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

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

Average Monthly Salary
7,710 BRL
( 92,500 BRL yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Brazil typically earns around 7,710 BRL per month. Salaries range from 2,800 BRL (lowest average) to 17,800 BRL (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager7,590 BRL
Associate Analyst8,670 BRL
Associate Landman3,640 BRL
Auxiliary Equipment Operator3,120 BRL
Biomass Plant Technician3,860 BRL
Biomass Power Plant Manager11,400 BRL
Chemical Plant Operator6,310 BRL
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer8,400 BRL
Completions Engineer7,510 BRL
Cost Controller5,730 BRL
Crude Oil Marketing Representative8,470 BRL
Dispatcher3,520 BRL
Distribution Manager11,400 BRL
Dragline Operator3,810 BRL
Driller Offsider2,860 BRL
Dump Truck Driver3,030 BRL
Electric and Gas Operations Manager18,200 BRL
Energy Advisor12,000 BRL
Energy Analyst11,400 BRL
Energy Auditor10,400 BRL
Energy Dispatch Director14,100 BRL
Energy Technical Assistant5,140 BRL
Energy Technical Manager9,650 BRL
Energy Technical Trainer7,100 BRL
Exploration Manager13,400 BRL
Field Safety Auditor8,810 BRL
Fluids Engineer7,920 BRL
Fuel Cell Engineer8,030 BRL
Fuel Cell Technician3,950 BRL
Fuels Handler3,670 BRL
Gas Compressor Operator3,370 BRL
Gas Distribution Plant Operator6,440 BRL
Gas Supply Manager12,300 BRL
Geologist13,600 BRL
Geophysicist15,000 BRL
Geothermal Production Manager13,000 BRL
Geothermal Technician5,480 BRL
HSE Engineer7,860 BRL
HSE Officer4,920 BRL
HSEQ Administrator5,490 BRL
Inspector7,040 BRL
Instructor6,700 BRL
Instrument Designer6,490 BRL
Lead Technical Field Advisor10,500 BRL
Logistics and Tool Coordinator6,680 BRL
Maintenance Engineer7,960 BRL
Maintenance Superintendent7,360 BRL
Material Controller5,170 BRL
Mine Engineer7,540 BRL
Mine Surveyor8,860 BRL
Mining Project Administrator7,300 BRL
Mining Project Assistant5,760 BRL
Mining Project Controls Consultant8,490 BRL
Mining Project Coordinator7,300 BRL
Mining Project Engineer7,380 BRL
Mining Project Manager9,670 BRL
Mining Site Manager10,700 BRL
Mining Team Leader8,370 BRL
NDT Technician4,830 BRL
Oil Service Unit Operator4,240 BRL
Oil Trader10,100 BRL
Oilwell Pumper3,020 BRL
Petroleum Engineer 9,330 BRL
Petroleum Geologist14,900 BRL
Petroleum Pump System Operator4,290 BRL
Pipeline Technician2,960 BRL
Power Coordinator4,690 BRL
Power Plant Operations Manager15,600 BRL
Power Plant Operator6,630 BRL
Radio Operator3,510 BRL
Reliability Engineer7,960 BRL
Reservoir Engineer7,290 BRL
Risk Analyst9,560 BRL
Roughneck8,130 BRL
Scaffolder5,040 BRL
Shutdown Engineer6,430 BRL
Solar Energy Installation Manager11,200 BRL
Solar Energy Systems Engineer8,150 BRL
Solar Photovoltaic Installer5,300 BRL
Solar Thermal Technician4,690 BRL
Supply Operations Manager13,500 BRL
Sustainability Specialist12,400 BRL
System Development Advisor8,740 BRL
Tanker Truck Driver3,180 BRL
Utility Operator4,250 BRL
Wind Energy Project Manager11,200 BRL

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Brazil

Median and salary distribution monthly Brazil Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Brazil range from 2,800 BRL per month (minimum average salary) to 17,800 BRL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,330 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 8,330 BRL while the other half are earning more than 8,330 BRL. 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 5,010 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 5,010 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 14,100 BRL while 25% are earning more than 14,100 BRL.

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

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 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.

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.

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.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

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.

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 cerificate 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 Brazil costs anywhere from 42,800 Brazilian Real(s) to 128,000 Brazilian Real(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Brazil Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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? Male employees in Brazil who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

8,270 BRL
7,150 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brazil for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brazil

How much are annual salary increments in Brazil for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Brazil 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.

Brazil / All Professions

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.

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 Brazil is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Brazil

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Brazil Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

43% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% 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.

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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Brazil

44 BRL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil is 44 BRL. This means that the average person in Brazil earns approximately 44 BRL for every worked hour.

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

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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Brazil
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju7,710 BRL
Belem8,350 BRL
Belo Horizonte8,600 BRL
Brasilia8,880 BRL
Campinas8,100 BRL
Cuiaba7,620 BRL
Curitiba8,490 BRL
Fortaleza8,710 BRL
Goiania8,270 BRL
Joao Pessoa7,770 BRL
Londrina7,560 BRL
Macapa7,500 BRL
Maceio8,000 BRL
Manaus8,600 BRL
Maringa7,240 BRL
Natal7,900 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro7,060 BRL
Porto Alegre8,130 BRL
Recife8,380 BRL
Rio de Janeiro8,910 BRL
Salvador8,770 BRL
Santos7,250 BRL
Sao Luis8,070 BRL
Sao Paulo8,980 BRL
Teresina7,840 BRL
Vale do Aco7,410 BRL
Vitoria7,080 BRL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,330 BRL
Public Sector+6%
8,850 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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