A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Gambia typically earns around 13,600 GMD per month. Salaries range from 6,690 GMD (lowest) to 21,300 GMD (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 Gambia range from 6,690 GMD per month (minimum salary) to 21,300 GMD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 13,900 GMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 13,900 GMD while the other half are earning more than 13,900 GMD. 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 9,270 GMD while 75% of them are earning more than 9,270 GMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 18,000 GMD while 25% are earning more than 18,000 GMD.
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 7,930 GMD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 10,200 GMD 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 14,100 GMD 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 17,400 GMD 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 18,700 GMD 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 19,900 GMD 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 10,200 GMD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 13,700 GMD per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 21,000 GMD 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 Gambia costs anywhere from 79,500 Dalasi(s) to 239,000 Dalasi(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 Gambia earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Gambia 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 Gambia for the year 2020. 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 2% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||13,100 GMD||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||10,900 GMD||-20%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||15,400 GMD||+13%|
|Associate Engineer||11,900 GMD||-13%|
|Autocad Operator||8,820 GMD||-35%|
|Automation Engineer||14,000 GMD||+3%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||12,400 GMD||-9%|
|Biochemical Engineer||12,600 GMD||-8%|
|BMS Engineer||12,400 GMD||-9%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||7,670 GMD||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||13,000 GMD||-5%|
|CAD Design Engineer||14,600 GMD||+7%|
|CAD Designer||8,670 GMD||-36%|
|CAE Engineer||13,800 GMD||+1%|
|Ceramics Engineer||12,400 GMD||-9%|
|Civil Engineer||13,700 GMD||+0%|
|Commissioning Engineer||13,200 GMD||-3%|
|Communications Engineer||14,100 GMD||+3%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||11,900 GMD||-13%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||12,900 GMD||-5%|
|Control Systems Engineer||12,900 GMD||-5%|
|Controls Engineer||13,800 GMD||+1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||12,500 GMD||-8%|
|Corrosion Engineer||12,900 GMD||-5%|
|Design Engineer||13,300 GMD||-3%|
|Drafting Manager||15,000 GMD||+10%|
|Drilling Engineer||13,600 GMD||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,620 GMD||-51%|
|Electrical Engineer||15,100 GMD||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||19,400 GMD||+42%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||15,200 GMD||+11%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||7,270 GMD||-47%|
|Energy Engineer||14,600 GMD||+7%|
|Engine Assembler||6,380 GMD||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||15,600 GMD||+14%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||15,500 GMD||+14%|
|Engineering Consultant||18,500 GMD||+36%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||19,800 GMD||+45%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||13,000 GMD||-5%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||18,300 GMD||+34%|
|Engineering Production Manager||23,700 GMD||+74%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||16,600 GMD||+22%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||15,100 GMD||+11%|
|Engineering Project Director||27,700 GMD||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||19,500 GMD||+43%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||22,900 GMD||+68%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||11,000 GMD||-19%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||18,200 GMD||+33%|
|Engineering Technician||10,800 GMD||-21%|
|Engineering Technologist||10,600 GMD||-22%|
|Environmental Engineer||14,000 GMD||+3%|
|Equipment Engineer||12,800 GMD||-6%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||18,000 GMD||+32%|
|Fabrication Specialist||9,400 GMD||-31%|
|Facade Engineer||13,600 GMD||-0%|
|Fiber Analyst||7,980 GMD||-42%|
|Field Engineer||13,900 GMD||+2%|
|Field Engineering Manager||22,200 GMD||+63%|
