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Information Technology Average Salaries in Kenya 2023

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Kenya?

Average Monthly Salary
151,000 KES
( 1,820,000 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 Information Technology in Kenya typically earns around 151,000 KES. Salaries range from 76,500 KES (lowest average) to 240,000 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 Information Technology 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
Information Technology
2nd Line Systems Engineer145,000 KES
A/B Testing Specialist127,000 KES
ABAP Developer133,000 KES
Advertising Account Planner135,000 KES
Amazon Web Services Specialist181,000 KES
Android Developer144,000 KES
Angular Developer133,000 KES
Angular JS Programmer128,000 KES
Application Consultant175,000 KES
Application Developer144,000 KES
Application Management Analyst148,000 KES
Applications Engineer128,000 KES
Applications Support104,000 KES
Applications System Specialist123,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Analyst162,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer156,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Ethics Officer189,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Governance Specialist211,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Implementation Officer215,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Lead206,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Officer204,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Prompt Specialist137,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research Scientist195,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sales163,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Software Engineer164,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Strategist222,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Trainer161,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist180,000 KES
Artificial Intelligence Developer182,000 KES
AS400 Programmer150,000 KES
Assembly Developer150,000 KES
Assistant Information Technology Manager185,000 KES
Assistant Information Technology Project Manager186,000 KES
Assistant Service Delivery Manager182,000 KES
Avaloq Developer132,000 KES
Back End Developer148,000 KES
Big Data Architect169,000 KES
BigQuery Specialist181,000 KES
BizTalk Developer 149,000 KES
Blockchain Associate149,000 KES
Blockchain Developer141,000 KES
Blockchain Engineer142,000 KES
Build and Release Engineer128,000 KES
Business Intelligence Analyst150,000 KES
Business Intelligence Consultant208,000 KES
Business Intelligence Developer161,000 KES
Business Intelligence Manager215,000 KES
Business Objects Developer139,000 KES
Business Process Analyst151,000 KES
Business Process Consultant161,000 KES
Business Systems Analyst133,000 KES
C Developer168,000 KES
C# Developer165,000 KES
C++ Developer152,000 KES
Capacity Planning Manager195,000 KES
Cassandra Specialist158,000 KES
Change Administrator123,000 KES
Chatbot Developer138,000 KES
ChatGPT Expert137,000 KES
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer225,000 KES
Chief Cloud Officer221,000 KES
Chief Data Governance Officer231,000 KES
Chief Data Officer237,000 KES
Chief Digital Ethics Officer185,000 KES
Chief Digital Officer215,000 KES
Chief Information Officer247,000 KES
Chief Information Security Officer217,000 KES
Chief Innovation Officer202,000 KES
Chief Privacy Officer184,000 KES
Client Delivery Manager190,000 KES
Clojure Developer172,000 KES
Cloud Compliance Architect142,000 KES
Cloud Computing Specialist163,000 KES
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer147,000 KES
Cloud Migration Specialist160,000 KES
Cloud Security Architect154,000 KES
Cloud Services Engineer146,000 KES
Cloud Solutions Architect173,000 KES
Cloud-Based Inventory Manager170,000 KES
CMS Developer126,000 KES
Computer Animator125,000 KES
Computer Engineer125,000 KES
Computer Hardware Engineer126,000 KES
Computer Network Support Specialist134,000 KES
Computer Networks Architect147,000 KES
Computer Operator98,200 KES
Computer Programmer153,000 KES
Computer Security Specialist178,000 KES
Computer Support Specialist116,000 KES
Computer Technician114,000 KES
Computer Virtualization Implementation Specialist147,000 KES
Copy Editor123,000 KES
Cosmos DB Specialist135,000 KES
Couch DB Specialist143,000 KES
CRM Application Administrator132,000 KES
CRM Manager144,000 KES
Cross Platform Security Manager203,000 KES
Curam Developer126,000 KES
Cyber Security Consultant181,000 KES
Cyber Security Researcher179,000 KES
Cyber Security Specialist184,000 KES
Cybersecurity Analyst165,000 KES
Cybersecurity Architect167,000 KES
Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist147,000 KES
Cybersecurity Engineer158,000 KES
Cybersecurity Manager199,000 KES
Dart Developer106,000 KES
Data Analyst139,000 KES
Data Analytics Engineer129,000 KES
Data Architect150,000 KES
Data Center Specialist144,000 KES
Data Center Technician135,000 KES
Data Entry Coordintor80,100 KES
Data Entry Supervisor98,100 KES
Data Governance Manager201,000 KES
Data Management Specialist177,000 KES
Data Manager197,000 KES
Data Modeling Analyst153,000 KES
Data Privacy and Protection Manager192,000 KES
Data Quality Analyst144,000 KES
Data Security Analyst153,000 KES
Data Security Manager210,000 KES
Data Technician84,900 KES
Data Visualisation Analyst151,000 KES
Data Visualization Specialist151,000 KES
Data Warehousing Manager188,000 KES
Data Warehousing Specialist135,000 KES
Data-driven Designer133,000 KES
Database Administration Manager179,000 KES
Database Administrator149,000 KES
Database Analyst156,000 KES
Database Developer154,000 KES
