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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in Kenya 2024

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in Kenya?

Average Monthly Salary
339,000 KES
( 4,070,000 KES yearly)

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 in Doctor / Physician in Kenya typically earns around 339,000 KES. Salaries range from 127,000 KES (lowest average) to 583,000 KES (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Doctor / Physician domain in Kenya exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Health and Medical
Advanced Nutrition Aide226,000 KES
Advanced Practice Provider196,000 KES
Allergist296,000 KES
Assistant Pathologist199,000 KES
Behavioral Health Specialist171,000 KES
Cardiac Sonographer170,000 KES
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist596,000 KES
Cardiovascular Perfusionist386,000 KES
Chiropractor189,000 KES
Clinical Psychologist477,000 KES
Correctional Treatment Specialist291,000 KES
Counseling Psychologist344,000 KES
Dermatologist458,000 KES
Diabetologist317,000 KES
Dietitian310,000 KES
Doctor370,000 KES
Emergency and Critical Care Consultant425,000 KES
Emergency Department Physician333,000 KES
Exercise Physiologist355,000 KES
Forensic Pathologist379,000 KES
General Medical Practitioner283,000 KES
Genetic Counselor256,000 KES
Healthcare Practitioner311,000 KES
Internist473,000 KES
Interventionist459,000 KES
Invasive Cardiologist619,000 KES
Lifestyle Medicine Expert237,000 KES
Medical Massage Therapist163,000 KES
Mental Health Therapst260,000 KES
Naturopathic Physician471,000 KES
Neurologist460,000 KES
Neurophysiology Technologist126,000 KES
Neuroscientist449,000 KES
Nuclear Medicine Physician408,000 KES
Obstetrician / Gynecologist435,000 KES
Occupational Health Safety Specialist204,000 KES
Ophthalmologist335,000 KES
Optometrist314,000 KES
Pediatrician373,000 KES
Physical Therapist246,000 KES
Physical Therapy Director287,000 KES
Physician - Anesthesiology541,000 KES
Physician - Cardiology586,000 KES
Physician - CCU335,000 KES
Physician - Dermatology433,000 KES
Physician - Emergency Room328,000 KES
Physician - Endocrinology424,000 KES
Physician - Family Practice299,000 KES
Physician - Gastroenterology410,000 KES
Physician - Generalist332,000 KES
Physician - Geriatrics289,000 KES
Physician - Hematology / Oncology409,000 KES
Physician - Immunology / Allergy432,000 KES
Physician - Infectious Disease374,000 KES
Physician - Internal Medicine461,000 KES
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine373,000 KES
Physician - Nephrology462,000 KES
Physician - Neurology467,000 KES
Physician - Nuclear Medicine401,000 KES
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology429,000 KES
Physician - Occupational Medicine335,000 KES
Physician - Ophthalmology288,000 KES
Physician - Otolaryngology273,000 KES
Physician - Pain Medicine258,000 KES
Physician - Pathology332,000 KES
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology414,000 KES
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology400,000 KES
Physician - Pediatrics366,000 KES
Physician - Physiatry403,000 KES
Physician - Podiatry374,000 KES
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine298,000 KES
Physician - Radiation Therapy447,000 KES
Physician - Radiology453,000 KES
Physician - Rheumatology404,000 KES
Physician - Sports Medicine405,000 KES
Physician - Urology530,000 KES
Physician Assistant250,000 KES
Physiotherapist282,000 KES
Podiatrist273,000 KES
Preventive Medicine Physician358,000 KES
Psychiatrist394,000 KES
Psychololgist403,000 KES
Psychometrician350,000 KES
Public Health Physician292,000 KES
Pulmonologist369,000 KES
Radiologist417,000 KES
Registered Dietitian288,000 KES
Registered Respiratory Therapist242,000 KES
Skin Care Specialist232,000 KES
Telemedicine Physician261,000 KES
Urologist536,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Therapist167,000 KES
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist255,000 KES

Doctor / Physician Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kenya

Median and salary distribution Kenya Doctor / Physician monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
303,000 KES or more
10% of people earn
258,000 to 303,000 KES
20% of people earn
160,000 KES or less
65% of people earn
160,000 to 258,000 KES
Minimum Salary
127,000 KES
301,000 KES
583,000 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 in Doctor / Physician in Kenya range from 127,000 KES (starting average salary) to 583,000 KES (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Doctor / Physician is 301,000 KES, implying that half of the workforce in Kenya earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Doctor / Physician in Kenya earn less than 232,000 KES, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 356,000 KES, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Doctor / Physician in Kenya. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 160,000 KES to 258,000 KES. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 160,000 KES mark, while 10% ranged from 258,000 KES to 303,000 KES. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 303,000 KES or higher.

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 in Doctor / Physician in Kenya 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.

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.

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.
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 and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Doctor / Physician / Kenya

Salary comparison by gender Kenya Doctor / Physician 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? In the field of Doctor / Physician in Kenya, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

358,000 KES
326,000 KES
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kenya for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Kenya
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Doctor / Physician / Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for individuals working in Doctor / Physician? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Doctor / Physician in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kenya Doctor / Physician
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kenya
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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 / Doctor / Physician / Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Doctor / Physician
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42% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Hourly Average Wage / Doctor / Physician / Kenya

1,950 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Doctor / Physician in Kenya is 1,950 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 in Doctor / Physician in Kenya is 730 KES. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kisumu329,000 KES
Mombasa369,000 KES
Nairobi404,000 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 in Doctor / Physician in Kenya?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 301,000 KES and 356,000 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 jobs in Doctor / Physician in Kenya ranges from 127,000 KES to 232,000 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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