A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Macao typically earns around 6,260 MOP per month. Salaries range from 2,880 MOP (lowest) to 9,960 MOP (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 Macao range from 2,880 MOP per month (minimum salary) to 9,960 MOP per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,760 MOP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,760 MOP while the other half are earning more than 6,760 MOP. 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 4,340 MOP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,340 MOP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 9,030 MOP while 25% are earning more than 9,030 MOP.
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 3,270 MOP per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,370 MOP 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 6,460 MOP per month, 48% 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 7,870 MOP 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 8,580 MOP 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 9,290 MOP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|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 3,730 MOP per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,850 MOP per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,820 MOP per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Macao costs anywhere from 37,300 Pataca(s) to 112,000 Pataca(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 Macao earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Macao are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Macao 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.
84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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.
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 0% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||6,320 MOP||+1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||5,320 MOP||-15%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||7,160 MOP||+14%|
|Associate Engineer||5,880 MOP||-6%|
|Autocad Operator||4,320 MOP||-31%|
|Automation Engineer||6,950 MOP||+11%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||6,150 MOP||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||5,980 MOP||-5%|
|BMS Engineer||6,030 MOP||-4%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||3,630 MOP||-42%|
|Broadcast Engineer||6,550 MOP||+5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||7,000 MOP||+12%|
|CAD Designer||4,360 MOP||-30%|
|CAE Engineer||6,860 MOP||+10%|
|Ceramics Engineer||6,020 MOP||-4%|
|Civil Engineer||6,980 MOP||+11%|
|Commissioning Engineer||6,330 MOP||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||7,420 MOP||+18%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||5,530 MOP||-12%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||6,090 MOP||-3%|
|Control Systems Engineer||6,870 MOP||+10%|
|Controls Engineer||6,820 MOP||+9%|
|Controls Software Engineer||5,720 MOP||-9%|
|Corrosion Engineer||6,310 MOP||+1%|
|Design Engineer||7,100 MOP||+13%|
|Drafting Manager||7,700 MOP||+23%|
|Drilling Engineer||6,260 MOP||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||3,380 MOP||-46%|
|Electrical Engineer||7,270 MOP||+16%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||9,760 MOP||+56%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||7,290 MOP||+16%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,650 MOP||-42%|
|Energy Engineer||7,130 MOP||+14%|
|Engine Assembler||2,930 MOP||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||7,690 MOP||+23%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||7,720 MOP||+23%|
|Engineering Consultant||9,330 MOP||+49%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||9,390 MOP||+50%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||6,380 MOP||+2%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||9,170 MOP||+46%|
|Engineering Production Manager||11,400 MOP||+82%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||7,690 MOP||+23%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||7,660 MOP||+22%|
|Engineering Project Director||14,000 MOP||+120%|
|Engineering Project Manager||9,610 MOP||+53%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||10,500 MOP||+68%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||5,220 MOP||-17%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||9,210 MOP||+47%|
|Engineering Technician||5,320 MOP||-15%|
|Engineering Technologist||5,030 MOP||-20%|
|Environmental Engineer||6,340 MOP||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||6,070 MOP||-3%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||8,990 MOP||+44%|
|Fabrication Specialist||4,830 MOP||-23%|
