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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Germany 2024

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,580 EUR
( 42,900 EUR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany typically earns around 3,580 EUR. Salaries range from 1,250 EUR (lowest average) to 7,940 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining domain in Germany exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
Assistant Yard Manager3,370 EUR
Associate Analyst3,500 EUR
Associate Landman1,470 EUR
Auxiliary Equipment Operator1,410 EUR
Biomass Plant Technician1,700 EUR
Biomass Power Plant Manager4,770 EUR
Carbon Capture and Storage Specialist3,720 EUR
Chemical Plant Operator2,870 EUR
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer3,420 EUR
Chief Renewable Energy Officer6,010 EUR
Chief Sustainability Officer5,760 EUR
Completions Engineer3,200 EUR
Cost Controller2,570 EUR
Cost Engineer3,400 EUR
Crude Oil Marketing Representative3,470 EUR
Deep-sea Mining Engineer4,010 EUR
Dispatcher1,460 EUR
Distribution Manager4,470 EUR
Dragline Operator1,570 EUR
Driller Offsider1,230 EUR
Dump Truck Driver1,330 EUR
Electric and Gas Operations Manager7,820 EUR
Energy Advisor5,230 EUR
Energy Analyst4,940 EUR
Energy Auditor4,270 EUR
Energy Dispatch Director5,780 EUR
Energy Efficiency Auditor3,530 EUR
Energy Efficiency Consultant4,060 EUR
Energy Modeler3,190 EUR
Energy Policy Analyst3,570 EUR
Energy Storage Engineer3,620 EUR
Energy Technical Assistant2,160 EUR
Energy Technical Manager4,280 EUR
Energy Technical Support Manager4,150 EUR
Energy Technical Trainer2,870 EUR
Engineering Geologist6,330 EUR
Exploration Manager5,750 EUR
Field Safety Auditor3,730 EUR
Fluids Engineer3,110 EUR
Fuel Cell Engineer3,650 EUR
Fuel Cell Technician1,710 EUR
Fuels Handler1,500 EUR
Gas Compressor Operator1,470 EUR
Gas Distribution Plant Operator2,660 EUR
Gas Supply Manager5,310 EUR
Geologist6,170 EUR
Geophysicist6,380 EUR
Geothermal Engineer3,820 EUR
Geothermal Production Manager6,010 EUR
Geothermal Technician2,420 EUR
HSE Engineer3,460 EUR
HSE Officer2,070 EUR
HSE Supervisor2,590 EUR
HSEQ Administrator2,380 EUR
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engineer3,780 EUR
Inspector3,040 EUR
Instructor2,850 EUR
Instrument Designer2,670 EUR
Lead Technical Field Advisor4,500 EUR
Lithium Ion Battery Engineer3,090 EUR
Logistics and Tool Coordinator2,930 EUR
Maintenance Engineer3,340 EUR
Maintenance Superintendent2,950 EUR
Material Controller2,150 EUR
Methane Detection and Mitigation Specialist3,040 EUR
Mine Engineer3,260 EUR
Mine Surveyor3,830 EUR
Mining Project Administrator2,950 EUR
Mining Project Assistant2,450 EUR
Mining Project Controls Consultant3,800 EUR
Mining Project Coordinator2,980 EUR
Mining Project Engineer3,340 EUR
Mining Project Manager4,180 EUR
Mining Site Manager4,500 EUR
Mining Team Leader3,680 EUR
Natural Gas Engineer3,700 EUR
NDT Technician2,060 EUR
Net Zero Energy Consultant4,300 EUR
Oil Service Unit Operator1,810 EUR
Oil Trader4,270 EUR
Oilwell Pumper1,240 EUR
Petroleum Engineer 3,620 EUR
Petroleum Geologist5,830 EUR
Petroleum Pump System Operator1,780 EUR
Petroleum Technician1,920 EUR
Photovoltaic Engineer3,910 EUR
Pipeline Technician1,350 EUR
Power Coordinator2,070 EUR
Power Plant Operations Manager6,770 EUR
Power Plant Operator2,670 EUR
Radio Operator1,420 EUR
Reliability Engineer3,260 EUR
Renewable Energy Consultant5,010 EUR
Renewable Energy Engineer3,700 EUR
Renewable Energy Policy Analyst4,130 EUR
Reservoir Engineer2,990 EUR
Risk Analyst4,010 EUR
Roughneck3,420 EUR
Scaffolder2,120 EUR
Shutdown Engineer2,820 EUR
Smart Grid Analyst3,720 EUR
Smart Grid Engineer3,710 EUR
Solar Energy Installation Manager4,890 EUR
Solar Energy Systems Engineer3,370 EUR
Solar Photovoltaic Installer2,310 EUR
Solar Thermal Technician2,150 EUR
Supply Operations Manager5,740 EUR
Sustainability Analyst4,100 EUR
Sustainability Architect4,420 EUR
Sustainability Specialist5,200 EUR
Sustainable Energy Consultant4,420 EUR
System Development Advisor3,950 EUR
Tanker Truck Driver1,270 EUR
Unconventional Oil and Gas Engineer3,560 EUR
Utility Operator1,810 EUR
Waste-to-Energy Specialist4,390 EUR
Wind Energy Project Manager4,870 EUR
Wind Farm Technician2,380 EUR
Wind Turbine Technician2,710 EUR

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Germany

Median and salary distribution Germany Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
4,080 EUR or more
10% of people earn
3,390 to 4,080 EUR
20% of people earn
1,850 EUR or less
65% of people earn
1,850 to 3,390 EUR
Minimum Salary
1,250 EUR
3,360 EUR
7,940 EUR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany range from 1,250 EUR (starting average salary) to 7,940 EUR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 3,360 EUR, implying that half of the workforce in Germany earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany earn less than 2,560 EUR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 4,170 EUR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 1,850 EUR to 3,390 EUR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 1,850 EUR mark, while 10% ranged from 3,390 EUR to 4,080 EUR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 4,080 EUR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany 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.

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.

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.
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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany, below are our findings.

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 certificate 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 Germany costs anywhere from 19,100 EUR to 57,400 EUR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Germany

Salary comparison by gender Germany Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly
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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? In the field of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 6%.

3,680 EUR
3,470 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for individuals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany 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.

Germany / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 Germany is 6%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining
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41% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining / Germany

21 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany is 21 EUR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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 fixed 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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany is 7 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,070 EUR
Bremen3,530 EUR
Dortmund3,450 EUR
Dresden3,330 EUR
Dusseldorf3,750 EUR
Essen3,600 EUR
Frankfurt3,800 EUR
Hamburg4,010 EUR
Hannover3,250 EUR
Koln3,870 EUR
Leipzig3,390 EUR
Munchen3,940 EUR
Nurnberg3,180 EUR
Stuttgart3,660 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Germany is 5% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
3,740 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,910 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 3,360 EUR and 4,170 EUR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Germany ranges from 1,250 EUR to 2,560 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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

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