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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Bangladesh 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Bangladesh?

Average Monthly Salary
22,900 BDT
( 274,000 BDT yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Bangladesh typically earns around 22,900 BDT per month. Salaries range from 10,500 BDT (lowest) to 36,400 BDT (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 Bangladesh

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Bangladesh range from 10,500 BDT per month (minimum salary) to 36,400 BDT per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 24,700 BDT per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 24,700 BDT while the other half are earning more than 24,700 BDT. 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 15,800 BDT while 75% of them are earning more than 15,800 BDT. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 33,000 BDT while 25% are earning more than 33,000 BDT.

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?

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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 11,900 BDT per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 15,900 BDT 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 23,600 BDT per month, 48% 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 28,700 BDT per month, 22% 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 31,300 BDT 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 33,900 BDT per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Bangladesh

0 - 2 Years
11,900 BDT
2 - 5 Years+34%
15,900 BDT
5 - 10 Years+48%
23,600 BDT
10 - 15 Years+22%
28,700 BDT
15 - 20 Years+9%
31,300 BDT
20+ Years+8%
33,900 BDT
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 13,600 BDT per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 21,400 BDT per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 35,800 BDT per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Bangladesh

Certificate or Diploma
13,600 BDT
Bachelor's Degree+57%
21,400 BDT
Master's Degree+68%
35,800 BDT
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 Bangladesh costs anywhere from 130,000 Taka(s) to 390,000 Taka(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 Bangladesh earn 21% more than their female counterparts on average.

25,100 BDT
20,700 BDT
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Bangladesh for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Bangladesh

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Bangladesh are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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.

Bangladesh / 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 Bangladesh is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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 Bangladesh

