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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Paraguay 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Paraguay?

Average Monthly Salary
6,570,000 PYG
( 78,800,000 PYG yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Paraguay

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Paraguay range from 3,220,000 PYG per month (minimum salary) to 10,200,000 PYG per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • 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 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.

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?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Paraguay Drilling Engineer
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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 3,820,000 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.

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 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.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Paraguay

0 - 2 Years
3,820,000 PYG
2 - 5 Years+29%
4,910,000 PYG
5 - 10 Years+38%
6,770,000 PYG
10 - 15 Years+24%
8,380,000 PYG
15 - 20 Years+7%
8,980,000 PYG
20+ Years+7%
9,580,000 PYG
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 4,910,000 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.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Paraguay

Certificate or Diploma
4,910,000 PYG
Bachelor's Degree+34%
6,590,000 PYG
Master's Degree+53%
10,100,000 PYG
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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Paraguay 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 Paraguay earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,780,000 PYG
6,280,000 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Paraguay for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Paraguay

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

Drilling Engineer

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Paraguay Drilling Engineer
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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.

Paraguay / 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 Paraguay is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Paraguay

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

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.

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 Paraguay

37,900 PYG per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Paraguay is 37,900 PYG. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Paraguay earns approximately 37,900 PYG 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 Paraguay
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 5% less 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 Engineer7,730,000 PYG+18%
Associate Engineer6,160,000 PYG-6%
Autocad Operator4,470,000 PYG-32%
Automation Engineer7,250,000 PYG+10%
Avionic System Support Engineer6,750,000 PYG+3%
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BMS Engineer6,540,000 PYG-0%
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CAD Design Engineer7,610,000 PYG+16%
CAD Designer4,480,000 PYG-32%
CAE Engineer6,860,000 PYG+4%
Ceramics Engineer6,770,000 PYG+3%
Civil Engineer7,420,000 PYG+13%
Commissioning Engineer6,670,000 PYG+2%
Communications Engineer7,720,000 PYG+18%
Condition Monitoring Engineer5,970,000 PYG-9%
Contract Associate Engineer6,650,000 PYG+1%
Control Systems Engineer7,290,000 PYG+11%
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Controls Software Engineer6,350,000 PYG-3%
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Design Engineer7,140,000 PYG+9%
Drafter4,350,000 PYG-34%
Drafting Manager8,560,000 PYG+30%
Drilling Engineer6,570,000 PYG+0%
Electrical Draughtsman3,460,000 PYG-47%
Electrical Engineer7,960,000 PYG+21%
Electrical Engineering Manager10,100,000 PYG+54%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist7,920,000 PYG+21%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,750,000 PYG-43%
Energy Engineer7,090,000 PYG+8%
Engine Assembler3,200,000 PYG-51%
Engineer7,190,000 PYG+9%
Engineering Account Manager8,000,000 PYG+22%
Engineering Chief Designer7,770,000 PYG+18%
Engineering Consultant10,000,000 PYG+52%
Engineering Key Account Manager10,600,000 PYG+61%
Engineering Lab Technician6,640,000 PYG+1%
Engineering Planning Manager9,720,000 PYG+48%
Engineering Production Manager12,800,000 PYG+95%
Engineering Project Analyst8,240,000 PYG+25%
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,980,000 PYG+21%
Engineering Project Director15,000,000 PYG+130%
Engineering Project Manager10,400,000 PYG+58%
