A person working as a Petroleum Engineer in Tunisia typically earns around 4,180 TND per month. Salaries range from 1,970 TND (lowest) to 6,610 TND (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Petroleum Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Petroleum Engineer salaries in Tunisia range from 1,970 TND per month (minimum salary) to 6,610 TND per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,430 TND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 4,430 TND while the other half are earning more than 4,430 TND. 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 Engineer (s) are earning less than 2,880 TND while 75% of them are earning more than 2,880 TND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 5,850 TND while 25% are earning more than 5,850 TND.
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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Petroleum Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,270 TND per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,130 TND per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,450 TND per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Petroleum Engineer (s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,420 TND 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 5,730 TND per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,240 TND per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Petroleum Engineer is 3,130 TND per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 5,730 TND per month, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Tunisia costs anywhere from 19,600 Tunisian Dinar(s) to 58,700 Tunisian Dinar(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 Engineer employees in Tunisia earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Engineer (s) in Tunisia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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 Tunisia 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 Engineer 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.
46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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 Engineer is 19% 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||3,580 TND||-14%|
|Associate Analyst||3,800 TND||-9%|
|Associate Landman||1,600 TND||-62%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||1,490 TND||-64%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||1,820 TND||-56%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||5,310 TND||+27%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||3,090 TND||-26%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||3,800 TND||-9%|
|Completions Engineer||3,530 TND||-16%|
|Cost Controller||2,700 TND||-35%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||3,990 TND||-5%|
|Distribution Manager||4,950 TND||+18%|
|Dragline Operator||1,720 TND||-59%|
|Driller Offsider||1,250 TND||-70%|
|Dump Truck Driver||1,480 TND||-65%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||7,980 TND||+91%|
|Energy Advisor||5,470 TND||+31%|
|Energy Analyst||5,170 TND||+24%|
|Energy Auditor||4,650 TND||+11%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||6,140 TND||+47%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||2,300 TND||-45%|
|Energy Technical Manager||4,550 TND||+9%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||3,080 TND||-26%|
|Exploration Manager||6,360 TND||+52%|
|Field Safety Auditor||4,030 TND||-4%|
|Fluids Engineer||3,440 TND||-18%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||3,710 TND||-11%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||1,800 TND||-57%|
|Fuels Handler||1,730 TND||-59%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,600 TND||-62%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||3,030 TND||-28%|
|Gas Supply Manager||5,750 TND||+38%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||5,990 TND||+43%|
|Geothermal Technician||2,500 TND||-40%|
|HSE Engineer||3,590 TND||-14%|
|HSE Officer||2,230 TND||-47%|
|HSEQ Administrator||2,690 TND||-36%|
|Instrument Designer||2,910 TND||-30%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||4,750 TND||+14%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||3,280 TND||-22%|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,640 TND||-13%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||3,200 TND||-23%|
|Material Controller||2,530 TND||-39%|
|Mine Engineer||3,440 TND||-18%|
|Mine Surveyor||4,010 TND||-4%|
|Mining Project Administrator||3,270 TND||-22%|
|Mining Project Assistant||2,500 TND||-40%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||4,040 TND||-3%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||3,270 TND||-22%|
|Mining Project Engineer||3,510 TND||-16%|
|Mining Project Manager||4,460 TND||+7%|
|Mining Site Manager||5,010 TND||+20%|
|Mining Team Leader||3,940 TND||-6%|
|NDT Technician||2,270 TND||-46%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||1,980 TND||-53%|
|Oil Trader||4,610 TND||+10%|
|Oilwell Pumper||1,370 TND||-67%|
|Petroleum Engineer||4,180 TND||-0%|
|Petroleum Geologist||6,670 TND||+60%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||2,100 TND||-50%|
|Pipeline Technician||1,450 TND||-65%|
|Power Coordinator||2,170 TND||-48%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||6,840 TND||+64%|
|Power Plant Operator||3,090 TND||-26%|
|Radio Operator||1,540 TND||-63%|
|Reliability Engineer||3,710 TND||-11%|
|Reservoir Engineer||3,430 TND||-18%|
|Risk Analyst||4,370 TND||+5%|
|Shutdown Engineer||3,150 TND||-25%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||5,350 TND||+28%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||3,840 TND||-8%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||2,470 TND||-41%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||2,170 TND||-48%|
|Supply Operations Manager||6,060 TND||+45%|
|Sustainability Specialist||6,060 TND||+45%|
|System Development Advisor||4,160 TND||-1%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||1,480 TND||-65%|
|Utility Operator||2,000 TND||-52%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||5,050 TND||+21%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tunisia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.