Medical Engineer Salary in Kenya 2020

Medical Engineer Salary in Kenya – How much do Biomedical Engineers Earn as Salaries in Kenya? – Medical Engineering is the application of engineering principles and designs into medical services. Medical engineers check medical equipment to make sure they are working properly, however they can also design, create and also modify equipment to serve vital purposes in the provision of medical services. Medical Engineering is an important sub-sector of the Medical field. They help to save lives, and their work will become even more invaluable with time as they improve and innovate fresh solutions for the future.

Medical Engineer Salary in Kenya 2020

 S/N   Profession   Average Salary 
 1.  Medical Engineer  Ksh. 122,673

A person who works as a Biomedical Engineer in Kenya typically earns around 122,673 Kenyan Shillings per month. This is the average monthly salary, including allowances for housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineer salaries may differ drastically based factors like experience, skills, gender, or location. Below we give you a detailed breakdown of the differences based on many different criteria.

Salary Distribution in Kenya for Medical Engineers

Biomedical Engineer salaries in Kenya range between 50,296 Kenyan Shillings per month (minimum salary) to 188,916 Kenyan Shillings per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is about 127,580 Kenyan Shillings per month, which means that half (50%) of people who work as Biomedical Engineer are earning less than 127,580 Kenyan Shillings while the other half are making more than 127,580 Kenyan Shillings monthly. The median is the middle salary value. No doubt, everyone would want to be on the right side of the graph that is with the group making more than the median salary.

When you read from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people who work as Biomedical Engineer are making below 80,044 Kenyan Shillings while 75% of them are earning more than 80,044 Kenyan Shillings. Furthermore, 75% of people who work as Biomedical Engineers are earning less than 170,908 Kenyan Shillings while 25% are earning more than 170,908 Kenyan Shillings.
What is the major difference between the median and the average salary? How is this information useful?

Both are similar indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then it means that you are doing very well. However, If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and you are probably not appreciated in the establishment where you work. If your paycheck is in between the average and median, then things could be a bit confusing. Below is a table which you can use to compare your salary.

Medical Engineer Salary in Kenya

Experience level is the most important factor that determines your salary. Naturally, the more the years of experience you have the higher your wage. We have broken down Biomedical Engineer salaries by their experience level. A Biomedical Engineer who has less than two years of experience usually makes around 57,920 Kenyan Shillings per month. While someone who has experience level between two and five years is expected to earn around 79,406 Kenyan Shillings per month, which is 37% more than someone with less than two year’s experience. Furthermore, an experience level between five and ten years should get a salary of 100,199 Kenyan Shillings per month, which is 26% more than a person with two to five years of working experience. Additionally, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose experience span anywhere between ten and fifteen years should get a salary equivalent to 120,992 Kenyan Shillings per month, which is 21% more than a person with five to ten years of working experience. If the experience level is around fifteen and twenty years, then the worker should command around 141,785 Kenyan Shillings per month, which is 17% more than a person who has ten to fifteen years of working experience. Lastly, Biomedical Engineers with more than twenty years of professional experience should command around 175,747 Kenyan Shillings per month, and that is 24% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of on the job experience.

Biomedical Engineer Salary In Kenya – Comparison using Years of Experience

  • 0 – 2 Years = 57,920 Kenyan Shillings
  • 2 – 5 Years +37% 79,406 Kenyan Shillings
  • 5 – 10 Years +26% 100,199 Kenyan Shillings
  • 10 – 15 Years +21% 120,992 Kenyan Shillings
  • 15 – 20 Years +17% 141,785 Kenyan Shillings
  • 20+ Years +24% 175,747 Kenyan Shillings

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous figure

The second most important factor that determines Biomedical Engineers salary in Kenya is the level of Education, or shall we say qualification. We all know that higher education usually equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your present income? We have broken down Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make an easily understandable comparison. When the qualification is a Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 73,168 Kenyan Shillings per month. While someone with a Bachelor’s Degree usually gets a salary of about 102,279 Kenyan Shillings per month, which is 40% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma. A Master’s Degree usually gets its holder an average salary of about 143,865 Kenyan Shillings per month, and that is 41% more than someone who has a Bachelor’s Degree.

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

  • Certificate or Diploma = 73,168 Kenyan Shillings
  • Bachelor’s Degree +40% 102,279 Kenyan Shillings
  • Master’s Degree +41% 143,865 Kenyan Shillings

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

  • Female = 111,019 Kenyan Shillings
  • Male +21% 134,327 Kenyan Shillings

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previously given value

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, the truth is that it does. Simply put, men make more. Male Biomedical Engineer employees in Kenya get about 21% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government service vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more? Does it pay to work for a private company or for the government? Public(Government) Biomedical Engineers in Kenya earn about 34% more than their private-sector colleagues.

  • Private Sector = 104,885 Kenyan Shillings
  • Public Sector +34% 140,461 Kenyan Shillings

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previously given value

How are Biomedical Engineer wages changing over time? Listed below is a table that shows the average salary in recent years.

