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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Macedonia 2021

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Macedonia?


Average Monthly Salary
40,900 MKD
( 491,000 MKD yearly)

LOW
20,000
MKD
AVERAGE
40,900
MKD
HIGH
63,800
MKD

A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Macedonia typically earns around 40,900 MKD per month. Salaries range from 20,000 MKD (lowest) to 63,800 MKD (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 Macedonia

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Macedonia range from 20,000 MKD per month (minimum salary) to 63,800 MKD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 41,700 MKD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 41,700 MKD while the other half are earning more than 41,700 MKD. 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 27,800 MKD while 75% of them are earning more than 27,800 MKD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 53,800 MKD while 25% are earning more than 53,800 MKD.


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?

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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 23,800 MKD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 30,500 MKD 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 42,100 MKD 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 52,200 MKD 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 55,900 MKD 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 59,600 MKD per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Macedonia

0 - 2 Years
23,800 MKD
2 - 5 Years+29%
30,500 MKD
5 - 10 Years+38%
42,100 MKD
10 - 15 Years+24%
52,200 MKD
15 - 20 Years+7%
55,900 MKD
20+ Years+7%
59,600 MKD
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 30,500 MKD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 41,000 MKD per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 62,900 MKD per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Macedonia

Certificate or Diploma
30,500 MKD
Bachelor's Degree+34%
41,000 MKD
Master's Degree+53%
62,900 MKD
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 Macedonia costs anywhere from 230,000 Denar(s) to 689,000 Denar(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 Macedonia 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 Macedonia earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
42,000 MKD
Female-6%
39,500 MKD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Macedonia for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Macedonia

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Macedonia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Macedonia / 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 Macedonia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Macedonia 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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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Macedonia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Macedonia 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.

87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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
13%
No Bonus
87%

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.

Drilling Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Macedonia


240 MKD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Macedonia is 240 MKD. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Macedonia earns approximately 240 MKD 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 Macedonia
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 5% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Fabricator18,400 MKD-55%
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Fiber Analyst23,200 MKD-43%
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Mechanical Inspector39,900 MKD-2%
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Optical Instrument Assembler21,300 MKD-48%
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Photonics Engineer45,500 MKD+11%
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Pipeline Engineer38,400 MKD-6%
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Project Engineer43,400 MKD+6%
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Test Development Engineer38,800 MKD-5%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Skopje44,500 MKD

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 Macedonia earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,200 MKD
Public Sector+11%
47,800 MKD
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