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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Somalia 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Somalia?

Average Monthly Salary
222,000 SOS
( 2,660,000 SOS yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Somalia typically earns around 222,000 SOS per month. Salaries range from 115,000 SOS (lowest) to 339,000 SOS (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 Somalia

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Somalia range from 115,000 SOS per month (minimum salary) to 339,000 SOS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 213,000 SOS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 213,000 SOS while the other half are earning more than 213,000 SOS. 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 148,000 SOS while 75% of them are earning more than 148,000 SOS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 265,000 SOS while 25% are earning more than 265,000 SOS.

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 131,000 SOS per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 176,000 SOS 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 228,000 SOS 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 277,000 SOS 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 302,000 SOS 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 318,000 SOS per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Somalia

0 - 2 Years
131,000 SOS
2 - 5 Years+34%
176,000 SOS
5 - 10 Years+30%
228,000 SOS
10 - 15 Years+21%
277,000 SOS
15 - 20 Years+9%
302,000 SOS
20+ Years+5%
318,000 SOS
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 156,000 SOS per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 236,000 SOS per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 335,000 SOS per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Somalia

Certificate or Diploma
156,000 SOS
Bachelor's Degree+52%
236,000 SOS
Master's Degree+42%
335,000 SOS
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 Somalia costs anywhere from 1,300,000 Somali Shilling(s) to 3,890,000 Somali Shilling(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 Somalia earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

239,000 SOS
211,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Somalia for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Somalia

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Somalia 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.

Somalia / 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 Somalia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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 Somalia

