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

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

Average Monthly Salary
40,700 ARS
( 488,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Argentina typically earns around 40,700 ARS per month. Salaries range from 14,800 ARS (lowest average) to 94,100 ARS (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 Manager42,500 ARS
Associate Analyst46,700 ARS
Associate Landman19,600 ARS
Auxiliary Equipment Operator17,900 ARS
Biomass Plant Technician21,600 ARS
Biomass Power Plant Manager62,600 ARS
Chemical Plant Operator34,700 ARS
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer43,500 ARS
Completions Engineer42,100 ARS
Cost Controller32,100 ARS
Crude Oil Marketing Representative47,500 ARS
Dispatcher17,800 ARS
Distribution Manager60,100 ARS
Dragline Operator19,700 ARS
Driller Offsider15,400 ARS
Dump Truck Driver16,600 ARS
Electric and Gas Operations Manager98,000 ARS
Energy Advisor63,200 ARS
Energy Analyst59,100 ARS
Energy Auditor52,600 ARS
Energy Dispatch Director74,600 ARS
Energy Technical Assistant26,100 ARS
Energy Technical Manager54,100 ARS
Energy Technical Trainer37,500 ARS
Exploration Manager76,400 ARS
Field Safety Auditor46,500 ARS
Fluids Engineer41,800 ARS
Fuel Cell Engineer43,200 ARS
Fuel Cell Technician20,800 ARS
Fuels Handler20,500 ARS
Gas Compressor Operator19,300 ARS
Gas Distribution Plant Operator36,100 ARS
Gas Supply Manager67,700 ARS
Geologist73,200 ARS
Geophysicist79,200 ARS
Geothermal Production Manager69,800 ARS
Geothermal Technician28,900 ARS
HSE Engineer41,400 ARS
HSE Officer25,500 ARS
HSEQ Administrator30,100 ARS
Inspector37,900 ARS
Instructor35,400 ARS
Instrument Designer32,900 ARS
Lead Technical Field Advisor54,300 ARS
Logistics and Tool Coordinator36,700 ARS
Maintenance Engineer42,000 ARS
Maintenance Superintendent38,900 ARS
Material Controller28,400 ARS
Mine Engineer39,800 ARS
Mine Surveyor45,800 ARS
Mining Project Administrator37,000 ARS
Mining Project Assistant30,400 ARS
Mining Project Controls Consultant48,600 ARS
Mining Project Coordinator37,000 ARS
Mining Project Engineer42,200 ARS
Mining Project Manager52,100 ARS
Mining Site Manager59,000 ARS
Mining Team Leader46,900 ARS
NDT Technician27,000 ARS
Oil Service Unit Operator23,300 ARS
Oil Trader53,200 ARS
Oilwell Pumper15,600 ARS
Petroleum Engineer 47,300 ARS
Petroleum Geologist75,500 ARS
Petroleum Pump System Operator23,600 ARS
Pipeline Technician16,300 ARS
Power Coordinator25,300 ARS
Power Plant Operations Manager84,000 ARS
Power Plant Operator36,400 ARS
Radio Operator18,900 ARS
Reliability Engineer43,700 ARS
Reservoir Engineer40,900 ARS
Risk Analyst50,400 ARS
Roughneck43,800 ARS
Scaffolder27,700 ARS
Shutdown Engineer35,300 ARS
Solar Energy Installation Manager64,300 ARS
Solar Energy Systems Engineer45,700 ARS
Solar Photovoltaic Installer29,100 ARS
Solar Thermal Technician25,300 ARS
Supply Operations Manager68,600 ARS
Sustainability Specialist67,900 ARS
System Development Advisor50,000 ARS
Tanker Truck Driver17,500 ARS
Utility Operator23,800 ARS
Wind Energy Project Manager57,700 ARS

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Argentina 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 Argentina range from 14,800 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 94,100 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 39,000 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 39,000 ARS while the other half are earning more than 39,000 ARS. 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 24,200 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 24,200 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 63,900 ARS while 25% are earning more than 63,900 ARS.

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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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

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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 Argentina who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

42,200 ARS
39,500 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Argentina 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.

Argentina / 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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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

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

51% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Argentina

230 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 230 ARS. This means that the average person in Argentina earns approximately 230 ARS 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 Argentina
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda41,000 ARS
Bahia Blanca43,600 ARS
Buenos Aires46,800 ARS
Cordoba46,400 ARS
Corrientes44,000 ARS
La Plata45,700 ARS
Lanus41,600 ARS
Mar del Plata45,400 ARS
Mendoza40,100 ARS
Neuquen42,200 ARS
Quilmes42,000 ARS
Resistencia43,000 ARS
Rosario46,100 ARS
Salta44,600 ARS
San Juan39,900 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman44,900 ARS
Santa Fe44,200 ARS
Santiago del Estero42,600 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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