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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Mongolia 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Mongolia?

Average Monthly Salary
1,750,000 MNT
( 21,100,000 MNT yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Mongolia typically earns around 1,750,000 MNT per month. Salaries range from 913,000 MNT (lowest) to 2,690,000 MNT (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 Mongolia

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Mongolia range from 913,000 MNT per month (minimum salary) to 2,690,000 MNT per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,680,000 MNT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,680,000 MNT while the other half are earning more than 1,680,000 MNT. 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 1,170,000 MNT while 75% of them are earning more than 1,170,000 MNT. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,100,000 MNT while 25% are earning more than 2,100,000 MNT.

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 1,040,000 MNT per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,390,000 MNT 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 1,810,000 MNT per month, 30% 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 2,190,000 MNT 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 2,390,000 MNT 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 2,520,000 MNT per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Mongolia

0 - 2 Years
1,040,000 MNT
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,390,000 MNT
5 - 10 Years+30%
1,810,000 MNT
10 - 15 Years+21%
2,190,000 MNT
15 - 20 Years+9%
2,390,000 MNT
20+ Years+5%
2,520,000 MNT
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 1,230,000 MNT per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,870,000 MNT per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,650,000 MNT per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Mongolia

Certificate or Diploma
1,230,000 MNT
Bachelor's Degree+52%
1,870,000 MNT
Master's Degree+42%
2,650,000 MNT
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 Mongolia costs anywhere from 9,750,000 Tugrik(s) to 29,300,000 Tugrik(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

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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 Mongolia earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,820,000 MNT
1,710,000 MNT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mongolia for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mongolia

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Mongolia 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.

Mongolia / 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 Mongolia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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.

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 Mongolia

10,100 MNT per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mongolia is 10,100 MNT. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Mongolia earns approximately 10,100 MNT 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