1,280 SOS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Somalia is 1,280 SOS. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Somalia earns approximately 1,280 SOS 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 Somalia
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 1% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assistant Chief Engineer255,000 SOS+15%
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Autocad Operator143,000 SOS-36%
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Ceramics Engineer208,000 SOS-6%
Civil Engineer235,000 SOS+6%
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Communications Engineer247,000 SOS+11%
Condition Monitoring Engineer197,000 SOS-11%
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Control Systems Engineer224,000 SOS+1%
Controls Engineer224,000 SOS+1%
Controls Software Engineer201,000 SOS-9%
Corrosion Engineer208,000 SOS-6%
Design Engineer233,000 SOS+5%
Drafter143,000 SOS-36%
Drafting Manager262,000 SOS+18%
Drilling Engineer222,000 SOS+0%
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Electrical Engineer251,000 SOS+13%
Electrical Engineering Manager328,000 SOS+48%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist245,000 SOS+10%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler120,000 SOS-46%
Energy Engineer239,000 SOS+8%
Engine Assembler102,000 SOS-54%
Engineer241,000 SOS+9%
Engineering Account Manager260,000 SOS+17%
Engineering Chief Designer258,000 SOS+16%
Engineering Consultant309,000 SOS+39%
Engineering Key Account Manager328,000 SOS+48%
Engineering Lab Technician216,000 SOS-3%
Engineering Planning Manager318,000 SOS+43%
Engineering Production Manager405,000 SOS+83%
Engineering Project Analyst266,000 SOS+20%
Engineering Project Coordinator 264,000 SOS+19%
Engineering Project Director463,000 SOS+110%
Engineering Project Manager320,000 SOS+44%
Engineering Research and Development Manager366,000 SOS+65%
Engineering Safety Coordinator177,000 SOS-20%
Engineering Sales Manager312,000 SOS+41%
Engineering Technician177,000 SOS-20%
Engineering Technologist177,000 SOS-20%
Environmental Engineer224,000 SOS+1%
Equipment Engineer208,000 SOS-6%
Equipment Engineering Manager301,000 SOS+36%
Estimator197,000 SOS-11%
Fabrication Specialist162,000 SOS-27%
Fabricator104,000 SOS-53%
Facade Engineer222,000 SOS+0%
Fiber Analyst131,000 SOS-41%
Field Engineer237,000 SOS+7%
Field Engineering Manager386,000 SOS+74%
Fire Engineer230,000 SOS+4%
Fitter and Turner73,300 SOS-67%
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Generation Engineer231,000 SOS+4%
Genetic Engineer251,000 SOS+13%
Geological Engineer235,000 SOS+6%
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic122,000 SOS-45%
Highway Engineer228,000 SOS+3%
HSE Professional212,000 SOS-4%
HVAC Engineer243,000 SOS+10%
HVAC Supervisor208,000 SOS-6%
Industrial Engineer220,000 SOS-1%
Industrial Engineering Technologist220,000 SOS-1%
Instrument Engineer226,000 SOS+2%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer226,000 SOS+2%
Instrumentation Engineer226,000 SOS+2%
Instrumentation Manager226,000 SOS+2%
Irrigation Engineer222,000 SOS+0%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer245,000 SOS+10%
Locomotive Engineer220,000 SOS-1%
Maintenance Engineer214,000 SOS-4%
Maintenance Fitter81,000 SOS-63%
Maintenance Manager228,000 SOS+3%
Manufacturing Engineer220,000 SOS-1%
Marine Engineer230,000 SOS+4%
Materials Engineer224,000 SOS+1%
Materials Researcher212,000 SOS-4%
Materials Technician166,000 SOS-25%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer245,000 SOS+10%
Mechanical Design Engineer243,000 SOS+10%
Mechanical Designer197,000 SOS-11%
Mechanical Engineer243,000 SOS+10%
Mechanical Engineering Manager320,000 SOS+44%
Mechanical Inspector220,000 SOS-1%
Mechatronics Engineer243,000 SOS+10%
Mining Engineer228,000 SOS+3%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer249,000 SOS+12%
Optical Engineer222,000 SOS+0%
Optical Instrument Assembler116,000 SOS-48%
PCB Assembler82,900 SOS-63%
Photonics Engineer251,000 SOS+13%
Photonics Technician204,000 SOS-8%
Pipeline Engineer208,000 SOS-6%
Piping Designer123,000 SOS-45%
Piping Engineer208,000 SOS-6%
Planning Engineer231,000 SOS+4%
Pressure Vessel Inspector108,000 SOS-51%
Principal Cost Engineer231,000 SOS+4%
Principal Engineer231,000 SOS+4%
Principal Support Engineer231,000 SOS+4%
Process Engineer226,000 SOS+2%
Process Operator135,000 SOS-39%
Product Development Engineer237,000 SOS+7%
Product Development Technician166,000 SOS-25%
Product Engineer237,000 SOS+7%
Product Safety Engineer216,000 SOS-3%
Production Engineer228,000 SOS+3%
Project Engineer241,000 SOS+9%
Proposal Manager295,000 SOS+33%
Purchasing Engineer210,000 SOS-5%
Quality Assurance Engineer226,000 SOS+2%
Rail Engineer230,000 SOS+4%
Robotics Engineer258,000 SOS+16%
Robotics Technician187,000 SOS-16%
Safety Engineer228,000 SOS+3%
Safety Inspector177,000 SOS-20%
Safety Manager270,000 SOS+22%
Safety Officer120,000 SOS-46%
Sales Engineer243,000 SOS+10%
Scheduling Engineer208,000 SOS-6%
Service Engineer239,000 SOS+8%
Solar Engineer247,000 SOS+11%
Staff Engineer226,000 SOS+2%
Static Equipment Engineer222,000 SOS+0%
Stationary Engineer206,000 SOS-7%
Stress Engineer212,000 SOS-4%
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Structural Designer201,000 SOS-9%
Structural Engineer224,000 SOS+1%
Structural Technician147,000 SOS-34%
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Surveyor172,000 SOS-22%
Technical Affairs Officer116,000 SOS-48%
Technical Assistant116,000 SOS-48%
Technical Engineer197,000 SOS-11%
Technical Support Engineer197,000 SOS-11%
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Test Development Engineer224,000 SOS+1%
Transportation Engineer216,000 SOS-3%
Validation Engineer204,000 SOS-8%
Verification Engineer216,000 SOS-3%
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Wind Energy Engineer231,000 SOS+4%
Wind Energy Operations Manager303,000 SOS+37%
Work Planner160,000 SOS-28%

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 Somalia earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
233,000 SOS
Public Sector+18%
275,000 SOS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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