A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Liberia typically earns around 119,000 LRD per month. Salaries range from 58,300 LRD (lowest) to 186,000 LRD (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 salaries in Liberia range from 58,300 LRD per month (minimum salary) to 186,000 LRD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 121,000 LRD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 121,000 LRD while the other half are earning more than 121,000 LRD. 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 Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 80,800 LRD while 75% of them are earning more than 80,800 LRD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 157,000 LRD while 25% are earning more than 157,000 LRD.
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 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 69,100 LRD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 88,800 LRD 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 123,000 LRD per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Petroleum Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 152,000 LRD 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 163,000 LRD 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 173,000 LRD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 81,200 LRD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 112,000 LRD per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 183,000 LRD per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Liberia costs anywhere from 359,000 Liberian Dollar(s) to 1,080,000 Liberian 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 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.
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 Liberia earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Liberia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 29 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 Liberia 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.
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.
60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% 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.
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 Petroleum Geologist is 84% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||62,200 LRD||-48%|
|Associate Analyst||70,000 LRD||-41%|
|Associate Landman||29,400 LRD||-75%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||27,700 LRD||-77%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||34,600 LRD||-71%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||91,700 LRD||-23%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||55,200 LRD||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||67,000 LRD||-44%|
|Completions Engineer||65,300 LRD||-45%|
|Cost Controller||47,400 LRD||-60%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||70,800 LRD||-40%|
|Distribution Manager||93,100 LRD||-22%|
|Dragline Operator||30,700 LRD||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||24,600 LRD||-79%|
|Dump Truck Driver||25,400 LRD||-79%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||156,000 LRD||+31%|
|Energy Advisor||98,300 LRD||-17%|
|Energy Analyst||96,800 LRD||-19%|
|Energy Auditor||87,100 LRD||-27%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||120,000 LRD||+1%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||39,800 LRD||-67%|
|Energy Technical Manager||79,000 LRD||-34%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||59,800 LRD||-50%|
|Exploration Manager||113,000 LRD||-5%|
|Field Safety Auditor||77,700 LRD||-35%|
|Fluids Engineer||64,800 LRD||-46%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||72,900 LRD||-39%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||35,500 LRD||-70%|
|Fuels Handler||30,700 LRD||-74%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||28,700 LRD||-76%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||54,300 LRD||-54%|
|Gas Supply Manager||102,000 LRD||-14%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||120,000 LRD||+1%|
|Geothermal Technician||45,500 LRD||-62%|
|HSE Engineer||65,200 LRD||-45%|
|HSE Officer||40,500 LRD||-66%|
|HSEQ Administrator||45,600 LRD||-62%|
|Instrument Designer||54,500 LRD||-54%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||88,200 LRD||-26%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||56,200 LRD||-53%|
|Maintenance Engineer||69,500 LRD||-42%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||61,500 LRD||-48%|
|Material Controller||45,700 LRD||-62%|
|Mine Engineer||67,800 LRD||-43%|
|Mine Surveyor||75,100 LRD||-37%|
|Mining Project Administrator||60,200 LRD||-49%|
|Mining Project Assistant||46,200 LRD||-61%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||74,600 LRD||-37%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||60,800 LRD||-49%|
|Mining Project Engineer||65,500 LRD||-45%|
|Mining Project Manager||83,600 LRD||-30%|
|Mining Site Manager||86,300 LRD||-27%|
|Mining Team Leader||74,900 LRD||-37%|
|NDT Technician||42,000 LRD||-65%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||34,800 LRD||-71%|
|Oil Trader||88,900 LRD||-25%|
|Oilwell Pumper||24,300 LRD||-80%|
|Petroleum Engineer||73,900 LRD||-38%|
|Petroleum Geologist||119,000 LRD||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||37,900 LRD||-68%|
|Pipeline Technician||26,000 LRD||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||41,400 LRD||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||135,000 LRD||+13%|
|Power Plant Operator||56,600 LRD||-52%|
|Radio Operator||28,400 LRD||-76%|
|Reliability Engineer||69,200 LRD||-42%|
|Reservoir Engineer||61,000 LRD||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||83,400 LRD||-30%|
|Shutdown Engineer||54,100 LRD||-55%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||95,700 LRD||-20%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||68,800 LRD||-42%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||44,400 LRD||-63%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||43,100 LRD||-64%|
|Supply Operations Manager||106,000 LRD||-11%|
|Sustainability Specialist||110,000 LRD||-8%|
|System Development Advisor||77,500 LRD||-35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||26,900 LRD||-77%|
|Utility Operator||37,000 LRD||-69%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||95,600 LRD||-20%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Liberia earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.