A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Cambodia typically earns around 2,980,000 KHR per month. Salaries range from 1,370,000 KHR (lowest) to 4,740,000 KHR (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 Cambodia range from 1,370,000 KHR per month (minimum salary) to 4,740,000 KHR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 3,220,000 KHR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,220,000 KHR while the other half are earning more than 3,220,000 KHR. 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 2,070,000 KHR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,070,000 KHR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,300,000 KHR while 25% are earning more than 4,300,000 KHR.
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 1,560,000 KHR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,080,000 KHR 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 3,080,000 KHR 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 3,750,000 KHR 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 4,090,000 KHR 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 4,420,000 KHR 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 1,780,000 KHR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,790,000 KHR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,680,000 KHR 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 Cambodia costs anywhere from 16,600,000 Riel(s) to 49,700,000 Riel(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 Cambodia earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Cambodia 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 Cambodia 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||2,750,000 KHR||-8%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,180,000 KHR||-27%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||3,280,000 KHR||+10%|
|Associate Engineer||2,610,000 KHR||-13%|
|Autocad Operator||1,770,000 KHR||-41%|
|Automation Engineer||3,290,000 KHR||+10%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||2,870,000 KHR||-4%|
|Biochemical Engineer||2,660,000 KHR||-11%|
|BMS Engineer||2,620,000 KHR||-12%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,560,000 KHR||-48%|
|Broadcast Engineer||3,000,000 KHR||+1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||3,080,000 KHR||+3%|
|CAD Designer||1,940,000 KHR||-35%|
|CAE Engineer||2,870,000 KHR||-4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||2,780,000 KHR||-7%|
|Civil Engineer||2,950,000 KHR||-1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||2,870,000 KHR||-4%|
|Communications Engineer||3,100,000 KHR||+4%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||2,530,000 KHR||-15%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,700,000 KHR||-10%|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,790,000 KHR||-7%|
|Controls Engineer||2,820,000 KHR||-6%|
|Controls Software Engineer||2,590,000 KHR||-13%|
|Corrosion Engineer||2,590,000 KHR||-13%|
|Design Engineer||3,030,000 KHR||+2%|
|Drafting Manager||3,420,000 KHR||+15%|
|Drilling Engineer||2,980,000 KHR||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,490,000 KHR||-50%|
|Electrical Engineer||3,170,000 KHR||+6%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||4,290,000 KHR||+44%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||3,210,000 KHR||+8%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,620,000 KHR||-46%|
|Energy Engineer||3,040,000 KHR||+2%|
|Engine Assembler||1,340,000 KHR||-55%|
|Engineering Account Manager||3,450,000 KHR||+16%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||3,200,000 KHR||+7%|
|Engineering Consultant||3,940,000 KHR||+32%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||4,430,000 KHR||+48%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||2,860,000 KHR||-4%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||3,950,000 KHR||+32%|
|Engineering Production Manager||5,370,000 KHR||+80%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||3,550,000 KHR||+19%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||3,340,000 KHR||+12%|
|Engineering Project Director||5,920,000 KHR||+98%|
|Engineering Project Manager||4,140,000 KHR||+39%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||4,820,000 KHR||+62%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||2,250,000 KHR||-25%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||3,850,000 KHR||+29%|
|Engineering Technician||2,300,000 KHR||-23%|
|Engineering Technologist||2,260,000 KHR||-24%|
|Environmental Engineer||2,850,000 KHR||-4%|
|Equipment Engineer||2,750,000 KHR||-8%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||3,720,000 KHR||+25%|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,060,000 KHR||-31%|
|Facade Engineer||2,830,000 KHR||-5%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,720,000 KHR||-42%|
|Field Engineer||3,040,000 KHR||+2%|
|Field Engineering Manager||5,130,000 KHR||+72%|
|Fire Engineer||2,950,000 KHR||-1%|
|Fitter and Turner||975,000 KHR||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||3,360,000 KHR||+13%|
