Salary of House help/maid in Nairobi



House help/maid are people employed to perform household chores in Nairobi. The salaries of house helps vary according to the agreement between the boss and the job seeker.

Since the salary of house helps are not regulated, they are often underpaid. Figures show that the average salary is Ksh 6,500.This is mostly paid by people who live in Eastland estates.

People living in posh estates like Karen, Runda, Muthaiga.Lavington and Kileleshwa pay their house helps good perks. The average salary in these estates is Ksh18, 000.But these people do more than just performing house hold chores. They are referred to as house managers.

If you are looking for a job in Nairobi, please consider searching for one in posh estates because you will not only be treated well, but also earn good salary.


  1. Comment:I’m living in Uganda wishing to work in posh estate earning the mentioned salary , what can j do to have a job there?

  2. Thanks good idea it’s better to work in posh estate. I am Catherine khaikwa makokha I have been working abroad.
    I am looking forward to connect with foreign family for a job.babby sitting,househelp,cook and clean respectful, God fearing person ready to learn more from the position.

  3. Please am look for a job in posh estate am 23yrs old l can manage house work even looking after kids so pliz help me my no 0717671357

  4. Am Joyce k. Lisutsa looking house help ,cleaning, ironing taking care of kids and cooking and am ready to learn anything

  5. I am interested with the job of being a house boy, my name is Isaac Masila I graduated from the National Youth Service in Gilgill,l did Carpentry and Upholstery,but I haven’t got a job yet. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  6. Hi, am Mercy, am looking for housekeeping job, I can clean and arrange the house well, I can take good care of the children and am also a good cook both Kenyan and international meals, am 30 years old