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Petroleum Geologist Average Salary in Morocco 2022

How much money does a Petroleum Geologist make in Morocco?

Average Monthly Salary
32,200 MAD
( 386,000 MAD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Morocco

Median and salary distribution monthly Morocco Petroleum Geologist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Geologist salaries in Morocco range from 16,700 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 49,200 MAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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.

Petroleum Geologist average salary change by experience in Morocco

0 - 2 Years
19,000 MAD
2 - 5 Years+34%
25,500 MAD
5 - 10 Years+30%
33,100 MAD
10 - 15 Years+21%
40,100 MAD
15 - 20 Years+9%
43,800 MAD
20+ Years+5%
46,100 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Petroleum Geologist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Petroleum Geologist average salary difference by education level in Morocco

Bachelor's Degree
24,500 MAD
Master's Degree+24%
30,400 MAD
48,500 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Morocco Petroleum Geologist
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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 Petroleum Geologist employees in Morocco earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

34,300 MAD
30,700 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Morocco for all Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Morocco

How much are annual salary increments in Morocco for Petroleum Geologist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Petroleum Geologist

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.

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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.

Morocco / 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 Morocco is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Petroleum Geologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Morocco

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Morocco Petroleum Geologist
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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.

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.

Petroleum Geologist Average Hourly Wage in Morocco

190 MAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Morocco is 190 MAD. This means that the average Petroleum Geologist in Morocco earns approximately 190 MAD 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.

Petroleum Geologist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Petroleum Geologist and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Morocco
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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.

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Associate Analyst18,900 MAD-41%
Associate Landman7,960 MAD-75%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator7,480 MAD-77%
Biomass Plant Technician8,680 MAD-73%
Biomass Power Plant Manager26,000 MAD-19%
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Chief Contract Compliance Engineer18,600 MAD-42%
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Cost Controller13,100 MAD-59%
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Dispatcher7,300 MAD-77%
Distribution Manager25,800 MAD-20%
Dragline Operator8,090 MAD-75%
Driller Offsider6,640 MAD-79%
Dump Truck Driver7,060 MAD-78%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager42,200 MAD+31%
Energy Advisor26,600 MAD-17%
Energy Analyst24,300 MAD-24%
Energy Auditor22,400 MAD-30%
Energy Dispatch Director30,200 MAD-6%
Energy Technical Assistant11,300 MAD-65%
Energy Technical Manager20,800 MAD-35%
Energy Technical Trainer15,800 MAD-51%
Exploration Manager32,000 MAD-0%
Field Safety Auditor20,000 MAD-38%
Fluids Engineer17,900 MAD-44%
Fuel Cell Engineer18,300 MAD-43%
Fuel Cell Technician9,130 MAD-72%
Fuels Handler8,080 MAD-75%
Gas Compressor Operator7,770 MAD-76%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator15,100 MAD-53%
Gas Supply Manager27,600 MAD-14%
Geologist30,900 MAD-4%
Geophysicist33,300 MAD+4%
Geothermal Production Manager30,100 MAD-6%
Geothermal Technician12,900 MAD-60%
HSE Engineer18,500 MAD-42%
HSE Officer10,700 MAD-67%
HSEQ Administrator12,000 MAD-63%
Inspector16,000 MAD-50%
Instructor14,900 MAD-54%
Instrument Designer14,000 MAD-56%
Lead Technical Field Advisor23,200 MAD-28%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator15,600 MAD-51%
Maintenance Engineer18,800 MAD-42%
Maintenance Superintendent15,400 MAD-52%
Material Controller12,100 MAD-62%
Mine Engineer17,400 MAD-46%
Mine Surveyor18,800 MAD-42%
Mining Project Administrator15,500 MAD-52%
Mining Project Assistant12,800 MAD-60%
Mining Project Controls Consultant19,200 MAD-40%
Mining Project Coordinator16,400 MAD-49%
Mining Project Engineer17,700 MAD-45%
Mining Project Manager22,000 MAD-32%
Mining Site Manager24,500 MAD-24%
Mining Team Leader18,800 MAD-42%
NDT Technician11,100 MAD-65%
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Oilwell Pumper6,420 MAD-80%
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Petroleum Geologist32,200 MAD+0%
Petroleum Pump System Operator10,000 MAD-69%
Pipeline Technician6,500 MAD-80%
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Radio Operator7,670 MAD-76%
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Reservoir Engineer16,100 MAD-50%
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Roughneck18,500 MAD-42%
Scaffolder11,300 MAD-65%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Agadir27,800 MAD
Casablanca33,400 MAD
Marrakech32,800 MAD
Rabat31,200 MAD
Tangier33,300 MAD

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 Morocco earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
18,500 MAD
Public Sector+8%
20,100 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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