A person working as a Petroleum Engineer in Qatar typically earns around 16,300 QAR per month. Salaries range from 8,790 QAR (lowest) to 24,600 QAR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Petroleum Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Petroleum Engineer salaries in Qatar range from 8,790 QAR per month (minimum salary) to 24,600 QAR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 15,000 QAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 15,000 QAR while the other half are earning more than 15,000 QAR. 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 Engineer (s) are earning less than 10,700 QAR while 75% of them are earning more than 10,700 QAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 18,200 QAR while 25% are earning more than 18,200 QAR.
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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Petroleum Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 10,200 QAR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,900 QAR per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 17,000 QAR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Petroleum Engineer (s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,000 QAR per month, 18% 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 22,100 QAR per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 23,600 QAR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+26%|
|5 - 10 Years||+32%|
|10 - 15 Years||+18%|
|15 - 20 Years||+11%|
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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Petroleum Engineer is 13,200 QAR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 20,200 QAR per month, 53% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Qatar costs anywhere from 78,400 Qatari Rial(s) to 235,000 Qatari Rial(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 Engineer employees in Qatar earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Engineer (s) in Qatar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Qatar 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 Engineer 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.
49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% 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 Engineer is 15% 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||13,400 QAR||-18%|
|Associate Analyst||15,600 QAR||-4%|
|Associate Landman||6,560 QAR||-60%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||5,920 QAR||-64%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||7,080 QAR||-57%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||19,800 QAR||+22%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||11,100 QAR||-32%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||14,000 QAR||-14%|
|Completions Engineer||12,700 QAR||-22%|
|Cost Controller||9,690 QAR||-41%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||15,200 QAR||-7%|
|Distribution Manager||19,800 QAR||+22%|
|Dragline Operator||6,740 QAR||-59%|
|Driller Offsider||4,950 QAR||-70%|
|Dump Truck Driver||5,640 QAR||-65%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||31,500 QAR||+93%|
|Energy Advisor||21,500 QAR||+32%|
|Energy Analyst||20,200 QAR||+24%|
|Energy Auditor||17,400 QAR||+7%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||23,200 QAR||+42%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||8,800 QAR||-46%|
|Energy Technical Manager||17,000 QAR||+4%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||12,100 QAR||-26%|
|Exploration Manager||25,400 QAR||+56%|
|Field Safety Auditor||16,100 QAR||-1%|
|Fluids Engineer||13,800 QAR||-15%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||14,300 QAR||-12%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||7,370 QAR||-55%|
|Fuels Handler||6,600 QAR||-59%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||6,150 QAR||-62%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||11,100 QAR||-32%|
|Gas Supply Manager||21,000 QAR||+29%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||23,600 QAR||+45%|
|Geothermal Technician||9,450 QAR||-42%|
|HSE Engineer||13,500 QAR||-17%|
|HSE Officer||8,890 QAR||-45%|
|HSEQ Administrator||9,630 QAR||-41%|
|Instrument Designer||10,900 QAR||-33%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||17,500 QAR||+7%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||12,500 QAR||-23%|
|Maintenance Engineer||13,700 QAR||-16%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||13,100 QAR||-20%|
|Material Controller||9,640 QAR||-41%|
|Mine Engineer||14,100 QAR||-13%|
|Mine Surveyor||15,700 QAR||-4%|
|Mining Project Administrator||12,000 QAR||-26%|
|Mining Project Assistant||9,840 QAR||-40%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||15,200 QAR||-7%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||12,700 QAR||-22%|
|Mining Project Engineer||14,000 QAR||-14%|
|Mining Project Manager||17,300 QAR||+6%|
|Mining Site Manager||18,700 QAR||+15%|
|Mining Team Leader||15,300 QAR||-6%|
|NDT Technician||8,170 QAR||-50%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||7,520 QAR||-54%|
|Oil Trader||18,500 QAR||+14%|
|Oilwell Pumper||5,340 QAR||-67%|
|Petroleum Engineer||16,300 QAR||+0%|
|Petroleum Geologist||25,000 QAR||+54%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||7,990 QAR||-51%|
|Pipeline Technician||5,200 QAR||-68%|
|Power Coordinator||8,550 QAR||-48%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||25,900 QAR||+59%|
|Power Plant Operator||11,100 QAR||-32%|
|Radio Operator||6,320 QAR||-61%|
|Reliability Engineer||13,600 QAR||-16%|
|Reservoir Engineer||13,100 QAR||-20%|
|Risk Analyst||16,500 QAR||+1%|
|Shutdown Engineer||12,000 QAR||-26%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||20,500 QAR||+26%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||14,100 QAR||-13%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||8,680 QAR||-47%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||8,900 QAR||-45%|
|Supply Operations Manager||22,200 QAR||+36%|
|Sustainability Specialist||22,100 QAR||+36%|
|System Development Advisor||16,600 QAR||+2%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||5,530 QAR||-66%|
|Utility Operator||7,190 QAR||-56%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||19,000 QAR||+17%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Qatar earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.