A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Luxembourg typically earns around 4,310 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,240 EUR (lowest) to 6,600 EUR (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 salaries in Luxembourg range from 2,240 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,600 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,140 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,140 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,140 EUR. 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 Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,870 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,870 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,150 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,150 EUR.
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 Drilling Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Drilling Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,550 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,420 EUR 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 4,440 EUR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Drilling Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,380 EUR 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 5,880 EUR 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 6,180 EUR 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 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 3,030 EUR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,600 EUR per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,510 EUR per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Luxembourg costs anywhere from 24,600 Euro(s) to 73,700 Euro(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 Drilling Engineer employees in Luxembourg earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Luxembourg are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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 Luxembourg 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.
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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 Drilling Engineer is 4% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
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|Acoustics Engineer||4,340 EUR||+1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||3,330 EUR||-23%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,950 EUR||+15%|
|Associate Engineer||4,070 EUR||-6%|
|Autocad Operator||2,710 EUR||-37%|
|Automation Engineer||4,610 EUR||+7%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||4,200 EUR||-3%|
|Biochemical Engineer||4,230 EUR||-2%|
|BMS Engineer||4,020 EUR||-7%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||2,280 EUR||-47%|
|Broadcast Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||4,580 EUR||+6%|
|CAD Designer||2,840 EUR||-34%|
|CAE Engineer||4,460 EUR||+3%|
|Ceramics Engineer||4,150 EUR||-4%|
|Civil Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||4,200 EUR||-3%|
|Communications Engineer||4,920 EUR||+14%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,830 EUR||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||4,310 EUR||-0%|
|Control Systems Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Controls Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||4,000 EUR||-7%|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,950 EUR||-8%|
|Design Engineer||4,420 EUR||+2%|
|Drafting Manager||5,230 EUR||+21%|
|Drilling Engineer||4,310 EUR||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,250 EUR||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||5,000 EUR||+16%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||6,060 EUR||+41%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||4,760 EUR||+10%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||2,380 EUR||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||4,770 EUR||+11%|
|Engine Assembler||1,890 EUR||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||5,060 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,770 EUR||+11%|
|Engineering Consultant||6,000 EUR||+39%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||6,220 EUR||+44%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||4,200 EUR||-3%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,880 EUR||+36%|
|Engineering Production Manager||8,070 EUR||+87%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||5,050 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||5,010 EUR||+16%|
|Engineering Project Director||9,000 EUR||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||5,910 EUR||+37%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||6,770 EUR||+57%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||3,280 EUR||-24%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||6,230 EUR||+44%|
|Engineering Technician||3,280 EUR||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||3,280 EUR||-24%|
|Environmental Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||4,150 EUR||-4%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,560 EUR||+29%|
|Fabrication Specialist||3,070 EUR||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||4,200 EUR||-3%|
|Fiber Analyst||2,490 EUR||-42%|
|Field Engineer||4,500 EUR||+4%|
|Field Engineering Manager||7,500 EUR||+74%|
|Fire Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Fitter and Turner||1,430 EUR||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||4,920 EUR||+14%|
|Generation Engineer||4,280 EUR||-1%|
|Genetic Engineer||5,000 EUR||+16%|
|Geological Engineer||4,580 EUR||+6%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||4,840 EUR||+12%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||2,420 EUR||-44%|
|Highway Engineer||4,200 EUR||-3%|
|HSE Professional||4,020 EUR||-7%|
|HVAC Engineer||4,610 EUR||+7%|
|HVAC Supervisor||4,150 EUR||-4%|
|Industrial Engineer||4,280 EUR||-1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||4,380 EUR||+2%|
|Instrument Engineer||4,390 EUR||+2%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||4,280 EUR||-1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||4,390 EUR||+2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||4,500 EUR||+4%|
|Irrigation Engineer||4,420 EUR||+2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||4,760 EUR||+10%|
|Locomotive Engineer||4,380 EUR||+2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,950 EUR||-8%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,500 EUR||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||4,200 EUR||-3%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,170 EUR||-3%|
|Marine Engineer||4,460 EUR||+3%|
|Materials Engineer||4,460 EUR||+3%|
|Materials Researcher||3,920 EUR||-9%|
|Materials Technician||3,140 EUR||-27%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||4,880 EUR||+13%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||4,840 EUR||+12%|
|Mechanical Designer||3,630 EUR||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||4,490 EUR||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||6,070 EUR||+41%|
|Mechanical Inspector||4,170 EUR||-3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||4,730 EUR||+10%|
|Mining Engineer||4,310 EUR||-0%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||4,960 EUR||+15%|
|Optical Engineer||4,100 EUR||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,190 EUR||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||1,570 EUR||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||5,000 EUR||+16%|
|Photonics Technician||3,780 EUR||-12%|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,950 EUR||-8%|
|Piping Designer||2,400 EUR||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||4,150 EUR||-4%|
|Planning Engineer||4,500 EUR||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||2,150 EUR||-50%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||4,610 EUR||+7%|
|Principal Engineer||4,500 EUR||+4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||4,610 EUR||+7%|
|Process Engineer||4,170 EUR||-3%|
|Process Operator||2,630 EUR||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||4,500 EUR||+4%|
|Product Development Technician||3,310 EUR||-23%|
|Product Engineer||4,610 EUR||+7%|
|Product Safety Engineer||4,310 EUR||-0%|
|Production Engineer||4,430 EUR||+3%|
|Project Engineer||4,800 EUR||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||5,590 EUR||+30%|
|Purchasing Engineer||4,090 EUR||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,170 EUR||-3%|
|Rail Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||4,900 EUR||+14%|
|Robotics Technician||3,640 EUR||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||4,430 EUR||+3%|
|Safety Inspector||3,360 EUR||-22%|
|Safety Manager||5,120 EUR||+19%|
|Safety Officer||2,330 EUR||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||4,840 EUR||+12%|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,850 EUR||-11%|
|Service Engineer||4,530 EUR||+5%|
|Solar Engineer||4,800 EUR||+11%|
|Staff Engineer||4,280 EUR||-1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||4,310 EUR||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||4,110 EUR||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||4,230 EUR||-2%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||4,130 EUR||-4%|
|Structural Designer||3,710 EUR||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||4,240 EUR||-2%|
|Structural Technician||2,850 EUR||-34%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,190 EUR||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||2,140 EUR||-50%|
|Technical Engineer||3,730 EUR||-14%|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,830 EUR||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||3,780 EUR||-12%|
|Test Development Engineer||4,350 EUR||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||4,310 EUR||-0%|
|Validation Engineer||3,980 EUR||-8%|
|Verification Engineer||3,990 EUR||-7%|
|Wastewater Engineer||4,460 EUR||+3%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||4,500 EUR||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||6,030 EUR||+40%|
|Work Planner||3,190 EUR||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Luxembourg earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.