A person working as a Drilling Engineer in French Polynesia typically earns around 116,000 XPF per month. Salaries range from 57,000 XPF (lowest) to 181,000 XPF (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 Polynesia range from 57,000 XPF per month (minimum salary) to 181,000 XPF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 119,000 XPF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 119,000 XPF while the other half are earning more than 119,000 XPF. 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 79,000 XPF while 75% of them are earning more than 79,000 XPF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 153,000 XPF while 25% are earning more than 153,000 XPF.
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 67,600 XPF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 86,900 XPF 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 120,000 XPF 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 148,000 XPF 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 159,000 XPF 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 170,000 XPF 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 86,900 XPF per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 117,000 XPF per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 179,000 XPF 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 French Polynesia costs anywhere from 728,000 CFP Franc(s) to 2,180,000 CFP Franc(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 Polynesia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in French Polynesia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Polynesia 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 5% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||123,000 XPF||+6%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||94,000 XPF||-19%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||133,000 XPF||+14%|
|Associate Engineer||115,000 XPF||-1%|
|Autocad Operator||76,400 XPF||-34%|
|Automation Engineer||131,000 XPF||+13%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||114,000 XPF||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|BMS Engineer||118,000 XPF||+1%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||67,400 XPF||-42%|
|Broadcast Engineer||122,000 XPF||+5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||130,000 XPF||+12%|
|CAD Designer||77,000 XPF||-34%|
|CAE Engineer||121,000 XPF||+4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|Civil Engineer||130,000 XPF||+12%|
|Commissioning Engineer||124,000 XPF||+7%|
|Communications Engineer||131,000 XPF||+13%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||103,000 XPF||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||119,000 XPF||+2%|
|Control Systems Engineer||128,000 XPF||+10%|
|Controls Engineer||127,000 XPF||+9%|
|Controls Software Engineer||112,000 XPF||-4%|
|Corrosion Engineer||112,000 XPF||-4%|
|Design Engineer||125,000 XPF||+7%|
|Drafting Manager||150,000 XPF||+29%|
|Drilling Engineer||116,000 XPF||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||62,700 XPF||-46%|
|Electrical Engineer||142,000 XPF||+22%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||181,000 XPF||+56%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||135,000 XPF||+16%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||64,500 XPF||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||126,000 XPF||+8%|
|Engine Assembler||54,500 XPF||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||143,000 XPF||+23%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||143,000 XPF||+23%|
|Engineering Consultant||173,000 XPF||+49%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||183,000 XPF||+57%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||118,000 XPF||+1%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||170,000 XPF||+46%|
|Engineering Production Manager||222,000 XPF||+91%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||150,000 XPF||+29%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||150,000 XPF||+29%|
|Engineering Project Director||260,000 XPF||+120%|
|Engineering Project Manager||178,000 XPF||+53%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||195,000 XPF||+68%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||96,900 XPF||-17%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||162,000 XPF||+39%|
|Engineering Technician||98,900 XPF||-15%|
|Engineering Technologist||93,400 XPF||-20%|
|Environmental Engineer||118,000 XPF||+1%|
|Equipment Engineer||118,000 XPF||+1%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||167,000 XPF||+44%|
|Fabrication Specialist||85,300 XPF||-27%|
|Facade Engineer||125,000 XPF||+7%|
|Fiber Analyst||69,900 XPF||-40%|
|Field Engineer||129,000 XPF||+11%|
