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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
27,300 INR
( 328,000 INR yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in India typically earns around 27,300 INR per month. Salaries range from 13,400 INR (lowest) to 42,600 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Drilling Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Drilling Engineer Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Drilling Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in India range from 13,400 INR per month (minimum salary) to 42,600 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,900 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 27,900 INR while the other half are earning more than 27,900 INR. 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 Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 18,600 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 18,600 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 35,900 INR while 25% are earning more than 35,900 INR.

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

Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Drilling Engineer
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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 Drilling Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Drilling Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 15,900 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,400 INR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 28,100 INR per month, 38% 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, Drilling Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 34,900 INR per month, 24% 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 37,300 INR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 39,800 INR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
15,900 INR
2 - 5 Years+29%
20,400 INR
5 - 10 Years+38%
28,100 INR
10 - 15 Years+24%
34,900 INR
15 - 20 Years+7%
37,300 INR
20+ Years+7%
39,800 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Drilling Engineer(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 Drilling Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Drilling Engineer is 20,400 INR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 27,400 INR per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 42,000 INR per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in India

Certificate or Diploma
20,400 INR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
27,400 INR
Master's Degree+53%
42,000 INR
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 India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(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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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly India Drilling Engineer
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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 Drilling Engineer employees in India earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

28,500 INR
25,500 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Drilling Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Drilling Engineer(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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.

India / 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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. 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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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Drilling Engineer
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A Drilling Engineer is considered to be a low 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Drilling Engineer Average Hourly Wage in India

160 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 160 INR. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in India earns approximately 160 INR 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.

