A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Mauritania typically earns around 32,300 MRO per month. Salaries range from 15,800 MRO (lowest) to 50,300 MRO (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 Mauritania range from 15,800 MRO per month (minimum salary) to 50,300 MRO per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,900 MRO per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 32,900 MRO while the other half are earning more than 32,900 MRO. 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 21,900 MRO while 75% of them are earning more than 21,900 MRO. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 42,500 MRO while 25% are earning more than 42,500 MRO.
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 18,700 MRO per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 24,100 MRO 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 33,300 MRO 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 41,200 MRO 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 44,100 MRO 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 47,100 MRO 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 22,000 MRO per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 30,300 MRO per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 49,700 MRO per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Mauritania costs anywhere from 99,400 Ouguiya(s) to 298,000 Ouguiya(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 Mauritania earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Mauritania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Mauritania for the year 2021. 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 80% 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||17,300 MRO||-46%|
|Associate Analyst||20,600 MRO||-36%|
|Associate Landman||8,650 MRO||-73%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||7,220 MRO||-78%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||9,160 MRO||-72%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||24,600 MRO||-24%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||15,200 MRO||-53%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||18,900 MRO||-41%|
|Completions Engineer||18,200 MRO||-44%|
|Cost Controller||13,900 MRO||-57%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||19,700 MRO||-39%|
|Distribution Manager||25,100 MRO||-22%|
|Dragline Operator||9,070 MRO||-72%|
|Driller Offsider||6,530 MRO||-80%|
|Dump Truck Driver||7,010 MRO||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||41,600 MRO||+29%|
|Energy Advisor||27,200 MRO||-16%|
|Energy Analyst||27,200 MRO||-16%|
|Energy Auditor||22,500 MRO||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||32,500 MRO||+1%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||11,400 MRO||-65%|
|Energy Technical Manager||22,000 MRO||-32%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||15,400 MRO||-52%|
|Exploration Manager||30,900 MRO||-4%|
|Field Safety Auditor||20,500 MRO||-36%|
|Fluids Engineer||17,500 MRO||-46%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||18,900 MRO||-41%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||9,360 MRO||-71%|
|Fuels Handler||8,530 MRO||-74%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||8,280 MRO||-74%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||14,400 MRO||-55%|
|Gas Supply Manager||28,800 MRO||-11%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||31,200 MRO||-3%|
|Geothermal Technician||13,200 MRO||-59%|
|HSE Engineer||19,000 MRO||-41%|
|HSE Officer||10,800 MRO||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||13,200 MRO||-59%|
|Instrument Designer||14,100 MRO||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||23,600 MRO||-27%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||15,500 MRO||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||19,200 MRO||-41%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||16,600 MRO||-49%|
|Material Controller||12,000 MRO||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||17,900 MRO||-45%|
|Mine Surveyor||21,100 MRO||-35%|
|Mining Project Administrator||15,500 MRO||-52%|
|Mining Project Assistant||12,500 MRO||-61%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||20,400 MRO||-37%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||16,500 MRO||-49%|
|Mining Project Engineer||17,100 MRO||-47%|
|Mining Project Manager||22,800 MRO||-29%|
|Mining Site Manager||23,200 MRO||-28%|
|Mining Team Leader||19,900 MRO||-38%|
|NDT Technician||11,700 MRO||-64%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||9,350 MRO||-71%|
|Oil Trader||23,400 MRO||-27%|
|Oilwell Pumper||7,190 MRO||-78%|
|Petroleum Engineer||21,100 MRO||-35%|
|Petroleum Geologist||32,300 MRO||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||9,930 MRO||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||7,150 MRO||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||11,300 MRO||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||34,200 MRO||+6%|
|Power Plant Operator||15,200 MRO||-53%|
|Radio Operator||8,340 MRO||-74%|
|Reliability Engineer||18,600 MRO||-42%|
|Reservoir Engineer||17,000 MRO||-47%|
|Risk Analyst||23,100 MRO||-28%|
|Shutdown Engineer||14,900 MRO||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||27,600 MRO||-14%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||18,200 MRO||-44%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||11,900 MRO||-63%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||11,700 MRO||-64%|
|Supply Operations Manager||28,700 MRO||-11%|
|Sustainability Specialist||30,400 MRO||-6%|
|System Development Advisor||20,200 MRO||-37%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||6,870 MRO||-79%|
|Utility Operator||10,300 MRO||-68%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||25,600 MRO||-21%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Mauritania earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.