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

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

Average Monthly Salary
148,000 MWK
( 1,780,000 MWK yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Malawi typically earns around 148,000 MWK per month. Salaries range from 53,800 MWK (lowest average) to 343,000 MWK (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 Manager154,000 MWK
Associate Analyst166,000 MWK
Associate Landman69,700 MWK
Auxiliary Equipment Operator65,200 MWK
Biomass Plant Technician71,400 MWK
Biomass Power Plant Manager211,000 MWK
Chemical Plant Operator125,000 MWK
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer168,000 MWK
Completions Engineer143,000 MWK
Cost Controller115,000 MWK
Crude Oil Marketing Representative168,000 MWK
Dispatcher65,500 MWK
Distribution Manager213,000 MWK
Dragline Operator75,300 MWK
Driller Offsider56,900 MWK
Dump Truck Driver62,200 MWK
Electric and Gas Operations Manager362,000 MWK
Energy Advisor235,000 MWK
Energy Analyst215,000 MWK
Energy Auditor195,000 MWK
Energy Dispatch Director254,000 MWK
Energy Technical Assistant94,700 MWK
Energy Technical Manager195,000 MWK
Energy Technical Trainer129,000 MWK
Exploration Manager266,000 MWK
Field Safety Auditor178,000 MWK
Fluids Engineer149,000 MWK
Fuel Cell Engineer159,000 MWK
Fuel Cell Technician78,200 MWK
Fuels Handler72,800 MWK
Gas Compressor Operator66,400 MWK
Gas Distribution Plant Operator127,000 MWK
Gas Supply Manager221,000 MWK
Geologist270,000 MWK
Geophysicist287,000 MWK
Geothermal Production Manager252,000 MWK
Geothermal Technician106,000 MWK
HSE Engineer152,000 MWK
HSE Officer95,400 MWK
HSEQ Administrator114,000 MWK
Inspector147,000 MWK
Instructor128,000 MWK
Instrument Designer122,000 MWK
Lead Technical Field Advisor200,000 MWK
Logistics and Tool Coordinator137,000 MWK
Maintenance Engineer162,000 MWK
Maintenance Superintendent135,000 MWK
Material Controller101,000 MWK
Mine Engineer149,000 MWK
Mine Surveyor167,000 MWK
Mining Project Administrator140,000 MWK
Mining Project Assistant110,000 MWK
Mining Project Controls Consultant162,000 MWK
Mining Project Coordinator139,000 MWK
Mining Project Engineer154,000 MWK
Mining Project Manager202,000 MWK
Mining Site Manager199,000 MWK
Mining Team Leader155,000 MWK
NDT Technician92,100 MWK
Oil Service Unit Operator76,900 MWK
Oil Trader204,000 MWK
Oilwell Pumper59,700 MWK
Petroleum Engineer 169,000 MWK
Petroleum Geologist266,000 MWK
Petroleum Pump System Operator83,800 MWK
Pipeline Technician58,500 MWK
Power Coordinator96,000 MWK
Power Plant Operations Manager308,000 MWK
Power Plant Operator128,000 MWK
Radio Operator67,200 MWK
Reliability Engineer150,000 MWK
Reservoir Engineer145,000 MWK
Risk Analyst195,000 MWK
Roughneck149,000 MWK
Scaffolder97,600 MWK
Shutdown Engineer132,000 MWK
Solar Energy Installation Manager221,000 MWK
Solar Energy Systems Engineer160,000 MWK
Solar Photovoltaic Installer104,000 MWK
Solar Thermal Technician92,200 MWK
Supply Operations Manager247,000 MWK
Sustainability Specialist239,000 MWK
System Development Advisor183,000 MWK
Tanker Truck Driver61,900 MWK
Utility Operator81,000 MWK
Wind Energy Project Manager208,000 MWK

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Malawi 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 Malawi range from 53,800 MWK per month (minimum average salary) to 343,000 MWK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 160,000 MWK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 160,000 MWK while the other half are earning more than 160,000 MWK. 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 96,200 MWK while 75% of them are earning more than 96,200 MWK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 271,000 MWK while 25% are earning more than 271,000 MWK.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Malawi costs anywhere from 822,000 Kwacha(s) to 2,470,000 Kwacha(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malawi Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 Malawi who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 20% more than their female counterparts on average.

161,000 MWK
135,000 MWK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malawi for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Malawi 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 Malawi 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.

Malawi / 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 Malawi is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malawi 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.

61% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Malawi

850 MWK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malawi is 850 MWK. This means that the average person in Malawi earns approximately 850 MWK 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 Malawi
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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 Malawi earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
156,000 MWK
Public Sector+14%
178,000 MWK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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