A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Kuwait typically earns around 1,200 KWD per month. Salaries range from 630 KWD (lowest average) to 1,880 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||1,120 KWD|
|Associate Analyst||1,330 KWD|
|Associate Landman||920 KWD|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||690 KWD|
|Biomass Plant Technician||810 KWD|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||1,380 KWD|
|Chemical Plant Operator||1,500 KWD|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||1,240 KWD|
|Completions Engineer||1,100 KWD|
|Cost Controller||1,040 KWD|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||1,240 KWD|
|Distribution Manager||1,600 KWD|
|Dragline Operator||770 KWD|
|Driller Offsider||670 KWD|
|Dump Truck Driver||640 KWD|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||1,830 KWD|
|Energy Advisor||1,580 KWD|
|Energy Analyst||1,560 KWD|
|Energy Auditor||1,490 KWD|
|Energy Dispatch Director||1,720 KWD|
|Energy Technical Assistant||1,050 KWD|
|Energy Technical Manager||1,340 KWD|
|Energy Technical Trainer||1,090 KWD|
|Exploration Manager||1,780 KWD|
|Field Safety Auditor||1,370 KWD|
|Fluids Engineer||1,200 KWD|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||1,270 KWD|
|Fuel Cell Technician||890 KWD|
|Fuels Handler||800 KWD|
|Gas Compressor Operator||720 KWD|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||1,010 KWD|
|Gas Supply Manager||1,570 KWD|
|Geothermal Production Manager||1,870 KWD|
|Geothermal Technician||1,040 KWD|
|HSE Engineer||1,220 KWD|
|HSE Officer||950 KWD|
|HSEQ Administrator||1,080 KWD|
|Instrument Designer||1,000 KWD|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||1,590 KWD|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||1,150 KWD|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,180 KWD|
|Maintenance Superintendent||1,320 KWD|
|Material Controller||1,030 KWD|
|Mine Engineer||1,170 KWD|
|Mine Surveyor||1,290 KWD|
|Mining Project Administrator||1,100 KWD|
|Mining Project Assistant||1,080 KWD|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||1,160 KWD|
|Mining Project Coordinator||1,210 KWD|
|Mining Project Engineer||1,160 KWD|
|Mining Project Manager||1,450 KWD|
|Mining Site Manager||1,450 KWD|
|Mining Team Leader||1,290 KWD|
|NDT Technician||1,020 KWD|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||970 KWD|
|Oil Trader||1,570 KWD|
|Oilwell Pumper||690 KWD|
|Petroleum Engineer||1,340 KWD|
|Petroleum Geologist||1,950 KWD|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||980 KWD|
|Pipeline Technician||860 KWD|
|Power Coordinator||930 KWD|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||1,900 KWD|
|Power Plant Operator||1,410 KWD|
|Radio Operator||850 KWD|
|Reliability Engineer||1,210 KWD|
|Reservoir Engineer||1,070 KWD|
|Risk Analyst||1,410 KWD|
|Shutdown Engineer||1,010 KWD|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||1,620 KWD|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||1,260 KWD|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||1,130 KWD|
|Solar Thermal Technician||1,030 KWD|
|Supply Operations Manager||2,020 KWD|
|Sustainability Specialist||1,640 KWD|
|System Development Advisor||1,370 KWD|
|Tanker Truck Driver||770 KWD|
|Utility Operator||910 KWD|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||1,370 KWD|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Kuwait range from 630 KWD per month (minimum average salary) to 1,880 KWD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,150 KWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 1,150 KWD while the other half are earning more than 1,150 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.
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 800 KWD while 75% of them are earning more than 800 KWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 1,460 KWD while 25% are earning more than 1,460 KWD.
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 Kuwait costs anywhere from 6,370 Kuwaiti Dinar(s) to 19,100 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 13% more than their female counterparts.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Kuwait are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 6% less than that of All Jobs.