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 salaries in Swaziland range from 3,900 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 SZL per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Swaziland 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 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.
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 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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|Associate Analyst||4,620 SZL||-42%|
|Associate Landman||1,940 SZL||-76%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||1,730 SZL||-78%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||2,000 SZL||-75%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||5,790 SZL||-27%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||3,650 SZL||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||4,690 SZL||-41%|
|Completions Engineer||4,140 SZL||-48%|
|Cost Controller||3,160 SZL||-60%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||4,580 SZL||-42%|
|Distribution Manager||5,700 SZL||-28%|
|Dragline Operator||2,080 SZL||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||1,490 SZL||-81%|
|Dump Truck Driver||1,720 SZL||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||9,510 SZL||+19%|
|Energy Advisor||6,570 SZL||-17%|
|Energy Analyst||6,250 SZL||-22%|
|Energy Auditor||5,550 SZL||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||7,220 SZL||-9%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||2,640 SZL||-67%|
|Energy Technical Manager||5,430 SZL||-32%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||3,700 SZL||-54%|
|Exploration Manager||7,390 SZL||-7%|
|Field Safety Auditor||4,640 SZL||-42%|
|Fluids Engineer||3,970 SZL||-50%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||4,600 SZL||-42%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||2,210 SZL||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||1,980 SZL||-75%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,830 SZL||-77%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||3,410 SZL||-57%|
|Gas Supply Manager||6,520 SZL||-18%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||7,130 SZL||-10%|
|Geothermal Technician||2,940 SZL||-63%|
|HSE Engineer||4,220 SZL||-47%|
|HSE Officer||2,590 SZL||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||3,170 SZL||-60%|
|Instrument Designer||3,470 SZL||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||5,860 SZL||-26%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||3,790 SZL||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||4,280 SZL||-46%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||3,920 SZL||-51%|
|Material Controller||2,930 SZL||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||4,220 SZL||-47%|
|Mine Surveyor||4,850 SZL||-39%|
|Mining Project Administrator||3,680 SZL||-54%|
|Mining Project Assistant||3,000 SZL||-62%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||4,790 SZL||-40%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||3,610 SZL||-55%|
|Mining Project Engineer||4,080 SZL||-49%|
|Mining Project Manager||5,540 SZL||-30%|
|Mining Site Manager||5,450 SZL||-32%|
|Mining Team Leader||4,340 SZL||-45%|
|NDT Technician||2,660 SZL||-67%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||2,290 SZL||-71%|
|Oil Trader||5,310 SZL||-33%|
|Oilwell Pumper||1,650 SZL||-79%|
|Petroleum Engineer||4,610 SZL||-42%|
|Petroleum Geologist||7,960 SZL||-0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||2,430 SZL||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||1,710 SZL||-79%|
|Power Coordinator||2,580 SZL||-68%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||7,980 SZL||+0%|
|Power Plant Operator||3,650 SZL||-54%|
|Radio Operator||1,870 SZL||-77%|
|Reliability Engineer||4,210 SZL||-47%|
|Reservoir Engineer||3,940 SZL||-51%|
|Risk Analyst||5,130 SZL||-36%|
|Shutdown Engineer||3,650 SZL||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||6,090 SZL||-24%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||4,320 SZL||-46%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||2,750 SZL||-65%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||2,630 SZL||-67%|
|Supply Operations Manager||6,820 SZL||-14%|
|Sustainability Specialist||6,870 SZL||-14%|
|System Development Advisor||4,830 SZL||-39%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||1,620 SZL||-80%|
|Utility Operator||2,340 SZL||-71%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||5,990 SZL||-25%|
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.