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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Guyana 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
158,000 GYD
( 1,890,000 GYD yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Guyana typically earns around 158,000 GYD per month. Salaries range from 57,400 GYD (lowest average) to 365,000 GYD (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 Manager150,000 GYD
Associate Analyst169,000 GYD
Associate Landman71,100 GYD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator64,400 GYD
Biomass Plant Technician73,800 GYD
Biomass Power Plant Manager210,000 GYD
Chemical Plant Operator129,000 GYD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer163,000 GYD
Completions Engineer145,000 GYD
Cost Controller116,000 GYD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative160,000 GYD
Dispatcher66,200 GYD
Distribution Manager206,000 GYD
Dragline Operator75,800 GYD
Driller Offsider54,700 GYD
Dump Truck Driver60,700 GYD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager348,000 GYD
Energy Advisor231,000 GYD
Energy Analyst217,000 GYD
Energy Auditor190,000 GYD
Energy Dispatch Director261,000 GYD
Energy Technical Assistant99,700 GYD
Energy Technical Manager190,000 GYD
Energy Technical Trainer127,000 GYD
Exploration Manager262,000 GYD
Field Safety Auditor172,000 GYD
Fluids Engineer143,000 GYD
Fuel Cell Engineer156,000 GYD
Fuel Cell Technician73,900 GYD
Fuels Handler69,400 GYD
Gas Compressor Operator68,200 GYD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator126,000 GYD
Gas Supply Manager225,000 GYD
Geologist264,000 GYD
Geophysicist282,000 GYD
Geothermal Production Manager268,000 GYD
Geothermal Technician109,000 GYD
HSE Engineer156,000 GYD
HSE Officer94,300 GYD
HSEQ Administrator107,000 GYD
Inspector144,000 GYD
Instructor126,000 GYD
Instrument Designer119,000 GYD
Lead Technical Field Advisor193,000 GYD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator134,000 GYD
Maintenance Engineer150,000 GYD
Maintenance Superintendent141,000 GYD
Material Controller98,600 GYD
Mine Engineer141,000 GYD
Mine Surveyor168,000 GYD
Mining Project Administrator139,000 GYD
Mining Project Assistant108,000 GYD
Mining Project Controls Consultant170,000 GYD
Mining Project Coordinator129,000 GYD
Mining Project Engineer153,000 GYD
Mining Project Manager198,000 GYD
Mining Site Manager198,000 GYD
Mining Team Leader160,000 GYD
NDT Technician93,200 GYD
Oil Service Unit Operator83,000 GYD
Oil Trader197,000 GYD
Oilwell Pumper60,100 GYD
Petroleum Engineer 174,000 GYD
Petroleum Geologist286,000 GYD
Petroleum Pump System Operator81,800 GYD
Pipeline Technician60,600 GYD
Power Coordinator92,200 GYD
Power Plant Operations Manager308,000 GYD
Power Plant Operator120,000 GYD
Radio Operator68,500 GYD
Reliability Engineer153,000 GYD
Reservoir Engineer138,000 GYD
Risk Analyst181,000 GYD
Roughneck162,000 GYD
Scaffolder99,200 GYD
Shutdown Engineer129,000 GYD
Solar Energy Installation Manager227,000 GYD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer159,000 GYD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer99,700 GYD
Solar Thermal Technician94,100 GYD
Supply Operations Manager245,000 GYD
Sustainability Specialist243,000 GYD
System Development Advisor180,000 GYD
Tanker Truck Driver61,600 GYD
Utility Operator82,000 GYD
Wind Energy Project Manager218,000 GYD

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Guyana

Median and salary distribution monthly Guyana 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 Guyana range from 57,400 GYD per month (minimum average salary) to 365,000 GYD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 170,000 GYD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 170,000 GYD while the other half are earning more than 170,000 GYD. 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 103,000 GYD while 75% of them are earning more than 103,000 GYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 289,000 GYD while 25% are earning more than 289,000 GYD.

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 Guyana costs anywhere from 876,000 Guyana Dollar(s) to 2,630,000 Guyana 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 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 Guyana 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 Guyana who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

167,000 GYD
149,000 GYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Guyana for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Guyana are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Guyana 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.

Guyana / 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 Guyana is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Guyana

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

61% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 39% 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.

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 Guyana

910 GYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guyana is 910 GYD. This means that the average person in Guyana earns approximately 910 GYD 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 Guyana
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Guyana earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
166,000 GYD
Public Sector+14%
189,000 GYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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