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Petroleum Geologist Average Salary in Algeria 2022

How much money does a Petroleum Geologist make in Algeria?

Average Monthly Salary
321,000 DZD
( 3,850,000 DZD yearly)


A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Algeria typically earns around 321,000 DZD per month. Salaries range from 157,000 DZD (lowest) to 501,000 DZD (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 Salary Distribution in Algeria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Geologist salaries in Algeria range from 157,000 DZD per month (minimum salary) to 501,000 DZD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 327,000 DZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 327,000 DZD while the other half are earning more than 327,000 DZD. 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 Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 218,000 DZD while 75% of them are earning more than 218,000 DZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 422,000 DZD while 25% are earning more than 422,000 DZD.

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

Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Algeria Petroleum Geologist
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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 186,000 DZD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 240,000 DZD per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 331,000 DZD per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Petroleum Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 410,000 DZD per month, 24% 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 439,000 DZD per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 468,000 DZD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Petroleum Geologist average salary change by experience in Algeria

0 - 2 Years
186,000 DZD
2 - 5 Years+29%
240,000 DZD
5 - 10 Years+38%
331,000 DZD
10 - 15 Years+24%
410,000 DZD
15 - 20 Years+7%
439,000 DZD
20+ Years+7%
468,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Petroleum Geologist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 219,000 DZD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 301,000 DZD per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 494,000 DZD per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Petroleum Geologist average salary difference by education level in Algeria

Bachelor's Degree
219,000 DZD
Master's Degree+38%
301,000 DZD
494,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Algeria costs anywhere from 898,000 Algerian Dinar(s) to 2,690,000 Algerian Dinar(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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Petroleum Geologist employees in Algeria earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

336,000 DZD
298,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Algeria for all Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Algeria

How much are annual salary increments in Algeria for Petroleum Geologist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Petroleum Geologist(s) in Algeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Algeria Petroleum Geologist
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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.

Algeria / 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 Algeria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Petroleum Geologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Algeria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Algeria Petroleum Geologist
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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.

60% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 40% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Petroleum Geologist Average Hourly Wage in Algeria

1,850 DZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Algeria is 1,850 DZD. This means that the average Petroleum Geologist in Algeria earns approximately 1,850 DZD 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.

Petroleum Geologist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Petroleum Geologist and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Algeria
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The average salary for Petroleum Geologist is 99% more 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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Energy Advisor256,000 DZD-20%
Energy Analyst253,000 DZD-21%
Energy Auditor224,000 DZD-30%
Energy Dispatch Director300,000 DZD-7%
Energy Technical Assistant109,000 DZD-66%
Energy Technical Manager219,000 DZD-32%
Energy Technical Trainer145,000 DZD-55%
Exploration Manager305,000 DZD-5%
Field Safety Auditor185,000 DZD-42%
Fluids Engineer158,000 DZD-51%
Fuel Cell Engineer187,000 DZD-42%
Fuel Cell Technician89,800 DZD-72%
Fuels Handler81,600 DZD-75%
Gas Compressor Operator72,400 DZD-77%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator135,000 DZD-58%
Gas Supply Manager267,000 DZD-17%
Geologist317,000 DZD-1%
Geophysicist305,000 DZD-5%
Geothermal Production Manager297,000 DZD-7%
Geothermal Technician122,000 DZD-62%
HSE Engineer175,000 DZD-45%
HSE Officer107,000 DZD-67%
HSEQ Administrator127,000 DZD-60%
Inspector164,000 DZD-49%
Instructor136,000 DZD-58%
Instrument Designer140,000 DZD-56%
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Mining Project Controls Consultant186,000 DZD-42%
Mining Project Coordinator152,000 DZD-53%
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Mining Site Manager228,000 DZD-29%
Mining Team Leader182,000 DZD-43%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Annaba327,000 DZD
Batna306,000 DZD
Biskra278,000 DZD
Blida304,000 DZD
Chlef279,000 DZD
Constantine342,000 DZD
El Djazair339,000 DZD
Oran324,000 DZD
Setif314,000 DZD
Sidi bel Abbes300,000 DZD

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 Algeria earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
163,000 DZD
Public Sector+21%
197,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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