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 salaries in Swaziland range from 2,000 SZL per month (minimum salary) to 6,370 SZL per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 7% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||4,040 SZL||-1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||3,100 SZL||-24%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,540 SZL||+11%|
|Associate Engineer||3,550 SZL||-13%|
|Autocad Operator||2,520 SZL||-38%|
|Automation Engineer||4,450 SZL||+9%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||3,830 SZL||-6%|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,840 SZL||-6%|
|BMS Engineer||3,700 SZL||-9%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||2,320 SZL||-43%|
|Broadcast Engineer||4,070 SZL||-0%|
|CAD Design Engineer||4,400 SZL||+8%|
|CAD Designer||2,690 SZL||-34%|
|CAE Engineer||3,940 SZL||-3%|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,740 SZL||-8%|
|Civil Engineer||4,260 SZL||+4%|
|Commissioning Engineer||4,000 SZL||-2%|
|Communications Engineer||4,520 SZL||+11%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,510 SZL||-14%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||3,910 SZL||-4%|
|Control Systems Engineer||4,000 SZL||-2%|
|Controls Engineer||4,150 SZL||+2%|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,620 SZL||-11%|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,680 SZL||-10%|
|Design Engineer||4,260 SZL||+4%|
|Drafting Manager||4,850 SZL||+19%|
|Drilling Engineer||4,080 SZL||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,040 SZL||-50%|
|Electrical Engineer||4,650 SZL||+14%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||6,130 SZL||+50%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||4,580 SZL||+12%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||2,250 SZL||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||4,540 SZL||+11%|
|Engine Assembler||1,930 SZL||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||4,560 SZL||+12%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,510 SZL||+11%|
|Engineering Consultant||5,360 SZL||+31%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||6,100 SZL||+49%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,790 SZL||-7%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,620 SZL||+38%|
|Engineering Production Manager||7,100 SZL||+74%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||4,780 SZL||+17%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||4,900 SZL||+20%|
|Engineering Project Director||8,050 SZL||+97%|
|Engineering Project Manager||5,780 SZL||+42%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||6,930 SZL||+70%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||3,330 SZL||-18%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||5,390 SZL||+32%|
|Engineering Technician||3,200 SZL||-22%|
|Engineering Technologist||3,370 SZL||-17%|
|Environmental Engineer||4,250 SZL||+4%|
|Equipment Engineer||3,610 SZL||-12%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,250 SZL||+29%|
|Fabrication Specialist||3,080 SZL||-25%|
|Facade Engineer||3,860 SZL||-5%|
|Fiber Analyst||2,480 SZL||-39%|
|Field Engineer||4,180 SZL||+2%|
|Field Engineering Manager||6,850 SZL||+68%|
|Fire Engineer||4,040 SZL||-1%|
|Fitter and Turner||1,300 SZL||-68%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||4,940 SZL||+21%|
|Generation Engineer||4,280 SZL||+5%|
|Genetic Engineer||4,720 SZL||+16%|
|Geological Engineer||4,430 SZL||+9%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||4,350 SZL||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||2,210 SZL||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||4,110 SZL||+1%|
|HSE Professional||3,830 SZL||-6%|
|HVAC Engineer||4,420 SZL||+8%|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,680 SZL||-10%|
|Industrial Engineer||4,030 SZL||-1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||4,110 SZL||+1%|
|Instrument Engineer||3,890 SZL||-5%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||3,890 SZL||-5%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||4,170 SZL||+2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||3,960 SZL||-3%|
|Irrigation Engineer||4,100 SZL||+0%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||4,560 SZL||+12%|
|Locomotive Engineer||4,030 SZL||-1%|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,990 SZL||-2%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,430 SZL||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||4,290 SZL||+5%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,130 SZL||+1%|
|Marine Engineer||4,340 SZL||+6%|
|Materials Engineer||3,860 SZL||-5%|
|Materials Researcher||4,030 SZL||-1%|
|Materials Technician||2,920 SZL||-28%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||4,350 SZL||+7%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||4,540 SZL||+11%|
|Mechanical Designer||3,710 SZL||-9%|
|Mechanical Engineer||4,220 SZL||+3%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||5,610 SZL||+37%|
|Mechanical Inspector||3,810 SZL||-7%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||4,240 SZL||+4%|
|Mining Engineer||3,920 SZL||-4%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||4,430 SZL||+9%|
|Optical Engineer||4,000 SZL||-2%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,100 SZL||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||1,490 SZL||-63%|
|Photonics Engineer||4,760 SZL||+17%|
|Photonics Technician||3,540 SZL||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,850 SZL||-6%|
|Piping Designer||2,300 SZL||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||3,910 SZL||-4%|
|Planning Engineer||4,010 SZL||-2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,910 SZL||-53%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||4,140 SZL||+1%|
|Principal Engineer||3,990 SZL||-2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||4,020 SZL||-1%|
|Process Engineer||4,050 SZL||-1%|
|Process Operator||2,470 SZL||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||4,300 SZL||+5%|
|Product Development Technician||2,970 SZL||-27%|
|Product Engineer||4,330 SZL||+6%|
|Product Safety Engineer||4,070 SZL||-0%|
|Production Engineer||3,940 SZL||-3%|
|Project Engineer||4,440 SZL||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||5,600 SZL||+37%|
|Purchasing Engineer||3,700 SZL||-9%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,190 SZL||+3%|
|Rail Engineer||4,290 SZL||+5%|
|Robotics Engineer||4,720 SZL||+16%|
|Robotics Technician||3,440 SZL||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||4,290 SZL||+5%|
|Safety Inspector||3,200 SZL||-22%|
|Safety Manager||4,690 SZL||+15%|
|Safety Officer||2,060 SZL||-50%|
|Sales Engineer||4,560 SZL||+12%|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,850 SZL||-6%|
|Service Engineer||4,280 SZL||+5%|
|Solar Engineer||4,260 SZL||+4%|
|Staff Engineer||3,970 SZL||-3%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||4,080 SZL||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||3,800 SZL||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||3,780 SZL||-7%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||4,020 SZL||-1%|
|Structural Designer||3,570 SZL||-13%|
|Structural Engineer||4,050 SZL||-1%|
|Structural Technician||2,680 SZL||-34%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||4,180 SZL||+2%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,050 SZL||-50%|
|Technical Assistant||2,100 SZL||-49%|
|Technical Engineer||3,410 SZL||-16%|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,510 SZL||-14%|
|Tender Engineer||3,690 SZL||-10%|
|Test Development Engineer||3,950 SZL||-3%|
|Transportation Engineer||4,100 SZL||+0%|
|Validation Engineer||3,570 SZL||-13%|
|Verification Engineer||3,830 SZL||-6%|
|Wastewater Engineer||4,200 SZL||+3%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||4,160 SZL||+2%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||5,480 SZL||+34%|
|Work Planner||2,850 SZL||-30%|
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.