A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Syria typically earns around 241,000 SYP per month. Salaries range from 118,000 SYP (lowest) to 376,000 SYP (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 Syria range from 118,000 SYP per month (minimum salary) to 376,000 SYP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 246,000 SYP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 246,000 SYP while the other half are earning more than 246,000 SYP. 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 164,000 SYP while 75% of them are earning more than 164,000 SYP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 317,000 SYP while 25% are earning more than 317,000 SYP.
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 140,000 SYP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 180,000 SYP 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 248,000 SYP 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 308,000 SYP 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 330,000 SYP 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 352,000 SYP 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 165,000 SYP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 226,000 SYP per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 371,000 SYP per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Syria costs anywhere from 743,000 Syrian Pound(s) to 2,230,000 Syrian Pound(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 Syria earn 14% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Syria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Syria 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.
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 80% 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 Analyst||198,000 SYP||-18%|
|Energy Auditor||177,000 SYP||-27%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||237,000 SYP||-2%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||89,400 SYP||-63%|
|Energy Technical Manager||169,000 SYP||-30%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||118,000 SYP||-51%|
|Exploration Manager||243,000 SYP||+1%|
|Field Safety Auditor||161,000 SYP||-33%|
|Fluids Engineer||141,000 SYP||-42%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||152,000 SYP||-37%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||73,500 SYP||-70%|
|Fuels Handler||65,400 SYP||-73%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||61,900 SYP||-74%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||116,000 SYP||-52%|
|Gas Supply Manager||216,000 SYP||-10%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||251,000 SYP||+4%|
|Geothermal Technician||94,100 SYP||-61%|
|HSE Engineer||135,000 SYP||-44%|
|HSE Officer||83,000 SYP||-66%|
|HSEQ Administrator||101,000 SYP||-58%|
|Instrument Designer||111,000 SYP||-54%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||181,000 SYP||-25%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||125,000 SYP||-48%|
|Maintenance Engineer||144,000 SYP||-40%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||121,000 SYP||-50%|
|Material Controller||91,800 SYP||-62%|
|Mine Engineer||140,000 SYP||-42%|
|Mine Surveyor||154,000 SYP||-36%|
|Mining Project Administrator||122,000 SYP||-49%|
|Mining Project Assistant||100,000 SYP||-59%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||161,000 SYP||-33%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||123,000 SYP||-49%|
|Mining Project Engineer||141,000 SYP||-42%|
|Mining Project Manager||175,000 SYP||-27%|
|Mining Site Manager||182,000 SYP||-25%|
|Mining Team Leader||145,000 SYP||-40%|
|NDT Technician||89,500 SYP||-63%|
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|Petroleum Geologist||241,000 SYP||-0%|
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|Pipeline Technician||52,100 SYP||-78%|
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|Power Plant Operator||119,000 SYP||-51%|
|Radio Operator||62,400 SYP||-74%|
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|Sustainability Specialist||222,000 SYP||-8%|
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|Tanker Truck Driver||56,800 SYP||-76%|
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Syria earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.