|Generation Engineer||3,020,000 KHR||+1%|
|Genetic Engineer||3,400,000 KHR||+14%|
|Geological Engineer||3,190,000 KHR||+7%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||3,030,000 KHR||+2%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,630,000 KHR||-45%|
|Highway Engineer||2,940,000 KHR||-1%|
|HSE Professional||2,740,000 KHR||-8%|
|HVAC Engineer||3,260,000 KHR||+9%|
|HVAC Supervisor||2,590,000 KHR||-13%|
|Industrial Engineer||2,760,000 KHR||-8%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,880,000 KHR||-3%|
|Instrument Engineer||2,780,000 KHR||-7%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||2,780,000 KHR||-7%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,940,000 KHR||-1%|
|Instrumentation Manager||2,990,000 KHR||+0%|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,890,000 KHR||-3%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||3,310,000 KHR||+11%|
|Locomotive Engineer||2,760,000 KHR||-8%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,890,000 KHR||-3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,040,000 KHR||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||3,090,000 KHR||+4%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,790,000 KHR||-7%|
|Marine Engineer||3,020,000 KHR||+1%|
|Materials Engineer||2,760,000 KHR||-8%|
|Materials Researcher||2,700,000 KHR||-10%|
|Materials Technician||2,130,000 KHR||-29%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||3,260,000 KHR||+9%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||3,180,000 KHR||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||2,670,000 KHR||-11%|
|Mechanical Engineer||3,110,000 KHR||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||4,240,000 KHR||+42%|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,900,000 KHR||-3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||3,010,000 KHR||+1%|
|Mining Engineer||2,800,000 KHR||-6%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||3,210,000 KHR||+8%|
|Optical Engineer||2,870,000 KHR||-4%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,550,000 KHR||-48%|
|PCB Assembler||1,110,000 KHR||-63%|
|Photonics Engineer||3,190,000 KHR||+7%|
|Photonics Technician||2,700,000 KHR||-10%|
|Pipeline Engineer||2,720,000 KHR||-9%|
|Piping Designer||1,670,000 KHR||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||2,640,000 KHR||-12%|
|Planning Engineer||3,050,000 KHR||+2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,340,000 KHR||-55%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,890,000 KHR||-3%|
|Principal Engineer||2,850,000 KHR||-4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,960,000 KHR||-1%|
|Process Engineer||3,010,000 KHR||+1%|
|Process Operator||1,700,000 KHR||-43%|
|Product Development Engineer||2,970,000 KHR||-0%|
|Product Development Technician||2,070,000 KHR||-31%|
|Product Engineer||3,080,000 KHR||+3%|
|Product Safety Engineer||2,930,000 KHR||-2%|
|Production Engineer||3,000,000 KHR||+1%|
|Project Engineer||3,240,000 KHR||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||3,760,000 KHR||+26%|
|Purchasing Engineer||2,700,000 KHR||-10%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,850,000 KHR||-4%|
|Rail Engineer||3,000,000 KHR||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||3,360,000 KHR||+13%|
|Robotics Technician||2,520,000 KHR||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||3,090,000 KHR||+4%|
|Safety Inspector||2,300,000 KHR||-23%|
|Safety Manager||3,450,000 KHR||+16%|
|Safety Officer||1,470,000 KHR||-51%|
|Sales Engineer||3,080,000 KHR||+3%|
|Scheduling Engineer||2,720,000 KHR||-9%|
|Service Engineer||2,980,000 KHR||-0%|
|Solar Engineer||3,040,000 KHR||+2%|
|Staff Engineer||2,900,000 KHR||-3%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||2,980,000 KHR||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||2,780,000 KHR||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||2,730,000 KHR||-9%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,990,000 KHR||+0%|
|Structural Designer||2,580,000 KHR||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||2,800,000 KHR||-6%|
|Structural Technician||1,900,000 KHR||-36%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||2,930,000 KHR||-2%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,540,000 KHR||-48%|
|Technical Assistant||1,550,000 KHR||-48%|
|Technical Engineer||2,600,000 KHR||-13%|
|Technical Support Engineer||2,530,000 KHR||-15%|
|Tender Engineer||2,640,000 KHR||-12%|
|Test Development Engineer||2,780,000 KHR||-7%|
|Transportation Engineer||2,750,000 KHR||-8%|
|Validation Engineer||2,530,000 KHR||-15%|
|Verification Engineer||2,870,000 KHR||-4%|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,840,000 KHR||-5%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||3,090,000 KHR||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||3,790,000 KHR||+27%|
|Work Planner||2,060,000 KHR||-31%|
|Phnom Penh||3,210,000 KHR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cambodia earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.