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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Morocco 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Morocco?

Average Monthly Salary
17,000 MAD
( 204,000 MAD yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Morocco typically earns around 17,000 MAD per month. Salaries range from 8,830 MAD (lowest) to 26,000 MAD (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 Morocco

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Morocco range from 8,830 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 26,000 MAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 16,300 MAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 16,300 MAD while the other half are earning more than 16,300 MAD. 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 11,300 MAD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,300 MAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 20,300 MAD while 25% are earning more than 20,300 MAD.

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 10,000 MAD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 13,500 MAD 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 17,500 MAD 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 21,200 MAD 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 23,100 MAD 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 24,300 MAD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Morocco

0 - 2 Years
10,000 MAD
2 - 5 Years+34%
13,500 MAD
5 - 10 Years+30%
17,500 MAD
10 - 15 Years+21%
21,200 MAD
15 - 20 Years+9%
23,100 MAD
20+ Years+5%
24,300 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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 11,900 MAD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 18,100 MAD per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 25,600 MAD per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Morocco

Certificate or Diploma
11,900 MAD
Bachelor's Degree+52%
18,100 MAD
Master's Degree+42%
25,600 MAD
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 Morocco costs anywhere from 97,100 Moroccan Dirham(s) to 291,000 Moroccan Dirham(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 Morocco earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

18,100 MAD
16,200 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Morocco for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Morocco

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Morocco 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.

Morocco / 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 Morocco is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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 Morocco

