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Minimum Wage per Ministry Labor and Social Protection

Rate Per hour Rate Per day Per month
Cleaner, Gardener, General Worker, House servant, Children’s ayah, Sweeper, Day watchmen, Messenger Ksh135.86 Ksh731.47 Ksh15,201.65
Cook, Waiter, Miner, Stone cutter, Turn boy, Logger line cutter Ksh147.95 Ksh789.15 Ksh16,417.91
Night watchmen Ksh152.94 Ksh813.74 Ksh16,958.98
Machine attendant, Sawmill sawyer, Machine assistant, Mass production machinist, Shoe cutter, Bakery worker, Bakery assistant, Tailor’s assistant Ksh158.76 Ksh827.74 Ksh17,229.46
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) Ksh176.51 Ksh947.80 Ksh19,668.32
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 Ksh184.69 Ksh985.94 Ksh20,517.84
Clerk, Pattern designer (draughtsmen), Garment and dress cutter, Single hand oven men, Charge-hand baker, Telephone operator, Receptionist, Storekeeper Ksh210.90 Ksh1,181.71 Ksh23,413.49
Tailor, Medium-sized vehicle driver Ksh229.71 Ksh1,241.86 Ksh25,804.13
Dyer, Crawler tractor driver, Salesmen Ksh256.03 Ksh1,366.18 Ksh28,487.42
Saw doctor, Caretaker (buildings) Ksh283.64 Ksh1,518.10 Ksh31,525.31
Cashier, Heavy commercial vehicle driver, Salesmen-driver Ksh309.06 Ksh1,651.44 Ksh34,302.74
Artisan – Ungraded Ksh184.69 Ksh986.66 Ksh20,517.84
Artisan – Grade III Ksh229.66 Ksh1,241.86 Ksh25,804.18
Artisan – Grade II Ksh256.03 Ksh1,366.18 Ksh27,870.14
Artisan – Grade I Ksh309.06 Ksh1,651.44 Ksh34,302.74


Source Minimum Wage Gazette Notice 2022

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