Database Report Writer144,000 KES
Deep Learning Developer142,000 KES
Delivery Manager155,000 KES
Delphi Developer156,000 KES
Desktop Support Engineer103,000 KES
Desktop Support Technician100,000 KES
Desktop Virtualization Engineer124,000 KES
Developer / Programmer142,000 KES
Developer Evangelist155,000 KES
Development Architect146,000 KES
Development Group Supervisor168,000 KES
Development Manager207,000 KES
DevOps Engineer155,000 KES
Digital Ethics Consultant159,000 KES
Digital Forensics Expert148,000 KES
Director of Application Development207,000 KES
Director of Technology258,000 KES
Disaster Recovery Analyst141,000 KES
Disaster Recovery Specialist146,000 KES
Django Specialist142,000 KES
Documentation Specialist130,000 KES
Driver Developer153,000 KES
E-Commerce Manager172,000 KES
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst166,000 KES
E-Commerce Marketing Manager183,000 KES
E-Commerce Sales Manager193,000 KES
E-Commerce Strategy Manager206,000 KES
E-waste Recycling Specialist128,000 KES
E-waste Technician107,000 KES
Edge Computing Engineer134,000 KES
Elixir Developer194,000 KES
Embedded Software Developer158,000 KES
Enterprise Architecture Manager190,000 KES
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect192,000 KES
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager235,000 KES
Erlang Developer193,000 KES
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant147,000 KES
ERP Analyst161,000 KES
ERP Project Manager208,000 KES
Ethical Hacker139,000 KES
Financial Systems Manager206,000 KES
Firebird Specialist144,000 KES
Flash Developer124,000 KES
Front End Developer130,000 KES
Front End Web Developer130,000 KES
Full Stack Developer156,000 KES
Functional Analyst146,000 KES
Game Developer136,000 KES
GIS Analyst133,000 KES
GIS Developer138,000 KES
Global BI Analyst161,000 KES
Go Developer181,000 KES
Google Cloud Specialist179,000 KES
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer127,000 KES
Graphics Programmer134,000 KES
Graphics Web Designer119,000 KES
Groovy Developer172,000 KES
Hardware Design Engineer148,000 KES
Hardware Engineering Manager207,000 KES
Hardware Technician119,000 KES
Haskell Developer153,000 KES
Head of Development207,000 KES
Head of Information Technology261,000 KES
Help Desk Analyst133,000 KES
Help Desk Manager162,000 KES
Help Desk Support100,000 KES
Help Desk Technician98,500 KES
Helpdesk Manager168,000 KES
IBM DB2 Specialist130,000 KES
Imaging Programmer128,000 KES
InfluxDB Specialist137,000 KES
Informatics Optimization Specialist151,000 KES
Information Assurance Analyst157,000 KES
Information Program Director211,000 KES
Information Security Administrator172,000 KES
Information Security Analyst172,000 KES
Information Security Associate154,000 KES
Information Security Director205,000 KES
Information Security Engineer151,000 KES
Information Security Manager226,000 KES
Information Security Specialist170,000 KES
Information Services Consultant171,000 KES
Information Systems Developer137,000 KES
Information Systems Manager213,000 KES
Information Systems Penetration Testing Specialist167,000 KES
Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Specialist171,000 KES
Information Technology Administrator118,000 KES
Information Technology Analyst154,000 KES
Information Technology Architect143,000 KES
Information Technology Asset Manager192,000 KES
Information Technology Business Analyst146,000 KES
Information Technology Compliance Manager216,000 KES
Information Technology Consultant185,000 KES
Information Technology Coordinator115,000 KES
Information Technology Director246,000 KES
Information Technology Engineer125,000 KES
Information Technology Executive211,000 KES
Information Technology Helpdesk99,500 KES
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer132,000 KES
Information Technology Manager247,000 KES
Information Technology Operation Engineer131,000 KES
Information Technology Operations Manager233,000 KES
Information Technology Product Manager226,000 KES
Information Technology Project Administrator118,000 KES
Information Technology Project Coordinator155,000 KES
Information Technology Project Leader181,000 KES
Information Technology Project Manager235,000 KES
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager182,000 KES
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)161,000 KES
Information Technology Quality Specialist153,000 KES
Information Technology Risk Manager231,000 KES
Information Technology Sales Manager206,000 KES
Information Technology Specialist168,000 KES
Information Technology Staff101,000 KES
Information Technology Support96,900 KES
Information Technology Systems Analyst152,000 KES
Information Technology Team Leader178,000 KES
Information Technology Trainer151,000 KES
Information Technology Training Analyst157,000 KES
Interface Design Manager180,000 KES
Interface Designer122,000 KES
IOS Developer164,000 KES
Java Developer160,000 KES
Javascript Developer147,000 KES
jQuery Specialist146,000 KES
Kotlin Developer170,000 KES
Laravel Specialist146,000 KES
Lead Developer164,000 KES
Linux Administrator146,000 KES
Lisp Developer192,000 KES
Lotus Domino Administrator149,000 KES
Lotus Notes Developer144,000 KES
Lua Developer176,000 KES
Mail Server Administrator135,000 KES
Major Incident Manager165,000 KES
Malware Analysis Expert159,000 KES
Managed Service Specialist144,000 KES
MariaDB Specialist142,000 KES
MATLAB Developer159,000 KES
Microsoft Azure Specialist173,000 KES
Microsoft SQL Server Specialist159,000 KES
Microsystems Engineer146,000 KES
Mobile Developer147,000 KES
Mobile Interface Designer153,000 KES
MongoDB Specialist151,000 KES
Multimedia Developer131,000 KES
Multimedia Services Manager167,000 KES
