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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Malaysia 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
5,690 MYR
( 68,300 MYR yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Malaysia typically earns around 5,690 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,790 MYR (lowest) to 8,880 MYR (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 Malaysia

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Malaysia range from 2,790 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 8,880 MYR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,810 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,810 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,810 MYR. 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 3,870 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,870 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 7,490 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,490 MYR.

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 3,310 MYR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,250 MYR 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 5,870 MYR 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 7,270 MYR 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 7,780 MYR 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 8,300 MYR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Malaysia

0 - 2 Years
3,310 MYR
2 - 5 Years+29%
4,250 MYR
5 - 10 Years+38%
5,870 MYR
10 - 15 Years+24%
7,270 MYR
15 - 20 Years+7%
7,780 MYR
20+ Years+7%
8,300 MYR
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 4,250 MYR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 5,710 MYR per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,760 MYR per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Malaysia

Certificate or Diploma
4,250 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+34%
5,710 MYR
Master's Degree+53%
8,760 MYR
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 Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(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 Malaysia 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 Malaysia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,880 MYR
5,430 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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.

Malaysia / 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 Malaysia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia 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 Malaysia

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

70% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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 Malaysia

33 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 33 MYR. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Malaysia earns approximately 33 MYR 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 Malaysia
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 2% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assistant Chief Engineer6,400 MYR+12%
Associate Engineer5,190 MYR-9%
Autocad Operator3,850 MYR-32%
Automation Engineer6,170 MYR+8%
Avionic System Support Engineer5,770 MYR+1%
Biochemical Engineer5,390 MYR-5%
BMS Engineer5,610 MYR-1%
Bridge and Lock Tender3,170 MYR-44%
Broadcast Engineer5,630 MYR-1%
CAD Design Engineer5,800 MYR+2%
CAD Designer3,630 MYR-36%
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Ceramics Engineer5,400 MYR-5%
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Commissioning Engineer5,980 MYR+5%
Communications Engineer6,400 MYR+12%
Condition Monitoring Engineer4,950 MYR-13%
Contract Associate Engineer5,490 MYR-4%
Control Systems Engineer5,860 MYR+3%
Controls Engineer5,630 MYR-1%
Controls Software Engineer5,410 MYR-5%
Corrosion Engineer5,620 MYR-1%
Design Engineer5,810 MYR+2%
Drafter3,520 MYR-38%
Drafting Manager6,660 MYR+17%
Drilling Engineer5,690 MYR-0%
Electrical Draughtsman2,850 MYR-50%
Electrical Engineer6,630 MYR+16%
Electrical Engineering Manager8,080 MYR+42%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist6,030 MYR+6%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,040 MYR-47%
Energy Engineer5,950 MYR+5%
Engine Assembler2,570 MYR-55%
Engineer6,130 MYR+8%
Engineering Account Manager6,820 MYR+20%
Engineering Chief Designer6,500 MYR+14%
Engineering Consultant8,240 MYR+45%
Engineering Key Account Manager8,160 MYR+43%
Engineering Lab Technician5,660 MYR-1%
