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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Ukraine 2023

How much money does a person working as Drilling Engineer make in Ukraine?

Average Monthly Salary
19,300 UAH
( 231,000 UAH yearly)


A person working as Drilling Engineer in Ukraine typically earns around 19,300 UAH per month. Salaries range from 9,450 UAH (lowest) to 30,100 UAH (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 Pay Scale and Salaries in Ukraine

Median and salary distribution Ukraine Drilling Engineer monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
17,900 UAH or more
10% of people earn
15,800 to 17,900 UAH
20% of people earn
11,200 UAH or less
65% of people earn
11,200 to 15,800 UAH
Minimum Salary
9,450 UAH
18,000 UAH
30,100 UAH

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Ukraine range from 9,450 UAH per month (starting salary) to 30,100 UAH per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 18,000 UAH per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 18,000 UAH while the other half are earning more than 18,000 UAH. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 14,700 UAH while 75% of them are earning more than 14,700 UAH. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 20,600 UAH while 25% are earning more than 20,600 UAH.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 11,200 UAH to 15,800 UAH. Approximatly 20% fall under the 11,200 UAH cap. Ten percent of wages are from 15,800 UAH to 17,900 UAH. Only 5% of people grossed 17,900 UAH or more.

Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Ukraine

0 - 2 Years
11,200 UAH
2 - 5 Years+29%
14,400 UAH
5 - 10 Years+38%
19,900 UAH
10 - 15 Years+24%
24,600 UAH
15 - 20 Years+7%
26,400 UAH
20+ Years+7%
28,100 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Ukraine Drilling Engineer
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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.

Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,200 UAH per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,400 UAH 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 19,900 UAH 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 whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 24,600 UAH 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 26,400 UAH 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 28,100 UAH per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Ukraine

Certificate or Diploma
14,400 UAH
Bachelor's Degree+34%
19,300 UAH
Master's Degree+53%
29,700 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Ukraine Drilling Engineer
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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 is 14,400 UAH per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 19,300 UAH per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

People with Master's Degree have an average salary of 29,700 UAH per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

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 Ukraine costs anywhere from 115,000 Hryvnia(s) to 344,000 Hryvnia(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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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Drilling Engineer

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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 Ukraine earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

20,000 UAH
18,200 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ukraine for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ukraine

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Ukraine are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ukraine Drilling Engineer
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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.

Ukraine / All Professions

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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 Ukraine is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ukraine for the year 2022. 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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ukraine

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ukraine Drilling Engineer
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"Drilling Engineer" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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
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 Salary Trend and Forecast in Ukraine

How are Drilling Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
17,100 UAH
Average Salary 2020+4%
17,700 UAH
Average Salary 2021+3%
18,200 UAH
Average Salary 2022+2%
18,600 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Drilling Engineer salaries in Ukraine are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Drilling Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Ukraine

110 UAH per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ukraine is 110 UAH. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Ukraine earns approximately 110 UAH for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Drilling Engineer' in Ukraine is 55 UAH. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Drilling Engineer VS Other Jobs