MySQL Specialist137,000 KES
Neo4J Specialist138,000 KES
Network Administration Team Lead175,000 KES
Network Administrator125,000 KES
Network Analyst134,000 KES
Network and Infrastructure Manager233,000 KES
Network Engineer130,000 KES
Network Engineering Manager172,000 KES
Network Security Systems Manager185,000 KES
Network Specialist148,000 KES
Network Support Engineer126,000 KES
Network Support Specialist129,000 KES
Network Technician118,000 KES
Neural Network Engineer170,000 KES
NextJs Specialist134,000 KES
Nodejs Developer151,000 KES
NT Systems Administrator134,000 KES
Numerical Control Programmer117,000 KES
Objective-C Developer175,000 KES
Online Banking Manager244,000 KES
Online Banking Specialist184,000 KES
OPS Manager204,000 KES
Oracle Database Administrator143,000 KES
Oracle Database Specialist159,000 KES
Oracle Developer150,000 KES
Perl Developer129,000 KES
PHP Developer136,000 KES
PostgreSQL Specialist145,000 KES
PowerShell Developer133,000 KES
Principal Consultant150,000 KES
Principal Data Engineer139,000 KES
Program Lead173,000 KES
Python Developer147,000 KES
R Language Developer175,000 KES
React Specialist153,000 KES
Records Manager128,000 KES
Redis Specialist140,000 KES
Remedy Developer116,000 KES
Reporting Analyst141,000 KES
Reverse Engineering Expert174,000 KES
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst140,000 KES
Robotic Process Automation Developer122,000 KES
Ruby Developer128,000 KES
Rust Developer183,000 KES
Salesforce Administrator144,000 KES
Salesforce Developer120,000 KES
SAP Consultant157,000 KES
SAS Programmer129,000 KES
Scala Developer195,000 KES
Scrum Master117,000 KES
SEO Associate117,000 KES
SEO Manager174,000 KES
Server Virtualization Consultant195,000 KES
Service Delivery Manager193,000 KES
Service Level Manager192,000 KES
Service Support Lead151,000 KES
SharePoint Administrator146,000 KES
Sharepoint Consultant147,000 KES
Sharepoint Developer162,000 KES
Shift Leader161,000 KES
Snowflake Specialist141,000 KES
SOA Analyst145,000 KES
SOC Engineer140,000 KES
Software Analyst139,000 KES
Software Architect149,000 KES
Software Automation Engineer165,000 KES
Software Developer145,000 KES
Software Development Manager190,000 KES
Software Engineer153,000 KES
Software QA Engineer134,000 KES
Software Sales138,000 KES
Software Specialist135,000 KES
Software Support Engineer119,000 KES
Software Test Engineer128,000 KES
Software Tester124,000 KES
Solutions Architect208,000 KES
Solutions Consultant170,000 KES
SQLite Specialist146,000 KES
Storage Engineer126,000 KES
Supabase Specialist117,000 KES
Supervisor98,600 KES
Support Analyst128,000 KES
Support Specialist142,000 KES
Support Team Leader135,000 KES
Swift Developer179,000 KES
System Administrator136,000 KES
Systems Analyst136,000 KES
Systems Architect141,000 KES
Systems Consultant173,000 KES
Systems Engineer125,000 KES
Systems Integration Analyst148,000 KES
Systems Integration Specialist219,000 KES
Systems Integrator138,000 KES
Technical Analyst124,000 KES
Technical Consultant165,000 KES
Technical Manager150,000 KES
Technical Project Manager193,000 KES
Technical Sales136,000 KES
Technical Trainer145,000 KES
Technical Writer128,000 KES
Technology Business Analyst147,000 KES
Technology Director244,000 KES
Technology Specialist177,000 KES
Technology Vice President190,000 KES
Teradata Developer122,000 KES
Test Analyst145,000 KES
Tester122,000 KES
Testing Manager184,000 KES
TIBCO Developer123,000 KES
TypeScript Developer158,000 KES
UI Engineer142,000 KES
UNIX Administrator153,000 KES
Usability Engineer147,000 KES
User Experience Consultant160,000 KES
User Experience Design Expert147,000 KES
User Experience Designer131,000 KES
User Experience Researcher150,000 KES
User Interface Designer138,000 KES
User Support Engineer125,000 KES
VB Developer108,000 KES
VB.NET Developer144,000 KES
Video Game Designer130,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Architect183,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Compliance Specialist180,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Consultant206,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Designer186,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Developer166,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Director201,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Engineer172,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Filmmaker213,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Game Developer184,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Marketing Specialist179,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Officer201,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented reality Sales Consultant208,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Simulator Operator148,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Specialist183,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Technician158,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality Trainer193,000 KES
Virtual / Augmented Reality User Experience Designer151,000 KES
Visual Basic Developer119,000 KES
Visual Information Specialist129,000 KES
Voice Interface Designer121,000 KES
VueJs Specialist141,000 KES
Web Applications Manager180,000 KES
Web Content Specialist163,000 KES
Web Designer123,000 KES
Web Developer126,000 KES
Web Editor118,000 KES
Web Project Manager173,000 KES
Web Promotions Specialist142,000 KES
Web Security Administrator149,000 KES
Web Security Manager218,000 KES
Web Support Analyst110,000 KES
Web Writer120,000 KES
Webmaster127,000 KES
Windows System Administrator139,000 KES
Wireless Consultant173,000 KES
WordPress Specialist144,000 KES
Writer and Documentor130,000 KES
Zig Developer195,000 KES

