A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Paraguay typically earns around 6,570,000 PYG per month. Salaries range from 3,220,000 PYG (lowest) to 10,200,000 PYG (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 Paraguay range from 3,220,000 PYG per month (minimum salary) to 10,200,000 PYG per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,700,000 PYG per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,700,000 PYG while the other half are earning more than 6,700,000 PYG. 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 4,460,000 PYG while 75% of them are earning more than 4,460,000 PYG. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 8,640,000 PYG while 25% are earning more than 8,640,000 PYG.
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 3,820,000 PYG per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,910,000 PYG 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 6,770,000 PYG per month, 38% 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 8,380,000 PYG 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 8,980,000 PYG 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 9,580,000 PYG per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 4,910,000 PYG per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,590,000 PYG per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 10,100,000 PYG per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Paraguay costs anywhere from 41,100,000 Guarani(s) to 123,000,000 Guarani(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 Paraguay earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Paraguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% 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 Paraguay 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.
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.
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 5% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||6,920,000 PYG||+5%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||5,500,000 PYG||-16%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||7,730,000 PYG||+18%|
|Associate Engineer||6,160,000 PYG||-6%|
|Autocad Operator||4,470,000 PYG||-32%|
|Automation Engineer||7,250,000 PYG||+10%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||6,750,000 PYG||+3%|
|Biochemical Engineer||6,530,000 PYG||-1%|
|BMS Engineer||6,540,000 PYG||-0%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||3,690,000 PYG||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||7,210,000 PYG||+10%|
|CAD Design Engineer||7,610,000 PYG||+16%|
|CAD Designer||4,480,000 PYG||-32%|
|CAE Engineer||6,860,000 PYG||+4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||6,770,000 PYG||+3%|
|Civil Engineer||7,420,000 PYG||+13%|
|Commissioning Engineer||6,670,000 PYG||+2%|
|Communications Engineer||7,720,000 PYG||+18%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||5,970,000 PYG||-9%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||6,650,000 PYG||+1%|
|Control Systems Engineer||7,290,000 PYG||+11%|
|Controls Engineer||6,930,000 PYG||+5%|
|Controls Software Engineer||6,350,000 PYG||-3%|
|Corrosion Engineer||6,530,000 PYG||-1%|
|Design Engineer||7,140,000 PYG||+9%|
|Drafting Manager||8,560,000 PYG||+30%|
|Drilling Engineer||6,570,000 PYG||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||3,460,000 PYG||-47%|
|Electrical Engineer||7,960,000 PYG||+21%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||10,100,000 PYG||+54%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||7,920,000 PYG||+21%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,750,000 PYG||-43%|
|Energy Engineer||7,090,000 PYG||+8%|
|Engine Assembler||3,200,000 PYG||-51%|
|Engineering Account Manager||8,000,000 PYG||+22%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||7,770,000 PYG||+18%|
|Engineering Consultant||10,000,000 PYG||+52%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||10,600,000 PYG||+61%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||6,640,000 PYG||+1%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||9,720,000 PYG||+48%|
|Engineering Production Manager||12,800,000 PYG||+95%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||8,240,000 PYG||+25%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||7,980,000 PYG||+21%|
|Engineering Project Director||15,000,000 PYG||+130%|
|Engineering Project Manager||10,400,000 PYG||+58%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||11,500,000 PYG||+75%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||5,310,000 PYG||-19%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||9,960,000 PYG||+52%|
|Engineering Technician||5,750,000 PYG||-12%|
|Engineering Technologist||5,400,000 PYG||-18%|
|Environmental Engineer||7,150,000 PYG||+9%|
|Equipment Engineer||6,460,000 PYG||-2%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||9,040,000 PYG||+38%|
|Fabrication Specialist||5,060,000 PYG||-23%|
|Facade Engineer||7,030,000 PYG||+7%|
|Fiber Analyst||4,210,000 PYG||-36%|
|Field Engineer||7,640,000 PYG||+16%|
