A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Namibia typically earns around 14,800 NAD per month. Salaries range from 7,710 NAD (lowest) to 22,700 NAD (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 Namibia range from 7,710 NAD per month (minimum salary) to 22,700 NAD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 14,200 NAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 14,200 NAD while the other half are earning more than 14,200 NAD. 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 9,870 NAD while 75% of them are earning more than 9,870 NAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 17,700 NAD while 25% are earning more than 17,700 NAD.
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 8,760 NAD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,800 NAD 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 15,300 NAD per month, 30% 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 18,500 NAD 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 20,200 NAD 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 21,300 NAD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 10,400 NAD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 15,800 NAD per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 22,400 NAD per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Namibia costs anywhere from 87,200 Namibia Dollar(s) to 262,000 Namibia Dollar(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 Namibia earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Namibia 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.
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 Namibia 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.
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.
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 1% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||15,300 NAD||+3%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||12,400 NAD||-16%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||17,100 NAD||+15%|
|Associate Engineer||14,400 NAD||-3%|
|Autocad Operator||10,100 NAD||-32%|
|Automation Engineer||17,000 NAD||+15%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||14,300 NAD||-4%|
|Biochemical Engineer||13,800 NAD||-7%|
|BMS Engineer||14,400 NAD||-3%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||8,330 NAD||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||14,400 NAD||-3%|
|CAD Design Engineer||16,500 NAD||+11%|
|CAD Designer||9,510 NAD||-36%|
|CAE Engineer||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Ceramics Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Civil Engineer||15,800 NAD||+7%|
|Commissioning Engineer||15,000 NAD||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||16,700 NAD||+13%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||13,200 NAD||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||14,100 NAD||-5%|
|Control Systems Engineer||15,200 NAD||+3%|
|Controls Engineer||15,300 NAD||+3%|
|Controls Software Engineer||12,900 NAD||-13%|
|Corrosion Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Design Engineer||16,400 NAD||+11%|
|Drafting Manager||18,200 NAD||+23%|
|Drilling Engineer||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||7,480 NAD||-50%|
|Electrical Engineer||17,600 NAD||+19%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||21,900 NAD||+48%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||17,200 NAD||+16%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||7,970 NAD||-46%|
|Energy Engineer||16,300 NAD||+10%|
|Engine Assembler||7,070 NAD||-52%|
|Engineering Account Manager||18,400 NAD||+24%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||17,200 NAD||+16%|
|Engineering Consultant||21,300 NAD||+44%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||22,200 NAD||+50%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||15,300 NAD||+3%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||21,900 NAD||+48%|
|Engineering Production Manager||26,500 NAD||+79%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||17,800 NAD||+20%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||17,600 NAD||+19%|
|Engineering Project Director||31,900 NAD||+120%|
|Engineering Project Manager||21,200 NAD||+43%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||25,300 NAD||+71%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||12,000 NAD||-19%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||21,600 NAD||+46%|
|Engineering Technician||11,700 NAD||-21%|
|Engineering Technologist||12,400 NAD||-16%|
|Environmental Engineer||14,900 NAD||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||14,600 NAD||-2%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||20,000 NAD||+35%|
|Fabrication Specialist||10,500 NAD||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||14,900 NAD||+1%|
|Fiber Analyst||8,400 NAD||-43%|
|Field Engineer||16,500 NAD||+11%|
|Field Engineering Manager||25,600 NAD||+73%|
|Fire Engineer||16,000 NAD||+8%|
|Fitter and Turner||4,860 NAD||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||17,300 NAD||+17%|
|Generation Engineer||14,900 NAD||+1%|
|Genetic Engineer||16,700 NAD||+13%|
|Geological Engineer||15,300 NAD||+3%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||16,900 NAD||+14%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||8,030 NAD||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||15,100 NAD||+2%|
|HSE Professional||14,400 NAD||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||16,900 NAD||+14%|
|HVAC Supervisor||14,000 NAD||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||14,500 NAD||-2%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||14,300 NAD||-4%|
|Instrument Engineer||15,200 NAD||+3%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||15,300 NAD||+3%|
|Instrumentation Manager||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Irrigation Engineer||15,400 NAD||+4%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||17,000 NAD||+15%|
|Locomotive Engineer||14,900 NAD||+1%|
|Maintenance Engineer||14,100 NAD||-5%|
|Maintenance Fitter||5,510 NAD||-63%|
|Maintenance Manager||15,500 NAD||+5%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||15,200 NAD||+3%|
|Marine Engineer||15,100 NAD||+2%|
|Materials Engineer||15,400 NAD||+4%|
|Materials Researcher||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Materials Technician||11,600 NAD||-22%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||16,700 NAD||+13%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||15,800 NAD||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||13,400 NAD||-10%|
|Mechanical Engineer||15,900 NAD||+7%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||22,100 NAD||+49%|
|Mechanical Inspector||14,600 NAD||-2%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||17,000 NAD||+15%|
|Mining Engineer||14,900 NAD||+1%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||17,100 NAD||+15%|
|Optical Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||8,040 NAD||-46%|
|PCB Assembler||5,560 NAD||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||17,100 NAD||+15%|
|Photonics Technician||13,200 NAD||-11%|
|Pipeline Engineer||13,700 NAD||-8%|
|Piping Designer||8,550 NAD||-42%|
|Piping Engineer||13,700 NAD||-8%|
|Planning Engineer||15,800 NAD||+7%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||7,250 NAD||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||16,100 NAD||+9%|
|Principal Engineer||15,600 NAD||+5%|
|Principal Support Engineer||16,400 NAD||+11%|
|Process Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Process Operator||8,910 NAD||-40%|
|Product Development Engineer||16,300 NAD||+10%|
|Product Development Technician||11,500 NAD||-22%|
|Product Engineer||15,500 NAD||+5%|
|Product Safety Engineer||14,400 NAD||-3%|
|Production Engineer||15,500 NAD||+5%|
|Project Engineer||16,500 NAD||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||19,100 NAD||+29%|
|Purchasing Engineer||13,600 NAD||-8%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Rail Engineer||15,700 NAD||+6%|
|Robotics Engineer||18,200 NAD||+23%|
|Robotics Technician||12,500 NAD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Safety Inspector||12,000 NAD||-19%|
|Safety Manager||18,200 NAD||+23%|
|Safety Officer||8,060 NAD||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||16,000 NAD||+8%|
|Scheduling Engineer||13,400 NAD||-10%|
|Service Engineer||15,800 NAD||+7%|
|Solar Engineer||16,600 NAD||+12%|
|Staff Engineer||15,700 NAD||+6%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||14,800 NAD||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||14,100 NAD||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||14,600 NAD||-2%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||14,600 NAD||-2%|
|Structural Designer||14,100 NAD||-5%|
|Structural Engineer||15,400 NAD||+4%|
|Structural Technician||9,560 NAD||-36%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||15,700 NAD||+6%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||7,480 NAD||-50%|
|Technical Assistant||7,840 NAD||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||13,100 NAD||-12%|
|Technical Support Engineer||13,200 NAD||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||13,500 NAD||-9%|
|Test Development Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Transportation Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Validation Engineer||14,300 NAD||-4%|
|Verification Engineer||15,000 NAD||+1%|
|Wastewater Engineer||14,700 NAD||-1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||15,900 NAD||+7%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||19,800 NAD||+34%|
|Work Planner||11,000 NAD||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Namibia earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.