A person working as a Geologist in Albania typically earns around 158,000 ALL per month. Salaries range from 72,900 ALL (lowest) to 252,000 ALL (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Geologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Geologist salaries in Albania range from 72,900 ALL per month (minimum salary) to 252,000 ALL per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 171,000 ALL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Geologist(s) are earning less than 171,000 ALL while the other half are earning more than 171,000 ALL. 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 Geologist(s) are earning less than 110,000 ALL while 75% of them are earning more than 110,000 ALL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Geologist(s) are earning less than 228,000 ALL while 25% are earning more than 228,000 ALL.
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 Geologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Geologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 82,700 ALL per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 110,000 ALL 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 163,000 ALL per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 199,000 ALL 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 217,000 ALL 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 235,000 ALL per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|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 Geologist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Geologist is 94,300 ALL per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 148,000 ALL per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 248,000 ALL per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 Lek(s) to 1,440,000 Lek(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 Geologist employees in Albania earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Geologist(s) in Albania 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 Albania 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 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.
57% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 43% 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 Geologist is 83% 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||88,000 ALL||-44%|
|Associate Analyst||96,500 ALL||-39%|
|Associate Landman||40,500 ALL||-74%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||37,500 ALL||-76%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||43,400 ALL||-73%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||125,000 ALL||-21%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||72,900 ALL||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||99,500 ALL||-37%|
|Completions Engineer||85,200 ALL||-46%|
|Cost Controller||68,400 ALL||-57%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||94,200 ALL||-41%|
|Distribution Manager||131,000 ALL||-17%|
|Dragline Operator||42,000 ALL||-73%|
|Driller Offsider||34,500 ALL||-78%|
|Dump Truck Driver||34,300 ALL||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||219,000 ALL||+38%|
|Energy Advisor||140,000 ALL||-12%|
|Energy Analyst||133,000 ALL||-16%|
|Energy Auditor||117,000 ALL||-26%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||166,000 ALL||+5%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||55,800 ALL||-65%|
|Energy Technical Manager||112,000 ALL||-29%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||80,900 ALL||-49%|
|Exploration Manager||153,000 ALL||-3%|
|Field Safety Auditor||104,000 ALL||-34%|
|Fluids Engineer||91,200 ALL||-42%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||93,600 ALL||-41%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||44,800 ALL||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||40,800 ALL||-74%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||39,700 ALL||-75%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||73,800 ALL||-53%|
|Gas Supply Manager||134,000 ALL||-15%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||161,000 ALL||+2%|
|Geothermal Technician||66,000 ALL||-58%|
|HSE Engineer||94,600 ALL||-40%|
|HSE Officer||57,700 ALL||-64%|
|HSEQ Administrator||66,700 ALL||-58%|
|Instrument Designer||73,400 ALL||-54%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||118,000 ALL||-26%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||75,700 ALL||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||91,200 ALL||-42%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||81,500 ALL||-49%|
|Material Controller||61,600 ALL||-61%|
|Mine Engineer||85,500 ALL||-46%|
|Mine Surveyor||103,000 ALL||-35%|
|Mining Project Administrator||77,700 ALL||-51%|
|Mining Project Assistant||62,400 ALL||-61%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||99,000 ALL||-38%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||80,100 ALL||-49%|
|Mining Project Engineer||88,800 ALL||-44%|
|Mining Project Manager||119,000 ALL||-25%|
|Mining Site Manager||117,000 ALL||-26%|
|Mining Team Leader||94,000 ALL||-41%|
|NDT Technician||54,800 ALL||-65%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||49,300 ALL||-69%|
|Oil Trader||119,000 ALL||-25%|
|Oilwell Pumper||33,300 ALL||-79%|
|Petroleum Engineer||108,000 ALL||-32%|
|Petroleum Geologist||160,000 ALL||+1%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||51,100 ALL||-68%|
|Pipeline Technician||34,300 ALL||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||55,300 ALL||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||176,000 ALL||+11%|
|Power Plant Operator||78,500 ALL||-50%|
|Radio Operator||39,100 ALL||-75%|
|Reliability Engineer||90,600 ALL||-43%|
|Reservoir Engineer||81,100 ALL||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||109,000 ALL||-31%|
|Shutdown Engineer||72,800 ALL||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||132,000 ALL||-17%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||93,500 ALL||-41%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||59,200 ALL||-63%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||56,400 ALL||-64%|
|Supply Operations Manager||151,000 ALL||-5%|
|Sustainability Specialist||152,000 ALL||-4%|
|System Development Advisor||105,000 ALL||-34%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||36,600 ALL||-77%|
|Utility Operator||48,200 ALL||-70%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||133,000 ALL||-16%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Albania earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.