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kenya

Median and salary distribution Kenya Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
139,000 KES or more
10% of people earn
123,000 to 139,000 KES
20% of people earn
87,800 KES or less
65% of people earn
87,800 to 123,000 KES
Minimum Salary
76,500 KES
137,000 KES
240,000 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 Information Technology in Kenya range from 76,500 KES (starting average salary) to 240,000 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 Information Technology is 137,000 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 Information Technology in Kenya earn less than 113,000 KES, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 157,000 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 Information Technology in Kenya. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 87,800 KES to 123,000 KES. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 87,800 KES mark, while 10% ranged from 123,000 KES to 139,000 KES. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 139,000 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 Information Technology 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 Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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Change in salary based on education 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 multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Information Technology in Kenya, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kenya costs anywhere from 737,000 KES to 2,210,000 KES and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Information Technology / Kenya

Salary comparison by gender Kenya Information Technology 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 Information Technology in Kenya, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

160,000 KES
146,000 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 / Information Technology / Kenya

How much are annual salary increments in Kenya for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% 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 Information Technology
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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 / Information Technology / Kenya

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kenya Information Technology
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67% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 / Information Technology / Kenya

870 KES per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Kenya is 870 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 Information Technology in Kenya is 440 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
Kisumu147,000 KES
Mombasa165,000 KES
Nairobi180,000 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 Information Technology in Kenya?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 137,000 KES and 157,000 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 Information Technology in Kenya ranges from 76,500 KES to 113,000 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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