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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Western Sahara 2021

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Western Sahara?

Average Monthly Salary
8,700 MAD
( 104,000 MAD yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Western Sahara

Median and salary distribution monthly Western Sahara Drilling Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Western Sahara range from 4,000 MAD per month (minimum salary) to 13,800 MAD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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(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.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Western Sahara

0 - 2 Years
4,540 MAD
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,060 MAD
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,960 MAD
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,900 MAD
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,900 MAD
20+ Years+8%
12,900 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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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.

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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 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.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Western Sahara

Certificate or Diploma
5,180 MAD
Bachelor's Degree+57%
8,130 MAD
Master's Degree+68%
13,600 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Western Sahara 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 Western Sahara earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

9,460 MAD
7,940 MAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Western Sahara for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Western Sahara

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

Drilling Engineer

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.

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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.

Western Sahara / All Professions

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 Western Sahara is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Western Sahara

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Western Sahara Drilling Engineer
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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.

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 Average Hourly Wage in Western Sahara

50 MAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Western Sahara is 50 MAD. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Western Sahara earns approximately 50 MAD for every worked hour.

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

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.

Drilling Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 1% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assembly Engineering Technician6,880 MAD-21%
Assistant Chief Engineer10,400 MAD+20%
Associate Engineer8,180 MAD-6%
Autocad Operator5,600 MAD-36%
Automation Engineer9,330 MAD+7%
Avionic System Support Engineer8,640 MAD-1%
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CAD Design Engineer9,040 MAD+4%
CAD Designer5,710 MAD-34%
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Ceramics Engineer8,000 MAD-8%
Civil Engineer9,420 MAD+8%
Commissioning Engineer8,700 MAD+0%
Communications Engineer9,480 MAD+9%
Condition Monitoring Engineer8,030 MAD-8%
Contract Associate Engineer8,640 MAD-1%
Control Systems Engineer9,310 MAD+7%
Controls Engineer9,130 MAD+5%
Controls Software Engineer7,860 MAD-10%
Corrosion Engineer8,170 MAD-6%
Design Engineer9,720 MAD+12%
Drafter5,480 MAD-37%
Drafting Manager10,500 MAD+21%
Drilling Engineer8,700 MAD+0%
Electrical Draughtsman4,440 MAD-49%
Electrical Engineer10,200 MAD+17%
Electrical Engineering Manager12,600 MAD+45%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist9,410 MAD+8%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,790 MAD-45%
Energy Engineer9,960 MAD+15%
Engine Assembler4,170 MAD-52%
Engineer9,650 MAD+11%
Engineering Account Manager10,800 MAD+24%
Engineering Chief Designer10,600 MAD+22%
Engineering Consultant12,300 MAD+41%
Engineering Key Account Manager13,700 MAD+58%
Engineering Lab Technician8,990 MAD+3%
