A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Rwanda typically earns around 569,000 RWF per month. Salaries range from 262,000 RWF (lowest) to 905,000 RWF (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 Rwanda range from 262,000 RWF per month (minimum salary) to 905,000 RWF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 615,000 RWF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 615,000 RWF while the other half are earning more than 615,000 RWF. 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 394,000 RWF while 75% of them are earning more than 394,000 RWF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 821,000 RWF while 25% are earning more than 821,000 RWF.
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 297,000 RWF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 397,000 RWF 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 587,000 RWF per month, 48% 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 715,000 RWF 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 780,000 RWF 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 844,000 RWF per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 339,000 RWF per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 532,000 RWF per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 892,000 RWF per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Rwanda costs anywhere from 3,460,000 Rwanda Franc(s) to 10,400,000 Rwanda Franc(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 Rwanda earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Rwanda are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Rwanda 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.
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.
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 3% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||548,000 RWF||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||450,000 RWF||-21%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||640,000 RWF||+12%|
|Associate Engineer||546,000 RWF||-4%|
|Autocad Operator||366,000 RWF||-36%|
|Automation Engineer||599,000 RWF||+5%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||577,000 RWF||+1%|
|Biochemical Engineer||567,000 RWF||-0%|
|BMS Engineer||534,000 RWF||-6%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||317,000 RWF||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||563,000 RWF||-1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||580,000 RWF||+2%|
|CAD Designer||381,000 RWF||-33%|
|CAE Engineer||551,000 RWF||-3%|
|Ceramics Engineer||513,000 RWF||-10%|
|Civil Engineer||628,000 RWF||+10%|
|Commissioning Engineer||569,000 RWF||-0%|
|Communications Engineer||608,000 RWF||+7%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||495,000 RWF||-13%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||577,000 RWF||+1%|
|Control Systems Engineer||586,000 RWF||+3%|
|Controls Engineer||563,000 RWF||-1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||515,000 RWF||-10%|
|Corrosion Engineer||535,000 RWF||-6%|
|Design Engineer||611,000 RWF||+7%|
|Drafting Manager||700,000 RWF||+23%|
|Drilling Engineer||569,000 RWF||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||285,000 RWF||-50%|
|Electrical Engineer||631,000 RWF||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||808,000 RWF||+42%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||603,000 RWF||+6%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||319,000 RWF||-44%|
|Energy Engineer||626,000 RWF||+10%|
|Engine Assembler||257,000 RWF||-55%|
|Engineering Account Manager||682,000 RWF||+20%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||650,000 RWF||+14%|
|Engineering Consultant||824,000 RWF||+45%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||859,000 RWF||+51%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||566,000 RWF||-1%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||817,000 RWF||+44%|
|Engineering Production Manager||1,060,000 RWF||+86%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||656,000 RWF||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||664,000 RWF||+17%|
|Engineering Project Director||1,240,000 RWF||+120%|
|Engineering Project Manager||822,000 RWF||+44%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||922,000 RWF||+62%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||455,000 RWF||-20%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||770,000 RWF||+35%|
|Engineering Technician||455,000 RWF||-20%|
|Engineering Technologist||465,000 RWF||-18%|
|Environmental Engineer||586,000 RWF||+3%|
|Equipment Engineer||535,000 RWF||-6%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||757,000 RWF||+33%|
|Fabrication Specialist||424,000 RWF||-26%|
|Facade Engineer||592,000 RWF||+4%|
|Fiber Analyst||330,000 RWF||-42%|
|Field Engineer||584,000 RWF||+3%|
|Field Engineering Manager||1,030,000 RWF||+81%|
