A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Sri Lanka typically earns around 160,000 LKR per month. Salaries range from 73,800 LKR (lowest) to 255,000 LKR (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 Sri Lanka range from 73,800 LKR per month (minimum salary) to 255,000 LKR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 173,000 LKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 173,000 LKR while the other half are earning more than 173,000 LKR. 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 111,000 LKR while 75% of them are earning more than 111,000 LKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 231,000 LKR while 25% are earning more than 231,000 LKR.
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 83,800 LKR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 112,000 LKR 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 165,000 LKR 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 202,000 LKR 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 220,000 LKR 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 238,000 LKR 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 95,600 LKR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 150,000 LKR per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 252,000 LKR per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Sri Lanka costs anywhere from 449,000 Sri Lanka Rupee(s) to 1,350,000 Sri Lanka Rupee(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 Sri Lanka earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Sri Lanka are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Sri Lanka 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.
41% of surveyed staff 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.
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 99% 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||86,100 LKR||-46%|
|Associate Analyst||90,500 LKR||-44%|
|Associate Landman||38,000 LKR||-76%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||35,600 LKR||-78%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||42,100 LKR||-74%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||121,000 LKR||-25%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||73,200 LKR||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||89,400 LKR||-44%|
|Completions Engineer||80,200 LKR||-50%|
|Cost Controller||61,200 LKR||-62%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||94,200 LKR||-41%|
|Distribution Manager||114,000 LKR||-29%|
|Dragline Operator||42,100 LKR||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||31,100 LKR||-81%|
|Dump Truck Driver||33,100 LKR||-79%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||198,000 LKR||+23%|
|Energy Advisor||128,000 LKR||-20%|
|Energy Analyst||126,000 LKR||-21%|
|Energy Auditor||112,000 LKR||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||150,000 LKR||-7%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||54,400 LKR||-66%|
|Energy Technical Manager||109,000 LKR||-32%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||72,300 LKR||-55%|
|Exploration Manager||152,000 LKR||-5%|
|Field Safety Auditor||92,400 LKR||-42%|
|Fluids Engineer||79,000 LKR||-51%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||93,700 LKR||-42%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||44,900 LKR||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||40,800 LKR||-75%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||36,200 LKR||-77%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||67,300 LKR||-58%|
|Gas Supply Manager||134,000 LKR||-16%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||148,000 LKR||-8%|
|Geothermal Technician||61,000 LKR||-62%|
|HSE Engineer||87,500 LKR||-45%|
|HSE Officer||53,400 LKR||-67%|
|HSEQ Administrator||63,700 LKR||-60%|
|Instrument Designer||70,000 LKR||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||112,000 LKR||-30%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||73,200 LKR||-54%|
|Maintenance Engineer||88,700 LKR||-45%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||79,600 LKR||-50%|
|Material Controller||56,600 LKR||-65%|
|Mine Engineer||85,700 LKR||-47%|
|Mine Surveyor||98,100 LKR||-39%|
|Mining Project Administrator||72,700 LKR||-55%|
|Mining Project Assistant||58,600 LKR||-63%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||93,100 LKR||-42%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||75,800 LKR||-53%|
|Mining Project Engineer||84,300 LKR||-47%|
|Mining Project Manager||113,000 LKR||-30%|
|Mining Site Manager||114,000 LKR||-29%|
|Mining Team Leader||91,200 LKR||-43%|
|NDT Technician||51,600 LKR||-68%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||44,200 LKR||-72%|
|Oil Trader||106,000 LKR||-34%|
|Oilwell Pumper||33,400 LKR||-79%|
|Petroleum Engineer||96,800 LKR||-40%|
|Petroleum Geologist||160,000 LKR||-0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||46,900 LKR||-71%|
|Pipeline Technician||34,400 LKR||-79%|
|Power Coordinator||53,700 LKR||-67%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||160,000 LKR||-0%|
|Power Plant Operator||73,200 LKR||-54%|
|Radio Operator||36,700 LKR||-77%|
|Reliability Engineer||86,200 LKR||-46%|
|Reservoir Engineer||81,100 LKR||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||106,000 LKR||-34%|
|Shutdown Engineer||70,400 LKR||-56%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||121,000 LKR||-25%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||85,300 LKR||-47%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||54,100 LKR||-66%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||51,600 LKR||-68%|
|Supply Operations Manager||135,000 LKR||-16%|
|Sustainability Specialist||141,000 LKR||-12%|
|System Development Advisor||99,800 LKR||-38%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||33,800 LKR||-79%|
|Utility Operator||45,400 LKR||-72%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||116,000 LKR||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Sri Lanka earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.