A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Fiji typically earns around 7,750 FJD per month. Salaries range from 3,560 FJD (lowest) to 12,300 FJD (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 Fiji range from 3,560 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 12,300 FJD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 8,370 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 8,370 FJD while the other half are earning more than 8,370 FJD. 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 5,370 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,370 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 11,200 FJD while 25% are earning more than 11,200 FJD.
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 4,040 FJD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,400 FJD 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 7,980 FJD 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 9,730 FJD 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 10,600 FJD 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 11,500 FJD 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 4,610 FJD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 7,240 FJD per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 12,100 FJD per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Fiji costs anywhere from 24,000 Fiji Dollar(s) to 72,100 Fiji 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 Fiji earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Fiji 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 Fiji 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.
57% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 43% 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 79% 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||4,150 FJD||-46%|
|Associate Analyst||4,710 FJD||-39%|
|Associate Landman||1,980 FJD||-74%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||1,700 FJD||-78%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||2,070 FJD||-73%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||5,770 FJD||-26%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||3,420 FJD||-56%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||4,540 FJD||-41%|
|Completions Engineer||4,190 FJD||-46%|
|Cost Controller||3,200 FJD||-59%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||4,820 FJD||-38%|
|Distribution Manager||6,080 FJD||-22%|
|Dragline Operator||2,100 FJD||-73%|
|Driller Offsider||1,590 FJD||-79%|
|Dump Truck Driver||1,680 FJD||-78%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||10,100 FJD||+30%|
|Energy Advisor||6,460 FJD||-17%|
|Energy Analyst||6,300 FJD||-19%|
|Energy Auditor||5,400 FJD||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||7,400 FJD||-4%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||2,780 FJD||-64%|
|Energy Technical Manager||5,280 FJD||-32%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||3,640 FJD||-53%|
|Exploration Manager||7,300 FJD||-6%|
|Field Safety Auditor||4,950 FJD||-36%|
|Fluids Engineer||4,230 FJD||-45%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||4,500 FJD||-42%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||2,090 FJD||-73%|
|Fuels Handler||2,090 FJD||-73%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||1,880 FJD||-76%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||3,380 FJD||-56%|
|Gas Supply Manager||6,630 FJD||-14%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||7,570 FJD||-2%|
|Geothermal Technician||3,020 FJD||-61%|
|HSE Engineer||4,330 FJD||-44%|
|HSE Officer||2,560 FJD||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||2,980 FJD||-62%|
|Instrument Designer||3,380 FJD||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||5,680 FJD||-27%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||3,700 FJD||-52%|
|Maintenance Engineer||4,380 FJD||-43%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||3,700 FJD||-52%|
|Material Controller||2,860 FJD||-63%|
|Mine Engineer||3,980 FJD||-49%|
|Mine Surveyor||4,890 FJD||-37%|
|Mining Project Administrator||3,650 FJD||-53%|
|Mining Project Assistant||2,960 FJD||-62%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||4,540 FJD||-41%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||3,730 FJD||-52%|
|Mining Project Engineer||4,030 FJD||-48%|
|Mining Project Manager||5,430 FJD||-30%|
|Mining Site Manager||5,430 FJD||-30%|
|Mining Team Leader||4,490 FJD||-42%|
|NDT Technician||2,690 FJD||-65%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||2,240 FJD||-71%|
|Oil Trader||5,660 FJD||-27%|
|Oilwell Pumper||1,660 FJD||-79%|
|Petroleum Engineer||4,760 FJD||-39%|
|Petroleum Geologist||7,750 FJD||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||2,380 FJD||-69%|
|Pipeline Technician||1,610 FJD||-79%|
|Power Coordinator||2,740 FJD||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||7,980 FJD||+3%|
|Power Plant Operator||3,420 FJD||-56%|
|Radio Operator||1,910 FJD||-75%|
|Reliability Engineer||4,280 FJD||-45%|
|Reservoir Engineer||4,150 FJD||-46%|
|Risk Analyst||5,260 FJD||-32%|
|Shutdown Engineer||3,560 FJD||-54%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||6,260 FJD||-19%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||4,280 FJD||-45%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||2,910 FJD||-62%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||2,690 FJD||-65%|
|Supply Operations Manager||6,760 FJD||-13%|
|Sustainability Specialist||6,980 FJD||-10%|
|System Development Advisor||4,770 FJD||-38%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||1,610 FJD||-79%|
|Utility Operator||2,370 FJD||-69%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||5,680 FJD||-27%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.