A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Zimbabwe typically earns around 195,000 ZWD per month. Salaries range from 89,700 ZWD (lowest) to 310,000 ZWD (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 Zimbabwe range from 89,700 ZWD per month (minimum salary) to 310,000 ZWD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 211,000 ZWD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 211,000 ZWD while the other half are earning more than 211,000 ZWD. 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 135,000 ZWD while 75% of them are earning more than 135,000 ZWD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 281,000 ZWD while 25% are earning more than 281,000 ZWD.
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 102,000 ZWD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 136,000 ZWD 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 201,000 ZWD 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 245,000 ZWD 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 267,000 ZWD 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 289,000 ZWD 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 116,000 ZWD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 182,000 ZWD per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 306,000 ZWD 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 Zimbabwe costs anywhere from 1,080,000 Zimbabwe Dollar(s) to 3,250,000 Zimbabwe Dollar(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 Zimbabwe earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Zimbabwe are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Zimbabwe 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.
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 7% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||181,000 ZWD||-7%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||152,000 ZWD||-22%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||208,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Associate Engineer||180,000 ZWD||-8%|
|Autocad Operator||124,000 ZWD||-36%|
|Automation Engineer||207,000 ZWD||+6%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||180,000 ZWD||-8%|
|Biochemical Engineer||176,000 ZWD||-10%|
|BMS Engineer||175,000 ZWD||-10%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||105,000 ZWD||-46%|
|Broadcast Engineer||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|CAD Design Engineer||194,000 ZWD||-1%|
|CAD Designer||123,000 ZWD||-37%|
|CAE Engineer||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||178,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Civil Engineer||190,000 ZWD||-3%|
|Commissioning Engineer||196,000 ZWD||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||215,000 ZWD||+10%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||161,000 ZWD||-17%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||179,000 ZWD||-8%|
|Control Systems Engineer||180,000 ZWD||-8%|
|Controls Engineer||191,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Controls Software Engineer||169,000 ZWD||-13%|
|Corrosion Engineer||180,000 ZWD||-8%|
|Design Engineer||197,000 ZWD||+1%|
|Drafting Manager||222,000 ZWD||+14%|
|Drilling Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||99,400 ZWD||-49%|
|Electrical Engineer||208,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||284,000 ZWD||+46%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||202,000 ZWD||+4%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||103,000 ZWD||-47%|
|Energy Engineer||200,000 ZWD||+3%|
|Engine Assembler||84,500 ZWD||-57%|
|Engineering Account Manager||227,000 ZWD||+16%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||218,000 ZWD||+12%|
|Engineering Consultant||252,000 ZWD||+29%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||282,000 ZWD||+45%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||188,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||256,000 ZWD||+31%|
|Engineering Production Manager||345,000 ZWD||+77%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||216,000 ZWD||+11%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||231,000 ZWD||+18%|
|Engineering Project Director||377,000 ZWD||+93%|
|Engineering Project Manager||263,000 ZWD||+35%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||303,000 ZWD||+55%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||152,000 ZWD||-22%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||257,000 ZWD||+32%|
|Engineering Technician||146,000 ZWD||-25%|
|Engineering Technologist||144,000 ZWD||-26%|
|Environmental Engineer||191,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Equipment Engineer||168,000 ZWD||-14%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||254,000 ZWD||+30%|
|Fabrication Specialist||142,000 ZWD||-27%|
|Facade Engineer||185,000 ZWD||-5%|
|Fiber Analyst||106,000 ZWD||-46%|
|Field Engineer||209,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Field Engineering Manager||321,000 ZWD||+65%|
|Fire Engineer||202,000 ZWD||+4%|
|Fitter and Turner||61,000 ZWD||-69%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||216,000 ZWD||+11%|
|Generation Engineer||191,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Genetic Engineer||216,000 ZWD||+11%|
|Geological Engineer||208,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||211,000 ZWD||+8%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||98,900 ZWD||-49%|
|Highway Engineer||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|HSE Professional||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|HVAC Engineer||208,000 ZWD||+7%|
|HVAC Supervisor||172,000 ZWD||-12%|
|Industrial Engineer||178,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||177,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Instrument Engineer||190,000 ZWD||-3%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Instrumentation Manager||192,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Irrigation Engineer||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||205,000 ZWD||+5%|
|Locomotive Engineer||192,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||189,000 ZWD||-3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||66,200 ZWD||-66%|
|Maintenance Manager||191,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||183,000 ZWD||-6%|
|Marine Engineer||199,000 ZWD||+2%|
|Materials Engineer||184,000 ZWD||-6%|
|Materials Researcher||173,000 ZWD||-11%|
|Materials Technician||146,000 ZWD||-25%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||199,000 ZWD||+2%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Mechanical Designer||165,000 ZWD||-15%|
|Mechanical Engineer||208,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||259,000 ZWD||+33%|
|Mechanical Inspector||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Mining Engineer||196,000 ZWD||+1%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||219,000 ZWD||+12%|
|Optical Engineer||182,000 ZWD||-7%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||99,100 ZWD||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||67,400 ZWD||-65%|
|Photonics Engineer||209,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Photonics Technician||178,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Pipeline Engineer||167,000 ZWD||-14%|
|Piping Designer||104,000 ZWD||-47%|
|Piping Engineer||182,000 ZWD||-7%|
|Planning Engineer||192,000 ZWD||-2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||89,000 ZWD||-54%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||201,000 ZWD||+3%|
|Principal Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Principal Support Engineer||203,000 ZWD||+4%|
|Process Engineer||188,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Process Operator||109,000 ZWD||-44%|
|Product Development Engineer||206,000 ZWD||+6%|
|Product Development Technician||144,000 ZWD||-26%|
|Product Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Product Safety Engineer||186,000 ZWD||-5%|
|Production Engineer||189,000 ZWD||-3%|
|Project Engineer||207,000 ZWD||+6%|
|Proposal Manager||259,000 ZWD||+33%|
|Purchasing Engineer||181,000 ZWD||-7%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||183,000 ZWD||-6%|
|Rail Engineer||194,000 ZWD||-1%|
|Robotics Engineer||218,000 ZWD||+12%|
|Robotics Technician||164,000 ZWD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||201,000 ZWD||+3%|
|Safety Inspector||157,000 ZWD||-19%|
|Safety Manager||226,000 ZWD||+16%|
|Safety Officer||101,000 ZWD||-48%|
|Sales Engineer||213,000 ZWD||+9%|
|Scheduling Engineer||172,000 ZWD||-12%|
|Service Engineer||198,000 ZWD||+2%|
|Solar Engineer||208,000 ZWD||+7%|
|Staff Engineer||199,000 ZWD||+2%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||177,000 ZWD||-9%|
|Stress Engineer||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||187,000 ZWD||-4%|
|Structural Designer||173,000 ZWD||-11%|
|Structural Engineer||195,000 ZWD||+0%|
|Structural Technician||120,000 ZWD||-38%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||185,000 ZWD||-5%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||98,700 ZWD||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||102,000 ZWD||-48%|
|Technical Engineer||167,000 ZWD||-14%|
|Technical Support Engineer||161,000 ZWD||-17%|
|Tender Engineer||168,000 ZWD||-14%|
|Test Development Engineer||189,000 ZWD||-3%|
|Transportation Engineer||180,000 ZWD||-8%|
|Validation Engineer||164,000 ZWD||-16%|
|Verification Engineer||189,000 ZWD||-3%|
|Wastewater Engineer||196,000 ZWD||+1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||203,000 ZWD||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||251,000 ZWD||+29%|
|Work Planner||141,000 ZWD||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Zimbabwe earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.