Drilling Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Drilling Engineer and Engineering monthly India
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 1% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer26,800 INR-2%
Assembly Engineering Technician21,600 INR-21%
Assistant Chief Engineer31,400 INR+15%
Associate Engineer25,200 INR-8%
Autocad Operator17,600 INR-36%
Automation Engineer29,900 INR+9%
Avionic System Support Engineer26,600 INR-3%
Biochemical Engineer26,100 INR-4%
BMS Engineer26,100 INR-4%
Bridge and Lock Tender15,200 INR-44%
Broadcast Engineer27,600 INR+1%
CAD Design Engineer29,000 INR+6%
CAD Designer17,600 INR-36%
CAE Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Ceramics Engineer25,700 INR-6%
Civil Engineer29,000 INR+6%
Commissioning Engineer27,300 INR-0%
Communications Engineer30,400 INR+11%
Condition Monitoring Engineer24,200 INR-11%
Contract Associate Engineer26,600 INR-3%
Control Systems Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Controls Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Controls Software Engineer24,700 INR-10%
Corrosion Engineer25,700 INR-6%
Design Engineer28,700 INR+5%
Drafter17,600 INR-36%
Drafting Manager32,300 INR+18%
Drilling Engineer27,300 INR-0%
Electrical Draughtsman14,300 INR-48%
Electrical Engineer30,900 INR+13%
Electrical Engineering Manager40,400 INR+48%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist30,200 INR+11%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler14,700 INR-46%
Energy Engineer29,500 INR+8%
Engine Assembler12,600 INR-54%
Engineer29,700 INR+9%
Engineering Account Manager32,100 INR+18%
Engineering Chief Designer31,800 INR+16%
Engineering Consultant38,000 INR+39%
Engineering Key Account Manager40,400 INR+48%
Engineering Lab Technician26,600 INR-3%
Engineering Planning Manager39,200 INR+44%
Engineering Production Manager49,900 INR+83%
Engineering Project Analyst32,800 INR+20%
Engineering Project Coordinator 32,500 INR+19%
Engineering Project Director57,000 INR+110%
Engineering Project Manager39,400 INR+44%
Engineering Research and Development Manager45,100 INR+65%
Engineering Safety Coordinator21,900 INR-20%
Engineering Sales Manager38,500 INR+41%
Engineering Technician21,900 INR-20%
Engineering Technologist21,900 INR-20%
Environmental Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Equipment Engineer25,700 INR-6%
Equipment Engineering Manager37,100 INR+36%
Estimator24,200 INR-11%
Fabrication Specialist20,000 INR-27%
Fabricator12,800 INR-53%
Facade Engineer27,300 INR-0%
Fiber Analyst16,200 INR-41%
Field Engineer29,200 INR+7%
Field Engineering Manager47,500 INR+74%
Fire Engineer28,300 INR+4%
Fitter and Turner9,030 INR-67%
Forestry Strategic Planner32,800 INR+20%
Generation Engineer28,500 INR+4%
Genetic Engineer30,900 INR+13%
Geological Engineer29,000 INR+6%
Geotechnical Engineer29,900 INR+9%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic15,000 INR-45%
Highway Engineer28,000 INR+3%
HSE Professional26,100 INR-4%
HVAC Engineer29,900 INR+9%
HVAC Supervisor25,700 INR-6%
Industrial Engineer27,100 INR-1%
Industrial Engineering Technologist27,100 INR-1%
Instrument Engineer27,800 INR+2%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer27,800 INR+2%
Instrumentation Engineer27,800 INR+2%
Instrumentation Manager27,800 INR+2%
Irrigation Engineer27,300 INR-0%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer30,200 INR+11%
Locomotive Engineer27,100 INR-1%
Maintenance Engineer26,400 INR-3%
Maintenance Fitter9,980 INR-63%
Maintenance Manager28,000 INR+3%
Manufacturing Engineer27,100 INR-1%
Marine Engineer28,300 INR+4%
Materials Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Materials Researcher26,100 INR-4%
Materials Technician20,400 INR-25%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer30,200 INR+11%
Mechanical Design Engineer29,900 INR+9%
Mechanical Designer24,200 INR-11%
Mechanical Engineer29,900 INR+9%
Mechanical Engineering Manager39,400 INR+44%
Mechanical Inspector27,100 INR-1%
Mechatronics Engineer29,900 INR+9%
Mining Engineer28,000 INR+3%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer30,600 INR+12%
Optical Engineer27,300 INR-0%
Optical Instrument Assembler14,300 INR-48%
PCB Assembler10,200 INR-63%
Photonics Engineer30,900 INR+13%
Photonics Technician25,200 INR-8%
Pipeline Engineer25,700 INR-6%
Piping Designer15,200 INR-44%
Piping Engineer25,700 INR-6%
Planning Engineer28,500 INR+4%
Pressure Vessel Inspector13,300 INR-51%
Principal Cost Engineer28,500 INR+4%
Principal Engineer28,500 INR+4%
Principal Support Engineer28,500 INR+4%
Process Engineer27,800 INR+2%
Process Operator16,600 INR-39%
Product Development Engineer29,200 INR+7%
Product Development Technician20,400 INR-25%
Product Engineer29,200 INR+7%
Product Safety Engineer26,600 INR-3%
Production Engineer28,000 INR+3%
Project Engineer29,700 INR+9%
Proposal Manager36,300 INR+33%
Purchasing Engineer25,900 INR-5%
Quality Assurance Engineer27,800 INR+2%
Rail Engineer28,300 INR+4%
Robotics Engineer31,800 INR+16%
Robotics Technician23,000 INR-16%
Safety Engineer28,000 INR+3%
Safety Inspector21,900 INR-20%
Safety Manager33,300 INR+22%
Safety Officer14,700 INR-46%
Sales Engineer29,900 INR+9%
Scheduling Engineer25,700 INR-6%
Service Engineer29,500 INR+8%
Solar Engineer30,400 INR+11%
Staff Engineer27,800 INR+2%
Static Equipment Engineer27,300 INR-0%
Stationary Engineer25,400 INR-7%
Stress Engineer26,100 INR-4%
Structural Analysis Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Structural Designer24,700 INR-10%
Structural Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Structural Technician18,100 INR-34%
Supply Chain Specialist27,600 INR+1%
Surveyor21,100 INR-23%
Technical Affairs Officer14,300 INR-48%
Technical Assistant14,300 INR-48%
Technical Engineer24,200 INR-11%
Technical Support Engineer24,200 INR-11%
Tender Engineer25,200 INR-8%
Test Development Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Transportation Engineer26,600 INR-3%
Validation Engineer25,200 INR-8%
Verification Engineer26,600 INR-3%
Wastewater Engineer27,600 INR+1%
Wind Energy Engineer28,500 INR+4%
Wind Energy Operations Manager37,300 INR+37%
Work Planner19,700 INR-28%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra25,900 INR
Ahmadabad31,400 INR
Bangalore30,000 INR
Bhopal28,500 INR
Chennai28,900 INR
Coimbatore27,100 INR
Delhi30,100 INR
Ghaziabad25,200 INR
Hyderabad31,100 INR
Indore27,200 INR
Jaipur29,100 INR
Kanpur28,600 INR
Kolkata30,100 INR
Lucknow27,700 INR
Ludhiana25,200 INR
Madurai24,300 INR
Mumbai30,700 INR
Nagpur27,800 INR
Patna25,000 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad27,800 INR
Pune30,100 INR
Surat29,300 INR
Vadodara26,800 INR
Visakhapatnam27,700 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands24,000 INR
Andhra Pradesh29,700 INR
Arunachal Pradesh26,400 INR
Assam29,000 INR
Bihar34,300 INR
Chandigarh24,600 INR
Chhatisgarh27,700 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli24,400 INR
Daman & Diu22,900 INR
Delhi29,000 INR
Goa25,200 INR
Gujarat32,400 INR
Haryana28,500 INR
Himachal Pradesh26,200 INR
Jammu & Kashmir28,400 INR
Jharkhand29,500 INR
Karnataka32,400 INR
Kerala29,700 INR
Lakshadweep22,100 INR
Madhya Pradesh32,500 INR
Maharashtra31,700 INR
Manipur27,400 INR
Meghalaya26,000 INR
Mizoram26,000 INR
Nagaland26,100 INR
Orissa29,100 INR
Pondicherry25,700 INR
Punjab28,500 INR
Rajasthan32,900 INR
Sikkim24,100 INR
Tamil Nadu33,100 INR
Tripura27,100 INR
Uttar Pradesh34,000 INR
Uttaranchal26,600 INR
West Bengal31,800 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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