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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Libya 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
2,060 LYD
( 24,700 LYD yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Libya typically earns around 2,060 LYD per month. Salaries range from 750 LYD (lowest average) to 4,760 LYD (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 Manager2,080 LYD
Associate Analyst2,240 LYD
Associate Landman940 LYD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator900 LYD
Biomass Plant Technician1,040 LYD
Biomass Power Plant Manager3,030 LYD
Chemical Plant Operator1,710 LYD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer2,270 LYD
Completions Engineer2,090 LYD
Cost Controller1,600 LYD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative2,410 LYD
Dispatcher890 LYD
Distribution Manager3,040 LYD
Dragline Operator1,050 LYD
Driller Offsider750 LYD
Dump Truck Driver840 LYD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager4,800 LYD
Energy Advisor3,400 LYD
Energy Analyst3,150 LYD
Energy Auditor2,570 LYD
Energy Dispatch Director3,700 LYD
Energy Technical Assistant1,320 LYD
Energy Technical Manager2,640 LYD
Energy Technical Trainer1,820 LYD
Exploration Manager3,830 LYD
Field Safety Auditor2,350 LYD
Fluids Engineer2,120 LYD
Fuel Cell Engineer2,250 LYD
Fuel Cell Technician1,100 LYD
Fuels Handler1,040 LYD
Gas Compressor Operator990 LYD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator1,690 LYD
Gas Supply Manager3,150 LYD
Geologist3,810 LYD
Geophysicist3,850 LYD
Geothermal Production Manager3,790 LYD
Geothermal Technician1,430 LYD
HSE Engineer2,050 LYD
HSE Officer1,280 LYD
HSEQ Administrator1,490 LYD
Inspector1,980 LYD
Instructor1,720 LYD
Instrument Designer1,610 LYD
Lead Technical Field Advisor2,840 LYD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator1,850 LYD
Maintenance Engineer2,080 LYD
Maintenance Superintendent1,850 LYD
Material Controller1,430 LYD
Mine Engineer2,100 LYD
Mine Surveyor2,440 LYD
Mining Project Administrator1,920 LYD
Mining Project Assistant1,480 LYD
Mining Project Controls Consultant2,390 LYD
Mining Project Coordinator1,960 LYD
Mining Project Engineer2,120 LYD
Mining Project Manager2,710 LYD
Mining Site Manager2,860 LYD
Mining Team Leader2,240 LYD
NDT Technician1,350 LYD
Oil Service Unit Operator1,170 LYD
Oil Trader2,690 LYD
Oilwell Pumper830 LYD
Petroleum Engineer 2,500 LYD
Petroleum Geologist3,680 LYD
Petroleum Pump System Operator1,190 LYD
Pipeline Technician800 LYD
Power Coordinator1,370 LYD
Power Plant Operations Manager4,200 LYD
Power Plant Operator1,800 LYD
Radio Operator910 LYD
Reliability Engineer2,030 LYD
Reservoir Engineer2,070 LYD
Risk Analyst2,500 LYD
Roughneck2,280 LYD
Scaffolder1,430 LYD
Shutdown Engineer1,780 LYD
Solar Energy Installation Manager3,290 LYD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer2,140 LYD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer1,380 LYD
Solar Thermal Technician1,340 LYD
Supply Operations Manager3,560 LYD
Sustainability Specialist3,490 LYD
System Development Advisor2,510 LYD
Tanker Truck Driver850 LYD
Utility Operator1,190 LYD
Wind Energy Project Manager2,840 LYD

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Libya

Median and salary distribution Libya Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
2,380 LYD or more
10% of people earn
1,970 to 2,380 LYD
20% of people earn
1,080 LYD or less
65% of people earn
1,080 to 1,970 LYD
Minimum Salary
750 LYD
1,880 LYD
4,760 LYD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Libya range from 750 LYD per month (starting average salary) to 4,760 LYD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,880 LYD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 1,880 LYD while the other half are earning more than 1,880 LYD. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 1,440 LYD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,440 LYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 2,350 LYD while 25% are earning more than 2,350 LYD.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 1,080 LYD to 1,970 LYD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 1,080 LYD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 1,970 LYD to 2,380 LYD. Only 5% of people grossed 2,380 LYD or more.

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 Libya costs anywhere from 11,400 Libyan Dinar(s) to 34,300 Libyan 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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Salary comparison by gender Libya Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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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 Libya who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,160 LYD
1,900 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Libya for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Libya 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.

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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.

Libya / All Professions

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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 Libya is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Libya for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Libya Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

64% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Forecast and Trend in Libya

How do Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
1,830 LYD
Average Salary 2020+4%
1,900 LYD
Average Salary 2021+3%
1,950 LYD
Average Salary 2022+2%
1,990 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Libya are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Libya

12 LYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Libya is 12 LYD. This means that the average person in Libya earns approximately 12 LYD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Libya is 4 LYD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

2,060 LYD
2,290 LYD
Average Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary
All Jobs

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

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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 Libya earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,200 LYD
Public Sector+7%
2,360 LYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Libya?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 1,880 LYD and 2,350 LYD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Libya is ranges from 1,440 LYD to 2,350 LYD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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