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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Namibia 2020

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


Average Monthly Salary
15,700 NAD
( 189,000 NAD yearly)

LOW
5,710
NAD
AVERAGE
15,700
NAD
HIGH
36,300
NAD

A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Namibia typically earns around 15,700 NAD per month. Salaries range from 5,710 NAD (lowest average) to 36,300 NAD (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 Manager15,400 NAD
Associate Analyst17,200 NAD
Associate Landman7,240 NAD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator6,390 NAD
Biomass Plant Technician7,890 NAD
Biomass Power Plant Manager21,500 NAD
Chemical Plant Operator12,700 NAD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer16,400 NAD
Completions Engineer15,800 NAD
Cost Controller11,500 NAD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative16,800 NAD
Dispatcher6,530 NAD
Distribution Manager22,600 NAD
Dragline Operator7,370 NAD
Driller Offsider5,920 NAD
Dump Truck Driver6,340 NAD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager37,700 NAD
Energy Advisor24,900 NAD
Energy Analyst23,200 NAD
Energy Auditor19,500 NAD
Energy Dispatch Director27,000 NAD
Energy Technical Assistant9,450 NAD
Energy Technical Manager19,500 NAD
Energy Technical Trainer13,700 NAD
Exploration Manager28,700 NAD
Field Safety Auditor18,900 NAD
Fluids Engineer15,700 NAD
Fuel Cell Engineer16,600 NAD
Fuel Cell Technician8,290 NAD
Fuels Handler7,270 NAD
Gas Compressor Operator7,180 NAD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator12,600 NAD
Gas Supply Manager24,900 NAD
Geologist28,000 NAD
Geophysicist30,400 NAD
Geothermal Production Manager26,200 NAD
Geothermal Technician11,300 NAD
HSE Engineer16,200 NAD
HSE Officer9,340 NAD
HSEQ Administrator11,600 NAD
Inspector15,300 NAD
Instructor13,600 NAD
Instrument Designer12,200 NAD
Lead Technical Field Advisor21,600 NAD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator14,000 NAD
Maintenance Engineer15,600 NAD
Maintenance Superintendent14,300 NAD
Material Controller10,300 NAD
Mine Engineer15,800 NAD
Mine Surveyor18,000 NAD
Mining Project Administrator14,000 NAD
Mining Project Assistant11,700 NAD
Mining Project Controls Consultant17,500 NAD
Mining Project Coordinator13,900 NAD
Mining Project Engineer15,100 NAD
Mining Project Manager21,000 NAD
Mining Site Manager20,200 NAD
Mining Team Leader17,100 NAD
NDT Technician10,200 NAD
Oil Service Unit Operator8,660 NAD
Oil Trader21,600 NAD
Oilwell Pumper5,850 NAD
Petroleum Engineer 18,600 NAD
Petroleum Geologist29,400 NAD
Petroleum Pump System Operator8,540 NAD
Pipeline Technician5,960 NAD
Power Coordinator9,970 NAD
Power Plant Operations Manager32,000 NAD
Power Plant Operator13,000 NAD
Radio Operator6,980 NAD
Reliability Engineer15,300 NAD
Reservoir Engineer14,500 NAD
Risk Analyst18,700 NAD
Roughneck15,500 NAD
Scaffolder9,940 NAD
Shutdown Engineer13,500 NAD
Solar Energy Installation Manager23,900 NAD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer16,000 NAD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer10,600 NAD
Solar Thermal Technician9,580 NAD
Supply Operations Manager27,200 NAD
Sustainability Specialist24,300 NAD
System Development Advisor17,900 NAD
Tanker Truck Driver6,310 NAD
Utility Operator8,940 NAD
Wind Energy Project Manager22,500 NAD

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

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Namibia range from 5,710 NAD per month (minimum average salary) to 36,300 NAD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,000 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 16,000 NAD while the other half are earning more than 16,000 NAD. 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 9,780 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 9,780 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 26,700 NAD while 25% are earning more than 26,700 NAD.


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 Namibia costs anywhere from 87,200 Namibia Dollar(s) to 262,000 Namibia Dollar(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

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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 Namibia who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
16,200 NAD
Female-7%
15,000 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Namibia for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

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

Namibia / 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 Namibia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Namibia for the year 2019. 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 Namibia

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

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
36%
No Bonus
64%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Namibia


91 NAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Namibia is 91 NAD. This means that the average person in Namibia earns approximately 91 NAD 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

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Windhoek16,900 NAD

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

Private Sector
16,700 NAD
Public Sector+7%
18,000 NAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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