A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Turkey typically earns around 13,000 TRY per month. Salaries range from 6,750 TRY (lowest) to 19,900 TRY (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 Turkey range from 6,750 TRY per month (minimum salary) to 19,900 TRY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 12,500 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 12,500 TRY while the other half are earning more than 12,500 TRY. 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 8,640 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 8,640 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 15,500 TRY while 25% are earning more than 15,500 TRY.
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 7,660 TRY per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,300 TRY 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 13,400 TRY 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 16,200 TRY 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 17,700 TRY 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 18,600 TRY 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 9,890 TRY per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 12,300 TRY per month, 24% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 19,600 TRY per month, 60% more than someone with a Master's Degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Turkey costs anywhere from 39,200 Turkish Lira(s) to 117,000 Turkish Lira(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 Turkey earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Geologist(s) in Turkey are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 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 Turkey 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.
46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% 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 84% 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||6,780 TRY||-48%|
|Associate Analyst||7,640 TRY||-41%|
|Associate Landman||3,210 TRY||-75%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||3,020 TRY||-77%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||3,770 TRY||-71%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||10,000 TRY||-23%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||6,020 TRY||-54%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||7,310 TRY||-44%|
|Completions Engineer||7,130 TRY||-45%|
|Cost Controller||5,170 TRY||-60%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||7,730 TRY||-40%|
|Distribution Manager||10,200 TRY||-21%|
|Dragline Operator||3,350 TRY||-74%|
|Driller Offsider||2,680 TRY||-79%|
|Dump Truck Driver||2,780 TRY||-79%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||17,100 TRY||+32%|
|Energy Advisor||10,700 TRY||-18%|
|Energy Analyst||10,600 TRY||-18%|
|Energy Auditor||9,500 TRY||-27%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||13,100 TRY||+1%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||4,350 TRY||-66%|
|Energy Technical Manager||8,620 TRY||-34%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||6,530 TRY||-50%|
|Exploration Manager||12,300 TRY||-5%|
|Field Safety Auditor||8,470 TRY||-35%|
|Fluids Engineer||7,070 TRY||-46%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||7,960 TRY||-39%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||3,870 TRY||-70%|
|Fuels Handler||3,340 TRY||-74%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||3,130 TRY||-76%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||5,930 TRY||-54%|
|Gas Supply Manager||11,100 TRY||-14%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||13,100 TRY||+1%|
|Geothermal Technician||4,960 TRY||-62%|
|HSE Engineer||7,110 TRY||-45%|
|HSE Officer||4,420 TRY||-66%|
|HSEQ Administrator||4,980 TRY||-62%|
|Instrument Designer||5,950 TRY||-54%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||9,620 TRY||-26%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||6,130 TRY||-53%|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,580 TRY||-42%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||6,710 TRY||-48%|
|Material Controller||4,990 TRY||-62%|
|Mine Engineer||7,390 TRY||-43%|
|Mine Surveyor||8,200 TRY||-37%|
|Mining Project Administrator||6,560 TRY||-49%|
|Mining Project Assistant||5,040 TRY||-61%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||8,140 TRY||-37%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||6,630 TRY||-49%|
|Mining Project Engineer||7,150 TRY||-45%|
|Mining Project Manager||9,120 TRY||-30%|
|Mining Site Manager||9,420 TRY||-27%|
|Mining Team Leader||8,170 TRY||-37%|
|NDT Technician||4,580 TRY||-65%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||3,800 TRY||-71%|
|Oil Trader||9,700 TRY||-25%|
|Oilwell Pumper||2,660 TRY||-80%|
|Petroleum Engineer||8,060 TRY||-38%|
|Petroleum Geologist||13,000 TRY||+0%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||4,140 TRY||-68%|
|Pipeline Technician||2,830 TRY||-78%|
|Power Coordinator||4,510 TRY||-65%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||14,800 TRY||+14%|
|Power Plant Operator||6,170 TRY||-52%|
|Radio Operator||3,090 TRY||-76%|
|Reliability Engineer||7,550 TRY||-42%|
|Reservoir Engineer||6,650 TRY||-49%|
|Risk Analyst||9,100 TRY||-30%|
|Shutdown Engineer||5,900 TRY||-55%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||10,400 TRY||-20%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||7,510 TRY||-42%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||4,840 TRY||-63%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||4,700 TRY||-64%|
|Supply Operations Manager||11,600 TRY||-11%|
|Sustainability Specialist||12,000 TRY||-8%|
|System Development Advisor||8,460 TRY||-35%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||2,930 TRY||-77%|
|Utility Operator||4,030 TRY||-69%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||10,400 TRY||-20%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.