Salaries of Professionals in Kenya (2017)

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Professionals in the country earn different pay based on several factors, which include level of education, marketability of the course, sector of economy and the number of qualified individuals in a given profession.All these factors combined determine the average salary of a particular profession in Kenya.

In 2017,the following are average salaries of professionals in Kenya.

PROFESSION AVERAGE SALARIES PER MONTH (KSH)
CEO 1.2 MILLION
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER 900,000
PILOT 600,000
HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR 550,000
MARKETING DIRECTOR 480,000
SOFTWARE ENGINEER 450,000
CIVIL ENGINEER 435,000
ACTUARY 400,000
MEDICAL DOCTOR 335,000
TV NEWS ANCHOR 300,000
AIRCRAFT ENGINEER/AERONEUTICAL ENGINEER 300,000
FORENSIC EXPERT 280,000
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER 250,000
BUSINES ANALYST 250,000
FINANCIAL ANALYST 250,000
MECHANICAL ENGINEER 230,000
BANK BRANCH MANAGER 220,000
ARCHITECTURE 210,000
LAWYER 200,000
PHARMACIST 190,000
CHIEF ACCOUNTANT 180,000
IT MANAGER 150,000
RADIO JOURNALIST 150,000
GIS ANALYST 150,000
STATISTICIAN 150,000
PROCUREMENT OFFICER 135,000
LECTURER 130,000
QUANTITY SURVEYOR 130,000
ACCOUNTANT 120,000
AUDITOR 120,000
UNDERWRITER 100,000
HOTEL MANAGER 90,0000
HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER 85,000
SALES EXECUTIVE 80,000
GRADUATE TRAINEE 75,000
DATA ANALYST 70,000
CABIN CREW 70,000
BANK TELLER 55,000
CHEF 60,000
CAMERAMAN 50,000
LAB TECHNICIAN 50,000
ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT 50,000
TEACHER 45,000
CUSTOMER CARE 40,000
NURSE 38,000
FRONT OFICE/SECRETARY 35,000
WAITER/WAITRESS 20,000
DRIVER 30,000
SECURITY OFFICER/WATCHMAN 8,000
HOUSE GIRL/MAID 4,000
   

 

The highest paying careers include Medicine and Surgery, Law, Civil Engineering, Piloting and audit while the lowest paying careers include security, front office, customer care, teaching and nursing.

The average salary of professionals in Kenya is Ksh 65,000 while the highest career can be traced to Finance.

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