Engineering Research and Development Manager11,500,000 PYG+75%
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,310,000 PYG-19%
Engineering Sales Manager9,960,000 PYG+52%
Engineering Technician5,750,000 PYG-12%
Engineering Technologist5,400,000 PYG-18%
Environmental Engineer7,150,000 PYG+9%
Equipment Engineer6,460,000 PYG-2%
Equipment Engineering Manager9,040,000 PYG+38%
Estimator6,180,000 PYG-6%
Fabrication Specialist5,060,000 PYG-23%
Fabricator3,150,000 PYG-52%
Facade Engineer7,030,000 PYG+7%
Fiber Analyst4,210,000 PYG-36%
Field Engineer7,640,000 PYG+16%
Field Engineering Manager12,000,000 PYG+83%
Fire Engineer7,390,000 PYG+13%
Fitter and Turner2,290,000 PYG-65%
Forestry Strategic Planner8,660,000 PYG+32%
Generation Engineer7,010,000 PYG+7%
Genetic Engineer7,870,000 PYG+20%
Geological Engineer7,200,000 PYG+10%
Geotechnical Engineer7,360,000 PYG+12%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,630,000 PYG-45%
Highway Engineer7,380,000 PYG+12%
HSE Professional6,380,000 PYG-3%
HVAC Engineer7,640,000 PYG+16%
HVAC Supervisor6,200,000 PYG-6%
Industrial Engineer6,700,000 PYG+2%
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,600,000 PYG+0%
Instrument Engineer7,020,000 PYG+7%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,840,000 PYG+4%
Instrumentation Engineer7,190,000 PYG+9%
Instrumentation Manager7,110,000 PYG+8%
Irrigation Engineer7,240,000 PYG+10%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,380,000 PYG+12%
Locomotive Engineer6,870,000 PYG+5%
Maintenance Engineer6,780,000 PYG+3%
Maintenance Fitter2,550,000 PYG-61%
Maintenance Manager7,320,000 PYG+11%
Manufacturing Engineer6,750,000 PYG+3%
Marine Engineer6,830,000 PYG+4%
Materials Engineer7,130,000 PYG+9%
Materials Researcher6,450,000 PYG-2%
Materials Technician5,340,000 PYG-19%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,840,000 PYG+19%
Mechanical Design Engineer7,300,000 PYG+11%
Mechanical Designer6,330,000 PYG-4%
Mechanical Engineer7,510,000 PYG+14%
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,590,000 PYG+46%
Mechanical Inspector7,160,000 PYG+9%
Mechatronics Engineer7,680,000 PYG+17%
Mining Engineer6,900,000 PYG+5%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,750,000 PYG+18%
Optical Engineer7,190,000 PYG+9%
Optical Instrument Assembler3,640,000 PYG-45%
PCB Assembler2,570,000 PYG-61%
Photonics Engineer7,430,000 PYG+13%
Photonics Technician6,500,000 PYG-1%
Pipeline Engineer6,470,000 PYG-2%
Piping Designer3,720,000 PYG-43%
Piping Engineer6,720,000 PYG+2%
Planning Engineer7,000,000 PYG+7%
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,220,000 PYG-51%
Principal Cost Engineer7,010,000 PYG+7%
Principal Engineer7,200,000 PYG+10%
Principal Support Engineer6,980,000 PYG+6%
Process Engineer6,810,000 PYG+4%
Process Operator4,120,000 PYG-37%
Product Development Engineer7,670,000 PYG+17%
Product Development Technician5,020,000 PYG-24%
Product Engineer7,440,000 PYG+13%
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Production Engineer6,880,000 PYG+5%
Project Engineer7,330,000 PYG+12%
Proposal Manager9,210,000 PYG+40%
Purchasing Engineer6,280,000 PYG-4%
Quality Assurance Engineer7,340,000 PYG+12%
Rail Engineer7,250,000 PYG+10%
Robotics Engineer7,900,000 PYG+20%
Robotics Technician5,540,000 PYG-16%
Safety Engineer6,970,000 PYG+6%
Safety Inspector5,340,000 PYG-19%
Safety Manager8,560,000 PYG+30%
Safety Officer3,720,000 PYG-43%
Sales Engineer7,840,000 PYG+19%
Scheduling Engineer6,310,000 PYG-4%
Service Engineer7,610,000 PYG+16%
Solar Engineer7,680,000 PYG+17%
Staff Engineer7,270,000 PYG+11%
Static Equipment Engineer6,570,000 PYG+0%
Stationary Engineer6,270,000 PYG-5%
Stress Engineer6,610,000 PYG+1%
Structural Analysis Engineer6,750,000 PYG+3%
Structural Designer6,400,000 PYG-3%
Structural Engineer7,230,000 PYG+10%
Structural Technician4,600,000 PYG-30%
Supply Chain Specialist7,240,000 PYG+10%
Surveyor5,090,000 PYG-23%
Technical Affairs Officer3,520,000 PYG-46%
Technical Assistant3,550,000 PYG-46%
Technical Engineer6,410,000 PYG-2%
Technical Support Engineer5,970,000 PYG-9%
Tender Engineer6,630,000 PYG+1%
Test Development Engineer7,180,000 PYG+9%
Transportation Engineer6,400,000 PYG-3%
Validation Engineer6,460,000 PYG-2%
Verification Engineer6,410,000 PYG-2%
Wastewater Engineer7,220,000 PYG+10%
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Work Planner4,980,000 PYG-24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Asuncion7,380,000 PYG

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 Paraguay earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,970,000 PYG
Public Sector+10%
8,790,000 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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