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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Afghanistan 2023

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Afghanistan?

Average Monthly Salary
70,100 AFN
( 841,000 AFN yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Afghanistan typically earns around 70,100 AFN per month. Salaries range from 25,500 AFN (lowest average) to 162,000 AFN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager71,700 AFN
Associate Analyst77,600 AFN
Associate Landman32,600 AFN
Auxiliary Equipment Operator29,400 AFN
Biomass Plant Technician36,100 AFN
Biomass Power Plant Manager104,000 AFN
Chemical Plant Operator62,400 AFN
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer78,900 AFN
Completions Engineer68,100 AFN
Cost Controller54,600 AFN
Crude Oil Marketing Representative81,600 AFN
Dispatcher31,100 AFN
Distribution Manager101,000 AFN
Dragline Operator36,100 AFN
Driller Offsider27,200 AFN
Dump Truck Driver28,800 AFN
Electric and Gas Operations Manager173,000 AFN
Energy Advisor118,000 AFN
Energy Analyst103,000 AFN
Energy Auditor90,900 AFN
Energy Dispatch Director131,000 AFN
Energy Technical Assistant46,000 AFN
Energy Technical Manager91,200 AFN
Energy Technical Trainer64,900 AFN
Exploration Manager133,000 AFN
Field Safety Auditor84,300 AFN
Fluids Engineer70,300 AFN
Fuel Cell Engineer80,800 AFN
Fuel Cell Technician38,600 AFN
Fuels Handler35,300 AFN
Gas Compressor Operator33,800 AFN
Gas Distribution Plant Operator62,600 AFN
Gas Supply Manager115,000 AFN
Geologist137,000 AFN
Geophysicist130,000 AFN
Geothermal Production Manager133,000 AFN
Geothermal Technician54,500 AFN
HSE Engineer78,200 AFN
HSE Officer47,600 AFN
HSEQ Administrator51,600 AFN
Inspector67,400 AFN
Instructor58,200 AFN
Instrument Designer56,900 AFN
Lead Technical Field Advisor93,700 AFN
Logistics and Tool Coordinator63,500 AFN
Maintenance Engineer75,400 AFN
Maintenance Superintendent66,700 AFN
Material Controller51,600 AFN
Mine Engineer73,600 AFN
Mine Surveyor79,900 AFN
Mining Project Administrator62,700 AFN
Mining Project Assistant50,100 AFN
Mining Project Controls Consultant79,300 AFN
Mining Project Coordinator63,300 AFN
Mining Project Engineer69,700 AFN
Mining Project Manager92,600 AFN
Mining Site Manager97,600 AFN
Mining Team Leader78,200 AFN
NDT Technician43,800 AFN
Oil Service Unit Operator39,300 AFN
Oil Trader96,500 AFN
Oilwell Pumper28,600 AFN
Petroleum Engineer 85,100 AFN
Petroleum Geologist137,000 AFN
Petroleum Pump System Operator42,800 AFN
Pipeline Technician29,300 AFN
Power Coordinator45,800 AFN
Power Plant Operations Manager150,000 AFN
Power Plant Operator63,900 AFN
Radio Operator31,400 AFN
Reliability Engineer70,800 AFN
Reservoir Engineer70,300 AFN
Risk Analyst90,500 AFN
Roughneck75,800 AFN
Scaffolder50,900 AFN
Shutdown Engineer61,100 AFN
Solar Energy Installation Manager113,000 AFN
Solar Energy Systems Engineer79,300 AFN
Solar Photovoltaic Installer50,100 AFN
Solar Thermal Technician47,700 AFN
Supply Operations Manager122,000 AFN
Sustainability Specialist125,000 AFN
System Development Advisor82,500 AFN
Tanker Truck Driver30,400 AFN
Utility Operator38,500 AFN
Wind Energy Project Manager102,000 AFN

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Afghanistan

Median and salary distribution Afghanistan Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
78,600 AFN or more
10% of people earn
65,200 to 78,600 AFN
20% of people earn
35,700 AFN or less
65% of people earn
35,700 to 65,200 AFN
Minimum Salary
25,500 AFN
62,100 AFN
162,000 AFN

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Afghanistan range from 25,500 AFN per month (starting average salary) to 162,000 AFN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 62,100 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 62,100 AFN while the other half are earning more than 62,100 AFN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 47,700 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 47,700 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 77,700 AFN while 25% are earning more than 77,700 AFN.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 35,700 AFN to 65,200 AFN. Approximatly 20% fall under the 35,700 AFN cap. Ten percent of wages are from 65,200 AFN to 78,600 AFN. Only 5% of people grossed 78,600 AFN or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Afghanistan costs anywhere from 389,000 Afghani(s) to 1,170,000 Afghani(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Afghanistan who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

75,700 AFN
66,600 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Afghanistan for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Afghanistan

How much are annual salary increments in Afghanistan for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Afghanistan / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Afghanistan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Afghanistan for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Afghanistan Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Forecast and Trend in Afghanistan

How do Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
62,200 AFN
Average Salary 2020+4%
64,500 AFN
Average Salary 2021+2%
65,800 AFN
Average Salary 2022+3%
67,600 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Afghanistan are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Afghanistan

400 AFN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan is 400 AFN. This means that the average person in Afghanistan earns approximately 400 AFN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Afghanistan is 150 AFN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

70,100 AFN
77,900 AFN
Average Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Afghanistan
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Herat71,600 AFN
Jalalabad67,400 AFN
Kabul77,400 AFN
Kandahar74,600 AFN
Kunduz64,800 AFN
Mazari Sharif69,100 AFN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
73,200 AFN
Public Sector+11%
81,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Afghanistan?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 62,100 AFN and 77,700 AFN. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Afghanistan is ranges from 47,700 AFN to 77,700 AFN. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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