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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Jamaica 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
86,800 JMD
( 1,040,000 JMD yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Jamaica typically earns around 86,800 JMD per month. Salaries range from 31,500 JMD (lowest average) to 201,000 JMD (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 Manager91,900 JMD
Associate Analyst98,000 JMD
Associate Landman41,200 JMD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator35,700 JMD
Biomass Plant Technician44,000 JMD
Biomass Power Plant Manager127,000 JMD
Chemical Plant Operator74,600 JMD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer98,100 JMD
Completions Engineer87,300 JMD
Cost Controller66,600 JMD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative94,600 JMD
Dispatcher40,900 JMD
Distribution Manager128,000 JMD
Dragline Operator42,700 JMD
Driller Offsider34,300 JMD
Dump Truck Driver34,300 JMD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager218,000 JMD
Energy Advisor146,000 JMD
Energy Analyst128,000 JMD
Energy Auditor114,000 JMD
Energy Dispatch Director166,000 JMD
Energy Technical Assistant57,500 JMD
Energy Technical Manager117,000 JMD
Energy Technical Trainer78,400 JMD
Exploration Manager153,000 JMD
Field Safety Auditor99,200 JMD
Fluids Engineer89,300 JMD
Fuel Cell Engineer94,600 JMD
Fuel Cell Technician45,400 JMD
Fuels Handler41,000 JMD
Gas Compressor Operator41,000 JMD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator76,400 JMD
Gas Supply Manager134,000 JMD
Geologist160,000 JMD
Geophysicist166,000 JMD
Geothermal Production Manager156,000 JMD
Geothermal Technician64,200 JMD
HSE Engineer92,100 JMD
HSE Officer56,400 JMD
HSEQ Administrator64,900 JMD
Inspector82,900 JMD
Instructor74,000 JMD
Instrument Designer71,100 JMD
Lead Technical Field Advisor123,000 JMD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator75,800 JMD
Maintenance Engineer93,400 JMD
Maintenance Superintendent84,600 JMD
Material Controller58,700 JMD
Mine Engineer86,600 JMD
Mine Surveyor99,400 JMD
Mining Project Administrator78,400 JMD
Mining Project Assistant63,600 JMD
Mining Project Controls Consultant101,000 JMD
Mining Project Coordinator83,300 JMD
Mining Project Engineer84,500 JMD
Mining Project Manager114,000 JMD
Mining Site Manager120,000 JMD
Mining Team Leader95,400 JMD
NDT Technician56,100 JMD
Oil Service Unit Operator48,200 JMD
Oil Trader114,000 JMD
Oilwell Pumper33,900 JMD
Petroleum Engineer 106,000 JMD
Petroleum Geologist163,000 JMD
Petroleum Pump System Operator48,700 JMD
Pipeline Technician35,000 JMD
Power Coordinator56,400 JMD
Power Plant Operations Manager180,000 JMD
Power Plant Operator78,300 JMD
Radio Operator39,700 JMD
Reliability Engineer86,800 JMD
Reservoir Engineer81,400 JMD
Risk Analyst112,000 JMD
Roughneck95,600 JMD
Scaffolder60,800 JMD
Shutdown Engineer73,000 JMD
Solar Energy Installation Manager137,000 JMD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer96,700 JMD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer61,400 JMD
Solar Thermal Technician58,700 JMD
Supply Operations Manager145,000 JMD
Sustainability Specialist149,000 JMD
System Development Advisor100,000 JMD
Tanker Truck Driver35,400 JMD
Utility Operator49,400 JMD
Wind Energy Project Manager133,000 JMD

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Jamaica

Median and salary distribution monthly Jamaica Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Jamaica range from 31,500 JMD per month (minimum average salary) to 201,000 JMD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 83,300 JMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 83,300 JMD while the other half are earning more than 83,300 JMD. 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 people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 51,700 JMD while 75% of them are earning more than 51,700 JMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 136,000 JMD while 25% are earning more than 136,000 JMD.

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

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 Jamaica costs anywhere from 482,000 Jamaican Dollar(s) to 1,450,000 Jamaican Dollar(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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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 employees in Jamaica who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

89,800 JMD
84,400 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Jamaica for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Jamaica are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 26 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Jamaica Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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.

Jamaica / 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 Jamaica is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Jamaica 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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Jamaica

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Jamaica Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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.

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 Hourly Average Wage in Jamaica

500 JMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Jamaica is 500 JMD. This means that the average person in Jamaica earns approximately 500 JMD 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Jamaica
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kingston95,600 JMD

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 Jamaica earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
93,500 JMD
Public Sector+10%
103,000 JMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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