|Field Engineering Manager||204,000 XPF||+75%|
|Fire Engineer||124,000 XPF||+7%|
|Fitter and Turner||38,800 XPF||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||151,000 XPF||+30%|
|Generation Engineer||133,000 XPF||+14%|
|Genetic Engineer||135,000 XPF||+16%|
|Geological Engineer||127,000 XPF||+9%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||139,000 XPF||+20%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||66,100 XPF||-43%|
|Highway Engineer||127,000 XPF||+9%|
|HSE Professional||118,000 XPF||+1%|
|HVAC Engineer||132,000 XPF||+13%|
|HVAC Supervisor||112,000 XPF||-4%|
|Industrial Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||122,000 XPF||+5%|
|Instrument Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||129,000 XPF||+11%|
|Instrumentation Manager||124,000 XPF||+7%|
|Irrigation Engineer||127,000 XPF||+9%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||137,000 XPF||+18%|
|Locomotive Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|Maintenance Engineer||120,000 XPF||+3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||43,900 XPF||-62%|
|Maintenance Manager||123,000 XPF||+6%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||120,000 XPF||+3%|
|Marine Engineer||122,000 XPF||+5%|
|Materials Engineer||116,000 XPF||-0%|
|Materials Researcher||112,000 XPF||-4%|
|Materials Technician||89,900 XPF||-23%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||130,000 XPF||+12%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||134,000 XPF||+15%|
|Mechanical Designer||106,000 XPF||-9%|
|Mechanical Engineer||136,000 XPF||+17%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||176,000 XPF||+51%|
|Mechanical Inspector||125,000 XPF||+7%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||135,000 XPF||+16%|
|Mining Engineer||118,000 XPF||+1%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||130,000 XPF||+12%|
|Optical Engineer||124,000 XPF||+7%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||63,000 XPF||-46%|
|PCB Assembler||46,800 XPF||-60%|
|Photonics Engineer||132,000 XPF||+13%|
|Photonics Technician||116,000 XPF||-0%|
|Pipeline Engineer||119,000 XPF||+2%|
|Piping Designer||69,100 XPF||-41%|
|Piping Engineer||114,000 XPF||-2%|
|Planning Engineer||131,000 XPF||+13%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||57,800 XPF||-50%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||132,000 XPF||+13%|
|Principal Engineer||120,000 XPF||+3%|
|Principal Support Engineer||130,000 XPF||+12%|
|Process Engineer||127,000 XPF||+9%|
|Process Operator||71,700 XPF||-38%|
|Product Development Engineer||131,000 XPF||+13%|
|Product Development Technician||94,600 XPF||-19%|
|Product Engineer||128,000 XPF||+10%|
|Product Safety Engineer||117,000 XPF||+1%|
|Production Engineer||129,000 XPF||+11%|
|Project Engineer||126,000 XPF||+8%|
|Proposal Manager||155,000 XPF||+33%|
|Purchasing Engineer||114,000 XPF||-2%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||128,000 XPF||+10%|
|Rail Engineer||127,000 XPF||+9%|
|Robotics Engineer||139,000 XPF||+20%|
|Robotics Technician||98,100 XPF||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||123,000 XPF||+6%|
|Safety Inspector||98,900 XPF||-15%|
|Safety Manager||152,000 XPF||+31%|
|Safety Officer||62,200 XPF||-47%|
|Sales Engineer||133,000 XPF||+14%|
|Scheduling Engineer||119,000 XPF||+2%|
|Service Engineer||136,000 XPF||+17%|
|Solar Engineer||128,000 XPF||+10%|
|Staff Engineer||122,000 XPF||+5%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||116,000 XPF||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||108,000 XPF||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||111,000 XPF||-5%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||126,000 XPF||+8%|
|Structural Designer||105,000 XPF||-10%|
|Structural Engineer||123,000 XPF||+6%|
|Structural Technician||78,800 XPF||-32%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||124,000 XPF||+7%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||61,200 XPF||-47%|
|Technical Assistant||63,000 XPF||-46%|
|Technical Engineer||112,000 XPF||-4%|
|Technical Support Engineer||103,000 XPF||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||114,000 XPF||-2%|
|Test Development Engineer||120,000 XPF||+3%|
|Transportation Engineer||114,000 XPF||-2%|
|Validation Engineer||113,000 XPF||-3%|
|Verification Engineer||114,000 XPF||-2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||122,000 XPF||+5%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||130,000 XPF||+12%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||167,000 XPF||+44%|
|Work Planner||83,600 XPF||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in French Polynesia earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.