A Nurse Salary In Kenya | Latest With Allowances

A Nurse Salary In Kenya | Latest With Allowances

You may be interested in knowing the salary of a nurse in Kenya. Below are their salaries and allowances that they earn monthly and annually.

Nurses are the largest professional personnel employed in health facilities. They offer basic services to patients in the amenities. The nurse payslip in Kenya varies depending on the scope of practice and specialization.

On average, nurses salary in Kenya can range from as low as Ksh. 23,000 for the less specialized nurses, to as high as Ksh. 140,000 for highly specialized nurses, which is the basic salary of a nurse.

ICU Nurse Salary In Kenya

An Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a critical area in the hospital and is a matter of life and death. Only highly experienced nurses work here.

As a result, ICU nurse salary is high and is aboutKsh. 129,000 per month.

This includes all allowances such as housing, transport, among other benefits.

Diploma Nurses Salary In Kenya

These are nurses who are diploma holders who pursued the nursing course within two years.

Diploma nurses from Kenya Medical Training College(KMTC) and five years of progressive working earn more than Ksh. 70,000 per month.

KNH Salary for Nurses

The average salary of Ksh. 68,000 per month is the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) salary for registered nurses.

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse Salary

Community health nurses are paid based on education level, experience, work setting, geographical location, among others.

Kenya registered community health nurse salary on entry level is Ksh. 35,000, mid-level is Ksh. 39,000 while Senior level is Ksh. 68,000 per month.

Nurse Salary Based On Job Group           

Below shows salary of a nurse in Kenya depending on the job group they are in.

Group G’s basic salary for a nurse ranges between ksh. 23,369 to Ksh. 29,826 per month. This group earns the lowest basic salary.

Group K earns a basic salary of Ksh. 40,000 monthly.

Job Group R earns a basic salary of Ksh. 109,089 – Ksh. 144,928 per month.

Nurses Allowance In Kenya

Allowances are the money given to workers to cater for their expenses.

Some of the allowances nurses benefit include:

  • House allowances of Ksh. 3,500-Ksh. 15,000,
  • Extraneous expenses Ksh. 15,000-Ksh. 35,000 depending on the job group,
  • Health risk allowance Ksh. 3,850-Ksh. 5,000,
  • Uniform allowance Ksh. 10,000 annually,
  • Commuter allowance Ksh. 4,000-Ksh. 14,000.


Now you have a better idea of the salary of a nurse in Kenya per month. Nursing is not only a good career but also high paying job in Kenya. Enroll today in universities and colleges and pursue nursing as your course of choice.

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