|Facade Engineer||6,380 MOP||+2%|
|Fiber Analyst||3,960 MOP||-37%|
|Field Engineer||7,270 MOP||+16%|
|Field Engineering Manager||11,000 MOP||+76%|
|Fire Engineer||7,040 MOP||+12%|
|Fitter and Turner||2,090 MOP||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||8,110 MOP||+29%|
|Generation Engineer||7,140 MOP||+14%|
|Genetic Engineer||7,660 MOP||+22%|
|Geological Engineer||6,840 MOP||+9%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,110 MOP||+14%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,740 MOP||-40%|
|Highway Engineer||6,830 MOP||+9%|
|HSE Professional||6,050 MOP||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||7,480 MOP||+19%|
|HVAC Supervisor||6,310 MOP||+1%|
|Industrial Engineer||6,290 MOP||+0%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||6,220 MOP||-1%|
|Instrument Engineer||6,320 MOP||+1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||6,650 MOP||+6%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||6,960 MOP||+11%|
|Instrumentation Manager||6,330 MOP||+1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||6,510 MOP||+4%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||7,380 MOP||+18%|
|Locomotive Engineer||6,610 MOP||+6%|
|Maintenance Engineer||6,450 MOP||+3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,360 MOP||-62%|
|Maintenance Manager||6,610 MOP||+6%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||6,790 MOP||+8%|
|Marine Engineer||6,590 MOP||+5%|
|Materials Engineer||6,590 MOP||+5%|
|Materials Researcher||6,020 MOP||-4%|
|Materials Technician||5,080 MOP||-19%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||7,330 MOP||+17%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||6,880 MOP||+10%|
|Mechanical Designer||5,720 MOP||-9%|
|Mechanical Engineer||7,350 MOP||+17%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||8,980 MOP||+43%|
|Mechanical Inspector||6,400 MOP||+2%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||7,260 MOP||+16%|
|Mining Engineer||6,710 MOP||+7%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||7,360 MOP||+18%|
|Optical Engineer||6,650 MOP||+6%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||3,560 MOP||-43%|
|PCB Assembler||2,400 MOP||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||7,480 MOP||+19%|
|Photonics Technician||6,250 MOP||-0%|
|Pipeline Engineer||6,110 MOP||-2%|
|Piping Designer||3,720 MOP||-41%|
|Piping Engineer||6,430 MOP||+3%|
|Planning Engineer||7,080 MOP||+13%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||3,270 MOP||-48%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||6,770 MOP||+8%|
|Principal Engineer||6,480 MOP||+3%|
|Principal Support Engineer||6,660 MOP||+6%|
|Process Engineer||6,850 MOP||+9%|
|Process Operator||3,860 MOP||-38%|
|Product Development Engineer||6,680 MOP||+7%|
|Product Development Technician||4,850 MOP||-23%|
|Product Engineer||6,870 MOP||+10%|
|Product Safety Engineer||6,600 MOP||+5%|
|Production Engineer||6,960 MOP||+11%|
|Project Engineer||7,160 MOP||+14%|
|Proposal Manager||8,800 MOP||+41%|
|Purchasing Engineer||6,130 MOP||-2%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||6,880 MOP||+10%|
|Rail Engineer||6,490 MOP||+4%|
|Robotics Engineer||7,860 MOP||+25%|
|Robotics Technician||5,280 MOP||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||6,610 MOP||+6%|
|Safety Inspector||5,060 MOP||-19%|
|Safety Manager||7,770 MOP||+24%|
|Safety Officer||3,350 MOP||-47%|
|Sales Engineer||7,510 MOP||+20%|
|Scheduling Engineer||6,420 MOP||+3%|
|Service Engineer||6,990 MOP||+12%|
|Solar Engineer||6,910 MOP||+10%|
|Staff Engineer||6,920 MOP||+10%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||6,260 MOP||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||6,130 MOP||-2%|
|Stress Engineer||6,280 MOP||+0%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||6,790 MOP||+8%|
|Structural Designer||5,640 MOP||-10%|
|Structural Engineer||6,300 MOP||+1%|
|Structural Technician||4,240 MOP||-32%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||6,660 MOP||+6%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,470 MOP||-45%|
|Technical Assistant||3,390 MOP||-46%|
|Technical Engineer||5,730 MOP||-9%|
|Technical Support Engineer||5,530 MOP||-12%|
|Tender Engineer||6,130 MOP||-2%|
|Test Development Engineer||6,450 MOP||+3%|
|Transportation Engineer||6,440 MOP||+3%|
|Validation Engineer||6,110 MOP||-2%|
|Verification Engineer||6,150 MOP||-2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||6,910 MOP||+10%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||7,030 MOP||+12%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||8,530 MOP||+36%|
|Work Planner||4,740 MOP||-24%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Macao earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.