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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Bhutan 2023

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Bhutan?

Average Monthly Salary
33,500 BTN
( 402,000 BTN yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan typically earns around 33,500 BTN. Salaries range from 12,200 BTN (lowest average) to 77,600 BTN (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining domain in Bhutan exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager31,900 BTN
Associate Analyst37,000 BTN
Associate Landman15,500 BTN
Auxiliary Equipment Operator13,900 BTN
Biomass Plant Technician17,100 BTN
Biomass Power Plant Manager50,100 BTN
Chemical Plant Operator28,400 BTN
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer36,400 BTN
Completions Engineer31,500 BTN
Cost Controller25,300 BTN
Crude Oil Marketing Representative35,600 BTN
Dispatcher14,400 BTN
Distribution Manager48,300 BTN
Dragline Operator15,700 BTN
Driller Offsider12,200 BTN
Dump Truck Driver13,600 BTN
Electric and Gas Operations Manager77,600 BTN
Energy Advisor52,100 BTN
Energy Analyst49,500 BTN
Energy Auditor44,700 BTN
Energy Dispatch Director60,000 BTN
Energy Technical Assistant22,100 BTN
Energy Technical Manager40,500 BTN
Energy Technical Trainer28,600 BTN
Exploration Manager62,300 BTN
Field Safety Auditor40,300 BTN
Fluids Engineer33,600 BTN
Fuel Cell Engineer36,900 BTN
Fuel Cell Technician18,100 BTN
Fuels Handler15,400 BTN
Gas Compressor Operator15,000 BTN
Gas Distribution Plant Operator28,400 BTN
Gas Supply Manager51,500 BTN
Geologist62,500 BTN
Geophysicist63,700 BTN
Geothermal Production Manager59,700 BTN
Geothermal Technician25,100 BTN
HSE Engineer35,900 BTN
HSE Officer20,300 BTN
HSEQ Administrator23,500 BTN
Inspector30,800 BTN
Instructor28,400 BTN
Instrument Designer28,000 BTN
Lead Technical Field Advisor43,200 BTN
Logistics and Tool Coordinator30,100 BTN
Maintenance Engineer34,600 BTN
Maintenance Superintendent31,300 BTN
Material Controller22,100 BTN
Mine Engineer34,500 BTN
Mine Surveyor38,400 BTN
Mining Project Administrator31,500 BTN
Mining Project Assistant24,400 BTN
Mining Project Controls Consultant39,600 BTN
Mining Project Coordinator29,900 BTN
Mining Project Engineer32,800 BTN
Mining Project Manager42,300 BTN
Mining Site Manager47,200 BTN
Mining Team Leader36,900 BTN
NDT Technician20,300 BTN
Oil Service Unit Operator18,600 BTN
Oil Trader46,100 BTN
Oilwell Pumper12,400 BTN
Petroleum Engineer 40,200 BTN
Petroleum Geologist61,000 BTN
Petroleum Pump System Operator18,400 BTN
Pipeline Technician13,400 BTN
Power Coordinator20,500 BTN
Power Plant Operations Manager69,900 BTN
Power Plant Operator29,100 BTN
Radio Operator15,000 BTN
Reliability Engineer35,000 BTN
Reservoir Engineer30,600 BTN
Risk Analyst41,600 BTN
Roughneck34,600 BTN
Scaffolder22,700 BTN
Shutdown Engineer29,000 BTN
Solar Energy Installation Manager49,900 BTN
Solar Energy Systems Engineer36,000 BTN
Solar Photovoltaic Installer23,300 BTN
Solar Thermal Technician20,500 BTN
Supply Operations Manager55,400 BTN
Sustainability Specialist55,700 BTN
System Development Advisor38,800 BTN
Tanker Truck Driver13,300 BTN
Utility Operator17,800 BTN
Wind Energy Project Manager45,900 BTN

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Bhutan

Median and salary distribution Bhutan Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
37,600 BTN or more
10% of people earn
31,200 to 37,600 BTN
20% of people earn
17,100 BTN or less
65% of people earn
17,100 to 31,200 BTN
Minimum Salary
12,200 BTN
29,700 BTN
77,600 BTN

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan range from 12,200 BTN (starting average salary) to 77,600 BTN (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 29,700 BTN, implying that half of the workforce in Bhutan earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan earn less than 22,800 BTN, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 37,200 BTN, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 17,100 BTN to 31,200 BTN. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 17,100 BTN mark, while 10% ranged from 31,200 BTN to 37,600 BTN. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 37,600 BTN or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan 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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan, 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 certificate 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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bhutan costs anywhere from 186,000 BTN to 559,000 BTN and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Bhutan

Salary comparison by gender Bhutan Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

35,600 BTN
32,200 BTN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bhutan for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Bhutan

How much are annual salary increments in Bhutan for individuals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bhutan Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Bhutan / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Bhutan
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Bhutan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Bhutan 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

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.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Bhutan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Bhutan Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
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67% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Salary Forecast and Trend / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Bhutan

How are salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
29,800 BTN
Average Salary 2020+4%
30,900 BTN
Average Salary 2021+2%
31,500 BTN
Average Salary 2022+3%
32,300 BTN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salaries for individuals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan are rising in the year 2023 based on recently submitted salaries and reports. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from one industry to another.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Bhutan Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Hourly Average Wage / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Bhutan

190 BTN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan is 190 BTN.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan is 70 BTN. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

33,500 BTN
37,200 BTN
Average Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary
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Salary Comparison Between Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Bhutan
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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Bhutan is 10% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
36,100 BTN
Public Sector+10%
39,900 BTN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 29,700 BTN and 37,200 BTN. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Bhutan ranges from 22,800 BTN to 37,200 BTN. 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 with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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