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Minimum Wages in Kenya with effect from 01-05-2013

Revision is expected.
Information last updated on this page: 16-09-2014
The minimum wage rates in the table are in KES (KE Shilling)

Minimum Consolidated Wages by Region and Occupation in Kenya with effect from May 1, 2013

Occupation / Grade Region Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Day Minimum Wage per Month
Cleaners, Gardeners, General Workers, House servants, Children's ayah, Sweepers, Day watchmen, Messengers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
87.40
470.60
9,780.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cleaners, Gardeners, General Workers, House servants, Children's ayah, Sweepers, Day watchmen, Messengers Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
79.95
432.45
9,024.10
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cleaners, Gardeners, General Workers, House servants, Children's ayah, Sweepers, Day watchmen, Messengers All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
48.45
264.50
5,217.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cooks, Waiters, Miners, Stone cutters, Turn boys, Logger line cutters Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
95.20
507.75
10,563.60
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cooks, Waiters, Miners, Stone cutters, Turn boys, Logger line cutters Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
80.95
448.95
9,372.20
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cooks, Waiters, Miners, Stone cutters, Turn boys, Logger line cutters All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
54.55
298.05
6,028.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Night watchmen Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
98.40
523.60
10,911.70
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Night watchmen Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
89.55
487.90
10,116.15
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Night watchmen All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
57.45
300.30
6,223.65
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Machine attendants, Sawmill sawyers, Machine assistants, Mass production machinists, Shoe cutters, Bakery workers, Bakery assistants, Tailor’s assistants Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
102.15
532.60
11,085.70
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Machine attendants, Sawmill sawyers, Machine assistants, Mass production machinists, Shoe cutters, Bakery workers, Bakery assistants, Tailor’s assistants Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
90.45
498.90
10,316.00
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Machine attendants, Sawmill sawyers, Machine assistants, Mass production machinists, Shoe cutters, Bakery workers, Bakery assistants, Tailor’s assistants All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
75.15
403.80
8,361.35
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Machinists (made-to-measure), Shoe upper preparers, Chaplis makers, Vehicle service workers (petrol and service stations), Bakery plant hands, Laundry operators, Junior clerks, Wheeled tractor drivers (light) Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
113.50
609.80
12,654.90
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Machinists (made-to-measure), Shoe upper preparers, Chaplis makers, Vehicle service workers (petrol and service stations), Bakery plant hands, Laundry operators, Junior clerks, Wheeled tractor drivers (light) Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
106.60
569.90
11,838.70
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Machinists (made-to-measure), Shoe upper preparers, Chaplis makers, Vehicle service workers (petrol and service stations), Bakery plant hands, Laundry operators, Junior clerks, Wheeled tractor drivers (light) All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
87.40
468.10
9,679.05
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Car driver, Printing machine operators, Bakery machine operators, Plywood machine operators, Sawmill dressers, Shop assistants, Machine tool operators, Dough makers, Table hand bakers, Table hand confectioners, Copy-typists, Light vans drivers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
118.80
634.90
13,201.55
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Car driver, Printing machine operators, Bakery machine operators, Plywood machine operators, Sawmill dressers, Shop assistants, Machine tool operators, Dough makers, Table hand bakers, Table hand confectioners, Copy-typists, Light vans drivers Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
108.45
585.55
12,184.25
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Car driver, Printing machine operators, Bakery machine operators, Plywood machine operators, Sawmill dressers, Shop assistants, Machine tool operators, Dough makers, Table hand bakers, Table hand confectioners, Copy-typists, Light vans drivers All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
89.55
483.90
10,071.05
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Clerks, Pattern designers (draughts-men), Garment and dress cutters, Single hand oven men, Charge-hand bakers, Telephone operators, Receptionists, Storekeepers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
135.75
724.25
15,064.65
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Clerks, Pattern designers (draughts-men), Garment and dress cutters, Single hand oven men, Charge-hand bakers, Telephone operators, Receptionists, Storekeepers Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
122.05
662.45
13,772.75
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Clerks, Pattern designers (draughts-men), Garment and dress cutters, Single hand oven men, Charge-hand bakers, Telephone operators, Receptionists, Storekeepers All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
105.20
562.90
11,743.30
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Tailors, Medium-sized vehicle drivers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
147.75
799.05
16,602.85
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Tailors, Medium-sized vehicle drivers Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
135.90
734.95
15,259.35
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Tailors, Medium-sized vehicle drivers All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
121.95
664.40
13,606.40
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Dyers, Crawler tractor drivers, Salesmen Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
164.75
879.05
18,329.25
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Dyers, Crawler tractor drivers, Salesmen Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
153.25
822.95
17,101.80
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Dyers, Crawler tractor drivers, Salesmen All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
136.15
740.90
15,434.70
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Saw doctors, Caretakers (buildings) Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
182.55
976.80
20,283.90
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Saw doctors, Caretakers (buildings) Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
169.95
912.00
18,940.40
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Saw doctors, Caretakers (buildings) All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
157.80
848.20
17,644.60
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cashiers, Heavy commercial vehicle drivers, Salesmen-drivers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
198.80
1,062.65
22,070.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cashiers, Heavy commercial vehicle drivers, Salesmen-drivers Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
187.70
999.45
20,769.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cashiers, Heavy commercial vehicle drivers, Salesmen-drivers All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
175.15
936.05
19,474.20
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Ungraded Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
118.75
634.85
13,201.55
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Ungraded Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
108.45
585.55
12,184.25
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Ungraded All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
89.55
483.90
10,071.05
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade III Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
147.75
799.05
16,602.85
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade III Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
135.90
734.95
15,259.35
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade III All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
122.05
664.40
13,580.60
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade II Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
164.75
879.05
17,932.15
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade II Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
153.25
890.75
17,101.55
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade II All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
136.20
740.90
15,434.70
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade I Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
198.80
1,062.65
22,070.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade I Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
187.70
999.80
20,769.95
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Artisans - Grade I All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
175.15
936.05
19,474.20
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195

Minimum Wage in Kenya for Agricultural Industry with effect from May 1, 2013

Occupation Skill Level Minimum Wage per Day Minimum Wage per Month
Unskilled worker
203.85
4,854.35
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Stockman, Herdsman, Watchman
237.45
5,606.30
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Cooks, House servants Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
211.05
5,541.55
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Farm foreman Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
370.05
8,757.20
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Farm clerk Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
370.05
8,757.20
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Senior foreman Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
241.10
5,669.20
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Farm foreman Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
246.65
5,802.05
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Tractor driver Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
261.35
6,152.70
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Combined harvester driver Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
287.65
6,778.10
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
Lorry driver, Car driver Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
301.55
7,113.25
Days per month specified: 26
Hours per month specified: 195
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