A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Croatia typically earns around 24,000 HRK per month. Salaries range from 11,000 HRK (lowest) to 38,200 HRK (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 salaries in Croatia range from 11,000 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 38,200 HRK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 25,900 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 25,900 HRK while the other half are earning more than 25,900 HRK. 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 Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 16,600 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 16,600 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 34,600 HRK while 25% are earning more than 34,600 HRK.
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 Petroleum Geologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Petroleum Geologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 12,500 HRK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,700 HRK 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 24,700 HRK per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Petroleum Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 30,200 HRK 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 32,900 HRK 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 35,600 HRK 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 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 14,300 HRK per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 22,400 HRK per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 37,600 HRK per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Croatia costs anywhere from 74,200 Croatian Kuna(s) to 223,000 Croatian Kuna(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 Petroleum Geologist employees in Croatia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Croatia 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 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.
40% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 60% 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 Petroleum Geologist is 80% 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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|Biomass Plant Technician||6,610 HRK||-72%|
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|Chemical Plant Operator||11,500 HRK||-52%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||14,100 HRK||-41%|
|Completions Engineer||12,600 HRK||-48%|
|Cost Controller||9,610 HRK||-60%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||14,800 HRK||-38%|
|Distribution Manager||17,800 HRK||-26%|
|Dragline Operator||6,620 HRK||-72%|
|Driller Offsider||4,650 HRK||-81%|
|Dump Truck Driver||5,210 HRK||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||29,600 HRK||+23%|
|Energy Advisor||21,200 HRK||-12%|
|Energy Analyst||19,900 HRK||-17%|
|Energy Auditor||16,700 HRK||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||23,500 HRK||-2%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||8,130 HRK||-66%|
|Energy Technical Manager||17,200 HRK||-28%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||11,400 HRK||-53%|
|Exploration Manager||22,800 HRK||-5%|
|Field Safety Auditor||15,300 HRK||-36%|
|Fluids Engineer||12,400 HRK||-48%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||14,700 HRK||-39%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||6,710 HRK||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||6,410 HRK||-73%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||5,990 HRK||-75%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||10,600 HRK||-56%|
|Gas Supply Manager||20,000 HRK||-17%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||23,300 HRK||-3%|
|Geothermal Technician||9,120 HRK||-62%|
|HSE Engineer||13,100 HRK||-45%|
|HSE Officer||8,400 HRK||-65%|
|HSEQ Administrator||10,000 HRK||-58%|
|Instrument Designer||10,500 HRK||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||17,600 HRK||-27%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||11,500 HRK||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||13,300 HRK||-45%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||12,500 HRK||-48%|
|Material Controller||8,890 HRK||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||12,800 HRK||-47%|
|Mine Surveyor||15,400 HRK||-36%|
|Mining Project Administrator||12,000 HRK||-50%|
|Mining Project Assistant||9,210 HRK||-62%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||15,400 HRK||-36%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||11,300 HRK||-53%|
|Mining Project Engineer||12,600 HRK||-48%|
|Mining Project Manager||17,700 HRK||-26%|
|Mining Site Manager||17,000 HRK||-29%|
|Mining Team Leader||14,300 HRK||-40%|
|NDT Technician||8,100 HRK||-66%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||7,290 HRK||-70%|
|Oil Trader||17,500 HRK||-27%|
|Oilwell Pumper||5,250 HRK||-78%|
|Petroleum Engineer||14,500 HRK||-40%|
|Petroleum Geologist||24,000 HRK||-0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||7,380 HRK||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||5,410 HRK||-77%|
|Power Coordinator||8,440 HRK||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||26,400 HRK||+10%|
|Power Plant Operator||11,000 HRK||-54%|
|Radio Operator||6,060 HRK||-75%|
|Reliability Engineer||12,900 HRK||-46%|
|Reservoir Engineer||12,700 HRK||-47%|
|Risk Analyst||15,900 HRK||-34%|
|Shutdown Engineer||11,100 HRK||-54%|
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|Solar Thermal Technician||8,110 HRK||-66%|
|Supply Operations Manager||22,300 HRK||-7%|
|Sustainability Specialist||22,100 HRK||-8%|
|System Development Advisor||14,900 HRK||-38%|
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.