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Petroleum Geologist Average Salary in Afghanistan 2022

How much money does a Petroleum Geologist make in Afghanistan?

Average Monthly Salary
137,000 AFN
( 1,640,000 AFN yearly)


A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Afghanistan typically earns around 137,000 AFN per month. Salaries range from 67,200 AFN (lowest) to 214,000 AFN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Petroleum Geologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Petroleum Geologist Salary Distribution in Afghanistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Afghanistan Petroleum Geologist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Geologist salaries in Afghanistan range from 67,200 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 214,000 AFN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 140,000 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 140,000 AFN while the other half are earning more than 140,000 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

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 93,100 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 93,100 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 180,000 AFN while 25% are earning more than 180,000 AFN.

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

Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Petroleum Geologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Petroleum Geologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 79,600 AFN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 102,000 AFN per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 141,000 AFN per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Petroleum Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 175,000 AFN per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 187,000 AFN per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 200,000 AFN per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Petroleum Geologist average salary change by experience in Afghanistan

0 - 2 Years
79,600 AFN
2 - 5 Years+29%
102,000 AFN
5 - 10 Years+38%
141,000 AFN
10 - 15 Years+24%
175,000 AFN
15 - 20 Years+7%
187,000 AFN
20+ Years+7%
200,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Petroleum Geologist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Afghanistan Petroleum Geologist
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Petroleum Geologist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Petroleum Geologist is 93,600 AFN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 129,000 AFN per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 211,000 AFN per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Petroleum Geologist average salary difference by education level in Afghanistan

Bachelor's Degree
93,600 AFN
Master's Degree+38%
129,000 AFN
211,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Afghanistan Petroleum Geologist
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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 Petroleum Geologist employees in Afghanistan earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

144,000 AFN
126,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Afghanistan for all Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Afghanistan

How much are annual salary increments in Afghanistan for Petroleum Geologist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Petroleum Geologist

Petroleum Geologist(s) in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 29 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

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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Afghanistan for the year 2021. 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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Petroleum Geologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Afghanistan Petroleum Geologist
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A Petroleum Geologist is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Petroleum Geologist Average Hourly Wage in Afghanistan

790 AFN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan is 790 AFN. This means that the average Petroleum Geologist in Afghanistan earns approximately 790 AFN for every worked hour.

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

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.

Petroleum Geologist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Petroleum Geologist and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Afghanistan
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The average salary for Petroleum Geologist is 96% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Yard Manager71,700 AFN-48%
Associate Analyst77,600 AFN-43%
Associate Landman32,600 AFN-76%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator29,400 AFN-79%
Biomass Plant Technician36,100 AFN-74%
Biomass Power Plant Manager104,000 AFN-24%
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Chief Contract Compliance Engineer78,900 AFN-42%
Completions Engineer68,100 AFN-50%
Cost Controller54,600 AFN-60%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative81,600 AFN-40%
Dispatcher31,100 AFN-77%
Distribution Manager101,000 AFN-26%
Dragline Operator36,100 AFN-74%
Driller Offsider27,200 AFN-80%
Dump Truck Driver28,800 AFN-79%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager173,000 AFN+26%
Energy Advisor118,000 AFN-14%
Energy Analyst103,000 AFN-25%
Energy Auditor90,900 AFN-34%
Energy Dispatch Director131,000 AFN-4%
Energy Technical Assistant46,000 AFN-66%
Energy Technical Manager91,200 AFN-33%
Energy Technical Trainer64,900 AFN-53%
Exploration Manager133,000 AFN-3%
Field Safety Auditor84,300 AFN-39%
Fluids Engineer70,300 AFN-49%
Fuel Cell Engineer80,800 AFN-41%
Fuel Cell Technician38,600 AFN-72%
Fuels Handler35,300 AFN-74%
Gas Compressor Operator33,800 AFN-75%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator62,600 AFN-54%
Gas Supply Manager115,000 AFN-16%
Geologist137,000 AFN-0%
Geophysicist130,000 AFN-5%
Geothermal Production Manager133,000 AFN-3%
Geothermal Technician54,500 AFN-60%
HSE Engineer78,200 AFN-43%
HSE Officer47,600 AFN-65%
HSEQ Administrator51,600 AFN-62%
Inspector67,400 AFN-51%
Instructor58,200 AFN-58%
Instrument Designer56,900 AFN-58%
Lead Technical Field Advisor93,700 AFN-32%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator63,500 AFN-54%
Maintenance Engineer75,400 AFN-45%
Maintenance Superintendent66,700 AFN-51%
Material Controller51,600 AFN-62%
Mine Engineer73,600 AFN-46%
Mine Surveyor79,900 AFN-42%
Mining Project Administrator62,700 AFN-54%
Mining Project Assistant50,100 AFN-63%
Mining Project Controls Consultant79,300 AFN-42%
Mining Project Coordinator63,300 AFN-54%
Mining Project Engineer69,700 AFN-49%
Mining Project Manager92,600 AFN-32%
Mining Site Manager97,600 AFN-29%
Mining Team Leader78,200 AFN-43%
NDT Technician43,800 AFN-68%
Oil Service Unit Operator39,300 AFN-71%
Oil Trader96,500 AFN-30%
Oilwell Pumper28,600 AFN-79%
Petroleum Engineer 85,100 AFN-38%
Petroleum Geologist137,000 AFN-0%
Petroleum Pump System Operator42,800 AFN-69%
Pipeline Technician29,300 AFN-79%
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Radio Operator31,400 AFN-77%
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Reservoir Engineer70,300 AFN-49%
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Roughneck75,800 AFN-45%
Scaffolder50,900 AFN-63%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Herat136,000 AFN
Jalalabad125,000 AFN
Kabul154,000 AFN
Kandahar144,000 AFN
Kunduz122,000 AFN
Mazari Sharif126,000 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

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