A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Western Sahara typically earns around 8,700 MAD per month. Salaries range from 4,000 MAD (lowest) to 13,800 MAD (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 Western Sahara range from 4,000 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 13,800 MAD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 9,390 MAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 9,390 MAD while the other half are earning more than 9,390 MAD. 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 6,030 MAD while 75% of them are earning more than 6,030 MAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 12,500 MAD while 25% are earning more than 12,500 MAD.
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 4,540 MAD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,060 MAD per month, 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 8,960 MAD per month, 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 10,900 MAD per month, 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 11,900 MAD per month, 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 12,900 MAD per month, 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 5,180 MAD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 8,130 MAD per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,600 MAD per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Western Sahara costs anywhere from 51,900 Moroccan Dirham(s) to 156,000 Moroccan Dirham(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 Western Sahara earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara 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.
84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% 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% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||8,900 MAD||+2%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||6,880 MAD||-21%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||10,400 MAD||+20%|
|Associate Engineer||8,180 MAD||-6%|
|Autocad Operator||5,600 MAD||-36%|
|Automation Engineer||9,330 MAD||+7%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||8,640 MAD||-1%|
|Biochemical Engineer||8,490 MAD||-2%|
|BMS Engineer||8,660 MAD||-0%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||4,840 MAD||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||9,130 MAD||+5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||9,040 MAD||+4%|
|CAD Designer||5,710 MAD||-34%|
|CAE Engineer||8,590 MAD||-1%|
|Ceramics Engineer||8,000 MAD||-8%|
|Civil Engineer||9,420 MAD||+8%|
|Commissioning Engineer||8,700 MAD||+0%|
|Communications Engineer||9,480 MAD||+9%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||8,030 MAD||-8%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||8,640 MAD||-1%|
|Control Systems Engineer||9,310 MAD||+7%|
|Controls Engineer||9,130 MAD||+5%|
|Controls Software Engineer||7,860 MAD||-10%|
|Corrosion Engineer||8,170 MAD||-6%|
|Design Engineer||9,720 MAD||+12%|
|Drafting Manager||10,500 MAD||+21%|
|Drilling Engineer||8,700 MAD||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||4,440 MAD||-49%|
|Electrical Engineer||10,200 MAD||+17%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||12,600 MAD||+45%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||9,410 MAD||+8%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||4,790 MAD||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||9,960 MAD||+15%|
|Engine Assembler||4,170 MAD||-52%|
|Engineering Account Manager||10,800 MAD||+24%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||10,600 MAD||+22%|
|Engineering Consultant||12,300 MAD||+41%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||13,700 MAD||+58%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||8,990 MAD||+3%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||12,500 MAD||+44%|
|Engineering Production Manager||16,900 MAD||+94%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||10,200 MAD||+17%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||10,800 MAD||+24%|
|Engineering Project Director||18,500 MAD||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||12,600 MAD||+45%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||15,000 MAD||+72%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||6,960 MAD||-20%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||12,000 MAD||+38%|
|Engineering Technician||6,960 MAD||-20%|
|Engineering Technologist||7,390 MAD||-15%|
|Environmental Engineer||9,310 MAD||+7%|
|Equipment Engineer||8,170 MAD||-6%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||12,300 MAD||+41%|
|Fabrication Specialist||6,750 MAD||-22%|
|Facade Engineer||8,880 MAD||+2%|
|Fiber Analyst||5,350 MAD||-38%|
|Field Engineer||9,110 MAD||+5%|
