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Petroleum Geologist Average Salary in India 2021

How much money does a Petroleum Geologist make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
52,300 INR
( 627,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in India typically earns around 52,300 INR per month. Salaries range from 25,600 INR (lowest) to 81,500 INR (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 India

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

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Geologist salaries in India range from 25,600 INR per month (minimum salary) to 81,500 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 53,300 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 53,300 INR while the other half are earning more than 53,300 INR. 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 35,500 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 35,500 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 68,800 INR while 25% are earning more than 68,800 INR.

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 30,400 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 39,000 INR 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 53,800 INR 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 66,700 INR 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 71,400 INR 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 76,200 INR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Petroleum Geologist average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
30,400 INR
2 - 5 Years+29%
39,000 INR
5 - 10 Years+38%
53,800 INR
10 - 15 Years+24%
66,700 INR
15 - 20 Years+7%
71,400 INR
20+ Years+7%
76,200 INR
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.

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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 35,700 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 49,100 INR per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 80,400 INR per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Petroleum Geologist average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
35,700 INR
Master's Degree+38%
49,100 INR
80,400 INR
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 India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(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

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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 India earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

54,500 INR
48,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

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

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Petroleum Geologist(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

India / 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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2020. 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 India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India 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.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% 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 India

300 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 300 INR. This means that the average Petroleum Geologist in India earns approximately 300 INR 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 India
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The average salary for Petroleum Geologist is 82% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

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Associate Landman13,300 INR-75%
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Biomass Plant Technician14,300 INR-73%
Biomass Power Plant Manager40,900 INR-22%
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Chief Contract Compliance Engineer30,400 INR-42%
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Crude Oil Marketing Representative31,300 INR-40%
Dispatcher12,400 INR-76%
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Dragline Operator13,800 INR-74%
Driller Offsider10,500 INR-80%
Dump Truck Driver11,400 INR-78%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager66,500 INR+27%
Energy Advisor44,700 INR-14%
Energy Analyst41,300 INR-21%
Energy Auditor36,400 INR-30%
Energy Dispatch Director50,100 INR-4%
Energy Technical Assistant18,100 INR-65%
Energy Technical Manager35,600 INR-32%
Energy Technical Trainer25,200 INR-52%
Exploration Manager50,800 INR-3%
Field Safety Auditor32,900 INR-37%
Fluids Engineer28,100 INR-46%
Fuel Cell Engineer30,900 INR-41%
Fuel Cell Technician14,700 INR-72%
Fuels Handler13,500 INR-74%
Gas Compressor Operator12,800 INR-76%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator23,800 INR-54%
Gas Supply Manager44,200 INR-15%
Geologist52,300 INR+0%
Geophysicist53,200 INR+2%
Geothermal Production Manager49,900 INR-4%
Geothermal Technician20,400 INR-61%
HSE Engineer29,300 INR-44%
HSE Officer17,800 INR-66%
HSEQ Administrator20,700 INR-60%
Inspector27,100 INR-48%
Instructor23,800 INR-54%
Instrument Designer22,800 INR-56%
Lead Technical Field Advisor38,000 INR-27%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator25,200 INR-52%
Maintenance Engineer29,700 INR-43%
Maintenance Superintendent26,100 INR-50%
Material Controller19,500 INR-63%
Mine Engineer28,100 INR-46%
Mine Surveyor32,100 INR-39%
Mining Project Administrator25,700 INR-51%
Mining Project Assistant20,400 INR-61%
Mining Project Controls Consultant32,300 INR-38%
Mining Project Coordinator25,700 INR-51%
Mining Project Engineer28,100 INR-46%
Mining Project Manager37,200 INR-29%
Mining Site Manager38,500 INR-26%
Mining Team Leader30,900 INR-41%
NDT Technician17,800 INR-66%
Oil Service Unit Operator15,200 INR-71%
Oil Trader37,600 INR-28%
Oilwell Pumper10,900 INR-79%
Petroleum Engineer 32,800 INR-37%
Petroleum Geologist52,300 INR+0%
Petroleum Pump System Operator16,200 INR-69%
Pipeline Technician11,200 INR-79%
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Power Plant Operator23,800 INR-54%
Radio Operator12,800 INR-76%
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Reservoir Engineer26,900 INR-49%
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Roughneck29,700 INR-43%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra49,900 INR
Ahmadabad60,000 INR
Bangalore59,200 INR
Bhopal51,100 INR
Chennai55,500 INR
Coimbatore52,900 INR
Delhi62,000 INR
Ghaziabad51,800 INR
Hyderabad61,600 INR
Indore53,000 INR
Jaipur56,200 INR
Kanpur53,700 INR
Kolkata55,700 INR
Lucknow52,700 INR
Ludhiana50,500 INR
Madurai48,200 INR
Mumbai58,700 INR
Nagpur54,800 INR
Patna48,700 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad52,700 INR
Pune58,500 INR
Surat56,800 INR
Vadodara47,800 INR
Visakhapatnam50,100 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands45,000 INR
Andhra Pradesh56,400 INR
Arunachal Pradesh51,100 INR
Assam56,900 INR
Bihar61,900 INR
Chandigarh45,000 INR
Chhatisgarh56,900 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli46,100 INR
Daman & Diu43,700 INR
Delhi56,200 INR
Goa49,700 INR
Gujarat58,700 INR
Haryana52,400 INR
Himachal Pradesh54,100 INR
Jammu & Kashmir53,800 INR
Jharkhand56,700 INR
Karnataka57,200 INR
Kerala58,700 INR
Lakshadweep44,600 INR
Madhya Pradesh59,900 INR
Maharashtra65,600 INR
Manipur52,100 INR
Meghalaya50,200 INR
Mizoram46,200 INR
Nagaland52,000 INR
Orissa58,900 INR
Pondicherry47,600 INR
Punjab53,700 INR
Rajasthan62,900 INR
Sikkim46,900 INR
Tamil Nadu59,000 INR
Tripura54,200 INR
Uttar Pradesh63,500 INR
Uttaranchal54,000 INR
West Bengal60,200 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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