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Minimum Wage Rates in Kenya June, 1 2012

Minimum Wage Rates in Kenya 2012. Basic Minimum Consolidated Wages (Agricultural Industry (amendment) Order June 2012) for unskilled, skilled and semi-skilled employees, tractor driver, lorry and car driver and other occupations.

Below are the current Minimum Wages, as of June 1012.

Basic Minimum Consolidated Wages (Agricultural Industry (amendment) Order June 2012)

OccupationMonthlyDaily
Unskilled employee 4,258 178.8
Stockman, herdsman, watchman 4,918 208.3
Skilled and Semi-skilled Employees:
House servant or cook 4,861 185.1
Farm foreman 7,682 324.6
Farm clerk 7,682 324.6
Senior foreman 4,973 211.5
Farm artisan 5,090 216.4
Tractor driver 5,397 229.25
Combined harvester driver 5,946 252.3
Lorry driver or car driver 6,240 264.5

Basic Minimum Consolidated Wages (General Wages Order (amendment) Order June 2012)

OccupationMode of PaymentMinimum Wage Rate for Cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu (in KSH)Minimum Wage Rate for Eldoret, Kitale, Nakuru, Thika Municipalities, and Urban councils of Kericho, Masku, Nanyuki, Nyeri, Thomson's falls, Mavoko, Ruiru and Limuru, and the former township of Naivasha (in KSH)Minimum Wage Rate for All other areas (in KSH)
General labourer including cleaner, sweeper, gardener, children’sayah, house servant, day watchman, messenger Hourly 76.7 70.1 42.85
Daily 421.8 379.3 232
Monthly 8,580 7,916 4,577
Miner, stone cutter, turn boy, waiter, cook, logger line cutter Hourly 83.5 71 47.8
Daily 445.4 393.8 261.4
Monthly 9,266 8,221 5,289
Night Watchman Hourly 86.3 78.55 50.4
Daily 459.3 428 263.4
Monthly 9,572 8,874 5,459
Machine attendant, sawmill sawyer, machine assistant, mass production machinist, shoe cutter, bakery worker, bakery assistant, tailor’s assistant Hourly 89.6 79.3 65.9
Daily 467.2 437.6 354.2
Monthly 9,724 9,049 7,335
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) Hourly 99.6 83.5 76.7
Daily 534.9 499.9 410.6
Monthly 11,101 10,385 8,490
Printing machine operator, bakery machine operator, plywood machine operator, sawmill dresser, shop assistant, machine tool operator, dough maker, table hand baker or confectioner, copy-typist, driver (cars and light vans) Hourly 104.2 95.1 78.55
Daily 556.9 513.6 424.5
Monthly 11,580 10,688 8,834
Pattern designer (draughts-man), garment and dress cutter, single hand oven man, charge-hand baker, general clerk, telephone operator, receptionist, storekeeper Hourly 119.1 95.7 92.5
Daily 635.3 581.1 493.8
Monthly 13,215 12,081 10,301
Tailor, driver (medium-sized vehicle) Hourly 129.6 119.2 107
Daily 700.9 643.7 582.8
Monthly 14,564 13,385 11,935
Dyer, crawler tractor driver, salesman Hourly 144.5 134.4 119.5
Daily 771.1 721.9 649.9
Monthly 16,078 15,002 13,539
Saw doctor, caretaker (buildings) Hourly 160.15 149.1 138.4
Daily 856.8 800 744
Monthly 17,793 16,614 15,478
Cashier, driver (heavy commercial vehicle), salesman- driver Hourly 174.4 164.7 153.65
Daily 932.1 877 821.1
Monthly 19,361 18,219 17,083
Ungraded artisan Hourly 104.2 95.1 78.55
Daily 556.9 513.6 424.5
Monthly 11,580 10,688 8,834
Artisan Grade III Hourly 129.6 119.2 107.05
Daily 700.9 644.7 582.8
Monthly 14,564 13,385 11,913
Artisan Grade II Hourly 144.5 134.4 119.5
Daily 771.1 721.9 649.9
Monthly 15,730 15,002 13,539
Artisan Grade I Hourly 174.4 164.7 153.65
Daily 932.1 877 821.1
Monthly 19,361 18,219 17,083
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