Salary of a house help in Nakuru


Nakuru is one of the cities where one can seek employment as a maid or house help.The salaries in Nakuru are slightly lower than Nairobi. The average salary in Nakuru is Ksh 6,500. But there are estates which pay as much as Ksh 20,000 per month.

Before you accept any offer,first know which estates pay the highest salaries in Nakuru.

Highest paying estates in Nakuru for house help or maid jobs

  1. Milimani Estate—Ksh 10,000 to Ksh 25,000 per month
  2. Naka Estate—Ksh 8,000 to Ksh 15,000 per month
  3. Greensteds Estate—Ksh 9,000 to Ksh 15,000 per month
  4. Section 58—Ksh 7,000 to Ksh 11,000 per month
  5. White House Estate—Ksh 6,000 to Ksh 9,000 per month
  6. Lanet Estate—Ksh 8,000 to Ksh 12,000 per month
  7. Kiamunyi Estate—Ksh 7,000 to Ksh 11,000 per month
  8. Ngata Estate—Ksh 9,000 to Ksh 15,000 per month
  9. Kabarak Estate—Ksh 8,000 to Ksh 12,000 per month

Estates you should not work as a house help in Nakuru

The worst estates to work as a house help in Nakuru include Shabab and Kaptembwa.These are estates where the poor live. If someone earns Ksh 30,000 per month, how much do you think he will pay you as a house help?!!

Is Nakuru a good city

Nakuru is a clean city, one of the most beautiful cities in Kenya. Working as a house help, you will enjoy life here. But it’s not as fast as Nairobi. In Nakuru people are few, streets are not congested and activities are few. The fun will be less compared to Nairobi.

Important things to know about being a maid in Nakuru

Before accepting a job offer, ensure that you agree on how you are going to be paid. Payment should be between 25th and 5th every month and should be cash. Don’t allow your employer to pay through the bank, let him pay cash then you can decide how to save the money.

Once you receive the money, try to invest wisely. If you are paid Ksh 9,000, spend Ksh 2,500 only and save the rest.I would encourage you to open a fixed deposit account and save the cash there. You will earn interest every month. Alternatively, save in Safaricom Mshwari Lock account which will generate interest of up to 6% per year.

Your employer should give you at least 1 day off in a month. This will help you visit the CBD to enjoy the environment or visit your friends. The off day will also kill the boredom and motivate you to focus on your work.

How to negotiate your salary

Don’t just accept to be paid specific amount. Before accepting the offer, negotiate your salary based on the number of children you will be taking care of, their age, type of work, waking and sleeping hours. If you will be taking care of a toddler, the work will be a lot, hence high pay. If there are 2or 3 children in that house aged below 5, don’t accept less than Ksh 9,000 per month.

Waking up should be 5 am or 5 am and sleeping should be 9pm to 11pm.

You should also agree on the amount of money you will be added every year. Since the work is not permanent, it’s good that they raise your salary by Ksh 2,000 to Ksh 4000 per year.


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