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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Poland 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Poland?

Average Monthly Salary
6,220 PLN
( 74,700 PLN yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Poland typically earns around 6,220 PLN per month. Salaries range from 3,240 PLN (lowest) to 9,520 PLN (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 Poland

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Poland range from 3,240 PLN per month (minimum salary) to 9,520 PLN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,980 PLN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,980 PLN while the other half are earning more than 5,980 PLN. 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 4,150 PLN while 75% of them are earning more than 4,150 PLN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 7,440 PLN while 25% are earning more than 7,440 PLN.

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 Poland 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 3,680 PLN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,930 PLN 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 6,410 PLN 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 7,760 PLN 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 8,490 PLN 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 8,930 PLN per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Poland

0 - 2 Years
3,680 PLN
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,930 PLN
5 - 10 Years+30%
6,410 PLN
10 - 15 Years+21%
7,760 PLN
15 - 20 Years+9%
8,490 PLN
20+ Years+5%
8,930 PLN
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 4,370 PLN per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,630 PLN per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,400 PLN per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Poland

Certificate or Diploma
4,370 PLN
Bachelor's Degree+52%
6,630 PLN
Master's Degree+42%
9,400 PLN
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 Poland costs anywhere from 37,800 Zloty(s) to 113,000 Zloty(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 Poland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,400 PLN
6,070 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Poland for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Poland

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

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Drilling Engineer(s) in Poland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% 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.

Poland / 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 Poland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

36 PLN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Poland is 36 PLN. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Poland earns approximately 36 PLN 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 Poland
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 2% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Associate Engineer5,670 PLN-9%
Autocad Operator4,150 PLN-33%
Automation Engineer6,950 PLN+12%
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Ceramics Engineer5,730 PLN-8%
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Controls Software Engineer5,660 PLN-9%
Corrosion Engineer6,050 PLN-3%
Design Engineer6,730 PLN+8%
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Drafting Manager7,730 PLN+24%
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Electrical Draughtsman3,370 PLN-46%
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Engineer6,900 PLN+11%
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Engineering Chief Designer7,530 PLN+21%
Engineering Consultant9,220 PLN+48%
Engineering Key Account Manager9,640 PLN+55%
Engineering Lab Technician6,140 PLN-1%
Engineering Planning Manager9,020 PLN+45%
Engineering Production Manager11,800 PLN+90%
Engineering Project Analyst7,700 PLN+24%
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,590 PLN+22%
Engineering Project Director13,800 PLN+120%
Engineering Project Manager9,260 PLN+49%
Engineering Research and Development Manager10,500 PLN+69%
Engineering Safety Coordinator4,830 PLN-22%
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Engineering Technician5,130 PLN-18%
Engineering Technologist5,190 PLN-17%
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Equipment Engineering Manager8,770 PLN+41%
Estimator5,440 PLN-13%
Fabrication Specialist4,390 PLN-29%
Fabricator3,040 PLN-51%
Facade Engineer6,470 PLN+4%
Fiber Analyst3,840 PLN-38%
Field Engineer6,730 PLN+8%
Field Engineering Manager10,600 PLN+70%
Fire Engineer6,510 PLN+5%
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Highway Engineer6,580 PLN+6%
HSE Professional6,290 PLN+1%
HVAC Engineer6,840 PLN+10%
HVAC Supervisor5,760 PLN-7%
Industrial Engineer6,020 PLN-3%
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,300 PLN+1%
Instrument Engineer6,440 PLN+3%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,270 PLN+1%
Instrumentation Engineer6,490 PLN+4%
Instrumentation Manager6,570 PLN+6%
Irrigation Engineer6,530 PLN+5%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer6,680 PLN+7%
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Maintenance Engineer6,140 PLN-1%
Maintenance Fitter2,240 PLN-64%
Maintenance Manager6,350 PLN+2%
Manufacturing Engineer6,140 PLN-1%
Marine Engineer6,230 PLN+0%
Materials Engineer6,540 PLN+5%
Materials Researcher6,210 PLN-0%
Materials Technician4,710 PLN-24%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer6,940 PLN+12%
Mechanical Design Engineer6,960 PLN+12%
Mechanical Designer5,490 PLN-12%
Mechanical Engineer6,920 PLN+11%
Mechanical Engineering Manager8,870 PLN+43%
Mechanical Inspector6,260 PLN+1%
Mechatronics Engineer6,740 PLN+8%
Mining Engineer6,330 PLN+2%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,220 PLN+16%
Optical Engineer6,410 PLN+3%
Optical Instrument Assembler3,260 PLN-48%
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Photonics Engineer7,160 PLN+15%
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Principal Engineer6,600 PLN+6%
Principal Support Engineer6,420 PLN+3%
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Process Operator3,700 PLN-41%
Product Development Engineer6,510 PLN+5%
Product Development Technician4,920 PLN-21%
Product Engineer7,010 PLN+13%
Product Safety Engineer5,870 PLN-6%
Production Engineer6,650 PLN+7%
Project Engineer6,940 PLN+12%
Proposal Manager8,000 PLN+29%
Purchasing Engineer6,110 PLN-2%
Quality Assurance Engineer6,320 PLN+2%
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Robotics Engineer7,450 PLN+20%
Robotics Technician5,250 PLN-16%
Safety Engineer6,670 PLN+7%
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Safety Manager7,880 PLN+27%
Safety Officer3,410 PLN-45%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Gdansk6,250 PLN
Katowice5,850 PLN
Krakow7,000 PLN
Lublin5,710 PLN
Poznan6,070 PLN
Szczecin5,800 PLN
Warsaw6,790 PLN
Wroclaw6,530 PLN

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 Poland earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,250 PLN
Public Sector+7%
7,790 PLN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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