A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Tajikistan typically earns around 19,800 TJS per month. Salaries range from 9,100 TJS (lowest) to 31,500 TJS (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 Tajikistan range from 9,100 TJS per month (minimum salary) to 31,500 TJS per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 21,400 TJS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 21,400 TJS while the other half are earning more than 21,400 TJS. 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 13,700 TJS while 75% of them are earning more than 13,700 TJS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 28,500 TJS while 25% are earning more than 28,500 TJS.
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 10,300 TJS per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,800 TJS per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 20,400 TJS per month, 48% 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 24,900 TJS per month, 22% 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 27,100 TJS per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 29,300 TJS per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 11,800 TJS per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 18,500 TJS per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 31,000 TJS per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Tajikistan costs anywhere from 58,200 Somoni(s) to 175,000 Somoni(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 Tajikistan earn 15% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Tajikistan 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 Tajikistan 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.
57% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 43% 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.
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 89% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||10,300 TJS||-48%|
|Associate Analyst||12,200 TJS||-38%|
|Associate Landman||5,120 TJS||-74%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||4,370 TJS||-78%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||5,640 TJS||-71%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||14,800 TJS||-25%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||9,110 TJS||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||11,000 TJS||-44%|
|Completions Engineer||10,000 TJS||-49%|
|Cost Controller||8,040 TJS||-59%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||12,300 TJS||-38%|
|Distribution Manager||15,100 TJS||-24%|
|Dragline Operator||5,150 TJS||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||3,940 TJS||-80%|
|Dump Truck Driver||4,290 TJS||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||25,100 TJS||+27%|
|Energy Advisor||17,000 TJS||-14%|
|Energy Analyst||16,200 TJS||-18%|
|Energy Auditor||14,500 TJS||-27%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||19,100 TJS||-3%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||6,900 TJS||-65%|
|Energy Technical Manager||13,100 TJS||-34%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||9,330 TJS||-53%|
|Exploration Manager||19,700 TJS||-0%|
|Field Safety Auditor||12,600 TJS||-36%|
|Fluids Engineer||10,500 TJS||-47%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||11,200 TJS||-43%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||5,430 TJS||-73%|
|Fuels Handler||5,300 TJS||-73%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||4,620 TJS||-77%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||8,680 TJS||-56%|
|Gas Supply Manager||17,500 TJS||-12%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||19,300 TJS||-2%|
|Geothermal Technician||8,000 TJS||-60%|
|HSE Engineer||11,500 TJS||-42%|
|HSE Officer||7,060 TJS||-64%|
|HSEQ Administrator||7,530 TJS||-62%|
|Instrument Designer||9,060 TJS||-54%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||14,500 TJS||-27%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||9,460 TJS||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||11,100 TJS||-44%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||10,400 TJS||-47%|
|Material Controller||7,690 TJS||-61%|
|Mine Engineer||10,400 TJS||-47%|
|Mine Surveyor||12,600 TJS||-36%|
|Mining Project Administrator||9,610 TJS||-51%|
|Mining Project Assistant||7,960 TJS||-60%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||12,700 TJS||-36%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||9,900 TJS||-50%|
|Mining Project Engineer||10,300 TJS||-48%|
|Mining Project Manager||14,200 TJS||-28%|
|Mining Site Manager||14,000 TJS||-29%|
|Mining Team Leader||12,200 TJS||-38%|
|NDT Technician||6,440 TJS||-67%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||5,860 TJS||-70%|
|Oil Trader||14,400 TJS||-27%|
|Oilwell Pumper||4,080 TJS||-79%|
|Petroleum Engineer||12,000 TJS||-39%|
|Petroleum Geologist||19,800 TJS||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||6,380 TJS||-68%|
|Pipeline Technician||4,280 TJS||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||6,630 TJS||-66%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||22,100 TJS||+12%|
|Power Plant Operator||9,330 TJS||-53%|
|Radio Operator||4,930 TJS||-75%|
|Reliability Engineer||10,800 TJS||-45%|
|Reservoir Engineer||10,500 TJS||-47%|
|Risk Analyst||13,300 TJS||-33%|
|Shutdown Engineer||9,110 TJS||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||15,400 TJS||-22%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||11,000 TJS||-44%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||7,030 TJS||-64%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||6,770 TJS||-66%|
|Supply Operations Manager||18,700 TJS||-5%|
|Sustainability Specialist||17,100 TJS||-14%|
|System Development Advisor||12,200 TJS||-38%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||4,350 TJS||-78%|
|Utility Operator||5,670 TJS||-71%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||14,800 TJS||-25%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tajikistan earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.