A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Uruguay typically earns around 29,700 UYU per month. Salaries range from 10,800 UYU (lowest average) to 68,700 UYU (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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||30,600 UYU|
|Associate Analyst||33,500 UYU|
|Associate Landman||14,100 UYU|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||12,200 UYU|
|Biomass Plant Technician||15,400 UYU|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||41,200 UYU|
|Chemical Plant Operator||26,100 UYU|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||31,100 UYU|
|Completions Engineer||29,100 UYU|
|Cost Controller||23,300 UYU|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||31,500 UYU|
|Distribution Manager||40,600 UYU|
|Dragline Operator||14,200 UYU|
|Driller Offsider||10,600 UYU|
|Dump Truck Driver||12,000 UYU|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||67,600 UYU|
|Energy Advisor||45,200 UYU|
|Energy Analyst||44,900 UYU|
|Energy Auditor||36,900 UYU|
|Energy Dispatch Director||52,500 UYU|
|Energy Technical Assistant||18,700 UYU|
|Energy Technical Manager||38,900 UYU|
|Energy Technical Trainer||26,100 UYU|
|Exploration Manager||54,900 UYU|
|Field Safety Auditor||35,700 UYU|
|Fluids Engineer||28,300 UYU|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||33,200 UYU|
|Fuel Cell Technician||14,700 UYU|
|Fuels Handler||13,700 UYU|
|Gas Compressor Operator||14,000 UYU|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||24,200 UYU|
|Gas Supply Manager||46,000 UYU|
|Geothermal Production Manager||54,600 UYU|
|Geothermal Technician||20,900 UYU|
|HSE Engineer||29,900 UYU|
|HSE Officer||18,800 UYU|
|HSEQ Administrator||21,600 UYU|
|Instrument Designer||23,100 UYU|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||40,900 UYU|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||26,600 UYU|
|Maintenance Engineer||31,900 UYU|
|Maintenance Superintendent||26,800 UYU|
|Material Controller||19,600 UYU|
|Mine Engineer||28,100 UYU|
|Mine Surveyor||34,800 UYU|
|Mining Project Administrator||28,200 UYU|
|Mining Project Assistant||22,300 UYU|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||32,900 UYU|
|Mining Project Coordinator||25,700 UYU|
|Mining Project Engineer||28,900 UYU|
|Mining Project Manager||38,000 UYU|
|Mining Site Manager||38,800 UYU|
|Mining Team Leader||33,400 UYU|
|NDT Technician||18,700 UYU|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||15,700 UYU|
|Oil Trader||40,800 UYU|
|Oilwell Pumper||11,300 UYU|
|Petroleum Engineer||34,600 UYU|
|Petroleum Geologist||55,700 UYU|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||16,200 UYU|
|Pipeline Technician||12,300 UYU|
|Power Coordinator||18,800 UYU|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||58,500 UYU|
|Power Plant Operator||25,500 UYU|
|Radio Operator||13,600 UYU|
|Reliability Engineer||31,200 UYU|
|Reservoir Engineer||27,100 UYU|
|Risk Analyst||38,300 UYU|
|Shutdown Engineer||25,600 UYU|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||46,700 UYU|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||30,700 UYU|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||20,000 UYU|
|Solar Thermal Technician||19,600 UYU|
|Supply Operations Manager||49,700 UYU|
|Sustainability Specialist||47,200 UYU|
|System Development Advisor||34,200 UYU|
|Tanker Truck Driver||12,100 UYU|
|Utility Operator||16,500 UYU|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||44,300 UYU|
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Uruguay range from 10,800 UYU per month (minimum average salary) to 68,700 UYU per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 32,100 UYU per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 32,100 UYU while the other half are earning more than 32,100 UYU. 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 people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 19,300 UYU while 75% of them are earning more than 19,300 UYU. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 54,400 UYU while 25% are earning more than 54,400 UYU.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Uruguay costs anywhere from 165,000 Uruguayan Peso(s) to 494,000 Uruguayan 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Uruguay who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Uruguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 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 Uruguay 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.
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.
46% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Uruguay earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.