Engineering Planning Manager12,500 MAD+44%
Engineering Production Manager16,900 MAD+94%
Engineering Project Analyst10,200 MAD+17%
Engineering Project Coordinator 10,800 MAD+24%
Engineering Project Director18,500 MAD+110%
Engineering Project Manager12,600 MAD+45%
Engineering Research and Development Manager15,000 MAD+72%
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,960 MAD-20%
Engineering Sales Manager12,000 MAD+38%
Engineering Technician6,960 MAD-20%
Engineering Technologist7,390 MAD-15%
Environmental Engineer9,310 MAD+7%
Equipment Engineer8,170 MAD-6%
Equipment Engineering Manager12,300 MAD+41%
Estimator7,550 MAD-13%
Fabrication Specialist6,750 MAD-22%
Fabricator4,080 MAD-53%
Facade Engineer8,880 MAD+2%
Fiber Analyst5,350 MAD-38%
Field Engineer9,110 MAD+5%
Field Engineering Manager15,400 MAD+77%
Fire Engineer8,810 MAD+1%
Fitter and Turner2,930 MAD-66%
Forestry Strategic Planner10,900 MAD+25%
Generation Engineer9,260 MAD+6%
Genetic Engineer10,000 MAD+15%
Geological Engineer9,420 MAD+8%
Geotechnical Engineer10,100 MAD+16%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,960 MAD-43%
Highway Engineer8,920 MAD+3%
HSE Professional8,320 MAD-4%
HVAC Engineer9,920 MAD+14%
HVAC Supervisor8,170 MAD-6%
Industrial Engineer8,440 MAD-3%
Industrial Engineering Technologist8,440 MAD-3%
Instrument Engineer8,670 MAD-0%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer8,670 MAD-0%
Instrumentation Engineer9,030 MAD+4%
Instrumentation Manager9,390 MAD+8%
Irrigation Engineer8,880 MAD+2%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer10,200 MAD+17%
Locomotive Engineer8,440 MAD-3%
Maintenance Engineer8,910 MAD+2%
Maintenance Fitter3,110 MAD-64%
Maintenance Manager9,110 MAD+5%
Manufacturing Engineer8,620 MAD-1%
Marine Engineer9,370 MAD+8%
Materials Engineer8,590 MAD-1%
Materials Researcher8,830 MAD+2%
Materials Technician6,370 MAD-27%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer9,800 MAD+13%
Mechanical Design Engineer9,330 MAD+7%
Mechanical Designer7,870 MAD-9%
Mechanical Engineer9,720 MAD+12%
Mechanical Engineering Manager13,300 MAD+53%
Mechanical Inspector8,620 MAD-1%
Mechatronics Engineer9,920 MAD+14%
Mining Engineer8,740 MAD+1%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer10,200 MAD+17%
Optical Engineer8,700 MAD+0%
Optical Instrument Assembler4,720 MAD-46%
PCB Assembler3,180 MAD-63%
Photonics Engineer10,400 MAD+20%
Photonics Technician8,020 MAD-8%
Pipeline Engineer8,340 MAD-4%
Piping Designer5,140 MAD-41%
Piping Engineer8,170 MAD-6%
Planning Engineer9,070 MAD+4%
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,230 MAD-51%
Principal Cost Engineer9,640 MAD+11%
Principal Engineer8,890 MAD+2%
Principal Support Engineer9,260 MAD+6%
Process Engineer8,670 MAD-0%
Process Operator5,180 MAD-40%
Product Development Engineer9,490 MAD+9%
Product Development Technician6,910 MAD-21%
Product Engineer9,880 MAD+14%
Product Safety Engineer8,640 MAD-1%
Production Engineer8,920 MAD+3%
Project Engineer9,450 MAD+9%
Proposal Manager12,300 MAD+41%
Purchasing Engineer8,070 MAD-7%
Quality Assurance Engineer9,210 MAD+6%
Rail Engineer8,810 MAD+1%
Robotics Engineer10,800 MAD+24%
Robotics Technician7,340 MAD-16%
Safety Engineer9,110 MAD+5%
Safety Inspector6,960 MAD-20%
Safety Manager10,800 MAD+24%
Safety Officer4,590 MAD-47%
Sales Engineer9,530 MAD+10%
Scheduling Engineer8,340 MAD-4%
Service Engineer9,960 MAD+15%
Solar Engineer9,480 MAD+9%
Staff Engineer8,670 MAD-0%
Static Equipment Engineer8,700 MAD+0%
Stationary Engineer8,090 MAD-7%
Stress Engineer8,660 MAD-0%
Structural Analysis Engineer8,590 MAD-1%
Structural Designer8,190 MAD-6%
Structural Engineer8,950 MAD+3%
Structural Technician6,100 MAD-30%
Supply Chain Specialist8,590 MAD-1%
Surveyor6,870 MAD-21%
Technical Affairs Officer4,630 MAD-47%
Technical Assistant4,720 MAD-46%
Technical Engineer7,710 MAD-11%
Technical Support Engineer8,030 MAD-8%
Tender Engineer8,020 MAD-8%
Test Development Engineer8,770 MAD+1%
Transportation Engineer8,990 MAD+3%
Validation Engineer8,350 MAD-4%
Verification Engineer8,640 MAD-1%
Wastewater Engineer8,770 MAD+1%
Wind Energy Engineer8,890 MAD+2%
Wind Energy Operations Manager12,100 MAD+39%
Work Planner6,540 MAD-25%

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 Western Sahara earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
9,540 MAD
Public Sector+14%
10,900 MAD
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