Minimum Wage – Cities: Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu

  • Valid in October 2019
  • The amounts are in Kenyan Shilling (Sh).

Job Type / Grade

Per Hour Per Day Per Month
Cleaner, Gardener, General Worker, House servant, Children's ayah, Sweeper, Day watchmen, Messenger
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
121.30 653.10 13,572.90
Cook, Waiter, Miner, Stone cutter, Turn boy, Logger line cutter
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
132.10 704.60 14,658.85
Night watchmen
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
136.55 726.55 15,141.95
Machine attendant, Sawmill sawyer, Machine assistant, Mass production machinist, Shoe cutter, Bakery worker, Bakery assistant, Tailor’s assistant
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
141.75 739.05 15,383.45
Machinist (made-to-measure), Shoe upper preparer, Chaplis maker, Vehicle service worker (petrol and service stations), Bakery plant hand, Laundry operator, Junior clerk, Wheeled tractor driver (light)
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
157.60 846.25 17,561.00
Car driver, Printing machine operator, Bakery machine operator, Plywood machine operator, Sawmill dresser, Shop assistant, Machine tool operator, Dough maker, Table hand baker, Table hand confectioner, Copy-typist, Light van driver
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
164.90 880.30 18,319.50
Clerk, Pattern designer (draughtsmen), Garment and dress cutter, Single hand oven men, Charge-hand baker, Telephone operator, Receptionist, Storekeeper
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
188.30 1,055.10 20,904.90
Tailor, Medium-sized vehicle driver
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
205.10 1,108.80 23,039.40
Dyer, Crawler tractor driver, Salesmen
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
228.60 1,219.80 25,435.20
Saw doctor, Caretaker (buildings)
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
253.25 1,355.45 28,147.60
Cashier, Heavy commercial vehicle driver, Salesmen-driver
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
275.95 1,474.50 30,627.45
Artisan - Ungraded
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
164.90 880.95 18,319.50
Artisan - Grade III
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
205.05 1,108.80 23,039.45
Artisan - Grade II
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
228.60 1,219.80 24,884.05
Artisan - Grade I
Minimum wage with effect from May 01, 2018.
275.95 1,474.50 30,627.45

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 52
  • The general working hours are 52 per week, but the normal working hours usually consist of 45 hours of work per week, that is Monday to Friday 8 hours each and 5 hours on Saturday under the special Orders for different sectors subsidiary to the Regulations of Wages and Conditions of Employment Act, Cap 229.

Source

THE REGULATION OF WAGES (GENERAL) (AMENDMENT) ORDER, 2017.<br/>THE REGULATION OF WAGES (AGRICUTURAL INDUSTRY) (AMENDMENT) ORDER, 2017.

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