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

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

Average Monthly Salary
8,090 RON
( 97,000 RON yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Romania typically earns around 8,090 RON per month. Salaries range from 2,940 RON (lowest average) to 18,700 RON (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 Manager7,620 RON
Associate Analyst9,010 RON
Associate Landman3,790 RON
Auxiliary Equipment Operator3,170 RON
Biomass Plant Technician3,950 RON
Biomass Power Plant Manager11,100 RON
Chemical Plant Operator6,640 RON
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer8,200 RON
Completions Engineer7,390 RON
Cost Controller5,630 RON
Crude Oil Marketing Representative8,160 RON
Dispatcher3,460 RON
Distribution Manager10,800 RON
Dragline Operator3,640 RON
Driller Offsider2,920 RON
Dump Truck Driver3,130 RON
Electric and Gas Operations Manager18,600 RON
Energy Advisor11,800 RON
Energy Analyst10,900 RON
Energy Auditor10,400 RON
Energy Dispatch Director13,700 RON
Energy Technical Assistant4,960 RON
Energy Technical Manager9,690 RON
Energy Technical Trainer7,010 RON
Exploration Manager13,600 RON
Field Safety Auditor9,240 RON
Fluids Engineer7,520 RON
Fuel Cell Engineer8,530 RON
Fuel Cell Technician3,980 RON
Fuels Handler3,530 RON
Gas Compressor Operator3,360 RON
Gas Distribution Plant Operator6,720 RON
Gas Supply Manager12,500 RON
Geologist14,400 RON
Geophysicist14,800 RON
Geothermal Production Manager13,200 RON
Geothermal Technician5,860 RON
HSE Engineer8,400 RON
HSE Officer5,000 RON
HSEQ Administrator5,780 RON
Inspector7,480 RON
Instructor6,620 RON
Instrument Designer6,510 RON
Lead Technical Field Advisor10,300 RON
Logistics and Tool Coordinator6,900 RON
Maintenance Engineer8,520 RON
Maintenance Superintendent7,420 RON
Material Controller5,340 RON
Mine Engineer7,600 RON
Mine Surveyor8,480 RON
Mining Project Administrator6,910 RON
Mining Project Assistant5,690 RON
Mining Project Controls Consultant8,800 RON
Mining Project Coordinator6,770 RON
Mining Project Engineer7,510 RON
Mining Project Manager10,300 RON
Mining Site Manager10,400 RON
Mining Team Leader8,570 RON
NDT Technician4,750 RON
Oil Service Unit Operator3,960 RON
Oil Trader10,600 RON
Oilwell Pumper2,890 RON
Petroleum Engineer 8,650 RON
Petroleum Geologist14,900 RON
Petroleum Pump System Operator4,430 RON
Pipeline Technician3,120 RON
Power Coordinator4,790 RON
Power Plant Operations Manager15,600 RON
Power Plant Operator6,320 RON
Radio Operator3,650 RON
Reliability Engineer8,050 RON
Reservoir Engineer7,030 RON
Risk Analyst10,200 RON
Roughneck7,800 RON
Scaffolder5,110 RON
Shutdown Engineer6,640 RON
Solar Energy Installation Manager11,200 RON
Solar Energy Systems Engineer8,510 RON
Solar Photovoltaic Installer5,260 RON
Solar Thermal Technician4,890 RON
Supply Operations Manager12,800 RON
Sustainability Specialist12,500 RON
System Development Advisor8,880 RON
Tanker Truck Driver3,100 RON
Utility Operator4,180 RON
Wind Energy Project Manager11,600 RON

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

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

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Romania range from 2,940 RON per month (minimum average salary) to 18,700 RON per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,760 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 7,760 RON while the other half are earning more than 7,760 RON. 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 4,820 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 4,820 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 12,700 RON while 25% are earning more than 12,700 RON.

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 Romania costs anywhere from 44,900 New Leu(s) to 135,000 New Leu(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Romania Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 Romania who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,400 RON
7,850 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Romania for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Romania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Romania 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.

Romania / 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 Romania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Romania 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 Romania

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

52% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 48% 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Romania

47 RON per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania is 47 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximately 47 RON 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 Romania
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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
Brasov7,220 RON
Bucharest8,770 RON
Cluj-Napoca8,060 RON
Sibiu8,480 RON
Timisoara7,590 RON

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

Private Sector
8,760 RON
Public Sector+7%
9,380 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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