A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Cameroon typically earns around 397,000 XAF per month. Salaries range from 195,000 XAF (lowest) to 619,000 XAF (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 Cameroon range from 195,000 XAF per month (minimum salary) to 619,000 XAF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 405,000 XAF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 405,000 XAF while the other half are earning more than 405,000 XAF. 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 270,000 XAF while 75% of them are earning more than 270,000 XAF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 522,000 XAF while 25% are earning more than 522,000 XAF.
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 231,000 XAF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 297,000 XAF 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 409,000 XAF 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 507,000 XAF 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 543,000 XAF 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 579,000 XAF 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 297,000 XAF per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 398,000 XAF per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 611,000 XAF 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 Cameroon costs anywhere from 2,300,000 CFA Franc BEAC(s) to 6,900,000 CFA Franc BEAC(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 Cameroon earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Cameroon 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 Cameroon 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.
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 2% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||405,000 XAF||+2%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||319,000 XAF||-20%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||480,000 XAF||+21%|
|Associate Engineer||381,000 XAF||-4%|
|Autocad Operator||259,000 XAF||-35%|
|Automation Engineer||440,000 XAF||+11%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||385,000 XAF||-3%|
|Biochemical Engineer||380,000 XAF||-4%|
|BMS Engineer||398,000 XAF||+0%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||228,000 XAF||-43%|
|Broadcast Engineer||413,000 XAF||+4%|
|CAD Design Engineer||431,000 XAF||+9%|
|CAD Designer||245,000 XAF||-38%|
|CAE Engineer||404,000 XAF||+2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||369,000 XAF||-7%|
|Civil Engineer||432,000 XAF||+9%|
|Commissioning Engineer||395,000 XAF||-1%|
|Communications Engineer||428,000 XAF||+8%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||371,000 XAF||-7%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||387,000 XAF||-3%|
|Control Systems Engineer||404,000 XAF||+2%|
|Controls Engineer||405,000 XAF||+2%|
|Controls Software Engineer||375,000 XAF||-6%|
|Corrosion Engineer||378,000 XAF||-5%|
|Design Engineer||402,000 XAF||+1%|
|Drafting Manager||461,000 XAF||+16%|
|Drilling Engineer||397,000 XAF||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||204,000 XAF||-49%|
|Electrical Engineer||466,000 XAF||+17%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||572,000 XAF||+44%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||449,000 XAF||+13%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||206,000 XAF||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||417,000 XAF||+5%|
|Engine Assembler||191,000 XAF||-52%|
|Engineering Account Manager||479,000 XAF||+21%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||473,000 XAF||+19%|
|Engineering Consultant||561,000 XAF||+41%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||612,000 XAF||+54%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||398,000 XAF||+0%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||564,000 XAF||+42%|
|Engineering Production Manager||764,000 XAF||+92%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||495,000 XAF||+25%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||467,000 XAF||+18%|
|Engineering Project Director||842,000 XAF||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||556,000 XAF||+40%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||684,000 XAF||+72%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||327,000 XAF||-18%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||576,000 XAF||+45%|
|Engineering Technician||308,000 XAF||-22%|
|Engineering Technologist||317,000 XAF||-20%|
|Environmental Engineer||420,000 XAF||+6%|
|Equipment Engineer||367,000 XAF||-8%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||551,000 XAF||+39%|
|Fabrication Specialist||297,000 XAF||-25%|
|Facade Engineer||393,000 XAF||-1%|
|Fiber Analyst||227,000 XAF||-43%|
|Field Engineer||407,000 XAF||+3%|
|Field Engineering Manager||688,000 XAF||+73%|
