A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Bhutan typically earns around 32,700 BTN per month. Salaries range from 16,000 BTN (lowest) to 51,000 BTN (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 Bhutan range from 16,000 BTN per month (minimum salary) to 51,000 BTN per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 33,300 BTN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 33,300 BTN while the other half are earning more than 33,300 BTN. 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 22,200 BTN while 75% of them are earning more than 22,200 BTN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 43,000 BTN while 25% are earning more than 43,000 BTN.
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 19,000 BTN per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 24,400 BTN 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 33,700 BTN per month, 38% 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 41,700 BTN 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 44,700 BTN 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 47,700 BTN per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 24,400 BTN per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 32,800 BTN per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 50,300 BTN per month, 53% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Bhutan costs anywhere from 186,000 Ngultrum(s) to 559,000 Ngultrum(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 Bhutan earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Bhutan 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 Bhutan 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.
87% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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 4% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||32,900 BTN||+1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||25,200 BTN||-23%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||37,500 BTN||+15%|
|Associate Engineer||30,900 BTN||-5%|
|Autocad Operator||20,500 BTN||-37%|
|Automation Engineer||34,900 BTN||+7%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||31,800 BTN||-3%|
|Biochemical Engineer||32,000 BTN||-2%|
|BMS Engineer||30,500 BTN||-7%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||17,300 BTN||-47%|
|Broadcast Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||34,700 BTN||+6%|
|CAD Designer||21,600 BTN||-34%|
|CAE Engineer||33,800 BTN||+3%|
|Ceramics Engineer||31,500 BTN||-4%|
|Civil Engineer||32,900 BTN||+1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||31,900 BTN||-2%|
|Communications Engineer||37,300 BTN||+14%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||29,000 BTN||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||32,600 BTN||-0%|
|Control Systems Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Controls Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||30,300 BTN||-7%|
|Corrosion Engineer||29,900 BTN||-9%|
|Design Engineer||33,500 BTN||+2%|
|Drafting Manager||39,600 BTN||+21%|
|Drilling Engineer||32,700 BTN||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||17,100 BTN||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||37,900 BTN||+16%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||45,900 BTN||+40%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||36,100 BTN||+10%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||18,100 BTN||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||36,100 BTN||+10%|
|Engine Assembler||14,300 BTN||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||38,400 BTN||+17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||36,200 BTN||+11%|
|Engineering Consultant||45,500 BTN||+39%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||47,100 BTN||+44%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||31,800 BTN||-3%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||44,600 BTN||+36%|
|Engineering Production Manager||61,200 BTN||+87%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||38,200 BTN||+17%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||38,000 BTN||+16%|
|Engineering Project Director||68,200 BTN||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||44,800 BTN||+37%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||51,300 BTN||+57%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||24,800 BTN||-24%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||47,200 BTN||+44%|
|Engineering Technician||24,800 BTN||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||24,800 BTN||-24%|
|Environmental Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||31,500 BTN||-4%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||42,100 BTN||+29%|
|Fabrication Specialist||23,300 BTN||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||31,900 BTN||-2%|
|Fiber Analyst||18,800 BTN||-42%|
|Field Engineer||34,100 BTN||+4%|
|Field Engineering Manager||56,800 BTN||+74%|
|Fire Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Fitter and Turner||10,800 BTN||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||37,300 BTN||+14%|
|Generation Engineer||32,400 BTN||-1%|
|Genetic Engineer||37,900 BTN||+16%|
|Geological Engineer||34,700 BTN||+6%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||36,700 BTN||+12%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||18,400 BTN||-44%|
|Highway Engineer||31,900 BTN||-2%|
|HSE Professional||30,500 BTN||-7%|
|HVAC Engineer||34,900 BTN||+7%|
|HVAC Supervisor||31,500 BTN||-4%|
|Industrial Engineer||32,400 BTN||-1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||33,200 BTN||+2%|
|Instrument Engineer||33,300 BTN||+2%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||32,400 BTN||-1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||33,300 BTN||+2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||34,100 BTN||+4%|
|Irrigation Engineer||33,500 BTN||+2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||36,100 BTN||+10%|
|Locomotive Engineer||33,200 BTN||+2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||30,000 BTN||-8%|
|Maintenance Fitter||11,300 BTN||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||31,900 BTN||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||31,600 BTN||-3%|
|Marine Engineer||33,800 BTN||+3%|
|Materials Engineer||33,800 BTN||+3%|
|Materials Researcher||29,700 BTN||-9%|
|Materials Technician||23,800 BTN||-27%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||37,000 BTN||+13%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||36,700 BTN||+12%|
|Mechanical Designer||27,500 BTN||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||34,000 BTN||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||46,000 BTN||+41%|
|Mechanical Inspector||31,600 BTN||-3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||35,800 BTN||+10%|
|Mining Engineer||32,700 BTN||+0%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||37,600 BTN||+15%|
|Optical Engineer||31,100 BTN||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||16,600 BTN||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||11,900 BTN||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||37,900 BTN||+16%|
|Photonics Technician||28,600 BTN||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||29,900 BTN||-9%|
|Piping Designer||18,200 BTN||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||31,500 BTN||-4%|
|Planning Engineer||34,100 BTN||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||16,300 BTN||-50%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||35,000 BTN||+7%|
|Principal Engineer||34,100 BTN||+4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||35,000 BTN||+7%|
|Process Engineer||31,600 BTN||-3%|
|Process Operator||19,900 BTN||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||34,100 BTN||+4%|
|Product Development Technician||25,100 BTN||-23%|
|Product Engineer||35,000 BTN||+7%|
|Product Safety Engineer||32,600 BTN||-0%|
|Production Engineer||33,500 BTN||+2%|
|Project Engineer||36,400 BTN||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||42,400 BTN||+30%|
|Purchasing Engineer||31,000 BTN||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||31,600 BTN||-3%|
|Rail Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||37,100 BTN||+14%|
|Robotics Technician||27,600 BTN||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||33,500 BTN||+2%|
|Safety Inspector||25,500 BTN||-22%|
|Safety Manager||38,800 BTN||+19%|
|Safety Officer||17,600 BTN||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||36,700 BTN||+12%|
|Scheduling Engineer||29,200 BTN||-11%|
|Service Engineer||34,400 BTN||+5%|
|Solar Engineer||36,400 BTN||+11%|
|Staff Engineer||32,400 BTN||-1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||32,700 BTN||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||31,200 BTN||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||32,000 BTN||-2%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||31,300 BTN||-4%|
|Structural Designer||28,100 BTN||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||32,100 BTN||-2%|
|Structural Technician||21,600 BTN||-34%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||16,600 BTN||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||16,200 BTN||-50%|
|Technical Engineer||28,300 BTN||-13%|
|Technical Support Engineer||29,000 BTN||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||28,600 BTN||-13%|
|Test Development Engineer||33,000 BTN||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||32,600 BTN||-0%|
|Validation Engineer||30,100 BTN||-8%|
|Verification Engineer||30,200 BTN||-8%|
|Wastewater Engineer||33,800 BTN||+3%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||34,100 BTN||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||45,700 BTN||+40%|
|Work Planner||24,200 BTN||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bhutan earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.