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Current Minimum Wage in Kenya 2018 Ministry of Labour Gazette Notice

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Minimum Wages in Kenya 2018 with effect from 01-05-2017

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Minimum Consolidated Wages by Region and Occupation in Kenya with effect from May 1, 2017

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)
115.50
622.00
12,926.55
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
105.60
571.45
11,926.40
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
64.55
349.50
6,896.15
Cooks, Waiters, Miners, Stone cutters, Turn boys, Logger line cutters Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
125.80
671.05
13,960.80
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
107.05
593.40
12,386.35
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
72.00
393.90
7,967.95
Night watchmen Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
130.05
691.95
14,420.90
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
118.35
644.85
13,369.50
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
75.85
396.85
8,225.05
Machine attendants, Sawmill sawyers, Machine assistants, Mass production machinists, Shoe cutters, Bakery workers, Bakery assistants, Tailor’s assistants Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
135.00
703.85
14,650.90
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
119.55
659.25
13,633.60
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
99.35
533.70
11,050.35
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)
150.10
805.95
16,724.75
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
125.80
753.20
15,646.00
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
155.50
618.65
12,791.70
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)
157.05
838.40
17,447.15
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
143.25
773.85
16,102.75
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
118.25
639.55
13,309.80
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)
179.35
957.20
19,909.45
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
144.20
875.45
18,201.95
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
139.35
744.00
15,519.95
Tailors, Medium-sized vehicle drivers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
195.30
1,056.00
21,942.30
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
179.60
971.25
20,166.80
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
161.20
878.00
17,982.10
Dyers, Crawler tractor drivers, Salesmen Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
217.70
1,161.70
24,224.00
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
202.50
1,087.60
22,601.70
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
179.85
979.55
20,398.55
Saw doctors, Caretakers (buildings) Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
241.20
1,290.90
26,807.25
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
224.55
1,205.25
25,031.70
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
208.50
1,120.90
23,319.15
Cashiers, Heavy commercial vehicle drivers, Salesmen-drivers Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
262.80
1,404.30
29,169.00
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
248.15
1,321.35
27,449.65
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
231.50
1,237.10
25,737.10
Artisans – Ungraded Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
157.05
839.00
17,447.15
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
143.25
773.85
16,102.75
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
118.35
639.55
13,309.80
Artisans – Grade III Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
195.30
1,056.00
21,942.35
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
179.60
971.25
20,166.80
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
161.30
878.05
17,948.15
Artisans – Grade II Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
217.70
1,161.70
23,699.10
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
202.50
1,177.15
22,601.70
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
180.05
979.15
20,398.55
Artisans – Grade I Cities
(Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu)
262.80
1,404.30
29,169.00
Municipalities, Mavoko Town Council, Riuru Town Council, Limuru Town Council
248.15
1,231.35
27,449.65
All other areas (neither cities nor municipalities nor town councils)
231.50
1,237.10
25,737.10

Minimum Wage in Kenya for Agricultural Industry with effect from May 1, 2017

Occupation Skill Level Minimum Wage per Day Minimum Wage per Month
Unskilled worker
269.40
6,415.55
Stockman, Herdsman, Watchman
313.75
7,409.00
Cooks, House servants Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
278.85
7,323.65
Farm foreman Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
489.10
11,573.55
Farm clerk Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
489.10
11,573.55
Senior foreman Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
318.60
7,492.40
Farm foreman Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
326.05
7,668.00
Tractor driver Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
345.40
8,131.40
Combined harvester driver Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
380.10
8,957.95
Lorry driver, Car driver Semi-skilled worker, Skilled worker
398.50
9,400.80

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