A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Benin typically earns around 589,000 XOF per month. Salaries range from 306,000 XOF (lowest) to 901,000 XOF (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 Benin range from 306,000 XOF per month (minimum salary) to 901,000 XOF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 565,000 XOF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 565,000 XOF while the other half are earning more than 565,000 XOF. 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 392,000 XOF while 75% of them are earning more than 392,000 XOF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 703,000 XOF while 25% are earning more than 703,000 XOF.
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 348,000 XOF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 467,000 XOF 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 606,000 XOF 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 734,000 XOF 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 802,000 XOF 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 844,000 XOF 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 449,000 XOF per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 556,000 XOF per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 889,000 XOF per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Benin costs anywhere from 1,700,000 CFA Franc BCEAO(s) to 5,100,000 CFA Franc BCEAO(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 Benin earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Benin 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 Benin 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.
63% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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 92% 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||293,000 XOF||-50%|
|Associate Analyst||335,000 XOF||-43%|
|Associate Landman||141,000 XOF||-76%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||135,000 XOF||-77%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||160,000 XOF||-73%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||468,000 XOF||-20%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||248,000 XOF||-58%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||325,000 XOF||-45%|
|Completions Engineer||314,000 XOF||-47%|
|Cost Controller||228,000 XOF||-61%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||347,000 XOF||-41%|
|Distribution Manager||463,000 XOF||-21%|
|Dragline Operator||152,000 XOF||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||120,000 XOF||-80%|
|Dump Truck Driver||129,000 XOF||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||761,000 XOF||+29%|
|Energy Advisor||495,000 XOF||-16%|
|Energy Analyst||432,000 XOF||-27%|
|Energy Auditor||390,000 XOF||-34%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||531,000 XOF||-10%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||205,000 XOF||-65%|
|Energy Technical Manager||372,000 XOF||-37%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||286,000 XOF||-51%|
|Exploration Manager||551,000 XOF||-6%|
|Field Safety Auditor||368,000 XOF||-37%|
|Fluids Engineer||322,000 XOF||-45%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||324,000 XOF||-45%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||158,000 XOF||-73%|
|Fuels Handler||150,000 XOF||-75%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||143,000 XOF||-76%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||271,000 XOF||-54%|
|Gas Supply Manager||501,000 XOF||-15%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||557,000 XOF||-5%|
|Geothermal Technician||233,000 XOF||-60%|
|HSE Engineer||334,000 XOF||-43%|
|HSE Officer||188,000 XOF||-68%|
|HSEQ Administrator||227,000 XOF||-61%|
|Instrument Designer||244,000 XOF||-59%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||427,000 XOF||-27%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||284,000 XOF||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||323,000 XOF||-45%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||288,000 XOF||-51%|
|Material Controller||209,000 XOF||-64%|
|Mine Engineer||302,000 XOF||-49%|
|Mine Surveyor||336,000 XOF||-43%|
|Mining Project Administrator||286,000 XOF||-51%|
|Mining Project Assistant||221,000 XOF||-62%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||357,000 XOF||-39%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||295,000 XOF||-50%|
|Mining Project Engineer||320,000 XOF||-46%|
|Mining Project Manager||411,000 XOF||-30%|
|Mining Site Manager||441,000 XOF||-25%|
|Mining Team Leader||346,000 XOF||-41%|
|NDT Technician||202,000 XOF||-66%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||168,000 XOF||-71%|
|Oil Trader||421,000 XOF||-28%|
|Oilwell Pumper||120,000 XOF||-80%|
|Petroleum Engineer||358,000 XOF||-39%|
|Petroleum Geologist||589,000 XOF||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||174,000 XOF||-70%|
|Pipeline Technician||116,000 XOF||-80%|
|Power Coordinator||192,000 XOF||-67%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||608,000 XOF||+3%|
|Power Plant Operator||267,000 XOF||-55%|
|Radio Operator||135,000 XOF||-77%|
|Reliability Engineer||308,000 XOF||-48%|
|Reservoir Engineer||299,000 XOF||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||387,000 XOF||-34%|
|Shutdown Engineer||274,000 XOF||-53%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||478,000 XOF||-19%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||344,000 XOF||-42%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||201,000 XOF||-66%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||196,000 XOF||-67%|
|Supply Operations Manager||504,000 XOF||-14%|
|Sustainability Specialist||516,000 XOF||-12%|
|System Development Advisor||379,000 XOF||-36%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||124,000 XOF||-79%|
|Utility Operator||177,000 XOF||-70%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||436,000 XOF||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Benin earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.