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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Kuwait 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
1,140 KWD
( 13,700 KWD yearly)

LOW
410
KWD
AVERAGE
1,140
KWD
HIGH
2,630
KWD

A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Kuwait typically earns around 1,140 KWD per month. Salaries range from 410 KWD (lowest average) to 2,630 KWD (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 Manager1,120 KWD
Associate Analyst1,330 KWD
Associate Landman560 KWD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator490 KWD
Biomass Plant Technician600 KWD
Biomass Power Plant Manager1,730 KWD
Chemical Plant Operator940 KWD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer1,220 KWD
Completions Engineer1,100 KWD
Cost Controller880 KWD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative1,240 KWD
Dispatcher530 KWD
Distribution Manager1,720 KWD
Dragline Operator580 KWD
Driller Offsider440 KWD
Dump Truck Driver450 KWD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager2,800 KWD
Energy Advisor1,770 KWD
Energy Analyst1,660 KWD
Energy Auditor1,490 KWD
Energy Dispatch Director2,140 KWD
Energy Technical Assistant740 KWD
Energy Technical Manager1,420 KWD
Energy Technical Trainer1,020 KWD
Exploration Manager1,990 KWD
Field Safety Auditor1,370 KWD
Fluids Engineer1,200 KWD
Fuel Cell Engineer1,270 KWD
Fuel Cell Technician610 KWD
Fuels Handler540 KWD
Gas Compressor Operator530 KWD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator990 KWD
Gas Supply Manager1,790 KWD
Geologist2,140 KWD
Geophysicist2,270 KWD
Geothermal Production Manager2,050 KWD
Geothermal Technician850 KWD
HSE Engineer1,220 KWD
HSE Officer750 KWD
HSEQ Administrator860 KWD
Inspector1,060 KWD
Instructor1,010 KWD
Instrument Designer930 KWD
Lead Technical Field Advisor1,610 KWD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator990 KWD
Maintenance Engineer1,180 KWD
Maintenance Superintendent1,110 KWD
Material Controller810 KWD
Mine Engineer1,170 KWD
Mine Surveyor1,290 KWD
Mining Project Administrator1,050 KWD
Mining Project Assistant870 KWD
Mining Project Controls Consultant1,270 KWD
Mining Project Coordinator1,100 KWD
Mining Project Engineer1,160 KWD
Mining Project Manager1,450 KWD
Mining Site Manager1,630 KWD
Mining Team Leader1,290 KWD
NDT Technician710 KWD
Oil Service Unit Operator650 KWD
Oil Trader1,570 KWD
Oilwell Pumper460 KWD
Petroleum Engineer 1,340 KWD
Petroleum Geologist2,240 KWD
Petroleum Pump System Operator670 KWD
Pipeline Technician440 KWD
Power Coordinator700 KWD
Power Plant Operations Manager2,280 KWD
Power Plant Operator1,010 KWD
Radio Operator540 KWD
Reliability Engineer1,210 KWD
Reservoir Engineer1,070 KWD
Risk Analyst1,410 KWD
Roughneck1,250 KWD
Scaffolder750 KWD
Shutdown Engineer950 KWD
Solar Energy Installation Manager1,760 KWD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer1,260 KWD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer810 KWD
Solar Thermal Technician700 KWD
Supply Operations Manager2,040 KWD
Sustainability Specialist1,830 KWD
System Development Advisor1,370 KWD
Tanker Truck Driver460 KWD
Utility Operator620 KWD
Wind Energy Project Manager1,710 KWD

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Kuwait 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 Kuwait range from 410 KWD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,630 KWD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,090 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 1,090 KWD while the other half are earning more than 1,090 KWD. 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 680 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 680 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 1,790 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,790 KWD.


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 Kuwait costs anywhere from 6,320 Kuwaiti Dinar(s) to 19,000 Kuwaiti Dinar(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 Kuwait who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
1,200 KWD
Female-9%
1,100 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Kuwait for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Kuwait 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Kuwait 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.

Kuwait / 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 Kuwait is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Kuwait 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Kuwait 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
33%
No Bonus
67%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Kuwait


7 KWD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuwait is 7 KWD. This means that the average person in Kuwait earns approximately 7 KWD 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

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

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

Private Sector
1,230 KWD
Public Sector+10%
1,350 KWD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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