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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Buenos Aires 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
46,800 ARS
( 562,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Buenos Aires typically earns around 46,800 ARS per month. Salaries range from 17,000 ARS (lowest average) to 108,000 ARS (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 Manager45,000 ARS
Associate Analyst52,600 ARS
Associate Landman22,100 ARS
Auxiliary Equipment Operator19,000 ARS
Biomass Plant Technician24,000 ARS
Biomass Power Plant Manager65,900 ARS
Chemical Plant Operator39,300 ARS
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer47,300 ARS
Completions Engineer44,500 ARS
Cost Controller35,600 ARS
Crude Oil Marketing Representative50,200 ARS
Dispatcher19,300 ARS
Distribution Manager64,100 ARS
Dragline Operator22,600 ARS
Driller Offsider17,400 ARS
Dump Truck Driver18,800 ARS
Electric and Gas Operations Manager110,000 ARS
Energy Advisor72,700 ARS
Energy Analyst64,300 ARS
Energy Auditor59,900 ARS
Energy Dispatch Director79,600 ARS
Energy Technical Assistant29,700 ARS
Energy Technical Manager57,200 ARS
Energy Technical Trainer42,000 ARS
Exploration Manager85,300 ARS
Field Safety Auditor50,900 ARS
Fluids Engineer44,600 ARS
Fuel Cell Engineer50,100 ARS
Fuel Cell Technician22,800 ARS
Fuels Handler21,700 ARS
Gas Compressor Operator20,500 ARS
Gas Distribution Plant Operator40,000 ARS
Gas Supply Manager74,800 ARS
Geologist84,700 ARS
Geophysicist84,500 ARS
Geothermal Production Manager80,900 ARS
Geothermal Technician31,600 ARS
HSE Engineer45,300 ARS
HSE Officer29,200 ARS
HSEQ Administrator32,500 ARS
Inspector41,700 ARS
Instructor37,700 ARS
Instrument Designer37,500 ARS
Lead Technical Field Advisor62,200 ARS
Logistics and Tool Coordinator41,600 ARS
Maintenance Engineer48,400 ARS
Maintenance Superintendent41,500 ARS
Material Controller30,600 ARS
Mine Engineer43,500 ARS
Mine Surveyor49,900 ARS
Mining Project Administrator42,200 ARS
Mining Project Assistant32,400 ARS
Mining Project Controls Consultant54,200 ARS
Mining Project Coordinator40,100 ARS
Mining Project Engineer44,900 ARS
Mining Project Manager57,300 ARS
Mining Site Manager62,100 ARS
Mining Team Leader52,100 ARS
NDT Technician28,600 ARS
Oil Service Unit Operator24,500 ARS
Oil Trader58,200 ARS
Oilwell Pumper17,900 ARS
Petroleum Engineer 53,900 ARS
Petroleum Geologist81,700 ARS
Petroleum Pump System Operator25,400 ARS
Pipeline Technician18,500 ARS
Power Coordinator27,800 ARS
Power Plant Operations Manager90,100 ARS
Power Plant Operator38,300 ARS
Radio Operator21,300 ARS
Reliability Engineer46,000 ARS
Reservoir Engineer43,200 ARS
Risk Analyst58,000 ARS
Roughneck49,300 ARS
Scaffolder31,400 ARS
Shutdown Engineer40,100 ARS
Solar Energy Installation Manager68,300 ARS
Solar Energy Systems Engineer50,700 ARS
Solar Photovoltaic Installer30,600 ARS
Solar Thermal Technician27,800 ARS
Supply Operations Manager74,300 ARS
Sustainability Specialist77,000 ARS
System Development Advisor53,100 ARS
Tanker Truck Driver19,300 ARS
Utility Operator25,200 ARS
Wind Energy Project Manager66,100 ARS

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Buenos Aires

Median and salary distribution monthly Buenos Aires 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 Buenos Aires range from 17,000 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 108,000 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 45,000 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 45,000 ARS while the other half are earning more than 45,000 ARS. 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 27,900 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 27,900 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 73,600 ARS while 25% are earning more than 73,600 ARS.

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?

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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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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 Argentina 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 Argentina who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

42,200 ARS
39,500 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Argentina 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.

Argentina / 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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina 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.

51% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Buenos Aires

270 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires is 270 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximately 270 ARS 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 Buenos Aires
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Buenos Aires VS Argentina

Salary Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Argentina monthly Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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We compared Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Buenos Aires and Argentina and we found that Buenos Aires salaries are 15% more than those of Argentina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda41,000 ARS
Bahia Blanca43,600 ARS
Buenos Aires46,800 ARS
Cordoba46,400 ARS
Corrientes44,000 ARS
La Plata45,700 ARS
Lanus41,600 ARS
Mar del Plata45,400 ARS
Mendoza40,100 ARS
Neuquen42,200 ARS
Quilmes42,000 ARS
Resistencia43,000 ARS
Rosario46,100 ARS
Salta44,600 ARS
San Juan39,900 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman44,900 ARS
Santa Fe44,200 ARS
Santiago del Estero42,600 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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