|Field Engineering Manager||12,000,000 PYG||+83%|
|Fire Engineer||7,390,000 PYG||+13%|
|Fitter and Turner||2,290,000 PYG||-65%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||8,660,000 PYG||+32%|
|Generation Engineer||7,010,000 PYG||+7%|
|Genetic Engineer||7,870,000 PYG||+20%|
|Geological Engineer||7,200,000 PYG||+10%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,360,000 PYG||+12%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,630,000 PYG||-45%|
|Highway Engineer||7,380,000 PYG||+12%|
|HSE Professional||6,380,000 PYG||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||7,640,000 PYG||+16%|
|HVAC Supervisor||6,200,000 PYG||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||6,700,000 PYG||+2%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||6,600,000 PYG||+0%|
|Instrument Engineer||7,020,000 PYG||+7%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||6,840,000 PYG||+4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||7,190,000 PYG||+9%|
|Instrumentation Manager||7,110,000 PYG||+8%|
|Irrigation Engineer||7,240,000 PYG||+10%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||7,380,000 PYG||+12%|
|Locomotive Engineer||6,870,000 PYG||+5%|
|Maintenance Engineer||6,780,000 PYG||+3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,550,000 PYG||-61%|
|Maintenance Manager||7,320,000 PYG||+11%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||6,750,000 PYG||+3%|
|Marine Engineer||6,830,000 PYG||+4%|
|Materials Engineer||7,130,000 PYG||+9%|
|Materials Researcher||6,450,000 PYG||-2%|
|Materials Technician||5,340,000 PYG||-19%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||7,840,000 PYG||+19%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||7,300,000 PYG||+11%|
|Mechanical Designer||6,330,000 PYG||-4%|
|Mechanical Engineer||7,510,000 PYG||+14%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||9,590,000 PYG||+46%|
|Mechanical Inspector||7,160,000 PYG||+9%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||7,680,000 PYG||+17%|
|Mining Engineer||6,900,000 PYG||+5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||7,750,000 PYG||+18%|
|Optical Engineer||7,190,000 PYG||+9%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||3,640,000 PYG||-45%|
|PCB Assembler||2,570,000 PYG||-61%|
|Photonics Engineer||7,430,000 PYG||+13%|
|Photonics Technician||6,500,000 PYG||-1%|
|Pipeline Engineer||6,470,000 PYG||-2%|
|Piping Designer||3,720,000 PYG||-43%|
|Piping Engineer||6,720,000 PYG||+2%|
|Planning Engineer||7,000,000 PYG||+7%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||3,220,000 PYG||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||7,010,000 PYG||+7%|
|Principal Engineer||7,200,000 PYG||+10%|
|Principal Support Engineer||6,980,000 PYG||+6%|
|Process Engineer||6,810,000 PYG||+4%|
|Process Operator||4,120,000 PYG||-37%|
|Product Development Engineer||7,670,000 PYG||+17%|
|Product Development Technician||5,020,000 PYG||-24%|
|Product Engineer||7,440,000 PYG||+13%|
|Product Safety Engineer||6,780,000 PYG||+3%|
|Production Engineer||6,880,000 PYG||+5%|
|Project Engineer||7,330,000 PYG||+12%|
|Proposal Manager||9,210,000 PYG||+40%|
|Purchasing Engineer||6,280,000 PYG||-4%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||7,340,000 PYG||+12%|
|Rail Engineer||7,250,000 PYG||+10%|
|Robotics Engineer||7,900,000 PYG||+20%|
|Robotics Technician||5,540,000 PYG||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||6,970,000 PYG||+6%|
|Safety Inspector||5,340,000 PYG||-19%|
|Safety Manager||8,560,000 PYG||+30%|
|Safety Officer||3,720,000 PYG||-43%|
|Sales Engineer||7,840,000 PYG||+19%|
|Scheduling Engineer||6,310,000 PYG||-4%|
|Service Engineer||7,610,000 PYG||+16%|
|Solar Engineer||7,680,000 PYG||+17%|
|Staff Engineer||7,270,000 PYG||+11%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||6,570,000 PYG||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||6,270,000 PYG||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||6,610,000 PYG||+1%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||6,750,000 PYG||+3%|
|Structural Designer||6,400,000 PYG||-3%|
|Structural Engineer||7,230,000 PYG||+10%|
|Structural Technician||4,600,000 PYG||-30%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||7,240,000 PYG||+10%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,520,000 PYG||-46%|
|Technical Assistant||3,550,000 PYG||-46%|
|Technical Engineer||6,410,000 PYG||-2%|
|Technical Support Engineer||5,970,000 PYG||-9%|
|Tender Engineer||6,630,000 PYG||+1%|
|Test Development Engineer||7,180,000 PYG||+9%|
|Transportation Engineer||6,400,000 PYG||-3%|
|Validation Engineer||6,460,000 PYG||-2%|
|Verification Engineer||6,410,000 PYG||-2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||7,220,000 PYG||+10%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||7,340,000 PYG||+12%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||9,320,000 PYG||+42%|
|Work Planner||4,980,000 PYG||-24%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Paraguay earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.