A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Puerto Rico typically earns around 16,800 USD per year. Salaries range from 8,240 USD (lowest) to 26,200 USD (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 Puerto Rico range from 8,240 USD per year (minimum salary) to 26,200 USD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 17,100 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 17,100 USD while the other half are earning more than 17,100 USD. 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 11,400 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,400 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 22,100 USD while 25% are earning more than 22,100 USD.
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 9,770 USD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,600 USD per year, 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 17,300 USD per year, 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 21,500 USD per year, 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 23,000 USD per year, 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 24,500 USD per year, 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 12,600 USD per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 16,900 USD per year, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 25,900 USD per year, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Puerto Rico costs anywhere from 8,390 US Dollar(s) to 25,200 US 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 Puerto Rico earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico 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 1% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||16,100 USD||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||13,600 USD||-19%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||19,300 USD||+15%|
|Associate Engineer||15,100 USD||-10%|
|Autocad Operator||11,100 USD||-34%|
|Automation Engineer||18,900 USD||+12%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||16,400 USD||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||15,700 USD||-7%|
|BMS Engineer||16,500 USD||-2%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||8,890 USD||-47%|
|Broadcast Engineer||17,000 USD||+1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||17,800 USD||+6%|
|CAD Designer||10,500 USD||-38%|
|CAE Engineer||16,500 USD||-2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||15,400 USD||-8%|
|Civil Engineer||16,900 USD||+1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||17,200 USD||+2%|
|Communications Engineer||18,200 USD||+8%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||14,900 USD||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||16,000 USD||-5%|
|Control Systems Engineer||17,000 USD||+1%|
|Controls Engineer||17,000 USD||+1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||14,800 USD||-12%|
|Corrosion Engineer||16,200 USD||-4%|
|Design Engineer||18,100 USD||+8%|
|Drafting Manager||19,400 USD||+15%|
|Drilling Engineer||16,800 USD||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||8,770 USD||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||18,500 USD||+10%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||23,600 USD||+40%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||18,600 USD||+11%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||8,840 USD||-47%|
|Energy Engineer||17,700 USD||+5%|
|Engine Assembler||7,360 USD||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||19,700 USD||+17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||18,600 USD||+11%|
|Engineering Consultant||23,400 USD||+39%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||25,500 USD||+52%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||16,400 USD||-2%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||22,900 USD||+36%|
|Engineering Production Manager||29,900 USD||+78%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||20,700 USD||+23%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||20,500 USD||+22%|
|Engineering Project Director||35,100 USD||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||23,100 USD||+37%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||26,400 USD||+57%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||12,800 USD||-24%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||23,100 USD||+37%|
|Engineering Technician||12,800 USD||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||12,800 USD||-24%|
|Environmental Engineer||17,000 USD||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||15,400 USD||-8%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||21,700 USD||+29%|
|Fabrication Specialist||12,600 USD||-25%|
|Facade Engineer||17,200 USD||+2%|
|Fiber Analyst||10,200 USD||-39%|
|Field Engineer||18,400 USD||+9%|
|Field Engineering Manager||29,200 USD||+74%|
|Fire Engineer||17,800 USD||+6%|
|Fitter and Turner||5,550 USD||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||19,200 USD||+14%|
|Generation Engineer||16,700 USD||-1%|
|Genetic Engineer||18,500 USD||+10%|
|Geological Engineer||17,800 USD||+6%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||18,000 USD||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||8,980 USD||-47%|
|Highway Engineer||16,400 USD||-2%|
|HSE Professional||16,500 USD||-2%|
|HVAC Engineer||18,900 USD||+12%|
|HVAC Supervisor||15,400 USD||-8%|
|Industrial Engineer||16,700 USD||-1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||16,200 USD||-4%|
|Instrument Engineer||17,100 USD||+2%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||17,500 USD||+4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||17,100 USD||+2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||16,700 USD||-1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||16,400 USD||-2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||18,600 USD||+11%|
|Locomotive Engineer||16,200 USD||-4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||15,400 USD||-8%|
|Maintenance Fitter||5,830 USD||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||16,400 USD||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||17,100 USD||+2%|
|Marine Engineer||17,400 USD||+4%|
|Materials Engineer||16,500 USD||-2%|
|Materials Researcher||15,300 USD||-9%|
|Materials Technician||12,900 USD||-23%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||18,100 USD||+8%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||18,000 USD||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||14,200 USD||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||17,500 USD||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||24,900 USD||+48%|
|Mechanical Inspector||17,100 USD||+2%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||18,400 USD||+9%|
|Mining Engineer||17,700 USD||+5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||18,400 USD||+9%|
|Optical Engineer||16,000 USD||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||8,990 USD||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||6,440 USD||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||18,500 USD||+10%|
|Photonics Technician||14,700 USD||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||16,200 USD||-4%|
|Piping Designer||9,360 USD||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||15,400 USD||-8%|
|Planning Engineer||17,500 USD||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||7,980 USD||-53%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||17,100 USD||+2%|
|Principal Engineer||17,500 USD||+4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||17,100 USD||+2%|
|Process Engineer||16,200 USD||-4%|
|Process Operator||10,200 USD||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||18,400 USD||+9%|
|Product Development Technician||12,300 USD||-27%|
|Product Engineer||18,000 USD||+7%|
|Product Safety Engineer||16,000 USD||-5%|
|Production Engineer||17,200 USD||+2%|
|Project Engineer||17,800 USD||+6%|
|Proposal Manager||22,900 USD||+36%|
|Purchasing Engineer||15,900 USD||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||16,200 USD||-4%|
|Rail Engineer||17,800 USD||+6%|
|Robotics Engineer||20,100 USD||+20%|
|Robotics Technician||14,200 USD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||17,200 USD||+2%|
|Safety Inspector||13,800 USD||-18%|
|Safety Manager||21,000 USD||+25%|
|Safety Officer||9,060 USD||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||18,000 USD||+7%|
|Scheduling Engineer||15,000 USD||-11%|
|Service Engineer||18,600 USD||+11%|
|Solar Engineer||18,700 USD||+11%|
|Staff Engineer||17,500 USD||+4%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||16,800 USD||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||15,200 USD||-10%|
|Stress Engineer||15,700 USD||-7%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||16,100 USD||-4%|
|Structural Designer||14,400 USD||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||17,400 USD||+4%|
|Structural Technician||11,100 USD||-34%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||17,000 USD||+1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||8,990 USD||-47%|
|Technical Assistant||8,330 USD||-50%|
|Technical Engineer||15,300 USD||-9%|
|Technical Support Engineer||14,900 USD||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||14,700 USD||-13%|
|Test Development Engineer||17,000 USD||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||16,000 USD||-5%|
|Validation Engineer||15,500 USD||-8%|
|Verification Engineer||15,600 USD||-7%|
|Wastewater Engineer||16,500 USD||-2%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||17,500 USD||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||22,400 USD||+33%|
|Work Planner||11,800 USD||-30%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Puerto Rico earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.