A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Turkmenistan typically earns around 4,710 TMT per month. Salaries range from 1,710 TMT (lowest average) to 10,900 TMT (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||4,750 TMT|
|Associate Analyst||5,120 TMT|
|Associate Landman||2,150 TMT|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||2,050 TMT|
|Biomass Plant Technician||2,370 TMT|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||6,940 TMT|
|Chemical Plant Operator||3,910 TMT|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||5,190 TMT|
|Completions Engineer||4,790 TMT|
|Cost Controller||3,650 TMT|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||5,510 TMT|
|Distribution Manager||6,950 TMT|
|Dragline Operator||2,400 TMT|
|Driller Offsider||1,720 TMT|
|Dump Truck Driver||1,920 TMT|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||11,000 TMT|
|Energy Advisor||7,760 TMT|
|Energy Analyst||7,200 TMT|
|Energy Auditor||5,860 TMT|
|Energy Dispatch Director||8,460 TMT|
|Energy Technical Assistant||3,030 TMT|
|Energy Technical Manager||6,040 TMT|
|Energy Technical Trainer||4,160 TMT|
|Exploration Manager||8,770 TMT|
|Field Safety Auditor||5,380 TMT|
|Fluids Engineer||4,840 TMT|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||5,150 TMT|
|Fuel Cell Technician||2,510 TMT|
|Fuels Handler||2,380 TMT|
|Gas Compressor Operator||2,260 TMT|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||3,860 TMT|
|Gas Supply Manager||7,200 TMT|
|Geothermal Production Manager||8,650 TMT|
|Geothermal Technician||3,270 TMT|
|HSE Engineer||4,700 TMT|
|HSE Officer||2,920 TMT|
|HSEQ Administrator||3,400 TMT|
|Instrument Designer||3,670 TMT|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||6,490 TMT|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||4,230 TMT|
|Maintenance Engineer||4,760 TMT|
|Maintenance Superintendent||4,230 TMT|
|Material Controller||3,270 TMT|
|Mine Engineer||4,790 TMT|
|Mine Surveyor||5,580 TMT|
|Mining Project Administrator||4,390 TMT|
|Mining Project Assistant||3,380 TMT|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||5,460 TMT|
|Mining Project Coordinator||4,480 TMT|
|Mining Project Engineer||4,850 TMT|
|Mining Project Manager||6,200 TMT|
|Mining Site Manager||6,530 TMT|
|Mining Team Leader||5,130 TMT|
|NDT Technician||3,080 TMT|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||2,680 TMT|
|Oil Trader||6,160 TMT|
|Oilwell Pumper||1,900 TMT|
|Petroleum Engineer||5,720 TMT|
|Petroleum Geologist||8,410 TMT|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||2,710 TMT|
|Pipeline Technician||1,840 TMT|
|Power Coordinator||3,130 TMT|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||9,600 TMT|
|Power Plant Operator||4,110 TMT|
|Radio Operator||2,070 TMT|
|Reliability Engineer||4,650 TMT|
|Reservoir Engineer||4,740 TMT|
|Risk Analyst||5,710 TMT|
|Shutdown Engineer||4,070 TMT|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||7,520 TMT|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||4,890 TMT|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||3,160 TMT|
|Solar Thermal Technician||3,070 TMT|
|Supply Operations Manager||8,130 TMT|
|Sustainability Specialist||7,980 TMT|
|System Development Advisor||5,730 TMT|
|Tanker Truck Driver||1,940 TMT|
|Utility Operator||2,710 TMT|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||6,490 TMT|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Turkmenistan range from 1,710 TMT per month (minimum average salary) to 10,900 TMT per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 5,080 TMT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 5,080 TMT while the other half are earning more than 5,080 TMT. 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 people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 3,060 TMT while 75% of them are earning more than 3,060 TMT. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 8,620 TMT while 25% are earning more than 8,620 TMT.
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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Turkmenistan costs anywhere from 26,100 Manat(s) to 78,400 Manat(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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 employees in Turkmenistan who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Turkmenistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 26 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 Turkmenistan 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.
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
61% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Turkmenistan earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.