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

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

Average Monthly Salary
623,000 RWF
( 7,480,000 RWF yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Rwanda typically earns around 623,000 RWF per month. Salaries range from 227,000 RWF (lowest average) to 1,440,000 RWF (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 Manager584,000 RWF
Associate Analyst633,000 RWF
Associate Landman266,000 RWF
Auxiliary Equipment Operator253,000 RWF
Biomass Plant Technician297,000 RWF
Biomass Power Plant Manager834,000 RWF
Chemical Plant Operator485,000 RWF
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer646,000 RWF
Completions Engineer577,000 RWF
Cost Controller441,000 RWF
Crude Oil Marketing Representative652,000 RWF
Dispatcher257,000 RWF
Distribution Manager876,000 RWF
Dragline Operator293,000 RWF
Driller Offsider209,000 RWF
Dump Truck Driver233,000 RWF
Electric and Gas Operations Manager1,330,000 RWF
Energy Advisor968,000 RWF
Energy Analyst879,000 RWF
Energy Auditor759,000 RWF
Energy Dispatch Director1,090,000 RWF
Energy Technical Assistant376,000 RWF
Energy Technical Manager743,000 RWF
Energy Technical Trainer546,000 RWF
Exploration Manager1,080,000 RWF
Field Safety Auditor712,000 RWF
Fluids Engineer609,000 RWF
Fuel Cell Engineer618,000 RWF
Fuel Cell Technician319,000 RWF
Fuels Handler282,000 RWF
Gas Compressor Operator273,000 RWF
Gas Distribution Plant Operator495,000 RWF
Gas Supply Manager902,000 RWF
Geologist1,050,000 RWF
Geophysicist1,150,000 RWF
Geothermal Production Manager998,000 RWF
Geothermal Technician443,000 RWF
HSE Engineer635,000 RWF
HSE Officer379,000 RWF
HSEQ Administrator422,000 RWF
Inspector542,000 RWF
Instructor515,000 RWF
Instrument Designer475,000 RWF
Lead Technical Field Advisor808,000 RWF
Logistics and Tool Coordinator514,000 RWF
Maintenance Engineer644,000 RWF
Maintenance Superintendent567,000 RWF
Material Controller398,000 RWF
Mine Engineer609,000 RWF
Mine Surveyor682,000 RWF
Mining Project Administrator535,000 RWF
Mining Project Assistant443,000 RWF
Mining Project Controls Consultant687,000 RWF
Mining Project Coordinator535,000 RWF
Mining Project Engineer598,000 RWF
Mining Project Manager744,000 RWF
Mining Site Manager786,000 RWF
Mining Team Leader644,000 RWF
NDT Technician371,000 RWF
Oil Service Unit Operator310,000 RWF
Oil Trader815,000 RWF
Oilwell Pumper232,000 RWF
Petroleum Engineer 683,000 RWF
Petroleum Geologist1,090,000 RWF
Petroleum Pump System Operator330,000 RWF
Pipeline Technician228,000 RWF
Power Coordinator361,000 RWF
Power Plant Operations Manager1,140,000 RWF
Power Plant Operator485,000 RWF
Radio Operator257,000 RWF
Reliability Engineer582,000 RWF
Reservoir Engineer561,000 RWF
Risk Analyst773,000 RWF
Roughneck594,000 RWF
Scaffolder388,000 RWF
Shutdown Engineer495,000 RWF
Solar Energy Installation Manager909,000 RWF
Solar Energy Systems Engineer627,000 RWF
Solar Photovoltaic Installer388,000 RWF
Solar Thermal Technician361,000 RWF
Supply Operations Manager990,000 RWF
Sustainability Specialist951,000 RWF
System Development Advisor707,000 RWF
Tanker Truck Driver233,000 RWF
Utility Operator327,000 RWF
Wind Energy Project Manager859,000 RWF

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Rwanda

Median and salary distribution Rwanda Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
741,000 RWF or more
10% of people earn
615,000 to 741,000 RWF
20% of people earn
337,000 RWF or less
65% of people earn
337,000 to 615,000 RWF
Minimum Salary

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Rwanda range from 227,000 RWF per month (starting average salary) to 1,440,000 RWF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 586,000 RWF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 586,000 RWF while the other half are earning more than 586,000 RWF. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 450,000 RWF while 75% of them are earning more than 450,000 RWF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 733,000 RWF while 25% are earning more than 733,000 RWF.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 337,000 RWF to 615,000 RWF. Approximatly 20% fall under the 337,000 RWF cap. Ten percent of wages are from 615,000 RWF to 741,000 RWF. Only 5% of people grossed 741,000 RWF or more.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Rwanda costs anywhere from 3,460,000 Rwanda Franc(s) to 10,400,000 Rwanda Franc(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Salary comparison by gender Rwanda Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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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 Rwanda who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

658,000 RWF
589,000 RWF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Rwanda for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Rwanda
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Rwanda

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Rwanda are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 26 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Rwanda 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.

Rwanda / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Rwanda
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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 Rwanda is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Rwanda

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Rwanda Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

61% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Rwanda

How do Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
539,000 RWF
Average Salary 2020+4%
559,000 RWF
Average Salary 2021+4%
580,000 RWF
Average Salary 2022+4%
601,000 RWF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Rwanda are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Rwanda Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Rwanda

3,600 RWF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Rwanda is 3,600 RWF. This means that the average person in Rwanda earns approximately 3,600 RWF for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Rwanda is 1,310 RWF. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

623,000 RWF
692,000 RWF
Average Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary
All Jobs

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

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Rwanda
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kigali644,000 RWF

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 Rwanda earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
616,000 RWF
Public Sector+25%
768,000 RWF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Rwanda?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 586,000 RWF and 733,000 RWF. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Rwanda is ranges from 450,000 RWF to 733,000 RWF. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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