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 salaries in Ethiopia range from 3,270 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 11,300 ETB per month (maximum 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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 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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 5% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||7,500 ETB||+5%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||5,950 ETB||-16%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||8,370 ETB||+18%|
|Associate Engineer||6,670 ETB||-6%|
|Autocad Operator||4,840 ETB||-32%|
|Automation Engineer||8,430 ETB||+19%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||7,310 ETB||+3%|
|Biochemical Engineer||7,070 ETB||-1%|
|BMS Engineer||7,080 ETB||-0%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||4,000 ETB||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||7,810 ETB||+10%|
|CAD Design Engineer||8,240 ETB||+16%|
|CAD Designer||4,850 ETB||-32%|
|CAE Engineer||7,420 ETB||+4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||7,330 ETB||+3%|
|Civil Engineer||8,040 ETB||+13%|
|Commissioning Engineer||7,220 ETB||+2%|
|Communications Engineer||8,360 ETB||+18%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||6,470 ETB||-9%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||7,200 ETB||+1%|
|Control Systems Engineer||7,900 ETB||+11%|
|Controls Engineer||7,510 ETB||+6%|
|Controls Software Engineer||6,870 ETB||-3%|
|Corrosion Engineer||7,070 ETB||-1%|
|Design Engineer||7,730 ETB||+9%|
|Drafting Manager||9,270 ETB||+30%|
|Drilling Engineer||7,110 ETB||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||3,740 ETB||-47%|
|Electrical Engineer||8,620 ETB||+21%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||10,900 ETB||+53%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||8,580 ETB||+21%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||4,060 ETB||-43%|
|Energy Engineer||7,680 ETB||+8%|
|Engine Assembler||3,460 ETB||-51%|
|Engineering Account Manager||8,670 ETB||+22%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||8,410 ETB||+18%|
|Engineering Consultant||10,900 ETB||+53%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||11,500 ETB||+62%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||7,190 ETB||+1%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||10,500 ETB||+48%|
|Engineering Production Manager||13,800 ETB||+94%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||8,920 ETB||+25%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||8,640 ETB||+21%|
|Engineering Project Director||16,300 ETB||+130%|
|Engineering Project Manager||11,200 ETB||+57%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||12,400 ETB||+74%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||5,750 ETB||-19%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||10,800 ETB||+52%|
|Engineering Technician||6,230 ETB||-12%|
|Engineering Technologist||5,850 ETB||-18%|
|Environmental Engineer||7,750 ETB||+9%|
|Equipment Engineer||7,000 ETB||-2%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||9,790 ETB||+38%|
|Fabrication Specialist||5,470 ETB||-23%|
|Facade Engineer||7,610 ETB||+7%|
|Fiber Analyst||4,550 ETB||-36%|
|Field Engineer||8,270 ETB||+16%|
|Field Engineering Manager||13,000 ETB||+83%|
|Fire Engineer||8,000 ETB||+12%|
|Fitter and Turner||2,480 ETB||-65%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||9,380 ETB||+32%|
|Generation Engineer||7,590 ETB||+7%|
|Genetic Engineer||8,520 ETB||+20%|
|Geological Engineer||7,800 ETB||+10%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,960 ETB||+12%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,930 ETB||-45%|
|Highway Engineer||7,990 ETB||+12%|
|HSE Professional||6,910 ETB||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||8,280 ETB||+16%|
|HVAC Supervisor||6,710 ETB||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||7,260 ETB||+2%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||7,150 ETB||+1%|
|Instrument Engineer||7,600 ETB||+7%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||7,410 ETB||+4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||7,780 ETB||+9%|
|Instrumentation Manager||7,700 ETB||+8%|
|Irrigation Engineer||7,840 ETB||+10%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||7,990 ETB||+12%|
|Locomotive Engineer||7,440 ETB||+5%|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,340 ETB||+3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,760 ETB||-61%|
|Maintenance Manager||7,930 ETB||+11%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||7,310 ETB||+3%|
|Marine Engineer||7,390 ETB||+4%|
|Materials Engineer||7,720 ETB||+9%|
|Materials Researcher||6,990 ETB||-2%|
|Materials Technician||5,780 ETB||-19%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||8,490 ETB||+19%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||7,900 ETB||+11%|
|Mechanical Designer||6,850 ETB||-4%|
|Mechanical Engineer||8,140 ETB||+14%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||10,400 ETB||+46%|
|Mechanical Inspector||7,750 ETB||+9%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||8,320 ETB||+17%|
|Mining Engineer||7,470 ETB||+5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||8,390 ETB||+18%|
|Optical Engineer||7,780 ETB||+9%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||3,940 ETB||-45%|
|PCB Assembler||2,780 ETB||-61%|
|Photonics Engineer||8,050 ETB||+13%|
|Photonics Technician||7,040 ETB||-1%|
|Pipeline Engineer||7,010 ETB||-1%|
|Piping Designer||4,020 ETB||-43%|
|Piping Engineer||7,280 ETB||+2%|
|Planning Engineer||7,580 ETB||+7%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||3,480 ETB||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||7,590 ETB||+7%|
|Principal Engineer||7,800 ETB||+10%|
|Principal Support Engineer||7,550 ETB||+6%|
|Process Engineer||7,370 ETB||+4%|
|Process Operator||4,460 ETB||-37%|
|Product Development Engineer||8,300 ETB||+17%|
|Product Development Technician||5,440 ETB||-24%|
|Product Engineer||8,050 ETB||+13%|
|Product Safety Engineer||7,340 ETB||+3%|
|Production Engineer||7,450 ETB||+5%|
|Project Engineer||7,930 ETB||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||9,970 ETB||+40%|
|Purchasing Engineer||6,800 ETB||-4%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||7,950 ETB||+12%|
|Rail Engineer||7,850 ETB||+10%|
|Robotics Engineer||8,560 ETB||+20%|
|Robotics Technician||6,000 ETB||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||7,540 ETB||+6%|
|Safety Inspector||5,780 ETB||-19%|
|Safety Manager||9,270 ETB||+30%|
|Safety Officer||4,030 ETB||-43%|
|Sales Engineer||8,490 ETB||+19%|
|Scheduling Engineer||6,830 ETB||-4%|
|Service Engineer||8,240 ETB||+16%|
|Solar Engineer||8,320 ETB||+17%|
|Staff Engineer||7,870 ETB||+11%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||7,110 ETB||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||6,790 ETB||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||7,150 ETB||+1%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||7,310 ETB||+3%|
|Structural Designer||6,930 ETB||-3%|
|Structural Engineer||7,830 ETB||+10%|
|Structural Technician||4,980 ETB||-30%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||7,840 ETB||+10%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,820 ETB||-46%|
|Technical Assistant||3,840 ETB||-46%|
|Technical Engineer||6,940 ETB||-2%|
|Technical Support Engineer||6,470 ETB||-9%|
|Tender Engineer||7,180 ETB||+1%|
|Test Development Engineer||7,780 ETB||+9%|
|Transportation Engineer||6,930 ETB||-3%|
|Validation Engineer||7,000 ETB||-2%|
|Verification Engineer||6,940 ETB||-2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||7,810 ETB||+10%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||7,950 ETB||+12%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||10,100 ETB||+42%|
|Work Planner||5,400 ETB||-24%|
|Adis Abeba||8,350 ETB|
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.