A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in East Timor typically earns around 3,490 USD per month. Salaries range from 1,810 USD (lowest) to 5,340 USD (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 East Timor range from 1,810 USD per month (minimum salary) to 5,340 USD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,350 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 3,350 USD while the other half are earning more than 3,350 USD. 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 2,320 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,320 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 4,170 USD while 25% are earning more than 4,170 USD.
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 2,060 USD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,760 USD 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 3,590 USD per month, 30% 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 4,350 USD per month, 21% 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 4,760 USD 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 5,000 USD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 2,660 USD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,290 USD per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 5,270 USD per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in East Timor costs anywhere from 11,000 US Dollar(s) to 33,100 US Dollar(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 East Timor earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in East Timor 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.
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 East Timor 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.
63% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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.
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 75% 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||1,970 USD||-44%|
|Associate Analyst||2,080 USD||-40%|
|Associate Landman||870 USD||-75%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||820 USD||-76%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||980 USD||-72%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||2,700 USD||-23%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||1,690 USD||-52%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||2,070 USD||-41%|
|Completions Engineer||1,980 USD||-43%|
|Cost Controller||1,510 USD||-57%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||2,070 USD||-41%|
|Distribution Manager||2,660 USD||-24%|
|Dragline Operator||960 USD||-72%|
|Driller Offsider||700 USD||-80%|
|Dump Truck Driver||750 USD||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||4,460 USD||+28%|
|Energy Advisor||2,970 USD||-15%|
|Energy Analyst||2,870 USD||-18%|
|Energy Auditor||2,430 USD||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||3,570 USD||+2%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||1,250 USD||-64%|
|Energy Technical Manager||2,500 USD||-28%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||1,760 USD||-50%|
|Exploration Manager||3,490 USD||+0%|
|Field Safety Auditor||2,270 USD||-35%|
|Fluids Engineer||1,850 USD||-47%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||2,090 USD||-40%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||960 USD||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||890 USD||-74%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||900 USD||-74%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||1,600 USD||-54%|
|Gas Supply Manager||3,110 USD||-11%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||3,510 USD||+1%|
|Geothermal Technician||1,390 USD||-60%|
|HSE Engineer||1,990 USD||-43%|
|HSE Officer||1,160 USD||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||1,470 USD||-58%|
|Instrument Designer||1,520 USD||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||2,580 USD||-26%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||1,650 USD||-53%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,010 USD||-42%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||1,790 USD||-49%|
|Material Controller||1,280 USD||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||1,830 USD||-48%|
|Mine Surveyor||2,220 USD||-36%|
|Mining Project Administrator||1,820 USD||-48%|
|Mining Project Assistant||1,430 USD||-59%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||2,170 USD||-38%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||1,680 USD||-52%|
|Mining Project Engineer||1,930 USD||-45%|
|Mining Project Manager||2,520 USD||-28%|
|Mining Site Manager||2,550 USD||-27%|
|Mining Team Leader||2,120 USD||-39%|
|NDT Technician||1,270 USD||-64%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||1,050 USD||-70%|
|Oil Trader||2,600 USD||-25%|
|Oilwell Pumper||760 USD||-78%|
|Petroleum Engineer||2,140 USD||-39%|
|Petroleum Geologist||3,490 USD||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||1,060 USD||-70%|
|Pipeline Technician||790 USD||-77%|
|Power Coordinator||1,270 USD||-64%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||3,900 USD||+12%|
|Power Plant Operator||1,600 USD||-54%|
|Radio Operator||840 USD||-76%|
|Reliability Engineer||2,000 USD||-43%|
|Reservoir Engineer||1,780 USD||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||2,420 USD||-31%|
|Shutdown Engineer||1,590 USD||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||2,990 USD||-14%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||2,030 USD||-42%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||1,360 USD||-61%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||1,250 USD||-64%|
|Supply Operations Manager||3,370 USD||-3%|
|Sustainability Specialist||3,110 USD||-11%|
|System Development Advisor||2,280 USD||-35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||750 USD||-78%|
|Utility Operator||1,120 USD||-68%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||2,850 USD||-18%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in East Timor earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.