|Fire Engineer||13,500 GMD||-1%|
|Fitter and Turner||4,210 GMD||-69%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||15,600 GMD||+14%|
|Generation Engineer||14,300 GMD||+5%|
|Genetic Engineer||15,200 GMD||+11%|
|Geological Engineer||14,600 GMD||+7%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||15,100 GMD||+11%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||6,890 GMD||-50%|
|Highway Engineer||13,900 GMD||+2%|
|HSE Professional||12,600 GMD||-8%|
|HVAC Engineer||14,500 GMD||+6%|
|HVAC Supervisor||12,300 GMD||-10%|
|Industrial Engineer||12,800 GMD||-6%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||13,300 GMD||-3%|
|Instrument Engineer||13,500 GMD||-1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||13,800 GMD||+1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||13,200 GMD||-3%|
|Instrumentation Manager||13,200 GMD||-3%|
|Irrigation Engineer||12,700 GMD||-7%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||14,400 GMD||+6%|
|Locomotive Engineer||12,500 GMD||-8%|
|Maintenance Engineer||13,300 GMD||-3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||4,880 GMD||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||13,500 GMD||-1%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||13,300 GMD||-3%|
|Marine Engineer||13,600 GMD||-0%|
|Materials Engineer||13,000 GMD||-5%|
|Materials Researcher||12,600 GMD||-8%|
|Materials Technician||9,740 GMD||-29%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||15,200 GMD||+11%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||14,700 GMD||+8%|
|Mechanical Designer||11,700 GMD||-14%|
|Mechanical Engineer||13,800 GMD||+1%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||19,700 GMD||+44%|
|Mechanical Inspector||12,800 GMD||-6%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||13,900 GMD||+2%|
|Mining Engineer||13,900 GMD||+2%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||14,700 GMD||+8%|
|Optical Engineer||13,500 GMD||-1%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||6,910 GMD||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||5,170 GMD||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||15,300 GMD||+12%|
|Photonics Technician||12,200 GMD||-11%|
|Pipeline Engineer||12,500 GMD||-8%|
|Piping Designer||7,270 GMD||-47%|
|Piping Engineer||12,000 GMD||-12%|
|Planning Engineer||13,100 GMD||-4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||6,360 GMD||-53%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||14,400 GMD||+6%|
|Principal Engineer||13,800 GMD||+1%|
|Principal Support Engineer||13,500 GMD||-1%|
|Process Engineer||13,100 GMD||-4%|
|Process Operator||7,890 GMD||-42%|
|Product Development Engineer||14,800 GMD||+8%|
|Product Development Technician||10,300 GMD||-25%|
|Product Engineer||14,500 GMD||+6%|
|Product Safety Engineer||13,100 GMD||-4%|
|Production Engineer||12,900 GMD||-5%|
|Project Engineer||14,500 GMD||+6%|
|Proposal Manager||17,100 GMD||+25%|
|Purchasing Engineer||12,000 GMD||-12%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||13,300 GMD||-3%|
|Rail Engineer||13,200 GMD||-3%|
|Robotics Engineer||14,700 GMD||+8%|
|Robotics Technician||11,500 GMD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||14,200 GMD||+4%|
|Safety Inspector||10,500 GMD||-23%|
|Safety Manager||16,600 GMD||+22%|
|Safety Officer||7,130 GMD||-48%|
|Sales Engineer||14,000 GMD||+3%|
|Scheduling Engineer||12,800 GMD||-6%|
|Service Engineer||14,200 GMD||+4%|
|Solar Engineer||14,700 GMD||+8%|
|Staff Engineer||13,300 GMD||-3%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||13,600 GMD||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||12,400 GMD||-9%|
|Stress Engineer||12,500 GMD||-8%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||12,900 GMD||-5%|
|Structural Designer||11,600 GMD||-15%|
|Structural Engineer||14,000 GMD||+3%|
|Structural Technician||8,980 GMD||-34%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||13,900 GMD||+2%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||6,820 GMD||-50%|
|Technical Assistant||7,080 GMD||-48%|
|Technical Engineer||11,500 GMD||-16%|
|Technical Support Engineer||11,900 GMD||-13%|
|Tender Engineer||12,500 GMD||-8%|
|Test Development Engineer||13,500 GMD||-1%|
|Transportation Engineer||13,200 GMD||-3%|
|Validation Engineer||11,700 GMD||-14%|
|Verification Engineer||13,100 GMD||-4%|
|Wastewater Engineer||12,900 GMD||-5%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||14,100 GMD||+3%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||18,000 GMD||+32%|
|Work Planner||9,460 GMD||-31%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Gambia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.