A person working as a Drilling Engineer in French Guiana typically earns around 2,610 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,200 EUR (lowest) to 4,160 EUR (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 French Guiana range from 1,200 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,160 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,820 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,820 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,820 EUR. 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 1,810 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,810 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,770 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,770 EUR.
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 1,370 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,820 EUR 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 2,700 EUR 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 3,290 EUR 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 3,580 EUR 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 3,880 EUR 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 1,560 EUR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,440 EUR per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,100 EUR 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 French Guiana costs anywhere from 15,700 Euro(s) to 47,000 Euro(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 French Guiana earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in French Guiana 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 French Guiana 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 1% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||2,510 EUR||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,120 EUR||-19%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||3,000 EUR||+15%|
|Associate Engineer||2,350 EUR||-10%|
|Autocad Operator||1,720 EUR||-34%|
|Automation Engineer||2,940 EUR||+12%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||2,550 EUR||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||2,440 EUR||-7%|
|BMS Engineer||2,560 EUR||-2%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,380 EUR||-47%|
|Broadcast Engineer||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,770 EUR||+6%|
|CAD Designer||1,640 EUR||-37%|
|CAE Engineer||2,570 EUR||-2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||2,390 EUR||-9%|
|Civil Engineer||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||2,680 EUR||+2%|
|Communications Engineer||2,840 EUR||+9%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||2,320 EUR||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,480 EUR||-5%|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|Controls Engineer||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||2,310 EUR||-12%|
|Corrosion Engineer||2,520 EUR||-4%|
|Design Engineer||2,820 EUR||+8%|
|Drafting Manager||3,020 EUR||+15%|
|Drilling Engineer||2,610 EUR||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,360 EUR||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||2,880 EUR||+10%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||3,670 EUR||+40%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,890 EUR||+11%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,370 EUR||-48%|
|Energy Engineer||2,750 EUR||+5%|
|Engine Assembler||1,140 EUR||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||3,070 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,890 EUR||+11%|
|Engineering Consultant||3,640 EUR||+39%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||3,960 EUR||+51%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||2,550 EUR||-2%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||3,560 EUR||+36%|
|Engineering Production Manager||4,660 EUR||+78%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||3,220 EUR||+23%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||3,190 EUR||+22%|
|Engineering Project Director||5,460 EUR||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||3,590 EUR||+37%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||4,100 EUR||+57%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,990 EUR||-24%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||3,590 EUR||+37%|
|Engineering Technician||1,990 EUR||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,990 EUR||-24%|
|Environmental Engineer||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||2,390 EUR||-9%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||3,370 EUR||+29%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,960 EUR||-25%|
|Facade Engineer||2,680 EUR||+2%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,580 EUR||-40%|
|Field Engineer||2,870 EUR||+10%|
|Field Engineering Manager||4,550 EUR||+74%|
|Fire Engineer||2,770 EUR||+6%|
|Fitter and Turner||860 EUR||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,980 EUR||+14%|
|Generation Engineer||2,590 EUR||-1%|
|Genetic Engineer||2,880 EUR||+10%|
|Geological Engineer||2,770 EUR||+6%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,790 EUR||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,400 EUR||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||2,550 EUR||-2%|
|HSE Professional||2,560 EUR||-2%|
|HVAC Engineer||2,940 EUR||+12%|
|HVAC Supervisor||2,390 EUR||-9%|
|Industrial Engineer||2,590 EUR||-1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,530 EUR||-3%|
|Instrument Engineer||2,660 EUR||+2%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||2,730 EUR||+4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,660 EUR||+2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||2,590 EUR||-1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,550 EUR||-2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,890 EUR||+11%|
|Locomotive Engineer||2,530 EUR||-3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,400 EUR||-8%|
|Maintenance Fitter||910 EUR||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||2,550 EUR||-2%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,660 EUR||+2%|
|Marine Engineer||2,710 EUR||+4%|
|Materials Engineer||2,570 EUR||-2%|
|Materials Researcher||2,380 EUR||-9%|
|Materials Technician||2,000 EUR||-24%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,820 EUR||+8%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,790 EUR||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||2,200 EUR||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,720 EUR||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||3,870 EUR||+48%|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,660 EUR||+2%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,870 EUR||+10%|
|Mining Engineer||2,750 EUR||+5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,860 EUR||+9%|
|Optical Engineer||2,480 EUR||-5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,400 EUR||-46%|
|PCB Assembler||1,000 EUR||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||2,880 EUR||+10%|
|Photonics Technician||2,290 EUR||-12%|
|Pipeline Engineer||2,520 EUR||-4%|
|Piping Designer||1,460 EUR||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||2,390 EUR||-9%|
|Planning Engineer||2,730 EUR||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,240 EUR||-53%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,660 EUR||+2%|
|Principal Engineer||2,730 EUR||+4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,660 EUR||+2%|
|Process Engineer||2,530 EUR||-3%|
|Process Operator||1,590 EUR||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||2,870 EUR||+10%|
|Product Development Technician||1,910 EUR||-27%|
|Product Engineer||2,800 EUR||+7%|
|Product Safety Engineer||2,480 EUR||-5%|
|Production Engineer||2,680 EUR||+2%|
|Project Engineer||2,770 EUR||+6%|
|Proposal Manager||3,570 EUR||+37%|
|Purchasing Engineer||2,480 EUR||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,530 EUR||-3%|
|Rail Engineer||2,770 EUR||+6%|
|Robotics Engineer||3,120 EUR||+19%|
|Robotics Technician||2,210 EUR||-15%|
|Safety Engineer||2,680 EUR||+2%|
|Safety Inspector||2,140 EUR||-18%|
|Safety Manager||3,260 EUR||+25%|
|Safety Officer||1,410 EUR||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||2,790 EUR||+7%|
|Scheduling Engineer||2,330 EUR||-11%|
|Service Engineer||2,890 EUR||+11%|
|Solar Engineer||2,910 EUR||+11%|
|Staff Engineer||2,730 EUR||+4%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||2,610 EUR||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||2,370 EUR||-9%|
|Stress Engineer||2,440 EUR||-7%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,510 EUR||-4%|
|Structural Designer||2,250 EUR||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||2,700 EUR||+3%|
|Structural Technician||1,730 EUR||-34%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,400 EUR||-46%|
|Technical Assistant||1,300 EUR||-50%|
|Technical Engineer||2,380 EUR||-9%|
|Technical Support Engineer||2,320 EUR||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||2,290 EUR||-12%|
|Test Development Engineer||2,640 EUR||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||2,480 EUR||-5%|
|Validation Engineer||2,410 EUR||-8%|
|Verification Engineer||2,420 EUR||-7%|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,570 EUR||-2%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||2,730 EUR||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||3,480 EUR||+33%|
|Work Planner||1,840 EUR||-30%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in French Guiana earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.