A person working as Geothermal Technician in Zimbabwe typically earns around 135,000 ZWD per month. Salaries range from 61,900 ZWD (lowest) to 214,000 ZWD (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Geothermal Technician salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Geothermal Technician salaries in Zimbabwe range from 61,900 ZWD per month (starting salary) to 214,000 ZWD per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 129,000 ZWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Geothermal Technician(s) are earning less than 129,000 ZWD while the other half are earning more than 129,000 ZWD. 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 Geothermal Technician(s) are earning less than 104,000 ZWD while 75% of them are earning more than 104,000 ZWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Geothermal Technician(s) are earning less than 148,000 ZWD while 25% are earning more than 148,000 ZWD.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 77,000 ZWD to 112,000 ZWD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 77,000 ZWD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 112,000 ZWD to 128,000 ZWD. Only 5% of people grossed 128,000 ZWD or more.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Geothermal Technician salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 70,200 ZWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 93,800 ZWD 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 139,000 ZWD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Geothermal Technician whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 169,000 ZWD 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 184,000 ZWD 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 199,000 ZWD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
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 Geothermal Technician salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary is 80,100 ZWD per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 126,000 ZWD per month, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
People with Bachelor's Degree have an average salary of 211,000 ZWD per month, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Geothermal Technician employees in Zimbabwe earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Geothermal Technician(s) in Zimbabwe are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 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 Zimbabwe for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
"Geothermal Technician" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+4%|
|Average Salary 2022||+4%|
Geothermal Technician salaries in Zimbabwe are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 minimum pay rate per hour for 'Geothermal Technician' in Zimbabwe is 360 ZWD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Geothermal Technician is 31% less than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
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|Chemical Plant Operator||168,000 ZWD||+25%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||211,000 ZWD||+57%|
|Completions Engineer||188,000 ZWD||+40%|
|Cost Controller||151,000 ZWD||+12%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||208,000 ZWD||+55%|
|Distribution Manager||267,000 ZWD||+98%|
|Dragline Operator||98,500 ZWD||-27%|
|Driller Offsider||74,700 ZWD||-44%|
|Dump Truck Driver||78,900 ZWD||-41%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||475,000 ZWD||+250%|
|Energy Advisor||315,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Energy Analyst||281,000 ZWD||+110%|
|Energy Auditor||259,000 ZWD||+93%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||339,000 ZWD||+150%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||123,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Energy Technical Manager||247,000 ZWD||+84%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||165,000 ZWD||+23%|
|Exploration Manager||358,000 ZWD||+170%|
|Field Safety Auditor||234,000 ZWD||+74%|
|Fluids Engineer||186,000 ZWD||+38%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||203,000 ZWD||+51%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||101,000 ZWD||-25%|
|Fuels Handler||90,200 ZWD||-33%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||84,300 ZWD||-37%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||163,000 ZWD||+21%|
|Gas Supply Manager||307,000 ZWD||+130%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||348,000 ZWD||+160%|
|Geothermal Technician||135,000 ZWD||+0%|
|HSE Engineer||193,000 ZWD||+43%|
|HSE Officer||123,000 ZWD||-9%|
|HSEQ Administrator||139,000 ZWD||+3%|
|Instrument Designer||162,000 ZWD||+20%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||251,000 ZWD||+87%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||174,000 ZWD||+29%|
|Maintenance Engineer||206,000 ZWD||+53%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||184,000 ZWD||+37%|
|Material Controller||128,000 ZWD||-5%|
|Mine Engineer||193,000 ZWD||+43%|
|Mine Surveyor||218,000 ZWD||+62%|
|Mining Project Administrator||172,000 ZWD||+28%|
|Mining Project Assistant||141,000 ZWD||+5%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||210,000 ZWD||+56%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||177,000 ZWD||+32%|
|Mining Project Engineer||189,000 ZWD||+41%|
|Mining Project Manager||257,000 ZWD||+91%|
|Mining Site Manager||270,000 ZWD||+100%|
|Mining Team Leader||208,000 ZWD||+55%|
|NDT Technician||121,000 ZWD||-10%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||103,000 ZWD||-23%|
|Oil Trader||268,000 ZWD||+99%|
|Oilwell Pumper||78,100 ZWD||-42%|
|Petroleum Engineer||215,000 ZWD||+60%|
|Petroleum Geologist||353,000 ZWD||+160%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||106,000 ZWD||-21%|
|Pipeline Technician||78,800 ZWD||-41%|
|Power Coordinator||120,000 ZWD||-11%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||380,000 ZWD||+180%|
|Power Plant Operator||164,000 ZWD||+22%|
|Radio Operator||84,600 ZWD||-37%|
|Reliability Engineer||188,000 ZWD||+40%|
|Reservoir Engineer||179,000 ZWD||+33%|
|Risk Analyst||247,000 ZWD||+84%|
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|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||207,000 ZWD||+54%|
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|Solar Thermal Technician||122,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Supply Operations Manager||334,000 ZWD||+150%|
|Sustainability Specialist||316,000 ZWD||+130%|
|System Development Advisor||223,000 ZWD||+66%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||76,200 ZWD||-43%|
|Utility Operator||107,000 ZWD||-20%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||283,000 ZWD||+110%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Zimbabwe earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 129,000 ZWD and 148,000 ZWD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Geothermal Technician in Zimbabwe is ranges from 104,000 ZWD to 148,000 ZWD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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