|Fire Engineer||565,000 RWF||-1%|
|Fitter and Turner||196,000 RWF||-66%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||669,000 RWF||+18%|
|Generation Engineer||618,000 RWF||+9%|
|Genetic Engineer||670,000 RWF||+18%|
|Geological Engineer||628,000 RWF||+10%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||636,000 RWF||+12%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||306,000 RWF||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||584,000 RWF||+3%|
|HSE Professional||545,000 RWF||-4%|
|HVAC Engineer||611,000 RWF||+7%|
|HVAC Supervisor||535,000 RWF||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||542,000 RWF||-5%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||542,000 RWF||-5%|
|Instrument Engineer||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||603,000 RWF||+6%|
|Instrumentation Manager||591,000 RWF||+4%|
|Irrigation Engineer||592,000 RWF||+4%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||641,000 RWF||+13%|
|Locomotive Engineer||542,000 RWF||-5%|
|Maintenance Engineer||561,000 RWF||-1%|
|Maintenance Fitter||200,000 RWF||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||608,000 RWF||+7%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||564,000 RWF||-1%|
|Marine Engineer||577,000 RWF||+1%|
|Materials Engineer||551,000 RWF||-3%|
|Materials Researcher||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Materials Technician||409,000 RWF||-28%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||654,000 RWF||+15%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||599,000 RWF||+5%|
|Mechanical Designer||525,000 RWF||-8%|
|Mechanical Engineer||649,000 RWF||+14%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||838,000 RWF||+47%|
|Mechanical Inspector||564,000 RWF||-1%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||611,000 RWF||+7%|
|Mining Engineer||561,000 RWF||-1%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||626,000 RWF||+10%|
|Optical Engineer||569,000 RWF||-0%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||291,000 RWF||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||204,000 RWF||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||657,000 RWF||+15%|
|Photonics Technician||525,000 RWF||-8%|
|Pipeline Engineer||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Piping Designer||323,000 RWF||-43%|
|Piping Engineer||535,000 RWF||-6%|
|Planning Engineer||594,000 RWF||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||277,000 RWF||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||606,000 RWF||+6%|
|Principal Engineer||570,000 RWF||+0%|
|Principal Support Engineer||618,000 RWF||+9%|
|Process Engineer||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Process Operator||333,000 RWF||-42%|
|Product Development Engineer||633,000 RWF||+11%|
|Product Development Technician||434,000 RWF||-24%|
|Product Engineer||621,000 RWF||+9%|
|Product Safety Engineer||577,000 RWF||+1%|
|Production Engineer||584,000 RWF||+3%|
|Project Engineer||619,000 RWF||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||773,000 RWF||+36%|
|Purchasing Engineer||518,000 RWF||-9%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||567,000 RWF||-0%|
|Rail Engineer||565,000 RWF||-1%|
|Robotics Engineer||677,000 RWF||+19%|
|Robotics Technician||480,000 RWF||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||608,000 RWF||+7%|
|Safety Inspector||455,000 RWF||-20%|
|Safety Manager||721,000 RWF||+27%|
|Safety Officer||295,000 RWF||-48%|
|Sales Engineer||624,000 RWF||+10%|
|Scheduling Engineer||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Service Engineer||626,000 RWF||+10%|
|Solar Engineer||608,000 RWF||+7%|
|Staff Engineer||556,000 RWF||-2%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||569,000 RWF||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||530,000 RWF||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||534,000 RWF||-6%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||551,000 RWF||-3%|
|Structural Designer||504,000 RWF||-11%|
|Structural Engineer||597,000 RWF||+5%|
|Structural Technician||384,000 RWF||-33%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||551,000 RWF||-3%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||309,000 RWF||-46%|
|Technical Assistant||291,000 RWF||-49%|
|Technical Engineer||505,000 RWF||-11%|
|Technical Support Engineer||495,000 RWF||-13%|
|Tender Engineer||525,000 RWF||-8%|
|Test Development Engineer||574,000 RWF||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||566,000 RWF||-1%|
|Validation Engineer||514,000 RWF||-10%|
|Verification Engineer||577,000 RWF||+1%|
|Wastewater Engineer||574,000 RWF||+1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||570,000 RWF||+0%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||809,000 RWF||+42%|
|Work Planner||403,000 RWF||-29%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Rwanda earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.