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Petroleum Geologist Average Salary in Swaziland 2021

How much money does a Petroleum Geologist make in Swaziland?


Average Monthly Salary
7,960 SZL
( 95,500 SZL yearly)

LOW
3,900
SZL
AVERAGE
7,960
SZL
HIGH
12,400
SZL

A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Swaziland typically earns around 7,960 SZL per month. Salaries range from 3,900 SZL (lowest) to 12,400 SZL (highest).

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

Petroleum Geologist Salary Distribution in Swaziland

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

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Geologist salaries in Swaziland range from 3,900 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 SZL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,120 SZL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 8,120 SZL while the other half are earning more than 8,120 SZL. 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 Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 5,410 SZL while 75% of them are earning more than 5,410 SZL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 10,500 SZL while 25% are earning more than 10,500 SZL.


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

Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Swaziland Petroleum Geologist
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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 Petroleum Geologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Petroleum Geologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,630 SZL per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,950 SZL 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 8,200 SZL 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, Petroleum Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,200 SZL 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 10,900 SZL 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 11,600 SZL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Petroleum Geologist average salary change by experience in Swaziland

0 - 2 Years
4,630 SZL
2 - 5 Years+29%
5,950 SZL
5 - 10 Years+38%
8,200 SZL
10 - 15 Years+24%
10,200 SZL
15 - 20 Years+7%
10,900 SZL
20+ Years+7%
11,600 SZL
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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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Petroleum Geologist is 5,430 SZL per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,480 SZL per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 12,300 SZL per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.


Petroleum Geologist average salary difference by education level in Swaziland

Bachelor's Degree
5,430 SZL
Master's Degree+38%
7,480 SZL
PhD+64%
12,300 SZL
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 Swaziland costs anywhere from 22,500 Lilangeni(s) to 67,600 Lilangeni(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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Petroleum Geologist 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 Petroleum Geologist employees in Swaziland earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
8,320 SZL
Female-11%
7,400 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Swaziland for all Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Swaziland

How much are annual salary increments in Swaziland for Petroleum Geologist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Petroleum Geologist

Petroleum Geologist(s) in Swaziland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Swaziland / 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 Swaziland is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Swaziland for the year 2020. 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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Petroleum Geologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Swaziland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Swaziland Petroleum Geologist
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A Petroleum Geologist 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.

60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
40%
No Bonus
60%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Petroleum Geologist Average Hourly Wage in Swaziland


46 SZL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Swaziland is 46 SZL. This means that the average Petroleum Geologist in Swaziland earns approximately 46 SZL 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.

Petroleum Geologist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Petroleum Geologist and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Swaziland
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The average salary for Petroleum Geologist is 96% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

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Energy Analyst6,250 SZL-22%
Energy Auditor5,550 SZL-30%
Energy Dispatch Director7,220 SZL-9%
Energy Technical Assistant2,640 SZL-67%
Energy Technical Manager5,430 SZL-32%
Energy Technical Trainer3,700 SZL-54%
Exploration Manager7,390 SZL-7%
Field Safety Auditor4,640 SZL-42%
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Fuel Cell Engineer4,600 SZL-42%
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Fuels Handler1,980 SZL-75%
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Gas Supply Manager6,520 SZL-18%
Geologist7,780 SZL-2%
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Geothermal Technician2,940 SZL-63%
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HSE Officer2,590 SZL-67%
HSEQ Administrator3,170 SZL-60%
Inspector4,030 SZL-49%
Instructor3,490 SZL-56%
Instrument Designer3,470 SZL-56%
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Logistics and Tool Coordinator3,790 SZL-52%
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Mine Surveyor4,850 SZL-39%
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Mining Project Assistant3,000 SZL-62%
Mining Project Controls Consultant4,790 SZL-40%
Mining Project Coordinator3,610 SZL-55%
Mining Project Engineer4,080 SZL-49%
Mining Project Manager5,540 SZL-30%
Mining Site Manager5,450 SZL-32%
Mining Team Leader4,340 SZL-45%
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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 Swaziland earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,240 SZL
Public Sector+11%
4,690 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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