A person working as a Drilling Engineer in United Kingdom typically earns around 60,500 GBP per year. Salaries range from 27,800 GBP (lowest) to 96,200 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 United Kingdom range from 27,800 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 96,200 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 65,300 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 65,300 GBP while the other half are earning more than 65,300 GBP. 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 41,900 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 41,900 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 87,200 GBP while 25% are earning more than 87,200 GBP.
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 31,600 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 42,200 GBP per year, 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 62,300 GBP per year, 48% 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 76,000 GBP per year, 22% 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 82,800 GBP per year, 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 89,700 GBP per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 36,000 GBP per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 56,500 GBP per year, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 94,800 GBP per year, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 Pound Sterling(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 United Kingdom earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 United Kingdom 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.
64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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 1% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||61,100 GBP||+1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||50,800 GBP||-16%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||68,600 GBP||+13%|
|Associate Engineer||56,000 GBP||-7%|
|Autocad Operator||41,300 GBP||-32%|
|Automation Engineer||68,700 GBP||+14%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||60,400 GBP||-0%|
|Biochemical Engineer||60,500 GBP||+0%|
|BMS Engineer||61,900 GBP||+2%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||34,400 GBP||-43%|
|Broadcast Engineer||61,500 GBP||+2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||67,900 GBP||+12%|
|CAD Designer||38,300 GBP||-37%|
|CAE Engineer||60,800 GBP||+1%|
|Ceramics Engineer||57,700 GBP||-5%|
|Civil Engineer||67,100 GBP||+11%|
|Commissioning Engineer||59,200 GBP||-2%|
|Communications Engineer||69,800 GBP||+15%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||53,000 GBP||-12%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||61,600 GBP||+2%|
|Control Systems Engineer||64,300 GBP||+6%|
|Controls Engineer||62,800 GBP||+4%|
|Controls Software Engineer||53,600 GBP||-11%|
|Corrosion Engineer||60,300 GBP||-0%|
|Design Engineer||68,300 GBP||+13%|
|Drafting Manager||76,200 GBP||+26%|
|Drilling Engineer||60,500 GBP||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||31,400 GBP||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||70,300 GBP||+16%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||94,600 GBP||+56%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||70,600 GBP||+17%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||32,100 GBP||-47%|
|Energy Engineer||66,000 GBP||+9%|
|Engine Assembler||29,200 GBP||-52%|
|Engineering Account Manager||73,300 GBP||+21%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||75,400 GBP||+25%|
|Engineering Consultant||84,500 GBP||+40%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||88,700 GBP||+47%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||60,800 GBP||+1%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||92,100 GBP||+52%|
|Engineering Production Manager||114,000 GBP||+88%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||73,800 GBP||+22%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||74,100 GBP||+23%|
|Engineering Project Director||127,000 GBP||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||85,500 GBP||+41%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||105,000 GBP||+74%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||49,400 GBP||-18%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||83,100 GBP||+37%|
|Engineering Technician||47,400 GBP||-22%|
|Engineering Technologist||49,000 GBP||-19%|
|Environmental Engineer||61,800 GBP||+2%|
|Equipment Engineer||59,100 GBP||-2%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||87,800 GBP||+45%|
|Fabrication Specialist||44,700 GBP||-26%|
|Facade Engineer||60,700 GBP||+0%|
|Fiber Analyst||37,500 GBP||-38%|
|Field Engineer||64,400 GBP||+6%|
|Field Engineering Manager||108,000 GBP||+79%|
|Fire Engineer||62,300 GBP||+3%|
