Average Software Developer Salary in Kenya

Annual Base Salary - Ksh 843,841.00/year

The average annual salary of Software Developer is Ksh 843,841.00

Ksh 106,090.00
Ksh 843,841.00
Ksh 2,080,000.00

The starting salary of Software Developer is between Ksh 90,177.00 and Ksh 106,090.00 whereas the maximum salary range is between Ksh 2,080,000.00 and Ksh 2,392,000.00.

Minimum Annual PayMaximum Annual Pay
Ksh 90,177.00Ksh 2,392,000.00
Average Hourly Pay - Ksh 729.11/hour

The average hourly pay of Software Developer is Ksh 729.11.

Ksh 108.00
Ksh 729.11
Ksh 11,000.00

The starting hourly rate is between Ksh 92.00 and Ksh 108.00 for Software Developer whereas the maximum hourly wage is between Ksh 11,000.00 and Ksh 12,650.00.

Minimum Hourly PayMaximum Hourly Pay
Ksh 92.00Ksh 12,650.00
Bonus Range: Tooltip
Ksh 7,560.00 - Ksh 925,050.00
Ksh 7,560.00
Ksh 2,392,000.00
Profit Sharing: Tooltip
Ksh 6,180.00 - Ksh 780,000.00
Ksh 6,180.00
Ksh 2,392,000.00
  • Currency : KES
  • Annual Salary : Ksh 843,841.00
  • Hourly Pay : Ksh 729.11
  • Weekly Pay : Ksh 15,604.00
  • Fortnightly Salary : Ksh 31,207.00
  • Monthly Salary : Ksh 67,616.00

Software Developer Salary Comparison by Gender


This pie chart demonstrates the gender share for Software Developer. As indicated, the golden colour represents the percentage share for women and the green represents the percentage share for men.

As shown in the chart, male employees are involved significantly more as Software Developer compared to female. Their involvement is 93% while of female is only 7%.

Salary Distribution Based on Years of Experience

The line graph shows Software Developer salary in Kenya on an annual basis. In this graph specifically, it is indicated that as the years of experience increases, so does their wages.

For Software Developer having experience between 1-4 years, their salary is around Ksh 792,680.00.

Once the experience reaches 5-9 years Software Developer salary would increase again to a total of Ksh 2,011,241.41, adding Ksh 1,218,561.41 from the last salary increase.

Prominent Skills Affecting Software Developer Salary

The bar graph data indicates the importance of specific skills which can have a direct impact on Software Developer's salary. It clearly highlights the skills needed for a post of Software Developer when hired by an employer.

The most vital skill expected of Software Developer is React.js which impacts the most than the rest of the skills indicated with a staggering 51% comparatively. Therefore, one’s salary would greatly depend on their skills in React.js.

The skill least likely to affect one’s pay would be ASP.NET Framework with 24%. It can be said that ASP.NET Framework skill will unlikely impact the salary.

Compensation Statistics Based on Experience Levels

This combination of a line and the bar graph shows how the experience affects the salary of Software Developer. Companies are considering factors like training and education directly affecting the salary offered to you as an employee. The line graph shows the salary increment with the increase in experience whereas the bar graph shows the comparision of how the salary is getting affected based on experience level.

As shown in the trends, lowest earning is Ksh 793,211.00 whereas the highest earning is Ksh 2,058,972.00 which clearly shows the salary increases with the level of expertise.

Mid Carrer person will earn the maximum salary of Ksh 2,058,972.00 at 144%. So to summerize, Early Career earns 6% less than the average salary, Mid Carrer earns 144% more than the average salary.

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