A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Taiwan typically earns around 226,000 TWD per month. Salaries range from 117,000 TWD (lowest) to 345,000 TWD (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 Taiwan range from 117,000 TWD per month (minimum salary) to 345,000 TWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 217,000 TWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 217,000 TWD while the other half are earning more than 217,000 TWD. 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 150,000 TWD while 75% of them are earning more than 150,000 TWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 270,000 TWD while 25% are earning more than 270,000 TWD.
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 133,000 TWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 179,000 TWD 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 233,000 TWD per month, 30% 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 282,000 TWD per month, 21% 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 308,000 TWD 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 324,000 TWD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 172,000 TWD per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 213,000 TWD per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 341,000 TWD per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Taiwan costs anywhere from 647,000 New Taiwan Dollar(s) to 1,940,000 New Taiwan 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 Taiwan earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Taiwan 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 Taiwan 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.
63% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% 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.
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 94% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
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|Associate Analyst||135,000 TWD||-40%|
|Associate Landman||56,600 TWD||-75%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||47,700 TWD||-79%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||60,400 TWD||-73%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||175,000 TWD||-22%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||104,000 TWD||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||127,000 TWD||-44%|
|Completions Engineer||122,000 TWD||-46%|
|Cost Controller||93,100 TWD||-59%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||127,000 TWD||-44%|
|Distribution Manager||164,000 TWD||-27%|
|Dragline Operator||58,800 TWD||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||45,300 TWD||-80%|
|Dump Truck Driver||46,000 TWD||-80%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||288,000 TWD||+28%|
|Energy Advisor||192,000 TWD||-15%|
|Energy Analyst||176,000 TWD||-22%|
|Energy Auditor||157,000 TWD||-30%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||220,000 TWD||-3%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||73,400 TWD||-67%|
|Energy Technical Manager||154,000 TWD||-32%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||108,000 TWD||-52%|
|Exploration Manager||204,000 TWD||-10%|
|Field Safety Auditor||133,000 TWD||-41%|
|Fluids Engineer||114,000 TWD||-49%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||129,000 TWD||-43%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||62,100 TWD||-72%|
|Fuels Handler||55,100 TWD||-76%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||52,600 TWD||-77%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||98,600 TWD||-56%|
|Gas Supply Manager||182,000 TWD||-19%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||216,000 TWD||-4%|
|Geothermal Technician||89,600 TWD||-60%|
|HSE Engineer||129,000 TWD||-43%|
|HSE Officer||71,600 TWD||-68%|
|HSEQ Administrator||90,300 TWD||-60%|
|Instrument Designer||98,500 TWD||-56%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||159,000 TWD||-30%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||102,000 TWD||-55%|
|Maintenance Engineer||130,000 TWD||-42%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||110,000 TWD||-51%|
|Material Controller||78,600 TWD||-65%|
|Mine Engineer||119,000 TWD||-47%|
|Mine Surveyor||137,000 TWD||-39%|
|Mining Project Administrator||106,000 TWD||-53%|
|Mining Project Assistant||87,900 TWD||-61%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||141,000 TWD||-38%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||109,000 TWD||-52%|
|Mining Project Engineer||113,000 TWD||-50%|
|Mining Project Manager||155,000 TWD||-31%|
|Mining Site Manager||165,000 TWD||-27%|
|Mining Team Leader||131,000 TWD||-42%|
|NDT Technician||78,500 TWD||-65%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||61,300 TWD||-73%|
|Oil Trader||152,000 TWD||-33%|
|Oilwell Pumper||46,600 TWD||-79%|
|Petroleum Engineer||139,000 TWD||-38%|
|Petroleum Geologist||226,000 TWD||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||65,100 TWD||-71%|
|Pipeline Technician||48,800 TWD||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||78,300 TWD||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||228,000 TWD||+1%|
|Power Plant Operator||104,000 TWD||-54%|
|Radio Operator||54,500 TWD||-76%|
|Reliability Engineer||117,000 TWD||-48%|
|Reservoir Engineer||109,000 TWD||-52%|
|Risk Analyst||156,000 TWD||-31%|
|Shutdown Engineer||97,700 TWD||-57%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||175,000 TWD||-22%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||125,000 TWD||-45%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||79,800 TWD||-65%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||76,800 TWD||-66%|
|Supply Operations Manager||197,000 TWD||-13%|
|Sustainability Specialist||192,000 TWD||-15%|
|System Development Advisor||134,000 TWD||-41%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||48,900 TWD||-78%|
|Utility Operator||69,000 TWD||-69%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||176,000 TWD||-22%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Taiwan earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.