98 MAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Morocco is 98 MAD. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Morocco earns approximately 98 MAD 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 4% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assistant Chief Engineer19,800 MAD+17%
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Autocad Operator10,600 MAD-38%
Automation Engineer17,700 MAD+4%
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BMS Engineer16,700 MAD-2%
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Ceramics Engineer15,300 MAD-10%
Civil Engineer18,100 MAD+7%
Commissioning Engineer17,100 MAD+1%
Communications Engineer18,900 MAD+11%
Condition Monitoring Engineer15,300 MAD-10%
Contract Associate Engineer15,900 MAD-6%
Control Systems Engineer16,500 MAD-3%
Controls Engineer17,100 MAD+1%
Controls Software Engineer15,500 MAD-9%
Corrosion Engineer15,500 MAD-9%
Design Engineer17,100 MAD+1%
Drafter10,400 MAD-39%
Drafting Manager20,000 MAD+18%
Drilling Engineer17,000 MAD+0%
Electrical Draughtsman8,610 MAD-49%
Electrical Engineer18,200 MAD+7%
Electrical Engineering Manager24,900 MAD+47%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist18,600 MAD+10%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler8,590 MAD-49%
Energy Engineer17,100 MAD+1%
Engine Assembler7,330 MAD-57%
Engineer17,300 MAD+2%
Engineering Account Manager20,400 MAD+20%
Engineering Chief Designer19,300 MAD+14%
Engineering Consultant24,300 MAD+43%
Engineering Key Account Manager24,900 MAD+47%
Engineering Lab Technician16,900 MAD-0%
Engineering Planning Manager24,800 MAD+46%
Engineering Production Manager30,200 MAD+78%
Engineering Project Analyst19,600 MAD+15%
Engineering Project Coordinator 19,100 MAD+13%
Engineering Project Director36,400 MAD+110%
Engineering Project Manager23,500 MAD+38%
Engineering Research and Development Manager26,300 MAD+55%
Engineering Safety Coordinator12,800 MAD-25%
Engineering Sales Manager23,500 MAD+38%
Engineering Technician13,000 MAD-23%
Engineering Technologist13,400 MAD-21%
Environmental Engineer16,900 MAD-0%
Equipment Engineer16,400 MAD-3%
Equipment Engineering Manager22,500 MAD+33%
Estimator14,600 MAD-14%
Fabrication Specialist11,600 MAD-32%
Fabricator7,810 MAD-54%
Facade Engineer16,600 MAD-2%
Fiber Analyst9,900 MAD-42%
Field Engineer18,500 MAD+9%
Field Engineering Manager28,600 MAD+68%
Fire Engineer17,900 MAD+5%
Fitter and Turner5,430 MAD-68%
Forestry Strategic Planner20,300 MAD+20%
Generation Engineer16,800 MAD-1%
Genetic Engineer18,000 MAD+6%
Geological Engineer17,800 MAD+5%
Geotechnical Engineer18,900 MAD+11%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic9,350 MAD-45%
Highway Engineer16,700 MAD-2%
HSE Professional16,400 MAD-3%
HVAC Engineer18,700 MAD+10%
HVAC Supervisor15,500 MAD-9%
Industrial Engineer16,000 MAD-6%
Industrial Engineering Technologist15,900 MAD-6%
Instrument Engineer16,100 MAD-5%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer17,000 MAD+0%
Instrumentation Engineer16,400 MAD-3%
Instrumentation Manager16,800 MAD-1%
Irrigation Engineer16,900 MAD-0%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer17,700 MAD+4%
Locomotive Engineer16,900 MAD-0%
Maintenance Engineer15,500 MAD-9%
Maintenance Fitter6,030 MAD-64%
Maintenance Manager17,200 MAD+1%
Manufacturing Engineer16,700 MAD-2%
Marine Engineer16,500 MAD-3%
Materials Engineer16,800 MAD-1%
Materials Researcher16,000 MAD-6%
Materials Technician13,000 MAD-23%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer19,100 MAD+13%
Mechanical Design Engineer17,500 MAD+3%
Mechanical Designer14,900 MAD-12%
Mechanical Engineer19,100 MAD+13%
Mechanical Engineering Manager23,900 MAD+41%
Mechanical Inspector17,300 MAD+2%
Mechatronics Engineer18,200 MAD+7%
Mining Engineer17,100 MAD+1%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer18,400 MAD+8%
Optical Engineer16,300 MAD-4%
Optical Instrument Assembler8,910 MAD-48%
PCB Assembler6,110 MAD-64%
Photonics Engineer17,900 MAD+5%
Photonics Technician15,300 MAD-10%
Pipeline Engineer15,900 MAD-6%
Piping Designer8,930 MAD-47%
Piping Engineer15,800 MAD-7%
Planning Engineer17,400 MAD+3%
Pressure Vessel Inspector8,020 MAD-53%
Principal Cost Engineer18,000 MAD+6%
Principal Engineer16,500 MAD-3%
Principal Support Engineer17,300 MAD+2%
Process Engineer17,500 MAD+3%
Process Operator9,850 MAD-42%
Product Development Engineer17,400 MAD+3%
Product Development Technician12,900 MAD-24%
Product Engineer18,200 MAD+7%
Product Safety Engineer15,500 MAD-9%
Production Engineer17,100 MAD+1%
Project Engineer17,500 MAD+3%
Proposal Manager21,100 MAD+24%
Purchasing Engineer15,600 MAD-8%
Quality Assurance Engineer17,200 MAD+1%
Rail Engineer16,600 MAD-2%
Robotics Engineer18,900 MAD+11%
Robotics Technician14,300 MAD-16%
Safety Engineer17,200 MAD+1%
Safety Inspector13,700 MAD-19%
Safety Manager20,200 MAD+19%
Safety Officer8,540 MAD-50%
Sales Engineer18,400 MAD+8%
Scheduling Engineer15,100 MAD-11%
Service Engineer18,600 MAD+10%
Solar Engineer17,600 MAD+4%
Staff Engineer17,600 MAD+4%
Static Equipment Engineer17,000 MAD+0%
Stationary Engineer15,000 MAD-12%
Stress Engineer15,700 MAD-8%
Structural Analysis Engineer17,300 MAD+2%
Structural Designer15,600 MAD-8%
Structural Engineer16,400 MAD-3%
Structural Technician11,300 MAD-33%
Supply Chain Specialist17,000 MAD+0%
Surveyor12,700 MAD-25%
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Technical Assistant8,470 MAD-50%
Technical Engineer15,500 MAD-9%
Technical Support Engineer15,300 MAD-10%
Tender Engineer15,000 MAD-12%
Test Development Engineer17,500 MAD+3%
Transportation Engineer15,500 MAD-9%
Validation Engineer15,300 MAD-10%
Verification Engineer16,000 MAD-6%
Wastewater Engineer17,000 MAD+0%
Wind Energy Engineer17,900 MAD+5%
Wind Energy Operations Manager22,200 MAD+31%
Work Planner11,800 MAD-30%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Agadir15,500 MAD
Casablanca18,300 MAD
Marrakech17,200 MAD
Rabat16,300 MAD
Tangier17,900 MAD

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 Morocco earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
18,500 MAD
Public Sector+8%
20,100 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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