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Geological Engineer Average Salary in Portugal 2022

How much money does a Geological Engineer make in Portugal?

Average Monthly Salary
2,470 EUR
( 29,700 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Geological Engineer in Portugal typically earns around 2,470 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,210 EUR (lowest) to 3,860 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Geological Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Geological Engineer Salary Distribution in Portugal

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

  • Salary Range

    Geological Engineer salaries in Portugal range from 1,210 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,860 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,520 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Geological Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,520 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,520 EUR. 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 Geological Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,680 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,680 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Geological Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,260 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,260 EUR.

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

Geological Engineer 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 Geological Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Geological Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,440 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,850 EUR 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 2,550 EUR per month, 38% 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, Geological Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,160 EUR 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 3,380 EUR 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 3,610 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Geological Engineer average salary change by experience in Portugal

0 - 2 Years
1,440 EUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
1,850 EUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
2,550 EUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
3,160 EUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
3,380 EUR
20+ Years+7%
3,610 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Geological Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Geological Engineer(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 Geological Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Geological Engineer is 1,800 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 2,880 EUR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Geological Engineer average salary difference by education level in Portugal

Bachelor's Degree
1,800 EUR
Master's Degree+60%
2,880 EUR
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 Portugal costs anywhere from 13,800 Euro(s) to 41,300 Euro(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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Geological Engineer 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 Geological Engineer employees in Portugal earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,530 EUR
2,410 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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Geological Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

How much are annual salary increments in Portugal for Geological Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Geological Engineer

Geological Engineer(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

Portugal / 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 Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Portugal 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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Geological Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Portugal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal Geological Engineer
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A Geological Engineer is considered to be a low 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Geological Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Portugal

14 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 14 EUR. This means that the average Geological Engineer in Portugal earns approximately 14 EUR 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.

Geological Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Geological Engineer and Engineering monthly Portugal
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The average salary for Geological Engineer is 6% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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