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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Ethiopia 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Ethiopia?

Average Monthly Salary
7,110 ETB
( 85,400 ETB yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Ethiopia typically earns around 7,110 ETB per month. Salaries range from 3,270 ETB (lowest) to 11,300 ETB (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 Salary Distribution in Ethiopia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Ethiopia range from 3,270 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 11,300 ETB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 7,680 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 7,680 ETB while the other half are earning more than 7,680 ETB. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 4,930 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 4,930 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 10,300 ETB while 25% are earning more than 10,300 ETB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 3,710 ETB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,960 ETB 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 7,330 ETB per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Drilling Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,940 ETB 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 9,740 ETB 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 10,500 ETB per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Ethiopia

0 - 2 Years
3,710 ETB
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,960 ETB
5 - 10 Years+48%
7,330 ETB
10 - 15 Years+22%
8,940 ETB
15 - 20 Years+9%
9,740 ETB
20+ Years+8%
10,500 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Drilling Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 4,240 ETB per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,650 ETB per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,100 ETB per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Ethiopia

Certificate or Diploma
4,240 ETB
Bachelor's Degree+57%
6,650 ETB
Master's Degree+68%
11,100 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Ethiopia earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,720 ETB
6,510 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ethiopia for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ethiopia

How much are annual salary increments in Ethiopia for Drilling Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Ethiopia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ethiopia / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ethiopia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ethiopia 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ethiopia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ethiopia Drilling Engineer
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Drilling Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Ethiopia

