A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in United Arab Emirates typically earns around 34,000 AED per month. Salaries range from 17,700 AED (lowest) to 52,100 AED (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 United Arab Emirates range from 17,700 AED per month (minimum salary) to 52,100 AED per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,700 AED per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 32,700 AED while the other half are earning more than 32,700 AED. 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 22,700 AED while 75% of them are earning more than 22,700 AED. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 40,700 AED while 25% are earning more than 40,700 AED.
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 20,100 AED per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 27,000 AED 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 35,000 AED per month, 30% 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 42,400 AED per month, 21% 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 46,400 AED 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 48,800 AED per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 25,900 AED per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 32,100 AED per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 51,400 AED per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Arab Emirates costs anywhere from 97,900 UAE Dirham(s) to 294,000 UAE Dirham(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 United Arab Emirates earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in United Arab Emirates are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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 United Arab Emirates 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.
45% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 94% 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||18,300 AED||-46%|
|Associate Analyst||19,600 AED||-42%|
|Associate Landman||7,770 AED||-77%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||7,020 AED||-79%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||8,310 AED||-76%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||26,000 AED||-24%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||15,400 AED||-55%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||19,500 AED||-43%|
|Completions Engineer||16,700 AED||-51%|
|Cost Controller||13,200 AED||-61%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||19,300 AED||-43%|
|Distribution Manager||24,300 AED||-29%|
|Dragline Operator||8,150 AED||-76%|
|Driller Offsider||6,060 AED||-82%|
|Dump Truck Driver||6,440 AED||-81%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||42,800 AED||+26%|
|Energy Advisor||29,400 AED||-14%|
|Energy Analyst||27,300 AED||-20%|
|Energy Auditor||22,300 AED||-34%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||32,900 AED||-3%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||11,100 AED||-67%|
|Energy Technical Manager||23,500 AED||-31%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||15,000 AED||-56%|
|Exploration Manager||31,100 AED||-9%|
|Field Safety Auditor||21,200 AED||-38%|
|Fluids Engineer||16,700 AED||-51%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||20,100 AED||-41%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||8,530 AED||-75%|
|Fuels Handler||7,930 AED||-77%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||7,800 AED||-77%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||14,100 AED||-59%|
|Gas Supply Manager||28,400 AED||-17%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||31,100 AED||-9%|
|Geothermal Technician||12,600 AED||-63%|
|HSE Engineer||18,500 AED||-46%|
|HSE Officer||11,200 AED||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||12,700 AED||-63%|
|Instrument Designer||13,700 AED||-60%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||23,400 AED||-31%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||15,100 AED||-56%|
|Maintenance Engineer||17,800 AED||-48%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||16,100 AED||-53%|
|Material Controller||12,100 AED||-64%|
|Mine Engineer||17,000 AED||-50%|
|Mine Surveyor||21,000 AED||-38%|
|Mining Project Administrator||16,400 AED||-52%|
|Mining Project Assistant||12,700 AED||-63%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||21,100 AED||-38%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||16,000 AED||-53%|
|Mining Project Engineer||17,700 AED||-48%|
|Mining Project Manager||23,300 AED||-32%|
|Mining Site Manager||24,400 AED||-28%|
|Mining Team Leader||18,900 AED||-44%|
|NDT Technician||10,500 AED||-69%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||9,520 AED||-72%|
|Oil Trader||24,400 AED||-28%|
|Oilwell Pumper||6,300 AED||-81%|
|Petroleum Engineer||19,600 AED||-42%|
|Petroleum Geologist||34,000 AED||-0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||9,930 AED||-71%|
|Pipeline Technician||6,810 AED||-80%|
|Power Coordinator||11,300 AED||-67%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||35,500 AED||+4%|
|Power Plant Operator||15,100 AED||-56%|
|Radio Operator||7,470 AED||-78%|
|Reliability Engineer||17,200 AED||-49%|
|Reservoir Engineer||16,500 AED||-52%|
|Risk Analyst||21,500 AED||-37%|
|Shutdown Engineer||14,500 AED||-57%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||27,900 AED||-18%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||18,000 AED||-47%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||11,400 AED||-66%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||11,100 AED||-67%|
|Supply Operations Manager||29,600 AED||-13%|
|Sustainability Specialist||29,200 AED||-14%|
|System Development Advisor||21,100 AED||-38%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||6,340 AED||-81%|
|Utility Operator||9,120 AED||-73%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||25,900 AED||-24%|
|Abu Dhabi||36,400 AED|
|Al Ain||33,500 AED|
|Ras Al Khaimah||30,400 AED|
|Um Al Quiwain||29,200 AED|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Arab Emirates earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.