A person working as a Drilling Engineer in El Salvador typically earns around 1,470 USD per month. Salaries range from 760 USD (lowest) to 2,240 USD (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 El Salvador range from 760 USD per month (minimum salary) to 2,240 USD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,410 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,410 USD while the other half are earning more than 1,410 USD. 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 980 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 980 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,750 USD while 25% are earning more than 1,750 USD.
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 870 USD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,160 USD 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 1,510 USD per month, 30% 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 1,830 USD per month, 21% 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 2,000 USD 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 2,100 USD per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 1,030 USD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,560 USD per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,210 USD per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in El Salvador costs anywhere from 8,530 US Dollar(s) to 25,600 US 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 El Salvador earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in El Salvador 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 El Salvador 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.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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||1,390 USD||-5%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,130 USD||-23%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,580 USD||+8%|
|Associate Engineer||1,280 USD||-13%|
|Autocad Operator||920 USD||-37%|
|Automation Engineer||1,500 USD||+2%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,460 USD||-0%|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,330 USD||-9%|
|BMS Engineer||1,420 USD||-3%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||780 USD||-47%|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,390 USD||-5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,530 USD||+4%|
|CAD Designer||890 USD||-39%|
|CAE Engineer||1,490 USD||+2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,380 USD||-6%|
|Civil Engineer||1,510 USD||+3%|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|Communications Engineer||1,640 USD||+12%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,220 USD||-17%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,350 USD||-8%|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,420 USD||-3%|
|Controls Engineer||1,390 USD||-5%|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,360 USD||-7%|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,340 USD||-9%|
|Design Engineer||1,440 USD||-2%|
|Drafting Manager||1,640 USD||+12%|
|Drilling Engineer||1,470 USD||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||750 USD||-49%|
|Electrical Engineer||1,600 USD||+9%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,020 USD||+38%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,590 USD||+8%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||750 USD||-49%|
|Energy Engineer||1,560 USD||+6%|
|Engine Assembler||670 USD||-54%|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,650 USD||+13%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,690 USD||+15%|
|Engineering Consultant||2,080 USD||+42%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,030 USD||+38%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,370 USD||-7%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,000 USD||+36%|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,640 USD||+80%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,680 USD||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,770 USD||+21%|
|Engineering Project Director||3,120 USD||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,010 USD||+37%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,400 USD||+64%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,120 USD||-24%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,080 USD||+42%|
|Engineering Technician||1,120 USD||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,180 USD||-20%|
|Environmental Engineer||1,420 USD||-3%|
|Equipment Engineer||1,410 USD||-4%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,970 USD||+34%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,000 USD||-32%|
|Facade Engineer||1,460 USD||-0%|
|Fiber Analyst||880 USD||-40%|
|Field Engineer||1,500 USD||+2%|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,600 USD||+77%|
|Fire Engineer||1,450 USD||-1%|
|Fitter and Turner||490 USD||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,740 USD||+19%|
|Generation Engineer||1,490 USD||+2%|
|Genetic Engineer||1,570 USD||+7%|
|Geological Engineer||1,590 USD||+8%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,580 USD||+8%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||780 USD||-47%|
|Highway Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|HSE Professional||1,370 USD||-7%|
|HVAC Engineer||1,630 USD||+11%|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,410 USD||-4%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,460 USD||-0%|
|Instrument Engineer||1,460 USD||-0%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,520 USD||+4%|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,470 USD||+0%|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,390 USD||-5%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,560 USD||+6%|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,460 USD||-0%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|Maintenance Fitter||500 USD||-66%|
|Maintenance Manager||1,460 USD||-0%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,420 USD||-3%|
|Marine Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|Materials Engineer||1,490 USD||+2%|
|Materials Researcher||1,420 USD||-3%|
|Materials Technician||1,050 USD||-28%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,530 USD||+4%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,610 USD||+10%|
|Mechanical Designer||1,260 USD||-14%|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,560 USD||+6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||1,980 USD||+35%|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,420 USD||-3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,510 USD||+3%|
|Mining Engineer||1,440 USD||-2%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,590 USD||+8%|
|Optical Engineer||1,390 USD||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||780 USD||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||520 USD||-65%|
|Photonics Engineer||1,630 USD||+11%|
|Photonics Technician||1,290 USD||-12%|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,370 USD||-7%|
|Piping Designer||780 USD||-47%|
|Piping Engineer||1,410 USD||-4%|
|Planning Engineer||1,530 USD||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||730 USD||-50%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,510 USD||+3%|
|Principal Engineer||1,500 USD||+2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,450 USD||-1%|
|Process Engineer||1,390 USD||-5%|
|Process Operator||880 USD||-40%|
|Product Development Engineer||1,560 USD||+6%|
|Product Development Technician||1,080 USD||-26%|
|Product Engineer||1,510 USD||+3%|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,350 USD||-8%|
|Production Engineer||1,500 USD||+2%|
|Project Engineer||1,630 USD||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||1,830 USD||+25%|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,360 USD||-7%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,480 USD||+1%|
|Rail Engineer||1,450 USD||-1%|
|Robotics Engineer||1,600 USD||+9%|
|Robotics Technician||1,240 USD||-15%|
|Safety Engineer||1,530 USD||+4%|
|Safety Inspector||1,140 USD||-22%|
|Safety Manager||1,780 USD||+21%|
|Safety Officer||780 USD||-47%|
|Sales Engineer||1,650 USD||+13%|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,340 USD||-9%|
|Service Engineer||1,480 USD||+1%|
|Solar Engineer||1,600 USD||+9%|
|Staff Engineer||1,430 USD||-2%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,470 USD||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||1,400 USD||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||1,350 USD||-8%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,380 USD||-6%|
|Structural Designer||1,310 USD||-11%|
|Structural Engineer||1,470 USD||+0%|
|Structural Technician||930 USD||-37%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,450 USD||-1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||760 USD||-48%|
|Technical Assistant||760 USD||-48%|
|Technical Engineer||1,270 USD||-13%|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,220 USD||-17%|
|Tender Engineer||1,290 USD||-12%|
|Test Development Engineer||1,480 USD||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||1,410 USD||-4%|
|Validation Engineer||1,270 USD||-13%|
|Verification Engineer||1,390 USD||-5%|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,520 USD||+4%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,500 USD||+2%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||1,890 USD||+29%|
|Work Planner||1,020 USD||-30%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in El Salvador earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.