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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 7% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assistant Chief Engineer1,880,000 MNT+7%
Associate Engineer1,620,000 MNT-8%
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CAD Designer1,110,000 MNT-37%
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Commissioning Engineer1,760,000 MNT+0%
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Condition Monitoring Engineer1,450,000 MNT-17%
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Control Systems Engineer1,620,000 MNT-8%
Controls Engineer1,720,000 MNT-2%
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Corrosion Engineer1,620,000 MNT-8%
Design Engineer1,770,000 MNT+1%
Drafter1,040,000 MNT-41%
Drafting Manager1,990,000 MNT+13%
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Electrical Draughtsman895,000 MNT-49%
Electrical Engineer1,880,000 MNT+7%
Electrical Engineering Manager2,560,000 MNT+46%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist1,820,000 MNT+4%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler927,000 MNT-47%
Energy Engineer1,800,000 MNT+3%
Engine Assembler761,000 MNT-57%
Engineer1,780,000 MNT+1%
Engineering Account Manager2,040,000 MNT+16%
Engineering Chief Designer1,960,000 MNT+12%
Engineering Consultant2,260,000 MNT+29%
Engineering Key Account Manager2,540,000 MNT+45%
Engineering Lab Technician1,700,000 MNT-3%
Engineering Planning Manager2,300,000 MNT+31%
Engineering Production Manager3,100,000 MNT+77%
Engineering Project Analyst1,950,000 MNT+11%
Engineering Project Coordinator 2,080,000 MNT+19%
Engineering Project Director3,400,000 MNT+94%
Engineering Project Manager2,360,000 MNT+34%
Engineering Research and Development Manager2,730,000 MNT+56%
Engineering Safety Coordinator1,360,000 MNT-23%
Engineering Sales Manager2,310,000 MNT+32%
Engineering Technician1,310,000 MNT-25%
Engineering Technologist1,300,000 MNT-26%
Environmental Engineer1,720,000 MNT-2%
Equipment Engineer1,510,000 MNT-14%
Equipment Engineering Manager2,280,000 MNT+30%
Estimator1,450,000 MNT-17%
Fabrication Specialist1,280,000 MNT-27%
Fabricator777,000 MNT-56%
Facade Engineer1,670,000 MNT-5%
Fiber Analyst951,000 MNT-46%
Field Engineer1,880,000 MNT+7%
Field Engineering Manager2,890,000 MNT+65%
Fire Engineer1,820,000 MNT+4%
Fitter and Turner549,000 MNT-69%
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Generation Engineer1,720,000 MNT-2%
Genetic Engineer1,940,000 MNT+11%
Geological Engineer1,870,000 MNT+7%
Geotechnical Engineer1,900,000 MNT+8%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic891,000 MNT-49%
Highway Engineer1,680,000 MNT-4%
HSE Professional1,690,000 MNT-4%
HVAC Engineer1,870,000 MNT+7%
HVAC Supervisor1,550,000 MNT-12%
Industrial Engineer1,600,000 MNT-9%
Industrial Engineering Technologist1,590,000 MNT-9%
Instrument Engineer1,710,000 MNT-3%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer1,750,000 MNT-0%
Instrumentation Engineer1,760,000 MNT+0%
Instrumentation Manager1,730,000 MNT-1%
Irrigation Engineer1,690,000 MNT-4%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer1,850,000 MNT+5%
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Maintenance Engineer1,700,000 MNT-3%
Maintenance Fitter596,000 MNT-66%
Maintenance Manager1,720,000 MNT-2%
Manufacturing Engineer1,650,000 MNT-6%
Marine Engineer1,800,000 MNT+3%
Materials Engineer1,650,000 MNT-6%
Materials Researcher1,550,000 MNT-12%
Materials Technician1,310,000 MNT-25%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer1,790,000 MNT+2%
Mechanical Design Engineer1,760,000 MNT+0%
Mechanical Designer1,490,000 MNT-15%
Mechanical Engineer1,870,000 MNT+7%
Mechanical Engineering Manager2,330,000 MNT+33%
Mechanical Inspector1,680,000 MNT-4%
Mechatronics Engineer1,750,000 MNT-0%
Mining Engineer1,770,000 MNT+1%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer1,970,000 MNT+12%
Optical Engineer1,640,000 MNT-7%
Optical Instrument Assembler892,000 MNT-49%
PCB Assembler607,000 MNT-65%
Photonics Engineer1,880,000 MNT+7%
Photonics Technician1,600,000 MNT-9%
Pipeline Engineer1,500,000 MNT-15%
Piping Designer932,000 MNT-47%
Piping Engineer1,640,000 MNT-7%
Planning Engineer1,730,000 MNT-1%
Pressure Vessel Inspector801,000 MNT-54%
Principal Cost Engineer1,810,000 MNT+3%
Principal Engineer1,750,000 MNT-0%
Principal Support Engineer1,830,000 MNT+4%
Process Engineer1,690,000 MNT-4%
Process Operator982,000 MNT-44%
Product Development Engineer1,860,000 MNT+6%
Product Development Technician1,300,000 MNT-26%
Product Engineer1,750,000 MNT-0%
Product Safety Engineer1,670,000 MNT-5%
Production Engineer1,700,000 MNT-3%
Project Engineer1,860,000 MNT+6%
Proposal Manager2,330,000 MNT+33%
Purchasing Engineer1,630,000 MNT-7%
Quality Assurance Engineer1,650,000 MNT-6%
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Robotics Technician1,480,000 MNT-16%
Safety Engineer1,810,000 MNT+3%
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Safety Manager2,030,000 MNT+16%
Safety Officer906,000 MNT-48%
Sales Engineer1,910,000 MNT+9%
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Service Engineer1,780,000 MNT+1%
Solar Engineer1,870,000 MNT+7%
Staff Engineer1,790,000 MNT+2%
Static Equipment Engineer1,750,000 MNT-0%
Stationary Engineer1,590,000 MNT-9%
Stress Engineer1,680,000 MNT-4%
Structural Analysis Engineer1,680,000 MNT-4%
Structural Designer1,550,000 MNT-12%
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Structural Technician1,080,000 MNT-38%
Supply Chain Specialist1,660,000 MNT-5%
Surveyor1,350,000 MNT-23%
Technical Affairs Officer888,000 MNT-49%
Technical Assistant914,000 MNT-48%
Technical Engineer1,500,000 MNT-15%
Technical Support Engineer1,450,000 MNT-17%
Tender Engineer1,510,000 MNT-14%
Test Development Engineer1,700,000 MNT-3%
Transportation Engineer1,620,000 MNT-8%
Validation Engineer1,480,000 MNT-16%
Verification Engineer1,700,000 MNT-3%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ulan Bator1,770,000 MNT

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 Mongolia earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
1,810,000 MNT
Public Sector+17%
2,130,000 MNT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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