Engineering Planning Manager8,170 MYR+44%
Engineering Production Manager10,100 MYR+77%
Engineering Project Analyst6,900 MYR+21%
Engineering Project Coordinator 6,990 MYR+23%
Engineering Project Director12,400 MYR+120%
Engineering Project Manager8,220 MYR+44%
Engineering Research and Development Manager9,220 MYR+62%
Engineering Safety Coordinator4,550 MYR-20%
Engineering Sales Manager8,100 MYR+42%
Engineering Technician4,550 MYR-20%
Engineering Technologist4,650 MYR-18%
Environmental Engineer5,860 MYR+3%
Equipment Engineer5,620 MYR-1%
Equipment Engineering Manager7,570 MYR+33%
Estimator4,850 MYR-15%
Fabrication Specialist4,030 MYR-29%
Fabricator2,670 MYR-53%
Facade Engineer5,640 MYR-1%
Fiber Analyst3,470 MYR-39%
Field Engineer6,150 MYR+8%
Field Engineering Manager10,300 MYR+81%
Fire Engineer5,950 MYR+5%
Fitter and Turner1,960 MYR-66%
Forestry Strategic Planner6,690 MYR+18%
Generation Engineer6,180 MYR+9%
Genetic Engineer6,370 MYR+12%
Geological Engineer6,280 MYR+10%
Geotechnical Engineer6,050 MYR+6%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,210 MYR-44%
Highway Engineer5,840 MYR+3%
HSE Professional5,720 MYR+0%
HVAC Engineer6,430 MYR+13%
HVAC Supervisor5,620 MYR-1%
Industrial Engineer5,420 MYR-5%
Industrial Engineering Technologist5,700 MYR+0%
Instrument Engineer5,560 MYR-2%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer5,850 MYR+3%
Instrumentation Engineer6,030 MYR+6%
Instrumentation Manager5,620 MYR-1%
Irrigation Engineer5,640 MYR-1%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer6,410 MYR+13%
Locomotive Engineer5,700 MYR+0%
Maintenance Engineer5,610 MYR-1%
Maintenance Fitter2,000 MYR-65%
Maintenance Manager6,080 MYR+7%
Manufacturing Engineer5,930 MYR+4%
Marine Engineer5,770 MYR+1%
Materials Engineer5,800 MYR+2%
Materials Researcher5,560 MYR-2%
Materials Technician4,300 MYR-24%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer6,220 MYR+9%
Mechanical Design Engineer6,300 MYR+11%
Mechanical Designer5,250 MYR-8%
Mechanical Engineer6,490 MYR+14%
Mechanical Engineering Manager7,970 MYR+40%
Mechanical Inspector5,930 MYR+4%
Mechatronics Engineer6,110 MYR+7%
Mining Engineer5,900 MYR+4%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer6,580 MYR+16%
Optical Engineer5,690 MYR-0%
Optical Instrument Assembler3,060 MYR-46%
PCB Assembler2,150 MYR-62%
Photonics Engineer6,240 MYR+10%
Photonics Technician5,250 MYR-8%
Pipeline Engineer5,290 MYR-7%
Piping Designer3,230 MYR-43%
Piping Engineer5,620 MYR-1%
Planning Engineer5,940 MYR+4%
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Principal Cost Engineer5,760 MYR+1%
Principal Engineer5,700 MYR+0%
Principal Support Engineer5,880 MYR+3%
Process Engineer5,560 MYR-2%
Process Operator3,330 MYR-42%
Product Development Engineer6,030 MYR+6%
Product Development Technician4,130 MYR-27%
Product Engineer6,210 MYR+9%
Product Safety Engineer5,490 MYR-4%
Production Engineer5,840 MYR+3%
Project Engineer6,500 MYR+14%
Proposal Manager7,340 MYR+29%
Purchasing Engineer5,180 MYR-9%
Quality Assurance Engineer5,670 MYR-0%
Rail Engineer5,950 MYR+5%
Robotics Engineer6,430 MYR+13%
Robotics Technician4,800 MYR-16%
Safety Engineer6,080 MYR+7%
Safety Inspector4,780 MYR-16%
Safety Manager6,860 MYR+20%
Safety Officer2,950 MYR-48%
Sales Engineer6,550 MYR+15%
Scheduling Engineer5,560 MYR-2%
Service Engineer5,950 MYR+5%
Solar Engineer6,080 MYR+7%
Staff Engineer5,850 MYR+3%
Static Equipment Engineer5,690 MYR-0%
Stationary Engineer5,560 MYR-2%
Stress Engineer5,610 MYR-1%
Structural Analysis Engineer5,510 MYR-3%
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Technical Assistant2,910 MYR-49%
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Technical Support Engineer4,950 MYR-13%
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Test Development Engineer5,740 MYR+1%
Transportation Engineer5,380 MYR-5%
Validation Engineer5,140 MYR-10%
Verification Engineer5,770 MYR+1%
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Wind Energy Operations Manager7,690 MYR+35%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,040 MYR
Ipoh6,270 MYR
Johor Bahru5,830 MYR
Klang5,600 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,660 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,450 MYR
Kuching5,450 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,350 MYR
Shah Alam6,140 MYR
Subang Jaya5,400 MYR

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 Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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