A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Tunisia typically earns around 3,480 TND per month. Salaries range from 1,710 TND (lowest) to 5,440 TND (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 Tunisia range from 1,710 TND per month (minimum salary) to 5,440 TND per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,550 TND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,550 TND while the other half are earning more than 3,550 TND. 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 2,370 TND while 75% of them are earning more than 2,370 TND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,590 TND while 25% are earning more than 4,590 TND.
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 2,020 TND per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,600 TND 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 3,590 TND 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 4,450 TND 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 4,770 TND 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 5,080 TND 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 2,600 TND per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,500 TND per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 5,360 TND 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 Tunisia costs anywhere from 19,600 Tunisian Dinar(s) to 58,700 Tunisian Dinar(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 Tunisia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Tunisia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 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 Tunisia 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.
73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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 6% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||3,490 TND||+0%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,760 TND||-21%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,080 TND||+17%|
|Associate Engineer||3,080 TND||-12%|
|Autocad Operator||2,240 TND||-36%|
|Automation Engineer||3,590 TND||+3%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||3,260 TND||-6%|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,200 TND||-8%|
|BMS Engineer||3,400 TND||-2%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,940 TND||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||3,580 TND||+3%|
|CAD Design Engineer||3,480 TND||-0%|
|CAD Designer||2,150 TND||-38%|
|CAE Engineer||3,310 TND||-5%|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,080 TND||-12%|
|Civil Engineer||3,550 TND||+2%|
|Commissioning Engineer||3,480 TND||-0%|
|Communications Engineer||3,650 TND||+5%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,150 TND||-10%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||3,260 TND||-6%|
|Control Systems Engineer||3,450 TND||-1%|
|Controls Engineer||3,580 TND||+3%|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,150 TND||-10%|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,270 TND||-6%|
|Design Engineer||3,590 TND||+3%|
|Drafting Manager||3,960 TND||+14%|
|Drilling Engineer||3,480 TND||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,710 TND||-51%|
|Electrical Engineer||4,020 TND||+15%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||4,850 TND||+39%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||3,620 TND||+4%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,800 TND||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||3,680 TND||+6%|
|Engine Assembler||1,640 TND||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||4,010 TND||+15%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,140 TND||+19%|
|Engineering Consultant||4,660 TND||+34%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||5,050 TND||+45%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,330 TND||-4%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,000 TND||+43%|
|Engineering Production Manager||6,240 TND||+79%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||3,930 TND||+13%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||4,230 TND||+21%|
|Engineering Project Director||6,980 TND||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||5,030 TND||+44%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||5,870 TND||+68%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||2,790 TND||-20%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||4,620 TND||+33%|
|Engineering Technician||2,790 TND||-20%|
|Engineering Technologist||2,730 TND||-22%|
|Environmental Engineer||3,450 TND||-1%|
|Equipment Engineer||3,270 TND||-6%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||4,820 TND||+38%|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,490 TND||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||3,350 TND||-4%|
|Fiber Analyst||2,100 TND||-40%|
|Field Engineer||3,510 TND||+1%|
|Field Engineering Manager||5,820 TND||+67%|
|Fire Engineer||3,390 TND||-3%|
|Fitter and Turner||1,110 TND||-68%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||4,260 TND||+22%|
|Generation Engineer||3,490 TND||+0%|
|Genetic Engineer||3,780 TND||+8%|
|Geological Engineer||3,550 TND||+2%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||3,740 TND||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,950 TND||-44%|
|Highway Engineer||3,580 TND||+3%|
|HSE Professional||3,330 TND||-4%|
|HVAC Engineer||3,890 TND||+12%|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,270 TND||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||3,250 TND||-7%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||3,250 TND||-7%|
|Instrument Engineer||3,330 TND||-4%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||3,330 TND||-4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||3,400 TND||-2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||3,470 TND||-0%|
|Irrigation Engineer||3,350 TND||-4%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||3,770 TND||+8%|
|Locomotive Engineer||3,250 TND||-7%|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,300 TND||-5%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,200 TND||-66%|
|Maintenance Manager||3,430 TND||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||3,450 TND||-1%|
|Marine Engineer||3,680 TND||+6%|
|Materials Engineer||3,310 TND||-5%|
|Materials Researcher||3,270 TND||-6%|
|Materials Technician||2,450 TND||-30%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||3,700 TND||+6%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||3,590 TND||+3%|
|Mechanical Designer||2,970 TND||-15%|
|Mechanical Engineer||3,670 TND||+5%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||4,930 TND||+41%|
|Mechanical Inspector||3,450 TND||-1%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||3,890 TND||+12%|
|Mining Engineer||3,360 TND||-4%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||3,990 TND||+14%|
|Optical Engineer||3,480 TND||-0%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,850 TND||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||1,230 TND||-65%|
|Photonics Engineer||3,860 TND||+11%|
|Photonics Technician||3,210 TND||-8%|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,140 TND||-10%|
|Piping Designer||1,900 TND||-45%|
|Piping Engineer||3,270 TND||-6%|
|Planning Engineer||3,640 TND||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,700 TND||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||3,560 TND||+2%|
|Principal Engineer||3,420 TND||-2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||3,490 TND||+0%|
|Process Engineer||3,330 TND||-4%|
|Process Operator||2,000 TND||-43%|
|Product Development Engineer||3,580 TND||+3%|
|Product Development Technician||2,550 TND||-27%|
|Product Engineer||3,650 TND||+5%|
|Product Safety Engineer||3,260 TND||-6%|
|Production Engineer||3,580 TND||+3%|
|Project Engineer||3,790 TND||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||4,540 TND||+30%|
|Purchasing Engineer||3,110 TND||-11%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||3,620 TND||+4%|
|Rail Engineer||3,390 TND||-3%|
|Robotics Engineer||3,980 TND||+14%|
|Robotics Technician||2,940 TND||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||3,430 TND||-2%|
|Safety Inspector||2,790 TND||-20%|
|Safety Manager||4,070 TND||+17%|
|Safety Officer||1,770 TND||-49%|
|Sales Engineer||3,820 TND||+10%|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,140 TND||-10%|
|Service Engineer||3,680 TND||+6%|
|Solar Engineer||3,650 TND||+5%|
|Staff Engineer||3,330 TND||-4%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||3,480 TND||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||3,240 TND||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||3,400 TND||-2%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||3,310 TND||-5%|
|Structural Designer||3,210 TND||-8%|
|Structural Engineer||3,380 TND||-3%|
|Structural Technician||2,260 TND||-35%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||3,310 TND||-5%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,750 TND||-50%|
|Technical Assistant||1,850 TND||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||3,090 TND||-11%|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,150 TND||-10%|
|Tender Engineer||3,210 TND||-8%|
|Test Development Engineer||3,510 TND||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||3,330 TND||-4%|
|Validation Engineer||3,280 TND||-6%|
|Verification Engineer||3,260 TND||-6%|
|Wastewater Engineer||3,510 TND||+1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||3,420 TND||-2%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||4,570 TND||+31%|
|Work Planner||2,560 TND||-27%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Tunisia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.