|Fitter and Turner||20,500 GBP||-66%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||74,700 GBP||+24%|
|Generation Engineer||67,300 GBP||+11%|
|Genetic Engineer||67,300 GBP||+11%|
|Geological Engineer||63,100 GBP||+4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||69,800 GBP||+15%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||33,400 GBP||-45%|
|Highway Engineer||60,800 GBP||+1%|
|HSE Professional||56,700 GBP||-6%|
|HVAC Engineer||66,800 GBP||+10%|
|HVAC Supervisor||60,300 GBP||-0%|
|Industrial Engineer||62,200 GBP||+3%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||63,400 GBP||+5%|
|Instrument Engineer||60,000 GBP||-1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||60,000 GBP||-1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||65,600 GBP||+8%|
|Instrumentation Manager||63,600 GBP||+5%|
|Irrigation Engineer||64,500 GBP||+7%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||66,200 GBP||+9%|
|Locomotive Engineer||62,200 GBP||+3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||57,900 GBP||-4%|
|Maintenance Fitter||22,000 GBP||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||61,000 GBP||+1%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||61,200 GBP||+1%|
|Marine Engineer||65,700 GBP||+9%|
|Materials Engineer||59,500 GBP||-2%|
|Materials Researcher||58,600 GBP||-3%|
|Materials Technician||45,000 GBP||-26%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||68,400 GBP||+13%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||70,100 GBP||+16%|
|Mechanical Designer||52,800 GBP||-13%|
|Mechanical Engineer||66,500 GBP||+10%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||90,200 GBP||+49%|
|Mechanical Inspector||62,400 GBP||+3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||70,900 GBP||+17%|
|Mining Engineer||60,500 GBP||+0%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||67,000 GBP||+11%|
|Optical Engineer||59,200 GBP||-2%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||31,800 GBP||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||23,000 GBP||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||69,200 GBP||+14%|
|Photonics Technician||58,000 GBP||-4%|
|Pipeline Engineer||60,500 GBP||+0%|
|Piping Designer||33,400 GBP||-45%|
|Piping Engineer||58,000 GBP||-4%|
|Planning Engineer||65,700 GBP||+9%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||31,300 GBP||-48%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||66,500 GBP||+10%|
|Principal Engineer||61,600 GBP||+2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||63,400 GBP||+5%|
|Process Engineer||62,500 GBP||+3%|
|Process Operator||38,200 GBP||-37%|
|Product Development Engineer||67,600 GBP||+12%|
|Product Development Technician||47,600 GBP||-21%|
|Product Engineer||69,500 GBP||+15%|
|Product Safety Engineer||57,900 GBP||-4%|
|Production Engineer||64,600 GBP||+7%|
|Project Engineer||65,700 GBP||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||81,500 GBP||+35%|
|Purchasing Engineer||57,100 GBP||-6%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||63,300 GBP||+5%|
|Rail Engineer||66,200 GBP||+9%|
|Robotics Engineer||75,700 GBP||+25%|
|Robotics Technician||51,000 GBP||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||61,000 GBP||+1%|
|Safety Inspector||47,400 GBP||-22%|
|Safety Manager||73,900 GBP||+22%|
|Safety Officer||31,800 GBP||-47%|
|Sales Engineer||67,600 GBP||+12%|
|Scheduling Engineer||60,500 GBP||+0%|
|Service Engineer||68,700 GBP||+14%|
|Solar Engineer||65,700 GBP||+9%|
|Staff Engineer||61,300 GBP||+1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||60,500 GBP||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||56,300 GBP||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||57,100 GBP||-6%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||62,000 GBP||+3%|
|Structural Designer||54,000 GBP||-11%|
|Structural Engineer||63,800 GBP||+5%|
|Structural Technician||42,900 GBP||-29%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||64,500 GBP||+7%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||32,300 GBP||-47%|
|Technical Assistant||31,800 GBP||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||55,900 GBP||-8%|
|Technical Support Engineer||53,000 GBP||-12%|
|Tender Engineer||54,600 GBP||-10%|
|Test Development Engineer||64,800 GBP||+7%|
|Transportation Engineer||59,600 GBP||-1%|
|Validation Engineer||59,600 GBP||-1%|
|Verification Engineer||60,400 GBP||-0%|
|Wastewater Engineer||62,300 GBP||+3%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||64,200 GBP||+6%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||86,300 GBP||+43%|
|Work Planner||43,100 GBP||-29%|
|Kingston upon Hull||66,400 GBP|
|St Davids||55,400 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||59,200 GBP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.