|Fire Engineer||394,000 XAF||-1%|
|Fitter and Turner||131,000 XAF||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||458,000 XAF||+15%|
|Generation Engineer||417,000 XAF||+5%|
|Genetic Engineer||431,000 XAF||+9%|
|Geological Engineer||436,000 XAF||+10%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||449,000 XAF||+13%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||208,000 XAF||-48%|
|Highway Engineer||395,000 XAF||-1%|
|HSE Professional||378,000 XAF||-5%|
|HVAC Engineer||438,000 XAF||+10%|
|HVAC Supervisor||360,000 XAF||-9%|
|Industrial Engineer||411,000 XAF||+4%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||413,000 XAF||+4%|
|Instrument Engineer||406,000 XAF||+2%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||395,000 XAF||-1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||386,000 XAF||-3%|
|Instrumentation Manager||425,000 XAF||+7%|
|Irrigation Engineer||389,000 XAF||-2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||424,000 XAF||+7%|
|Locomotive Engineer||381,000 XAF||-4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||390,000 XAF||-2%|
|Maintenance Fitter||150,000 XAF||-62%|
|Maintenance Manager||402,000 XAF||+1%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||376,000 XAF||-5%|
|Marine Engineer||408,000 XAF||+3%|
|Materials Engineer||412,000 XAF||+4%|
|Materials Researcher||379,000 XAF||-5%|
|Materials Technician||285,000 XAF||-28%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||448,000 XAF||+13%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||456,000 XAF||+15%|
|Mechanical Designer||347,000 XAF||-13%|
|Mechanical Engineer||420,000 XAF||+6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||575,000 XAF||+45%|
|Mechanical Inspector||407,000 XAF||+3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||423,000 XAF||+7%|
|Mining Engineer||399,000 XAF||+0%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||435,000 XAF||+10%|
|Optical Engineer||385,000 XAF||-3%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||209,000 XAF||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||154,000 XAF||-61%|
|Photonics Engineer||437,000 XAF||+10%|
|Photonics Technician||370,000 XAF||-7%|
|Pipeline Engineer||384,000 XAF||-3%|
|Piping Designer||214,000 XAF||-46%|
|Piping Engineer||375,000 XAF||-6%|
|Planning Engineer||398,000 XAF||+0%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||187,000 XAF||-53%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||428,000 XAF||+8%|
|Principal Engineer||416,000 XAF||+5%|
|Principal Support Engineer||431,000 XAF||+9%|
|Process Engineer||410,000 XAF||+3%|
|Process Operator||252,000 XAF||-37%|
|Product Development Engineer||446,000 XAF||+12%|
|Product Development Technician||307,000 XAF||-23%|
|Product Engineer||420,000 XAF||+6%|
|Product Safety Engineer||372,000 XAF||-6%|
|Production Engineer||391,000 XAF||-2%|
|Project Engineer||442,000 XAF||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||540,000 XAF||+36%|
|Purchasing Engineer||370,000 XAF||-7%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||389,000 XAF||-2%|
|Rail Engineer||410,000 XAF||+3%|
|Robotics Engineer||445,000 XAF||+12%|
|Robotics Technician||335,000 XAF||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||422,000 XAF||+6%|
|Safety Inspector||316,000 XAF||-20%|
|Safety Manager||479,000 XAF||+21%|
|Safety Officer||215,000 XAF||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||437,000 XAF||+10%|
|Scheduling Engineer||375,000 XAF||-6%|
|Service Engineer||421,000 XAF||+6%|
|Solar Engineer||444,000 XAF||+12%|
|Staff Engineer||387,000 XAF||-3%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||397,000 XAF||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||379,000 XAF||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||371,000 XAF||-7%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||406,000 XAF||+2%|
|Structural Designer||360,000 XAF||-9%|
|Structural Engineer||421,000 XAF||+6%|
|Structural Technician||259,000 XAF||-35%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||410,000 XAF||+3%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||201,000 XAF||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||203,000 XAF||-49%|
|Technical Engineer||365,000 XAF||-8%|
|Technical Support Engineer||371,000 XAF||-7%|
|Tender Engineer||355,000 XAF||-11%|
|Test Development Engineer||417,000 XAF||+5%|
|Transportation Engineer||376,000 XAF||-5%|
|Validation Engineer||356,000 XAF||-10%|
|Verification Engineer||405,000 XAF||+2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||403,000 XAF||+1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||399,000 XAF||+0%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||543,000 XAF||+37%|
|Work Planner||280,000 XAF||-29%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cameroon earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.