A person working as a Statistician in Kenya typically earns around 229,000 KES per month. Salaries range from 106,000 KES (lowest) to 365,000 KES (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Statistician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Statistician salaries in Kenya range from 106,000 KES per month (minimum salary) to 365,000 KES per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 248,000 KES per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Statistician(s) are earning less than 248,000 KES while the other half are earning more than 248,000 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 Statistician(s) are earning less than 159,000 KES while 75% of them are earning more than 159,000 KES. Also from the diagram, 75% of Statistician(s) are earning less than 331,000 KES while 25% are earning more than 331,000 KES.
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 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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Statistician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Statistician with less than two years of experience makes approximately 120,000 KES per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 160,000 KES per month, 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 236,000 KES per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Statistician(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 288,000 KES per month, 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 314,000 KES per month, 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 340,000 KES per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Statistician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Statistician is 137,000 KES per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 214,000 KES per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 360,000 KES per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Kenya costs anywhere from 734,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) to 2,200,000 Kenyan Shilling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you 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 into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Statistician employees in Kenya earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Statistician(s) in Kenya are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely 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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kenya for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Statistician is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
58% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 42% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
The average salary for Statistician is 17% more than that of Science and Technical Services. Also, Science and Technical Services salaries are 34% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Lab Technologist||138,000 KES||-40%|
|Algorithm Developer||199,000 KES||-13%|
|Analytical Chemist||270,000 KES||+18%|
|Assistant Breeder||98,100 KES||-57%|
|Atmospheric and Space Scientist||288,000 KES||+26%|
|Behavior Analyst||194,000 KES||-15%|
|Behavior Intervention Specialist||217,000 KES||-5%|
|Biofuels Processing Technician||125,000 KES||-46%|
|Biofuels Production Manager||225,000 KES||-2%|
|Biomedical Scientist||322,000 KES||+40%|
|Chemical Engineer||153,000 KES||-33%|
|Chemical Technologist||140,000 KES||-39%|
|Chief Technologist||263,000 KES||+15%|
|Climate Change Analyst||213,000 KES||-7%|
|Clinical Laboratory Scientist||327,000 KES||+43%|
|Computer Scientist||253,000 KES||+10%|
|Conservation Scientist||265,000 KES||+16%|
|Data Scientist||236,000 KES||+3%|
|DNA Analyst||307,000 KES||+34%|
|Economic Development Specialist||250,000 KES||+9%|
|Food Scientist||199,000 KES||-13%|
|Forensic Scientist||247,000 KES||+8%|
|Formulation Technologist||118,000 KES||-49%|
|Fraud Investigator||153,000 KES||-33%|
|Genomics Scientist||313,000 KES||+36%|
|Geographic Information Systems Technician||105,000 KES||-54%|
|Geological Data Technician||106,000 KES||-54%|
|Geological Technician||132,000 KES||-42%|
|Geomatics Scientist||253,000 KES||+10%|
|Geophysical Data Technician||103,000 KES||-55%|
|Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist||245,000 KES||+7%|
|Industrial Ecologist||225,000 KES||-2%|
|Intelligence Analyst||194,000 KES||-15%|
|Knowledge Management Specialist||159,000 KES||-31%|
|Laboratory Manager||221,000 KES||-4%|
|Laboratory Researcher||152,000 KES||-34%|
|Laboratory Technician||94,200 KES||-59%|
|Life Sciences Analyst||203,000 KES||-12%|
|Life Scientist||258,000 KES||+12%|
|Marine Architect||208,000 KES||-9%|
|Marine Biologist||219,000 KES||-5%|
|Marine Superintendent||129,000 KES||-44%|
|Materials Analyst||132,000 KES||-42%|
|Materials Scientist||225,000 KES||-2%|
|Medical Scientist||323,000 KES||+41%|
|Natural Language Processing Researcher||198,000 KES||-14%|
|Natural Resource Specialist||182,000 KES||-21%|
|Natural Sciences Manager||312,000 KES||+36%|
|Nuclear Engineer||347,000 KES||+51%|
|Physical Scientist||244,000 KES||+6%|
|Political Scientist||242,000 KES||+5%|
|Polygraph Examiner||86,000 KES||-63%|
|Polysomnographic Technologist||149,000 KES||-35%|
|Product Development Scientist||253,000 KES||+10%|
|Quantitative Research Analyst||225,000 KES||-2%|
|Quantitative Researcher||206,000 KES||-10%|
|Radiation Protection Specialist||168,000 KES||-27%|
|Refrigeration Technician||72,700 KES||-68%|
|Research Scientist||225,000 KES||-2%|
|Risk Safety Engineer||147,000 KES||-36%|
|Scientific Photographer||140,000 KES||-39%|
|Scientific Programmer||201,000 KES||-12%|
|Service Engineer||144,000 KES||-37%|
|Service Technician||94,700 KES||-59%|
|Social Science Research Assistant||126,000 KES||-45%|
|Social Scientist||237,000 KES||+3%|
|Soil Scientist||196,000 KES||-15%|
|Statistical Analyst||137,000 KES||-40%|
|Statistical Assistant||101,000 KES||-56%|
|Survey Analyst||130,000 KES||-43%|
|Survey Researcher||122,000 KES||-47%|
|Surveying and Mapping Technician||84,100 KES||-63%|
|Team Leader||207,000 KES||-10%|
|Technical Manager||227,000 KES||-1%|
|Technical Officer||97,800 KES||-57%|
|Technical Service Director||297,000 KES||+29%|
|Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist||146,000 KES||-36%|
|Technical Services Research and Development Manager||344,000 KES||+50%|
|Technical Services Research Coordinator||158,000 KES||-31%|
|Water Ecologist||277,000 KES||+21%|
|Wildlife Biologist||216,000 KES||-6%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Kenya earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.