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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Swaziland 2021

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Swaziland?


Average Monthly Salary
4,080 SZL
( 49,000 SZL yearly)

LOW
2,000
SZL
AVERAGE
4,080
SZL
HIGH
6,370
SZL

A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Swaziland typically earns around 4,080 SZL per month. Salaries range from 2,000 SZL (lowest) to 6,370 SZL (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 Swaziland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Swaziland range from 2,000 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 6,370 SZL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,160 SZL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,160 SZL while the other half are earning more than 4,160 SZL. 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 2,770 SZL while 75% of them are earning more than 2,770 SZL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,370 SZL while 25% are earning more than 5,370 SZL.


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 2,370 SZL per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,050 SZL 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 4,210 SZL per month, 38% 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 5,210 SZL 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 5,580 SZL 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 5,950 SZL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Swaziland

0 - 2 Years
2,370 SZL
2 - 5 Years+29%
3,050 SZL
5 - 10 Years+38%
4,210 SZL
10 - 15 Years+24%
5,210 SZL
15 - 20 Years+7%
5,580 SZL
20+ Years+7%
5,950 SZL
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 3,050 SZL per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 4,100 SZL per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,280 SZL per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Swaziland

Certificate or Diploma
3,050 SZL
Bachelor's Degree+34%
4,100 SZL
Master's Degree+53%
6,280 SZL
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 Swaziland costs anywhere from 22,500 Lilangeni(s) to 67,600 Lilangeni(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 Swaziland earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
4,270 SZL
Female-11%
3,790 SZL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Swaziland for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Swaziland

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Swaziland 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.

Swaziland / 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 Swaziland is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Swaziland for the year 2020. 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 Swaziland

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

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.

Received Bonus
13%
No Bonus
87%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Swaziland


24 SZL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Swaziland is 24 SZL. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Swaziland earns approximately 24 SZL 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

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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 7% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Drafter2,620 SZL-36%
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Electrical Draughtsman2,040 SZL-50%
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Energy Engineer4,540 SZL+11%
Engine Assembler1,930 SZL-53%
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Engineering Consultant5,360 SZL+31%
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Engineering Sales Manager5,390 SZL+32%
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Fabricator1,800 SZL-56%
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Field Engineer4,180 SZL+2%
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HVAC Engineer4,420 SZL+8%
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Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,890 SZL-5%
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Maintenance Manager4,290 SZL+5%
Manufacturing Engineer4,130 SZL+1%
Marine Engineer4,340 SZL+6%
Materials Engineer3,860 SZL-5%
Materials Researcher4,030 SZL-1%
Materials Technician2,920 SZL-28%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,350 SZL+7%
Mechanical Design Engineer4,540 SZL+11%
Mechanical Designer3,710 SZL-9%
Mechanical Engineer4,220 SZL+3%
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Mechanical Inspector3,810 SZL-7%
Mechatronics Engineer4,240 SZL+4%
Mining Engineer3,920 SZL-4%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,430 SZL+9%
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Optical Instrument Assembler2,100 SZL-49%
PCB Assembler1,490 SZL-63%
Photonics Engineer4,760 SZL+17%
Photonics Technician3,540 SZL-13%
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Piping Engineer3,910 SZL-4%
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Pressure Vessel Inspector1,910 SZL-53%
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Principal Engineer3,990 SZL-2%
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Process Engineer4,050 SZL-1%
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Product Development Technician2,970 SZL-27%
Product Engineer4,330 SZL+6%
Product Safety Engineer4,070 SZL-0%
Production Engineer3,940 SZL-3%
Project Engineer4,440 SZL+9%
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Purchasing Engineer3,700 SZL-9%
Quality Assurance Engineer4,190 SZL+3%
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Robotics Engineer4,720 SZL+16%
Robotics Technician3,440 SZL-16%
Safety Engineer4,290 SZL+5%
Safety Inspector3,200 SZL-22%
Safety Manager4,690 SZL+15%
Safety Officer2,060 SZL-50%
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Technical Affairs Officer2,050 SZL-50%
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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 Swaziland earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,240 SZL
Public Sector+11%
4,690 SZL
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