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Oncology Nurse Salary in Kenya: An In-Depth Analysis

An Oncology Nurse is a specialist in the field of cancer care.

They are responsible for creating and executing treatment plans, administering medication, and providing emotional support to patients with cancer and those at risk of developing it.

The average starting salary for oncology nurses in Kenya is around Kshs. 90,000 per month.

This rate is slightly above the average pay for regular nurses, which falls around Ksh 70,000 per month.

The net pay of an oncology nurse with a gross salary of Ksh 90,000 is roughly Ksh 68,572 after taxes, and other deductions are made, as seen in the table below.

Gross PayKsh 90,000
Income TaxKsh 19,717
NHIFKsh 1,511
NSSFKsh 200
Total TaxKsh 21,428
Net PayKsh 68,572

Senior Oncologist Salaries

Senior Oncologists in Kenya earn an average salary of Ksh 400,000 per month.

After taxes and deductions, their take-home pay is roughly Ksh 285,440.

Gross PayKsh 400,000
Income TaxKsh 112,660
NHIFKsh 1,700
NSSFKsh 200
Total TaxKsh  114,560
Net PayKsh 285,440

It’s important to keep in mind that the figures provided are basic salaries for oncology nurses in Kenya. There may be additional benefits that can raise the overall earnings.

Factors that Influence Earnings

  • Experience: Oncology nurses with more experience earn higher salaries than those just starting out in the field. This is because experienced oncology nurses have a deeper understanding of the complexities of cancer care and can provide better patient outcomes.
  • Education: Oncology nurses with advanced degrees or certifications in oncology nursing tend to earn more than those with only basic nursing qualifications. This is because advanced education and certifications demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and expertise in the field.
  • Location: Oncology nurses working in urban areas, such as Nairobi, can expect to earn higher salaries than those working in rural areas. This is due to the higher cost of living in urban areas and the higher demand for healthcare professionals in these areas.
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