A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Egypt typically earns around 15,200 EGP per month. Salaries range from 7,440 EGP (lowest) to 23,700 EGP (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 Egypt range from 7,440 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 23,700 EGP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 15,500 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 15,500 EGP while the other half are earning more than 15,500 EGP. 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 10,300 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 10,300 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 20,000 EGP while 25% are earning more than 20,000 EGP.
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 8,820 EGP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,300 EGP 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 15,600 EGP per month, 38% 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 19,400 EGP 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 20,800 EGP 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 22,100 EGP per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 10,400 EGP per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 14,300 EGP per month, 38% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 23,400 EGP per month, 64% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Egypt costs anywhere from 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 Egyptian Pound(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 Egypt earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Egypt 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 Egypt for the year 2020. 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.
43% of surveyed staff 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 3% to 6% 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 83% 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||8,140 EGP||-46%|
|Associate Analyst||8,730 EGP||-42%|
|Associate Landman||3,670 EGP||-76%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||3,500 EGP||-77%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||3,980 EGP||-74%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||12,100 EGP||-20%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||6,660 EGP||-56%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||8,800 EGP||-42%|
|Completions Engineer||7,580 EGP||-50%|
|Cost Controller||5,780 EGP||-62%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||8,900 EGP||-41%|
|Distribution Manager||11,600 EGP||-24%|
|Dragline Operator||3,750 EGP||-75%|
|Driller Offsider||3,000 EGP||-80%|
|Dump Truck Driver||3,320 EGP||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||19,100 EGP||+26%|
|Energy Advisor||13,100 EGP||-14%|
|Energy Analyst||11,300 EGP||-26%|
|Energy Auditor||10,600 EGP||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||13,900 EGP||-8%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||5,140 EGP||-66%|
|Energy Technical Manager||10,300 EGP||-32%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||7,400 EGP||-51%|
|Exploration Manager||15,000 EGP||-1%|
|Field Safety Auditor||9,470 EGP||-38%|
|Fluids Engineer||8,100 EGP||-47%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||9,040 EGP||-40%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||4,160 EGP||-73%|
|Fuels Handler||3,860 EGP||-75%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||3,560 EGP||-77%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||7,030 EGP||-54%|
|Gas Supply Manager||12,100 EGP||-20%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||14,300 EGP||-6%|
|Geothermal Technician||5,650 EGP||-63%|
|HSE Engineer||8,110 EGP||-47%|
|HSE Officer||5,250 EGP||-65%|
|HSEQ Administrator||5,790 EGP||-62%|
|Instrument Designer||6,620 EGP||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||11,000 EGP||-28%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||7,340 EGP||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||8,220 EGP||-46%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||7,380 EGP||-51%|
|Material Controller||5,680 EGP||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||7,940 EGP||-48%|
|Mine Surveyor||8,730 EGP||-42%|
|Mining Project Administrator||7,600 EGP||-50%|
|Mining Project Assistant||6,000 EGP||-60%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||9,160 EGP||-40%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||7,160 EGP||-53%|
|Mining Project Engineer||8,290 EGP||-45%|
|Mining Project Manager||10,900 EGP||-28%|
|Mining Site Manager||11,400 EGP||-25%|
|Mining Team Leader||8,620 EGP||-43%|
|NDT Technician||4,870 EGP||-68%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||4,430 EGP||-71%|
|Oil Trader||10,800 EGP||-29%|
|Oilwell Pumper||2,970 EGP||-80%|
|Petroleum Engineer||9,150 EGP||-40%|
|Petroleum Geologist||15,200 EGP||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||4,710 EGP||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||3,130 EGP||-79%|
|Power Coordinator||5,180 EGP||-66%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||15,400 EGP||+1%|
|Power Plant Operator||6,660 EGP||-56%|
|Radio Operator||3,540 EGP||-77%|
|Reliability Engineer||7,820 EGP||-48%|
|Reservoir Engineer||7,670 EGP||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||9,860 EGP||-35%|
|Shutdown Engineer||7,060 EGP||-53%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||11,900 EGP||-22%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||8,910 EGP||-41%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||5,430 EGP||-64%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||4,980 EGP||-67%|
|Supply Operations Manager||14,100 EGP||-7%|
|Sustainability Specialist||12,800 EGP||-16%|
|System Development Advisor||9,810 EGP||-35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||3,390 EGP||-78%|
|Utility Operator||4,290 EGP||-72%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||11,500 EGP||-24%|
|Sharm el-Sheikh||13,000 EGP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.