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Geologist Average Salary in Eritrea 2022

How much money does a Geologist make in Eritrea?

Average Monthly Salary
11,400 ERN
( 137,000 ERN yearly)


A person working as a Geologist in Eritrea typically earns around 11,400 ERN per month. Salaries range from 5,950 ERN (lowest) to 17,500 ERN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Geologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Geologist Salary Distribution in Eritrea

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

  • Salary Range

    Geologist salaries in Eritrea range from 5,950 ERN per month (minimum salary) to 17,500 ERN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 11,000 ERN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Geologist(s) are earning less than 11,000 ERN while the other half are earning more than 11,000 ERN. 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 Geologist(s) are earning less than 7,620 ERN while 75% of them are earning more than 7,620 ERN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Geologist(s) are earning less than 13,700 ERN while 25% are earning more than 13,700 ERN.

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

Geologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Geologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Geologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 6,760 ERN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,070 ERN 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 11,800 ERN per month, 30% 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, Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 14,300 ERN 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 15,600 ERN 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 16,400 ERN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Geologist average salary change by experience in Eritrea

0 - 2 Years
6,760 ERN
2 - 5 Years+34%
9,070 ERN
5 - 10 Years+30%
11,800 ERN
10 - 15 Years+21%
14,300 ERN
15 - 20 Years+9%
15,600 ERN
20+ Years+5%
16,400 ERN
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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Geologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different 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 Geologist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Geologist is 8,720 ERN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 10,800 ERN per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 17,300 ERN per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.

Geologist average salary difference by education level in Eritrea

Bachelor's Degree
8,720 ERN
Master's Degree+24%
10,800 ERN
17,300 ERN
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 Eritrea costs anywhere from 34,200 Nakfa(s) to 103,000 Nakfa(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

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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 Geologist employees in Eritrea earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

12,200 ERN
11,000 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Eritrea for all Careers

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Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Eritrea

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


Geologist(s) in Eritrea are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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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.

Eritrea / 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 Eritrea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Eritrea 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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Geologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Eritrea

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

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.

Geologist Average Hourly Wage in Eritrea

66 ERN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Eritrea is 66 ERN. This means that the average Geologist in Eritrea earns approximately 66 ERN 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.

Geologist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Geologist and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Eritrea
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The average salary for Geologist is 86% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Associate Analyst6,570 ERN-43%
Associate Landman2,760 ERN-76%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator2,470 ERN-78%
Biomass Plant Technician2,990 ERN-74%
Biomass Power Plant Manager8,280 ERN-28%
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Chief Contract Compliance Engineer6,430 ERN-44%
Completions Engineer5,750 ERN-50%
Cost Controller4,610 ERN-60%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative6,620 ERN-42%
Dispatcher2,500 ERN-78%
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Dragline Operator2,820 ERN-75%
Driller Offsider2,210 ERN-81%
Dump Truck Driver2,470 ERN-78%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager14,100 ERN+23%
Energy Advisor9,180 ERN-20%
Energy Analyst8,910 ERN-22%
Energy Auditor7,600 ERN-34%
Energy Dispatch Director10,300 ERN-10%
Energy Technical Assistant3,920 ERN-66%
Energy Technical Manager7,250 ERN-37%
Energy Technical Trainer5,310 ERN-54%
Exploration Manager11,100 ERN-3%
Field Safety Auditor6,690 ERN-42%
Fluids Engineer5,870 ERN-49%
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Fuel Cell Technician3,120 ERN-73%
Fuels Handler2,870 ERN-75%
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Gas Supply Manager9,050 ERN-21%
Geologist11,400 ERN-0%
Geophysicist10,700 ERN-6%
Geothermal Production Manager10,300 ERN-10%
Geothermal Technician4,500 ERN-61%
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HSE Officer3,800 ERN-67%
HSEQ Administrator4,170 ERN-64%
Inspector5,640 ERN-51%
Instructor4,760 ERN-58%
Instrument Designer4,760 ERN-58%
Lead Technical Field Advisor7,630 ERN-33%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator5,450 ERN-52%
Maintenance Engineer6,230 ERN-46%
Maintenance Superintendent5,680 ERN-50%
Material Controller4,010 ERN-65%
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Mine Surveyor6,910 ERN-40%
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Mining Project Assistant4,090 ERN-64%
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Mining Project Coordinator5,510 ERN-52%
Mining Project Engineer5,850 ERN-49%
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Mining Site Manager7,800 ERN-32%
Mining Team Leader6,470 ERN-43%
NDT Technician3,700 ERN-68%
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Oilwell Pumper2,240 ERN-80%
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Roughneck6,030 ERN-47%
Scaffolder4,190 ERN-63%
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System Development Advisor6,920 ERN-40%
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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 Eritrea earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,220 ERN
Public Sector+21%
7,520 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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