130 BDT per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Bangladesh is 130 BDT. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Bangladesh earns approximately 130 BDT 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 Bangladesh
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 4% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer22,900 BDT+0%
Assembly Engineering Technician18,300 BDT-20%
Assistant Chief Engineer27,000 BDT+18%
Associate Engineer20,500 BDT-10%
Autocad Operator14,900 BDT-35%
Automation Engineer25,500 BDT+12%
Avionic System Support Engineer23,300 BDT+2%
Biochemical Engineer22,200 BDT-3%
BMS Engineer20,900 BDT-9%
Bridge and Lock Tender13,000 BDT-43%
Broadcast Engineer24,200 BDT+6%
CAD Design Engineer25,100 BDT+10%
CAD Designer15,500 BDT-32%
CAE Engineer23,700 BDT+4%
Ceramics Engineer22,500 BDT-2%
Civil Engineer23,400 BDT+2%
Commissioning Engineer23,600 BDT+3%
Communications Engineer24,600 BDT+8%
Condition Monitoring Engineer20,800 BDT-9%
Contract Associate Engineer22,600 BDT-1%
Control Systems Engineer23,300 BDT+2%
Controls Engineer22,300 BDT-2%
Controls Software Engineer21,300 BDT-7%
Corrosion Engineer21,700 BDT-5%
Design Engineer23,600 BDT+3%
Drafter14,900 BDT-35%
Drafting Manager28,000 BDT+22%
Drilling Engineer22,900 BDT+0%
Electrical Draughtsman11,600 BDT-49%
Electrical Engineer26,300 BDT+15%
Electrical Engineering Manager35,000 BDT+53%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist26,200 BDT+15%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler13,000 BDT-43%
Energy Engineer25,200 BDT+10%
Engine Assembler10,400 BDT-55%
Engineer26,200 BDT+15%
Engineering Account Manager26,600 BDT+16%
Engineering Chief Designer26,900 BDT+18%
Engineering Consultant32,600 BDT+43%
Engineering Key Account Manager33,900 BDT+48%
Engineering Lab Technician22,100 BDT-3%
Engineering Planning Manager31,500 BDT+38%
Engineering Production Manager43,500 BDT+90%
Engineering Project Analyst28,700 BDT+26%
Engineering Project Coordinator 27,700 BDT+21%
Engineering Project Director48,900 BDT+110%
Engineering Project Manager32,300 BDT+41%
Engineering Research and Development Manager37,300 BDT+63%
Engineering Safety Coordinator18,700 BDT-18%
Engineering Sales Manager32,400 BDT+42%
Engineering Technician17,900 BDT-22%
Engineering Technologist17,800 BDT-22%
Environmental Engineer22,400 BDT-2%
Equipment Engineer21,300 BDT-7%
Equipment Engineering Manager31,300 BDT+37%
Estimator19,800 BDT-13%
Fabrication Specialist17,100 BDT-25%
Fabricator11,200 BDT-51%
Facade Engineer22,300 BDT-2%
Fiber Analyst14,000 BDT-39%
Field Engineer25,100 BDT+10%
Field Engineering Manager41,500 BDT+82%
Fire Engineer24,300 BDT+6%
Fitter and Turner7,890 BDT-65%
Forestry Strategic Planner26,600 BDT+16%
Generation Engineer23,500 BDT+3%
Genetic Engineer27,200 BDT+19%
Geological Engineer24,400 BDT+7%
Geotechnical Engineer24,100 BDT+5%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic12,500 BDT-45%
Highway Engineer23,000 BDT+1%
HSE Professional22,500 BDT-2%
HVAC Engineer25,000 BDT+9%
HVAC Supervisor21,700 BDT-5%
Industrial Engineer23,000 BDT+1%
Industrial Engineering Technologist22,300 BDT-2%
Instrument Engineer22,200 BDT-3%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer23,400 BDT+2%
Instrumentation Engineer22,900 BDT+0%
Instrumentation Manager24,200 BDT+6%
Irrigation Engineer23,600 BDT+3%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer26,600 BDT+16%
Locomotive Engineer21,900 BDT-4%
Maintenance Engineer23,200 BDT+1%
Maintenance Fitter8,150 BDT-64%
Maintenance Manager23,600 BDT+3%
Manufacturing Engineer22,000 BDT-4%
Marine Engineer23,400 BDT+2%
Materials Engineer23,200 BDT+1%
Materials Researcher21,300 BDT-7%
Materials Technician17,500 BDT-23%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer25,100 BDT+10%
Mechanical Design Engineer24,700 BDT+8%
Mechanical Designer20,400 BDT-11%
Mechanical Engineer25,700 BDT+12%
Mechanical Engineering Manager34,400 BDT+50%
Mechanical Inspector22,400 BDT-2%
Mechatronics Engineer25,300 BDT+11%
Mining Engineer23,600 BDT+3%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer25,100 BDT+10%
Optical Engineer22,400 BDT-2%
Optical Instrument Assembler11,900 BDT-48%
PCB Assembler8,940 BDT-61%
Photonics Engineer26,400 BDT+15%
Photonics Technician21,900 BDT-4%
Pipeline Engineer22,200 BDT-3%
Piping Designer13,400 BDT-41%
Piping Engineer20,800 BDT-9%
Planning Engineer24,800 BDT+8%
Pressure Vessel Inspector11,200 BDT-51%
Principal Cost Engineer22,900 BDT+0%
Principal Engineer22,800 BDT-0%
Principal Support Engineer23,200 BDT+1%
Process Engineer23,200 BDT+1%
Process Operator14,100 BDT-38%
Product Development Engineer24,800 BDT+8%
Product Development Technician16,400 BDT-28%
Product Engineer25,200 BDT+10%
Product Safety Engineer23,500 BDT+3%
Production Engineer24,400 BDT+7%
Project Engineer26,100 BDT+14%
Proposal Manager31,100 BDT+36%
Purchasing Engineer21,100 BDT-8%
Quality Assurance Engineer22,500 BDT-2%
Rail Engineer23,300 BDT+2%
Robotics Engineer26,200 BDT+15%
Robotics Technician19,300 BDT-16%
Safety Engineer23,600 BDT+3%
Safety Inspector18,800 BDT-18%
Safety Manager27,100 BDT+19%
Safety Officer11,800 BDT-48%
Sales Engineer24,300 BDT+6%
Scheduling Engineer21,100 BDT-8%
Service Engineer23,700 BDT+4%
Solar Engineer24,300 BDT+6%
Staff Engineer23,900 BDT+5%
Static Equipment Engineer22,900 BDT+0%
Stationary Engineer22,300 BDT-2%
Stress Engineer21,400 BDT-6%
Structural Analysis Engineer23,000 BDT+1%
Structural Designer21,300 BDT-7%
Structural Engineer23,400 BDT+2%
Structural Technician15,600 BDT-32%
Supply Chain Specialist23,900 BDT+5%
Surveyor18,500 BDT-19%
Technical Affairs Officer11,900 BDT-48%
Technical Assistant12,500 BDT-45%
Technical Engineer20,100 BDT-12%
Technical Support Engineer20,800 BDT-9%
Tender Engineer20,600 BDT-10%
Test Development Engineer22,100 BDT-3%
Transportation Engineer22,800 BDT-0%
Validation Engineer21,200 BDT-7%
Verification Engineer23,300 BDT+2%
Wastewater Engineer22,400 BDT-2%
Wind Energy Engineer23,800 BDT+4%
Wind Energy Operations Manager31,700 BDT+39%
Work Planner16,100 BDT-30%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barisal22,100 BDT
Bogra22,500 BDT
Chandpur20,600 BDT
Chittagong25,800 BDT
Coxs Bazar20,600 BDT
Dhaka25,900 BDT
Jamalpur20,500 BDT
Jessore21,800 BDT
Khulna24,600 BDT
Rajshahi25,500 BDT
St. Martin20,500 BDT
Sylhet23,000 BDT

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 Bangladesh earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
23,200 BDT
Public Sector+25%
28,900 BDT
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