  • Average Salary 2016 = 110,005 Kenyan Shillings
  • Average Salary 2017 +4% 114,075 Kenyan Shillings
  • Average Salary 2018 +4% 118,296 Kenyan Shillings
  • Average Salary 2019 +4% 122,673 Kenyan Shillings

Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previously given value

Biomedical Engineer wages in Kenya have been on the ris based on recent submitted salaries and wage reports. As displayed in the table, salaries are about 4% higher than the figures of previous year. The trend suggests a slow but steady increase in pay in the year 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from one industry to another.

Biomedical Engineer Average Hourly PAychecks in Kenya

  • 708 Kenyan Shillings per hour

The average hourly paycheck (pay per hour) in Kenya for Biomedical Engineers is about 708 Kenyan Shillings an hour. This means that Biomedical Engineers in Kenya earns about 708 Kenyan Shillings for every worked hour.
Biomedical Engineer paychecks VS Other Jobs

Even though Medical Engineers are a vital part of the medical sector we have found that Biomedical Engineer salaries are about 22% less than those who work in the fields of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology.
Below is a Salary comparison with similar jobs
Job Title Average Monthly Salary

Assistant Pharmacist 129,374 Kenyan Shillings +5%
Assistant Pharmacy Director 246,577 Kenyan Shillings +101%
Associate Medical Affairs Director 210,493 Kenyan Shillings +72%
Bioinformatics Scientist 211,489 Kenyan Shillings +72%
Bioinformatics Technician 143,158 Kenyan Shillings +17%
Biological Scientist 235,869 Kenyan Shillings +92%
Biological Technician 130,564 Kenyan Shillings +6%
Biomedical Engineer 122,673 Kenyan Shillings =
Biomedical Engineering Director 180,650 Kenyan Shillings +47%
Biostatistician 155,030 Kenyan Shillings +26%
Biotechnologist 142,502 Kenyan Shillings +16%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager 143,115 Kenyan Shillings +17%
Chemical Process Technician 133,959 Kenyan Shillings +9%
Clinical Consultant 156,023 Kenyan Shillings +27%
Clinical Data Manager 169,839 Kenyan Shillings +38%
Clinical Data Specialist 149,088 Kenyan Shillings +22%
Clinical Operations Manager 178,833 Kenyan Shillings +46%
Clinical Pharmacist 171,731 Kenyan Shillings +40%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 178,632 Kenyan Shillings +46%
Clinical Programmer 100,788 Kenyan Shillings -18%
Clinical Project Manager 150,990 Kenyan Shillings +23%
Clinical Research Associate 156,247 Kenyan Shillings +27%
Clinical Research Manager 181,433 Kenyan Shillings +48%
Clinical Study Manager 202,542 Kenyan Shillings +65%
Compliance Specialist 173,115 Kenyan Shillings +41%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist 144,574 Kenyan Shillings +18%
Cytotechnologist 146,117 Kenyan Shillings +19%
GCP Auditor 163,625 Kenyan Shillings +33%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician 142,478 Kenyan Shillings +16%
Manufacturing Engineer 136,946 Kenyan Shillings +12%
Medical Affairs Director 224,704 Kenyan Shillings +83%
Medical Representative 122,599 Kenyan Shillings -0%
Medical Science Liaison 169,158 Kenyan Shillings +38%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist 184,521 Kenyan Shillings +50%
Nuclear Pharmacist 20,059 Kenyan Shillings -84%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead 255,439 Kenyan Shillings +108%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager 216,378 Kenyan Shillings +76%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer 156,063 Kenyan Shillings +27%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager 162,344 Kenyan Shillings +32%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor 183,362 Kenyan Shillings +49%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant 135,081 Kenyan Shillings +10%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist 148,538 Kenyan Shillings +21%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate 165,967 Kenyan Shillings +35%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist 197,467 Kenyan Shillings +61%
Pharmaceutical Researcher 224,874 Kenyan Shillings +83%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager 195,436 Kenyan Shillings +59%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager 221,847 Kenyan Shillings +81%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative 124,510 Kenyan Shillings +1%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager 188,756 Kenyan Shillings +54%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader 178,460 Kenyan Shillings +45%
Pharmaceutical Technologist 127,956 Kenyan Shillings +4%
Pharmacist 165,933 Kenyan Shillings +35%
Pharmacy Aide 126,925 Kenyan Shillings +3%
Pharmacy Manager 242,383 Kenyan Shillings +98%
Pharmacy Stock Controller 117,313 Kenyan Shillings -4%
Pharmacy Technician 116,648 Kenyan Shillings -5%
Records Management Coordinator 109,197 Kenyan Shillings -11%
Shift Encapsulator 115,962 Kenyan Shillings -5%
Staff Pharmacist 178,894 Kenyan Shillings +46%
That’s all about Medical Engineer Salary in Kenya 2020.


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