A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Morocco typically earns around 32,200 MAD per month. Salaries range from 16,700 MAD (lowest) to 49,200 MAD (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 Morocco range from 16,700 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 49,200 MAD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 30,900 MAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 30,900 MAD while the other half are earning more than 30,900 MAD. 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 21,400 MAD while 75% of them are earning more than 21,400 MAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 38,400 MAD while 25% are earning more than 38,400 MAD.
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 19,000 MAD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 25,500 MAD per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 33,100 MAD per month, 30% 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 40,100 MAD per month, 21% 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 43,800 MAD per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 46,100 MAD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 24,500 MAD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 30,400 MAD per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 48,500 MAD per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Morocco costs anywhere from 97,100 Moroccan Dirham(s) to 291,000 Moroccan Dirham(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 Morocco earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Morocco are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Morocco 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.
46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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.
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||16,400 MAD||-49%|
|Associate Analyst||18,900 MAD||-41%|
|Associate Landman||7,960 MAD||-75%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||7,480 MAD||-77%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||8,680 MAD||-73%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||26,000 MAD||-19%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||13,800 MAD||-57%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||18,600 MAD||-42%|
|Completions Engineer||17,200 MAD||-47%|
|Cost Controller||13,100 MAD||-59%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||18,700 MAD||-42%|
|Distribution Manager||25,800 MAD||-20%|
|Dragline Operator||8,090 MAD||-75%|
|Driller Offsider||6,640 MAD||-79%|
|Dump Truck Driver||7,060 MAD||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||42,200 MAD||+31%|
|Energy Advisor||26,600 MAD||-17%|
|Energy Analyst||24,300 MAD||-24%|
|Energy Auditor||22,400 MAD||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||30,200 MAD||-6%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||11,300 MAD||-65%|
|Energy Technical Manager||20,800 MAD||-35%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||15,800 MAD||-51%|
|Exploration Manager||32,000 MAD||-0%|
|Field Safety Auditor||20,000 MAD||-38%|
|Fluids Engineer||17,900 MAD||-44%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||18,300 MAD||-43%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||9,130 MAD||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||8,080 MAD||-75%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||7,770 MAD||-76%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||15,100 MAD||-53%|
|Gas Supply Manager||27,600 MAD||-14%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||30,100 MAD||-6%|
|Geothermal Technician||12,900 MAD||-60%|
|HSE Engineer||18,500 MAD||-42%|
|HSE Officer||10,700 MAD||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||12,000 MAD||-63%|
|Instrument Designer||14,000 MAD||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||23,200 MAD||-28%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||15,600 MAD||-51%|
|Maintenance Engineer||18,800 MAD||-42%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||15,400 MAD||-52%|
|Material Controller||12,100 MAD||-62%|
|Mine Engineer||17,400 MAD||-46%|
|Mine Surveyor||18,800 MAD||-42%|
|Mining Project Administrator||15,500 MAD||-52%|
|Mining Project Assistant||12,800 MAD||-60%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||19,200 MAD||-40%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||16,400 MAD||-49%|
|Mining Project Engineer||17,700 MAD||-45%|
|Mining Project Manager||22,000 MAD||-32%|
|Mining Site Manager||24,500 MAD||-24%|
|Mining Team Leader||18,800 MAD||-42%|
|NDT Technician||11,100 MAD||-65%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||8,950 MAD||-72%|
|Oil Trader||22,900 MAD||-29%|
|Oilwell Pumper||6,420 MAD||-80%|
|Petroleum Engineer||21,000 MAD||-35%|
|Petroleum Geologist||32,200 MAD||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||10,000 MAD||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||6,500 MAD||-80%|
|Power Coordinator||10,900 MAD||-66%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||34,800 MAD||+8%|
|Power Plant Operator||14,600 MAD||-55%|
|Radio Operator||7,670 MAD||-76%|
|Reliability Engineer||17,800 MAD||-45%|
|Reservoir Engineer||16,100 MAD||-50%|
|Risk Analyst||22,500 MAD||-30%|
|Shutdown Engineer||15,000 MAD||-53%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||25,900 MAD||-19%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||19,100 MAD||-41%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||11,400 MAD||-65%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||11,400 MAD||-65%|
|Supply Operations Manager||28,700 MAD||-11%|
|Sustainability Specialist||27,700 MAD||-14%|
|System Development Advisor||20,900 MAD||-35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||7,270 MAD||-77%|
|Utility Operator||9,740 MAD||-70%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||25,200 MAD||-22%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Morocco earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.