|Field Engineering Manager||15,400 MAD||+77%|
|Fire Engineer||8,810 MAD||+1%|
|Fitter and Turner||2,930 MAD||-66%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||10,900 MAD||+25%|
|Generation Engineer||9,260 MAD||+6%|
|Genetic Engineer||10,000 MAD||+15%|
|Geological Engineer||9,420 MAD||+8%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||10,100 MAD||+16%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||4,960 MAD||-43%|
|Highway Engineer||8,920 MAD||+3%|
|HSE Professional||8,320 MAD||-4%|
|HVAC Engineer||9,920 MAD||+14%|
|HVAC Supervisor||8,170 MAD||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||8,440 MAD||-3%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||8,440 MAD||-3%|
|Instrument Engineer||8,670 MAD||-0%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||8,670 MAD||-0%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||9,030 MAD||+4%|
|Instrumentation Manager||9,390 MAD||+8%|
|Irrigation Engineer||8,880 MAD||+2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||10,200 MAD||+17%|
|Locomotive Engineer||8,440 MAD||-3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||8,910 MAD||+2%|
|Maintenance Fitter||3,110 MAD||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||9,110 MAD||+5%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||8,620 MAD||-1%|
|Marine Engineer||9,370 MAD||+8%|
|Materials Engineer||8,590 MAD||-1%|
|Materials Researcher||8,830 MAD||+2%|
|Materials Technician||6,370 MAD||-27%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||9,800 MAD||+13%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||9,330 MAD||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||7,870 MAD||-9%|
|Mechanical Engineer||9,720 MAD||+12%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||13,300 MAD||+53%|
|Mechanical Inspector||8,620 MAD||-1%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||9,920 MAD||+14%|
|Mining Engineer||8,740 MAD||+1%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||10,200 MAD||+17%|
|Optical Engineer||8,700 MAD||+0%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||4,720 MAD||-46%|
|PCB Assembler||3,180 MAD||-63%|
|Photonics Engineer||10,400 MAD||+20%|
|Photonics Technician||8,020 MAD||-8%|
|Pipeline Engineer||8,340 MAD||-4%|
|Piping Designer||5,140 MAD||-41%|
|Piping Engineer||8,170 MAD||-6%|
|Planning Engineer||9,070 MAD||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||4,230 MAD||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||9,640 MAD||+11%|
|Principal Engineer||8,890 MAD||+2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||9,260 MAD||+6%|
|Process Engineer||8,670 MAD||-0%|
|Process Operator||5,180 MAD||-40%|
|Product Development Engineer||9,490 MAD||+9%|
|Product Development Technician||6,910 MAD||-21%|
|Product Engineer||9,880 MAD||+14%|
|Product Safety Engineer||8,640 MAD||-1%|
|Production Engineer||8,920 MAD||+3%|
|Project Engineer||9,450 MAD||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||12,300 MAD||+41%|
|Purchasing Engineer||8,070 MAD||-7%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||9,210 MAD||+6%|
|Rail Engineer||8,810 MAD||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||10,800 MAD||+24%|
|Robotics Technician||7,340 MAD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||9,110 MAD||+5%|
|Safety Inspector||6,960 MAD||-20%|
|Safety Manager||10,800 MAD||+24%|
|Safety Officer||4,590 MAD||-47%|
|Sales Engineer||9,530 MAD||+10%|
|Scheduling Engineer||8,340 MAD||-4%|
|Service Engineer||9,960 MAD||+15%|
|Solar Engineer||9,480 MAD||+9%|
|Staff Engineer||8,670 MAD||-0%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||8,700 MAD||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||8,090 MAD||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||8,660 MAD||-0%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||8,590 MAD||-1%|
|Structural Designer||8,190 MAD||-6%|
|Structural Engineer||8,950 MAD||+3%|
|Structural Technician||6,100 MAD||-30%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||8,590 MAD||-1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||4,630 MAD||-47%|
|Technical Assistant||4,720 MAD||-46%|
|Technical Engineer||7,710 MAD||-11%|
|Technical Support Engineer||8,030 MAD||-8%|
|Tender Engineer||8,020 MAD||-8%|
|Test Development Engineer||8,770 MAD||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||8,990 MAD||+3%|
|Validation Engineer||8,350 MAD||-4%|
|Verification Engineer||8,640 MAD||-1%|
|Wastewater Engineer||8,770 MAD||+1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||8,890 MAD||+2%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||12,100 MAD||+39%|
|Work Planner||6,540 MAD||-25%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Western Sahara earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.