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Cabinet Gives Itself a Pay Cut

By John Lee. The Iraqi Council of Ministers has reportedly approved a cut of 45 percent in ministerial salaries. It also approved a resolution to pay equal salaries to all Vice Presidents, Deputy Prime Ministers, and the Deputy Speaker. (Source: AIN)

Gulf Keystone Boss Pockets $20m

Todd Kozel (pictured), CEO of Iraq-focused oil explorer Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) will receive a $20 million pay package, making him one of the UK’s highest paid executives. According to Reuters, his earnings doubled in 2011 to at least 12.8 million pounds ($20 million), 11 million of which is in share awards plus a cash […]

Expat Oil Execs Earn $355k in Iraq

A study by the recruitment consultants Curzon Partnership showed that executives working in Libya or Iraq can expect a total salary of around $354,900. This compares to a total salary to $454,400 a year in Nigeria, representing a 45 percent premium over salary levels in Britain for working abroad. Oil industry executives in Indonesia can […]

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Basra Oil Workers Get 30% Salary Increase

Iraq’s government said it would raise salaries at its southern oil terminals, following threats of a strike that would paralyse oil exports, reports AFP. “The cabinet decided to grant a 30 percent increase in salaries of employees at the oil terminals in Basra and in Khor al-Aamaya” near the southernmost Faw peninsula, government spokesman Ali […]

Iraq to Slash Politicians’ Salaries in Weeks

Iraq’s parliament plans to adopt legislation to cut the pay and benefits of top officials by the end of the month, Speaker Usama al-Nujaifi [al-Najafi] (pictured) has said. According to the report from Bloomberg, parliament will start discussing the matter on April 26 and pass either one law or three separate laws by the end […]

Iraqi Oil Workers Cheapest in the World

Local oil and gas workers in Iraq receive an average salary of nearly $22,000 per annum, the lowest in the sector worldwide. Their foreign counterparts working in Iraq receive $94,800, according to a report from recruitment group Hays Oil & Gas. Globally, oil and gas industry workers make an average of nearly $76,000 per year, […]

Details of Proposed New Ministers’ Salaries

Iraq’s Presidency issued  a draft-law on Monday for the monthly salaries of high-ranking officials and employees, already approved by the Council of Ministers, a copy of which was sent to the Parliament, according to Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The draft-law would set the basic monthly salary of the President and the Prime Minister at 8 […]

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Cabinet Approves Huge Salary Cut for Top Jobs

A governmental legal advisor has said that the Council of Ministers agreed to an 80% reduction in the salaries of the three presidencies, according to a report from AKnews. Other reports say the proposals would cut the salaries of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani and parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi by ‘more than 50 […]