A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Argentina typically earns around 40,700 ARS per month. Salaries range from 14,800 ARS (lowest average) to 94,100 ARS (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||42,500 ARS|
|Associate Analyst||46,700 ARS|
|Associate Landman||19,600 ARS|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||17,900 ARS|
|Biomass Plant Technician||21,600 ARS|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||62,600 ARS|
|Chemical Plant Operator||34,700 ARS|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||43,500 ARS|
|Completions Engineer||42,100 ARS|
|Cost Controller||32,100 ARS|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||47,500 ARS|
|Distribution Manager||60,100 ARS|
|Dragline Operator||19,700 ARS|
|Driller Offsider||15,400 ARS|
|Dump Truck Driver||16,600 ARS|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||98,000 ARS|
|Energy Advisor||63,200 ARS|
|Energy Analyst||59,100 ARS|
|Energy Auditor||52,600 ARS|
|Energy Dispatch Director||74,600 ARS|
|Energy Technical Assistant||26,100 ARS|
|Energy Technical Manager||54,100 ARS|
|Energy Technical Trainer||37,500 ARS|
|Exploration Manager||76,400 ARS|
|Field Safety Auditor||46,500 ARS|
|Fluids Engineer||41,800 ARS|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||43,200 ARS|
|Fuel Cell Technician||20,800 ARS|
|Fuels Handler||20,500 ARS|
|Gas Compressor Operator||19,300 ARS|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||36,100 ARS|
|Gas Supply Manager||67,700 ARS|
|Geothermal Production Manager||69,800 ARS|
|Geothermal Technician||28,900 ARS|
|HSE Engineer||41,400 ARS|
|HSE Officer||25,500 ARS|
|HSEQ Administrator||30,100 ARS|
|Instrument Designer||32,900 ARS|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||54,300 ARS|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||36,700 ARS|
|Maintenance Engineer||42,000 ARS|
|Maintenance Superintendent||38,900 ARS|
|Material Controller||28,400 ARS|
|Mine Engineer||39,800 ARS|
|Mine Surveyor||45,800 ARS|
|Mining Project Administrator||37,000 ARS|
|Mining Project Assistant||30,400 ARS|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||48,600 ARS|
|Mining Project Coordinator||37,000 ARS|
|Mining Project Engineer||42,200 ARS|
|Mining Project Manager||52,100 ARS|
|Mining Site Manager||59,000 ARS|
|Mining Team Leader||46,900 ARS|
|NDT Technician||27,000 ARS|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||23,300 ARS|
|Oil Trader||53,200 ARS|
|Oilwell Pumper||15,600 ARS|
|Petroleum Engineer||47,300 ARS|
|Petroleum Geologist||75,500 ARS|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||23,600 ARS|
|Pipeline Technician||16,300 ARS|
|Power Coordinator||25,300 ARS|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||84,000 ARS|
|Power Plant Operator||36,400 ARS|
|Radio Operator||18,900 ARS|
|Reliability Engineer||43,700 ARS|
|Reservoir Engineer||40,900 ARS|
|Risk Analyst||50,400 ARS|
|Shutdown Engineer||35,300 ARS|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||64,300 ARS|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||45,700 ARS|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||29,100 ARS|
|Solar Thermal Technician||25,300 ARS|
|Supply Operations Manager||68,600 ARS|
|Sustainability Specialist||67,900 ARS|
|System Development Advisor||50,000 ARS|
|Tanker Truck Driver||17,500 ARS|
|Utility Operator||23,800 ARS|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||57,700 ARS|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Argentina range from 14,800 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 94,100 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 39,000 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 39,000 ARS while the other half are earning more than 39,000 ARS. 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.
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 24,200 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 24,200 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 63,900 ARS while 25% are earning more than 63,900 ARS.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Argentina who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2019. 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.
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
51% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.
|Bahia Blanca||43,600 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||46,800 ARS|
|La Plata||45,700 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||45,400 ARS|
|San Juan||39,900 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||44,900 ARS|
|Santa Fe||44,200 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||42,600 ARS|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.