Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya range from 41,900 KES (starting salary) to 145,000 KES (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 87,100 KES, half of the professionals who work as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya earn less than 70,200 KES, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 100,000 KES while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 52,200 KES to 75,800 KES. About 20% of salaries are below the 52,200 KES mark, while 10% fall within the range of 75,800 KES to 86,500 KES. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 86,500 KES.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Agricultural and Food Science Technician / Kenya

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
47,600 KES
2 - 5 Years+34%
63,600 KES
5 - 10 Years+48%
94,000 KES
10 - 15 Years+22%
115,000 KES
15 - 20 Years+9%
125,000 KES
20+ Years+8%
135,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Kenya Agricultural and Food Science Technician
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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. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician and this is what we found.


All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 47,600 KES.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 63,600 KES, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 94,000 KES, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 115,000 KES, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 125,000 KES, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 135,000 KES, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

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.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Salary Comparison By Education / Agricultural and Food Science Technician / Kenya

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician.

Certificate or Diploma
55,300 KES
Bachelor's Degree+93%
107,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Kenya Agricultural and Food Science Technician
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down salaries by education level for the position Agricultural and Food Science Technician in order to make a comparison.


Level 1: Certificate or Diploma

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 55,300 KES.


Level 2: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 107,000 KES, 93% more than the previous level.



Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Agricultural and Food Science Technician / Kenya

Salary comparison by gender Kenya Agricultural and Food Science Technician monthly
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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? For the people who work as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 16%.

Male
97,800 KES
Female-14%
84,500 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Agricultural and Food Science Technician / Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for individuals working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 32 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kenya Agricultural and Food Science Technician
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Kenya / All Professions

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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Kenya is 2%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.



Bonus and Incentive Rates / Agricultural and Food Science Technician / Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Agricultural and Food Science Technician
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60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
40%
No Bonus
60%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Average Hourly Wage / Agricultural and Food Science Technician / Kenya


530 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya is 530 KES.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya is 240 KES. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Gardening / Farming / Fishing-100%
Agri-Tourism Manager184,000 KES+100%
Agricultural and Food Science Technician91,200 KES+0%
Agricultural and Food Scientist214,000 KES+130%
Agricultural Consultant223,000 KES+140%
Agricultural Engineer136,000 KES+49%
Agricultural Inspector131,000 KES+44%
Agricultural Manager237,000 KES+160%
Agroforestry Specialist121,000 KES+33%
Agronomist193,000 KES+110%
Algal Biotechnologist148,000 KES+62%
Animal Attendant71,500 KES-22%
Animal Nutritionist127,000 KES+39%
Animal Trainer76,300 KES-16%
Aquaculture and Seafood Farmer75,000 KES-18%
Aquaponics Engineer123,000 KES+35%
Aquaponics Technician106,000 KES+16%
Aquatic Ecologist152,000 KES+67%
Bee Keeper44,700 KES-51%
Beekeeper Educator76,300 KES-16%
Commercial Horticulturist106,000 KES+16%
Community Supported Agriculture Coordinator73,000 KES-20%
Compost Technician61,800 KES-32%
Conservation Agent73,600 KES-19%
Diver69,200 KES-24%
Edible Landscaping Designer91,200 KES+0%
Farm Manager183,000 KES+100%
Farmer47,400 KES-48%
Fish Hatchery Technician49,300 KES-46%
Floral Designer57,000 KES-37%
Food Waste Reduction Specialist93,300 KES+2%
Forage Consultant103,000 KES+13%
Foreman39,800 KES-56%
Forestry and Logging Worker40,300 KES-56%
Garden Center Helper42,000 KES-54%
Garden Centre Manager109,000 KES+20%
Gardener44,800 KES-51%
General Farm Assistant43,300 KES-53%
Greenhouse Assistant44,000 KES-52%
Greenhouse Manager101,000 KES+11%
Groundsman40,600 KES-55%
Grower45,200 KES-50%
Guerrilla Gardener67,600 KES-26%
Horticultural Worker41,900 KES-54%
Hydroponic Facility Manager137,000 KES+50%
Hydroponic Farmer65,800 KES-28%
Hydroponic Farming Infrastructure Installer114,000 KES+25%
Hydroponic Systems Engineer111,000 KES+22%
Mariculture Specialist115,000 KES+26%
Organic Farming Instructor94,800 KES+4%
Organic Farming Specialist108,000 KES+18%
Organic Seed Farmer66,500 KES-27%
Precision Agriculture Specialist84,700 KES-7%
Reef Restoration Technician80,400 KES-12%
Regenerative Agriculture Specialist108,000 KES+18%
Seaweed Farmer50,600 KES-45%
Sustainable Agriculture Consultant144,000 KES+58%
Sustainable Fisheries Manager143,000 KES+57%
Tree Pruner39,200 KES-57%
Tree Specialist66,100 KES-28%
Urban Agriculture Specialist148,000 KES+62%
Urban Farmer68,000 KES-25%
Urban Gardening Consultant96,700 KES+6%
Vertical Farming Specialist99,700 KES+9%
Vertical Garden Designer76,200 KES-16%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Mombasa96,600 KES
Nairobi104,000 KES

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Kenya is 14% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
140,000 KES
Public Sector+14%
159,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for the job title Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 87,100 KES and 100,000 KES. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for a careers like Agricultural and Food Science Technician in Kenya ranges from 41,900 KES to 70,200 KES. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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


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