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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Azerbaijan 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
2,660 AZN
( 31,900 AZN yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Azerbaijan typically earns around 2,660 AZN per month. Salaries range from 970 AZN (lowest average) to 6,140 AZN (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 Manager2,600 AZN
Associate Analyst3,110 AZN
Associate Landman1,310 AZN
Auxiliary Equipment Operator1,140 AZN
Biomass Plant Technician1,390 AZN
Biomass Power Plant Manager4,050 AZN
Chemical Plant Operator2,180 AZN
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer2,850 AZN
Completions Engineer2,570 AZN
Cost Controller2,060 AZN
Crude Oil Marketing Representative2,900 AZN
Dispatcher1,240 AZN
Distribution Manager4,020 AZN
Dragline Operator1,360 AZN
Driller Offsider1,030 AZN
Dump Truck Driver1,050 AZN
Electric and Gas Operations Manager6,530 AZN
Energy Advisor4,130 AZN
Energy Analyst3,880 AZN
Energy Auditor3,470 AZN
Energy Dispatch Director4,990 AZN
Energy Technical Assistant1,720 AZN
Energy Technical Manager3,310 AZN
Energy Technical Trainer2,390 AZN
Exploration Manager4,650 AZN
Field Safety Auditor3,190 AZN
Fluids Engineer2,800 AZN
Fuel Cell Engineer2,960 AZN
Fuel Cell Technician1,430 AZN
Fuels Handler1,260 AZN
Gas Compressor Operator1,230 AZN
Gas Distribution Plant Operator2,320 AZN
Gas Supply Manager4,170 AZN
Geologist5,000 AZN
Geophysicist5,300 AZN
Geothermal Production Manager4,780 AZN
Geothermal Technician1,980 AZN
HSE Engineer2,850 AZN
HSE Officer1,760 AZN
HSEQ Administrator2,000 AZN
Inspector2,460 AZN
Instructor2,360 AZN
Instrument Designer2,170 AZN
Lead Technical Field Advisor3,750 AZN
Logistics and Tool Coordinator2,310 AZN
Maintenance Engineer2,740 AZN
Maintenance Superintendent2,600 AZN
Material Controller1,880 AZN
Mine Engineer2,730 AZN
Mine Surveyor3,010 AZN
Mining Project Administrator2,440 AZN
Mining Project Assistant2,030 AZN
Mining Project Controls Consultant2,950 AZN
Mining Project Coordinator2,570 AZN
Mining Project Engineer2,700 AZN
Mining Project Manager3,380 AZN
Mining Site Manager3,810 AZN
Mining Team Leader3,020 AZN
NDT Technician1,650 AZN
Oil Service Unit Operator1,510 AZN
Oil Trader3,650 AZN
Oilwell Pumper1,080 AZN
Petroleum Engineer 3,120 AZN
Petroleum Geologist5,230 AZN
Petroleum Pump System Operator1,560 AZN
Pipeline Technician1,030 AZN
Power Coordinator1,640 AZN
Power Plant Operations Manager5,320 AZN
Power Plant Operator2,350 AZN
Radio Operator1,260 AZN
Reliability Engineer2,820 AZN
Reservoir Engineer2,500 AZN
Risk Analyst3,290 AZN
Roughneck2,910 AZN
Scaffolder1,750 AZN
Shutdown Engineer2,230 AZN
Solar Energy Installation Manager4,110 AZN
Solar Energy Systems Engineer2,940 AZN
Solar Photovoltaic Installer1,880 AZN
Solar Thermal Technician1,640 AZN
Supply Operations Manager4,750 AZN
Sustainability Specialist4,280 AZN
System Development Advisor3,200 AZN
Tanker Truck Driver1,080 AZN
Utility Operator1,460 AZN
Wind Energy Project Manager3,980 AZN

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan range from 970 AZN per month (minimum average salary) to 6,140 AZN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,870 AZN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 2,870 AZN while the other half are earning more than 2,870 AZN. 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 1,730 AZN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,730 AZN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 4,870 AZN while 25% are earning more than 4,870 AZN.

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?

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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 Azerbaijan costs anywhere from 14,700 Azerbaijanian Manat(s) to 44,200 Azerbaijanian Manat(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 Azerbaijan who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,890 AZN
2,430 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Azerbaijan for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Azerbaijan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Azerbaijan 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.

Azerbaijan / 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 Azerbaijan is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Azerbaijan for the year 2022. 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 Azerbaijan

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

47% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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 Azerbaijan

15 AZN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Azerbaijan is 15 AZN. This means that the average person in Azerbaijan earns approximately 15 AZN 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 Azerbaijan
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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
Baku2,900 AZN
Ganja2,690 AZN
Sumqayit2,470 AZN

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 Azerbaijan earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,790 AZN
Public Sector+10%
3,060 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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