41 ETB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia is 41 ETB. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Ethiopia earns approximately 41 ETB for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Drilling Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 5% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assembly Engineering Technician5,950 ETB-16%
Assistant Chief Engineer8,370 ETB+18%
Associate Engineer6,670 ETB-6%
Autocad Operator4,840 ETB-32%
Automation Engineer8,430 ETB+19%
Avionic System Support Engineer7,310 ETB+3%
Biochemical Engineer7,070 ETB-1%
BMS Engineer7,080 ETB-0%
Bridge and Lock Tender4,000 ETB-44%
Broadcast Engineer7,810 ETB+10%
CAD Design Engineer8,240 ETB+16%
CAD Designer4,850 ETB-32%
CAE Engineer7,420 ETB+4%
Ceramics Engineer7,330 ETB+3%
Civil Engineer8,040 ETB+13%
Commissioning Engineer7,220 ETB+2%
Communications Engineer8,360 ETB+18%
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,470 ETB-9%
Contract Associate Engineer7,200 ETB+1%
Control Systems Engineer7,900 ETB+11%
Controls Engineer7,510 ETB+6%
Controls Software Engineer6,870 ETB-3%
Corrosion Engineer7,070 ETB-1%
Design Engineer7,730 ETB+9%
Drafter4,710 ETB-34%
Drafting Manager9,270 ETB+30%
Drilling Engineer7,110 ETB-0%
Electrical Draughtsman3,740 ETB-47%
Electrical Engineer8,620 ETB+21%
Electrical Engineering Manager10,900 ETB+53%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,580 ETB+21%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,060 ETB-43%
Energy Engineer7,680 ETB+8%
Engine Assembler3,460 ETB-51%
Engineer7,790 ETB+10%
Engineering Account Manager8,670 ETB+22%
Engineering Chief Designer8,410 ETB+18%
Engineering Consultant10,900 ETB+53%
Engineering Key Account Manager11,500 ETB+62%
Engineering Lab Technician7,190 ETB+1%
Engineering Planning Manager10,500 ETB+48%
Engineering Production Manager13,800 ETB+94%
Engineering Project Analyst8,920 ETB+25%
Engineering Project Coordinator 8,640 ETB+21%
Engineering Project Director16,300 ETB+130%
Engineering Project Manager11,200 ETB+57%
Engineering Research and Development Manager12,400 ETB+74%
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,750 ETB-19%
Engineering Sales Manager10,800 ETB+52%
Engineering Technician6,230 ETB-12%
Engineering Technologist5,850 ETB-18%
Environmental Engineer7,750 ETB+9%
Equipment Engineer7,000 ETB-2%
Equipment Engineering Manager9,790 ETB+38%
Estimator6,690 ETB-6%
Fabrication Specialist5,470 ETB-23%
Fabricator3,410 ETB-52%
Facade Engineer7,610 ETB+7%
Fiber Analyst4,550 ETB-36%
Field Engineer8,270 ETB+16%
Field Engineering Manager13,000 ETB+83%
Fire Engineer8,000 ETB+12%
Fitter and Turner2,480 ETB-65%
Forestry Strategic Planner9,380 ETB+32%
Generation Engineer7,590 ETB+7%
Genetic Engineer8,520 ETB+20%
Geological Engineer7,800 ETB+10%
Geotechnical Engineer7,960 ETB+12%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,930 ETB-45%
Highway Engineer7,990 ETB+12%
HSE Professional6,910 ETB-3%
HVAC Engineer8,280 ETB+16%
HVAC Supervisor6,710 ETB-6%
Industrial Engineer7,260 ETB+2%
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,150 ETB+1%
Instrument Engineer7,600 ETB+7%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,410 ETB+4%
Instrumentation Engineer7,780 ETB+9%
Instrumentation Manager7,700 ETB+8%
Irrigation Engineer7,840 ETB+10%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,990 ETB+12%
Locomotive Engineer7,440 ETB+5%
Maintenance Engineer7,340 ETB+3%
Maintenance Fitter2,760 ETB-61%
Maintenance Manager7,930 ETB+11%
Manufacturing Engineer7,310 ETB+3%
Marine Engineer7,390 ETB+4%
Materials Engineer7,720 ETB+9%
Materials Researcher6,990 ETB-2%
Materials Technician5,780 ETB-19%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer8,490 ETB+19%
Mechanical Design Engineer7,900 ETB+11%
Mechanical Designer6,850 ETB-4%
Mechanical Engineer8,140 ETB+14%
Mechanical Engineering Manager10,400 ETB+46%
Mechanical Inspector7,750 ETB+9%
Mechatronics Engineer8,320 ETB+17%
Mining Engineer7,470 ETB+5%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,390 ETB+18%
Optical Engineer7,780 ETB+9%
Optical Instrument Assembler3,940 ETB-45%
PCB Assembler2,780 ETB-61%
Photonics Engineer8,050 ETB+13%
Photonics Technician7,040 ETB-1%
Pipeline Engineer7,010 ETB-1%
Piping Designer4,020 ETB-43%
Piping Engineer7,280 ETB+2%
Planning Engineer7,580 ETB+7%
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,480 ETB-51%
Principal Cost Engineer7,590 ETB+7%
Principal Engineer7,800 ETB+10%
Principal Support Engineer7,550 ETB+6%
Process Engineer7,370 ETB+4%
Process Operator4,460 ETB-37%
Product Development Engineer8,300 ETB+17%
Product Development Technician5,440 ETB-24%
Product Engineer8,050 ETB+13%
Product Safety Engineer7,340 ETB+3%
Production Engineer7,450 ETB+5%
Project Engineer7,930 ETB+11%
Proposal Manager9,970 ETB+40%
Purchasing Engineer6,800 ETB-4%
Quality Assurance Engineer7,950 ETB+12%
Rail Engineer7,850 ETB+10%
Robotics Engineer8,560 ETB+20%
Robotics Technician6,000 ETB-16%
Safety Engineer7,540 ETB+6%
Safety Inspector5,780 ETB-19%
Safety Manager9,270 ETB+30%
Safety Officer4,030 ETB-43%
Sales Engineer8,490 ETB+19%
Scheduling Engineer6,830 ETB-4%
Service Engineer8,240 ETB+16%
Solar Engineer8,320 ETB+17%
Staff Engineer7,870 ETB+11%
Static Equipment Engineer7,110 ETB-0%
Stationary Engineer6,790 ETB-5%
Stress Engineer7,150 ETB+1%
Structural Analysis Engineer7,310 ETB+3%
Structural Designer6,930 ETB-3%
Structural Engineer7,830 ETB+10%
Structural Technician4,980 ETB-30%
Supply Chain Specialist7,840 ETB+10%
Surveyor5,520 ETB-22%
Technical Affairs Officer3,820 ETB-46%
Technical Assistant3,840 ETB-46%
Technical Engineer6,940 ETB-2%
Technical Support Engineer6,470 ETB-9%
Tender Engineer7,180 ETB+1%
Test Development Engineer7,780 ETB+9%
Transportation Engineer6,930 ETB-3%
Validation Engineer7,000 ETB-2%
Verification Engineer6,940 ETB-2%
Wastewater Engineer7,810 ETB+10%
Wind Energy Engineer7,950 ETB+12%
Wind Energy Operations Manager10,100 ETB+42%
Work Planner5,400 ETB-24%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adis Abeba8,350 ETB
Gonder7,910 ETB
Mekele6,660 ETB

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,190 ETB
Public Sector+14%
9,340 ETB
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