19,300 UAH
19,400 UAH
23,000 UAH
Average Salary
Drilling Engineer
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 0% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Drilling Engineer and Engineering monthly Ukraine
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Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer19,500 UAH+1%
Assembly Engineering Technician16,400 UAH-15%
Assistant Chief Engineer22,000 UAH+14%
Associate Engineer18,100 UAH-6%
Autocad Operator13,300 UAH-31%
Automation Engineer21,400 UAH+11%
Avionic System Support Engineer18,900 UAH-2%
Biochemical Engineer18,400 UAH-5%
BMS Engineer18,600 UAH-4%
Bridge and Lock Tender11,200 UAH-42%
Broadcast Engineer20,200 UAH+5%
CAD Design Engineer21,600 UAH+12%
CAD Designer13,400 UAH-30%
CAE Engineer21,100 UAH+9%
Ceramics Engineer18,500 UAH-4%
Civil Engineer21,500 UAH+12%
Commissioning Engineer19,500 UAH+1%
Communications Engineer22,800 UAH+18%
Condition Monitoring Engineer17,000 UAH-12%
Contract Associate Engineer18,700 UAH-3%
Control Systems Engineer21,200 UAH+10%
Controls Engineer21,000 UAH+9%
Controls Software Engineer17,600 UAH-9%
Corrosion Engineer19,400 UAH+1%
Design Engineer21,900 UAH+14%
Drafter12,600 UAH-35%
Drafting Manager23,700 UAH+23%
Drilling Engineer19,300 UAH+0%
Electrical Draughtsman10,400 UAH-46%
Electrical Engineer22,400 UAH+16%
Electrical Engineering Manager30,000 UAH+56%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist22,400 UAH+16%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler11,200 UAH-42%
Energy Engineer22,000 UAH+14%
Engine Assembler9,030 UAH-53%
Engineer22,700 UAH+18%
Engineering Account Manager23,700 UAH+23%
Engineering Chief Designer23,800 UAH+23%
Engineering Consultant28,700 UAH+49%
Engineering Key Account Manager28,900 UAH+50%
Engineering Lab Technician19,600 UAH+2%
Engineering Planning Manager28,200 UAH+46%
Engineering Production Manager35,000 UAH+82%
Engineering Project Analyst23,700 UAH+23%
Engineering Project Coordinator 23,600 UAH+22%
Engineering Project Director43,100 UAH+120%
Engineering Project Manager29,600 UAH+54%
Engineering Research and Development Manager32,400 UAH+68%
Engineering Safety Coordinator16,100 UAH-16%
Engineering Sales Manager28,400 UAH+47%
Engineering Technician16,400 UAH-15%
Engineering Technologist15,500 UAH-20%
Environmental Engineer19,500 UAH+1%
Equipment Engineer18,700 UAH-3%
Equipment Engineering Manager27,700 UAH+44%
Estimator17,700 UAH-8%
Fabrication Specialist14,900 UAH-23%
Fabricator9,810 UAH-49%
Facade Engineer19,600 UAH+2%
Fiber Analyst12,200 UAH-37%
Field Engineer22,400 UAH+16%
Field Engineering Manager33,800 UAH+75%
Fire Engineer21,700 UAH+13%
Fitter and Turner6,420 UAH-67%
Forestry Strategic Planner25,000 UAH+30%
Generation Engineer22,000 UAH+14%
Genetic Engineer23,600 UAH+22%
Geological Engineer21,100 UAH+9%
Geotechnical Engineer21,900 UAH+14%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic11,500 UAH-40%
Highway Engineer21,000 UAH+9%
HSE Professional18,600 UAH-4%
HVAC Engineer23,000 UAH+19%
HVAC Supervisor19,400 UAH+1%
Industrial Engineer19,400 UAH+1%
Industrial Engineering Technologist19,200 UAH-0%
Instrument Engineer19,500 UAH+1%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer20,500 UAH+6%
Instrumentation Engineer21,400 UAH+11%
Instrumentation Manager19,500 UAH+1%
Irrigation Engineer20,000 UAH+4%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer22,700 UAH+18%
Locomotive Engineer20,300 UAH+5%
Maintenance Engineer19,900 UAH+3%
Maintenance Fitter7,280 UAH-62%
Maintenance Manager20,400 UAH+6%
Manufacturing Engineer20,900 UAH+8%
Marine Engineer20,300 UAH+5%
Materials Engineer20,300 UAH+5%
Materials Researcher18,500 UAH-4%
Materials Technician15,700 UAH-19%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer22,600 UAH+17%
Mechanical Design Engineer21,200 UAH+10%
Mechanical Designer17,600 UAH-9%
Mechanical Engineer22,600 UAH+17%
Mechanical Engineering Manager27,700 UAH+44%
Mechanical Inspector19,700 UAH+2%
Mechatronics Engineer22,400 UAH+16%
Mining Engineer20,700 UAH+7%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer22,700 UAH+18%
Optical Engineer20,500 UAH+6%
Optical Instrument Assembler11,000 UAH-43%
PCB Assembler7,370 UAH-62%
Photonics Engineer23,000 UAH+19%
Photonics Technician19,300 UAH+0%
Pipeline Engineer18,800 UAH-2%
Piping Designer11,400 UAH-41%
Piping Engineer19,800 UAH+3%
Planning Engineer21,800 UAH+13%
Pressure Vessel Inspector10,100 UAH-48%
Principal Cost Engineer20,800 UAH+8%
Principal Engineer20,000 UAH+4%
Principal Support Engineer20,500 UAH+6%
Process Engineer21,100 UAH+9%
Process Operator11,900 UAH-38%
Product Development Engineer20,600 UAH+7%
Product Development Technician14,900 UAH-23%
Product Engineer21,100 UAH+9%
Product Safety Engineer20,300 UAH+5%
Production Engineer21,400 UAH+11%
Project Engineer22,100 UAH+15%
Proposal Manager27,100 UAH+41%
Purchasing Engineer18,900 UAH-2%
Quality Assurance Engineer21,200 UAH+10%
Rail Engineer20,000 UAH+4%
Robotics Engineer24,200 UAH+26%
Robotics Technician16,300 UAH-15%
Safety Engineer20,400 UAH+6%
Safety Inspector15,600 UAH-19%
Safety Manager23,900 UAH+24%
Safety Officer10,300 UAH-47%
Sales Engineer23,100 UAH+20%
Scheduling Engineer19,800 UAH+3%
Service Engineer21,500 UAH+12%
Solar Engineer21,300 UAH+10%
Staff Engineer21,300 UAH+10%
Static Equipment Engineer19,300 UAH+0%
Stationary Engineer18,900 UAH-2%
Stress Engineer19,300 UAH+0%
Structural Analysis Engineer20,900 UAH+8%
Structural Designer17,400 UAH-10%
Structural Engineer19,400 UAH+1%
Structural Technician13,100 UAH-32%
Supply Chain Specialist20,500 UAH+6%
Surveyor15,000 UAH-22%
Technical Affairs Officer10,700 UAH-45%
Technical Assistant10,400 UAH-46%
Technical Engineer17,600 UAH-9%
Technical Support Engineer17,000 UAH-12%
Tender Engineer18,900 UAH-2%
Test Development Engineer19,900 UAH+3%
Transportation Engineer19,800 UAH+3%
Validation Engineer18,800 UAH-2%
Verification Engineer18,900 UAH-2%
Wastewater Engineer21,300 UAH+10%
Wind Energy Engineer21,600 UAH+12%
Wind Energy Operations Manager26,300 UAH+36%
Work Planner14,600 UAH-24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Kyiv22,600 UAH
Lviv20,300 UAH

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 Ukraine earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
22,000 UAH
Public Sector+7%
23,700 UAH
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Drilling Engineer in Ukraine?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 18,000 UAH and 20,600 UAH. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Drilling Engineer in Ukraine is ranges from 14,700 UAH to 20,600 UAH. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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