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Petroleum Geologist Average Salary in Western Sahara 2021

How much money does a Petroleum Geologist make in Western Sahara?


Average Monthly Salary
16,600 MAD
( 200,000 MAD yearly)

LOW
7,650
MAD
AVERAGE
16,600
MAD
HIGH
26,500
MAD

A person working as a Petroleum Geologist in Western Sahara typically earns around 16,600 MAD per month. Salaries range from 7,650 MAD (lowest) to 26,500 MAD (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 Salary Distribution in Western Sahara

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Geologist salaries in Western Sahara range from 7,650 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 26,500 MAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,000 MAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 18,000 MAD while the other half are earning more than 18,000 MAD. 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 Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 11,500 MAD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,500 MAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Geologist(s) are earning less than 24,000 MAD while 25% are earning more than 24,000 MAD.


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

Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Western Sahara Petroleum Geologist
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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 8,690 MAD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,600 MAD 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 17,100 MAD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Petroleum Geologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,900 MAD 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 22,800 MAD 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 24,700 MAD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Petroleum Geologist average salary change by experience in Western Sahara

0 - 2 Years
8,690 MAD
2 - 5 Years+34%
11,600 MAD
5 - 10 Years+48%
17,100 MAD
10 - 15 Years+22%
20,900 MAD
15 - 20 Years+9%
22,800 MAD
20+ Years+8%
24,700 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Petroleum Geologist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 9,910 MAD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 15,500 MAD per month, 57% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

A PhD gets its holder an average salary of 26,100 MAD per month, 68% more than someone with a Master's Degree.


Petroleum Geologist average salary difference by education level in Western Sahara

Bachelor's Degree
9,910 MAD
Master's Degree+57%
15,500 MAD
PhD+68%
26,100 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 Western Sahara costs anywhere from 51,900 Moroccan Dirham(s) to 156,000 Moroccan Dirham(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.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Petroleum Geologist 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 Petroleum Geologist employees in Western Sahara earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
18,100 MAD
Female-16%
15,200 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Western Sahara for all Careers

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Petroleum Geologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Western Sahara

How much are annual salary increments in Western Sahara for Petroleum Geologist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Petroleum Geologist

Petroleum Geologist(s) in Western Sahara 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.

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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.

Western Sahara / 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 Western Sahara is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Western Sahara 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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Petroleum Geologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Western Sahara

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Western Sahara Petroleum Geologist
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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.

57% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 43% 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.

Received Bonus
43%
No Bonus
57%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Petroleum Geologist Average Hourly Wage in Western Sahara


96 MAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Western Sahara is 96 MAD. This means that the average Petroleum Geologist in Western Sahara earns approximately 96 MAD 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.

Petroleum Geologist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Petroleum Geologist and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Western Sahara
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The average salary for Petroleum Geologist is 78% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Yard Manager8,920 MAD-46%
Associate Analyst9,880 MAD-41%
Associate Landman4,150 MAD-75%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator4,010 MAD-76%
Biomass Plant Technician4,540 MAD-73%
Biomass Power Plant Manager13,500 MAD-19%
Chemical Plant Operator7,870 MAD-53%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer10,300 MAD-38%
Completions Engineer8,820 MAD-47%
Cost Controller6,730 MAD-60%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative9,960 MAD-40%
Dispatcher3,930 MAD-76%
Distribution Manager13,100 MAD-21%
Dragline Operator4,660 MAD-72%
Driller Offsider3,260 MAD-80%
Dump Truck Driver3,780 MAD-77%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager20,700 MAD+24%
Energy Advisor14,500 MAD-13%
Energy Analyst14,000 MAD-16%
Energy Auditor11,600 MAD-30%
Energy Dispatch Director16,300 MAD-2%
Energy Technical Assistant5,750 MAD-65%
Energy Technical Manager11,300 MAD-32%
Energy Technical Trainer8,180 MAD-51%
Exploration Manager17,200 MAD+3%
Field Safety Auditor10,700 MAD-36%
Fluids Engineer9,130 MAD-45%
Fuel Cell Engineer9,630 MAD-42%
Fuel Cell Technician4,790 MAD-71%
Fuels Handler4,310 MAD-74%
Gas Compressor Operator4,340 MAD-74%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator7,560 MAD-55%
Gas Supply Manager14,600 MAD-12%
Geologist16,300 MAD-2%
Geophysicist17,300 MAD+4%
Geothermal Production Manager15,600 MAD-6%
Geothermal Technician6,640 MAD-60%
HSE Engineer9,520 MAD-43%
HSE Officer6,020 MAD-64%
HSEQ Administrator6,850 MAD-59%
Inspector8,440 MAD-49%
Instructor7,720 MAD-54%
Instrument Designer7,260 MAD-56%
Lead Technical Field Advisor12,800 MAD-23%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator8,350 MAD-50%
Maintenance Engineer9,650 MAD-42%
Maintenance Superintendent8,490 MAD-49%
Material Controller6,460 MAD-61%
Mine Engineer9,130 MAD-45%
Mine Surveyor10,800 MAD-35%
Mining Project Administrator8,170 MAD-51%
Mining Project Assistant6,640 MAD-60%
Mining Project Controls Consultant10,900 MAD-34%
Mining Project Coordinator8,170 MAD-51%
Mining Project Engineer9,500 MAD-43%
Mining Project Manager11,600 MAD-30%
Mining Site Manager12,800 MAD-23%
Mining Team Leader9,830 MAD-41%
NDT Technician5,670 MAD-66%
Oil Service Unit Operator5,040 MAD-70%
Oil Trader12,200 MAD-27%
Oilwell Pumper3,690 MAD-78%
Petroleum Engineer 10,400 MAD-37%
Petroleum Geologist16,600 MAD-0%
Petroleum Pump System Operator5,350 MAD-68%
Pipeline Technician3,700 MAD-78%
Power Coordinator5,630 MAD-66%
Power Plant Operations Manager17,800 MAD+7%
Power Plant Operator7,870 MAD-53%
Radio Operator4,000 MAD-76%
Reliability Engineer9,450 MAD-43%
Reservoir Engineer8,570 MAD-48%
Risk Analyst11,600 MAD-30%
Roughneck9,260 MAD-44%
Scaffolder6,300 MAD-62%
Shutdown Engineer8,030 MAD-52%
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Solar Energy Systems Engineer9,580 MAD-42%
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Solar Thermal Technician5,630 MAD-66%
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Sustainability Specialist15,400 MAD-7%
System Development Advisor11,200 MAD-33%
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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 Western Sahara earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
9,540 MAD
Public Sector+14%
10,900 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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