A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Saint Lucia typically earns around 2,390 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,170 XCD (lowest) to 3,720 XCD (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 Saint Lucia range from 1,170 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 3,720 XCD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,430 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,430 XCD while the other half are earning more than 2,430 XCD. 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 1,620 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 1,620 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,140 XCD while 25% are earning more than 3,140 XCD.
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 1,390 XCD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,780 XCD 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 2,460 XCD per month, 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 3,050 XCD 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 3,260 XCD 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 3,480 XCD per month, 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 1,780 XCD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,390 XCD per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,670 XCD per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Saint Lucia costs anywhere from 14,100 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 42,300 East Caribbean 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 Saint Lucia earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Saint Lucia 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.
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 Saint Lucia 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 0% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||2,310 XCD||-3%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,850 XCD||-22%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||2,640 XCD||+11%|
|Associate Engineer||2,230 XCD||-7%|
|Autocad Operator||1,510 XCD||-37%|
|Automation Engineer||2,490 XCD||+4%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||2,260 XCD||-5%|
|Biochemical Engineer||2,130 XCD||-11%|
|BMS Engineer||2,290 XCD||-4%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,280 XCD||-46%|
|Broadcast Engineer||2,460 XCD||+3%|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,450 XCD||+3%|
|CAD Designer||1,460 XCD||-39%|
|CAE Engineer||2,380 XCD||-0%|
|Ceramics Engineer||2,130 XCD||-11%|
|Civil Engineer||2,360 XCD||-1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||2,250 XCD||-6%|
|Communications Engineer||2,680 XCD||+12%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||2,040 XCD||-15%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,170 XCD||-9%|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,300 XCD||-4%|
|Controls Engineer||2,370 XCD||-1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||2,030 XCD||-15%|
|Corrosion Engineer||2,200 XCD||-8%|
|Design Engineer||2,550 XCD||+7%|
|Drafting Manager||2,800 XCD||+17%|
|Drilling Engineer||2,390 XCD||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,230 XCD||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||2,660 XCD||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||3,420 XCD||+43%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,550 XCD||+7%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,230 XCD||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||2,410 XCD||+1%|
|Engine Assembler||1,040 XCD||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||2,790 XCD||+17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,790 XCD||+17%|
|Engineering Consultant||3,360 XCD||+41%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||3,440 XCD||+44%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||2,310 XCD||-3%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||3,360 XCD||+41%|
|Engineering Production Manager||4,340 XCD||+82%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,720 XCD||+14%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||2,800 XCD||+17%|
|Engineering Project Director||5,040 XCD||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||3,240 XCD||+36%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||3,730 XCD||+56%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,830 XCD||-23%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||3,120 XCD||+31%|
|Engineering Technician||1,800 XCD||-25%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,790 XCD||-25%|
|Environmental Engineer||2,260 XCD||-5%|
|Equipment Engineer||2,280 XCD||-4%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||3,250 XCD||+36%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,630 XCD||-32%|
|Facade Engineer||2,410 XCD||+1%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,330 XCD||-44%|
|Field Engineer||2,520 XCD||+6%|
|Field Engineering Manager||4,040 XCD||+69%|
|Fire Engineer||2,440 XCD||+2%|
|Fitter and Turner||770 XCD||-68%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,820 XCD||+18%|
|Generation Engineer||2,470 XCD||+4%|
|Genetic Engineer||2,570 XCD||+8%|
|Geological Engineer||2,410 XCD||+1%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,500 XCD||+5%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,340 XCD||-44%|
|Highway Engineer||2,300 XCD||-4%|
|HSE Professional||2,150 XCD||-10%|
|HVAC Engineer||2,680 XCD||+12%|
|HVAC Supervisor||2,200 XCD||-8%|
|Industrial Engineer||2,380 XCD||-0%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,290 XCD||-4%|
|Instrument Engineer||2,260 XCD||-5%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||2,260 XCD||-5%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,410 XCD||+1%|
|Instrumentation Manager||2,420 XCD||+1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,370 XCD||-1%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,570 XCD||+8%|
|Locomotive Engineer||2,380 XCD||-0%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,250 XCD||-6%|
|Maintenance Fitter||860 XCD||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||2,330 XCD||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,270 XCD||-5%|
|Marine Engineer||2,330 XCD||-2%|
|Materials Engineer||2,240 XCD||-6%|
|Materials Researcher||2,140 XCD||-10%|
|Materials Technician||1,760 XCD||-26%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,560 XCD||+7%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,530 XCD||+6%|
|Mechanical Designer||2,020 XCD||-15%|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,650 XCD||+11%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||3,430 XCD||+44%|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,410 XCD||+1%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,620 XCD||+10%|
|Mining Engineer||2,280 XCD||-4%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,580 XCD||+8%|
|Optical Engineer||2,250 XCD||-6%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,270 XCD||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||850 XCD||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||2,530 XCD||+6%|
|Photonics Technician||2,240 XCD||-6%|
|Pipeline Engineer||2,220 XCD||-7%|
|Piping Designer||1,300 XCD||-46%|
|Piping Engineer||2,150 XCD||-10%|
|Planning Engineer||2,540 XCD||+6%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,140 XCD||-52%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,380 XCD||-0%|
|Principal Engineer||2,310 XCD||-3%|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,520 XCD||+6%|
|Process Engineer||2,300 XCD||-4%|
|Process Operator||1,460 XCD||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||2,380 XCD||-0%|
|Product Development Technician||1,710 XCD||-28%|
|Product Engineer||2,590 XCD||+9%|
|Product Safety Engineer||2,210 XCD||-7%|
|Production Engineer||2,500 XCD||+5%|
|Project Engineer||2,590 XCD||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||2,980 XCD||+25%|
|Purchasing Engineer||2,240 XCD||-6%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,390 XCD||+0%|
|Rail Engineer||2,390 XCD||+0%|
|Robotics Engineer||2,820 XCD||+18%|
|Robotics Technician||2,010 XCD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||2,330 XCD||-2%|
|Safety Inspector||1,800 XCD||-25%|
|Safety Manager||2,940 XCD||+23%|
|Safety Officer||1,200 XCD||-50%|
|Sales Engineer||2,510 XCD||+5%|
|Scheduling Engineer||2,220 XCD||-7%|
|Service Engineer||2,460 XCD||+3%|
|Solar Engineer||2,470 XCD||+4%|
|Staff Engineer||2,400 XCD||+1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||2,390 XCD||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||2,220 XCD||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||2,200 XCD||-8%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,280 XCD||-4%|
|Structural Designer||2,080 XCD||-13%|
|Structural Engineer||2,250 XCD||-6%|
|Structural Technician||1,600 XCD||-33%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||2,330 XCD||-2%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,210 XCD||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||1,270 XCD||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||2,160 XCD||-9%|
|Technical Support Engineer||2,040 XCD||-15%|
|Tender Engineer||2,070 XCD||-13%|
|Test Development Engineer||2,360 XCD||-1%|
|Transportation Engineer||2,180 XCD||-9%|
|Validation Engineer||2,210 XCD||-7%|
|Verification Engineer||2,260 XCD||-5%|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,310 XCD||-3%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||2,360 XCD||-1%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||3,040 XCD||+27%|
|Work Planner||1,660 XCD||-30%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Saint Lucia earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.