A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Greenland typically earns around 22,900 DKK per month. Salaries range from 11,200 DKK (lowest) to 35,700 DKK (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 Greenland range from 11,200 DKK per month (minimum salary) to 35,700 DKK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 23,300 DKK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 23,300 DKK while the other half are earning more than 23,300 DKK. 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 15,500 DKK while 75% of them are earning more than 15,500 DKK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 30,100 DKK while 25% are earning more than 30,100 DKK.
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 13,300 DKK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 17,100 DKK 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 23,600 DKK 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 29,200 DKK 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 31,300 DKK 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 33,400 DKK 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 17,100 DKK per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 23,000 DKK per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 35,200 DKK 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 Greenland costs anywhere from 141,000 Danish Krone(s) to 424,000 Danish Krone(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 Greenland earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Greenland 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 Greenland 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 4% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||22,100 DKK||-3%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||17,600 DKK||-23%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||27,900 DKK||+22%|
|Associate Engineer||21,200 DKK||-7%|
|Autocad Operator||14,300 DKK||-38%|
|Automation Engineer||24,300 DKK||+6%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||21,800 DKK||-5%|
|Biochemical Engineer||22,000 DKK||-4%|
|BMS Engineer||22,700 DKK||-1%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||13,400 DKK||-41%|
|Broadcast Engineer||24,500 DKK||+7%|
|CAD Design Engineer||24,800 DKK||+8%|
|CAD Designer||14,800 DKK||-35%|
|CAE Engineer||24,100 DKK||+5%|
|Ceramics Engineer||22,500 DKK||-2%|
|Civil Engineer||25,000 DKK||+9%|
|Commissioning Engineer||22,300 DKK||-3%|
|Communications Engineer||26,600 DKK||+16%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||21,500 DKK||-6%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||22,400 DKK||-2%|
|Control Systems Engineer||24,000 DKK||+5%|
|Controls Engineer||24,500 DKK||+7%|
|Controls Software Engineer||21,200 DKK||-7%|
|Corrosion Engineer||20,900 DKK||-9%|
|Design Engineer||24,400 DKK||+7%|
|Drafting Manager||27,200 DKK||+19%|
|Drilling Engineer||22,900 DKK||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||12,200 DKK||-47%|
|Electrical Engineer||25,500 DKK||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||32,800 DKK||+43%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||25,800 DKK||+13%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||12,400 DKK||-46%|
|Energy Engineer||26,300 DKK||+15%|
|Engine Assembler||10,700 DKK||-53%|
|Engineering Account Manager||28,000 DKK||+22%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||26,900 DKK||+18%|
|Engineering Consultant||31,200 DKK||+36%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||34,300 DKK||+50%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||23,200 DKK||+1%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||34,500 DKK||+51%|
|Engineering Production Manager||44,600 DKK||+95%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||27,300 DKK||+19%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||28,200 DKK||+23%|
|Engineering Project Director||46,800 DKK||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||34,700 DKK||+52%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||38,200 DKK||+67%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||19,200 DKK||-16%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||33,700 DKK||+47%|
|Engineering Technician||19,200 DKK||-16%|
|Engineering Technologist||18,100 DKK||-21%|
|Environmental Engineer||24,000 DKK||+5%|
|Equipment Engineer||22,000 DKK||-4%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||31,400 DKK||+37%|
|Fabrication Specialist||17,000 DKK||-26%|
|Facade Engineer||24,200 DKK||+6%|
|Fiber Analyst||14,000 DKK||-39%|
|Field Engineer||24,300 DKK||+6%|
|Field Engineering Manager||39,000 DKK||+70%|
|Fire Engineer||23,600 DKK||+3%|
|Fitter and Turner||7,410 DKK||-68%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||27,700 DKK||+21%|
|Generation Engineer||24,600 DKK||+8%|
|Genetic Engineer||26,000 DKK||+14%|
|Geological Engineer||23,800 DKK||+4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||26,700 DKK||+17%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||12,300 DKK||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||24,700 DKK||+8%|
|HSE Professional||21,300 DKK||-7%|
|HVAC Engineer||26,000 DKK||+14%|
|HVAC Supervisor||22,000 DKK||-4%|
|Industrial Engineer||23,100 DKK||+1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||23,700 DKK||+4%|
|Instrument Engineer||23,800 DKK||+4%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||23,200 DKK||+1%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||22,800 DKK||-0%|
|Instrumentation Manager||24,800 DKK||+8%|
|Irrigation Engineer||23,000 DKK||+1%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||26,300 DKK||+15%|
|Locomotive Engineer||23,700 DKK||+4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||21,900 DKK||-4%|
|Maintenance Fitter||8,100 DKK||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||24,200 DKK||+6%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||22,100 DKK||-3%|
|Marine Engineer||25,100 DKK||+10%|
|Materials Engineer||24,100 DKK||+5%|
|Materials Researcher||21,700 DKK||-5%|
|Materials Technician||17,000 DKK||-26%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||25,400 DKK||+11%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||26,200 DKK||+15%|
|Mechanical Designer||20,900 DKK||-9%|
|Mechanical Engineer||25,800 DKK||+13%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||33,500 DKK||+46%|
|Mechanical Inspector||22,100 DKK||-3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||26,600 DKK||+16%|
|Mining Engineer||23,400 DKK||+2%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||25,300 DKK||+11%|
|Optical Engineer||24,000 DKK||+5%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||12,400 DKK||-46%|
|PCB Assembler||8,510 DKK||-63%|
|Photonics Engineer||27,600 DKK||+21%|
|Photonics Technician||22,200 DKK||-3%|
|Pipeline Engineer||22,700 DKK||-1%|
|Piping Designer||13,300 DKK||-42%|
|Piping Engineer||22,000 DKK||-4%|
|Planning Engineer||23,900 DKK||+4%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||11,400 DKK||-50%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||25,500 DKK||+11%|
|Principal Engineer||24,400 DKK||+7%|
|Principal Support Engineer||24,000 DKK||+5%|
|Process Engineer||22,600 DKK||-1%|
|Process Operator||14,200 DKK||-38%|
|Product Development Engineer||25,800 DKK||+13%|
|Product Development Technician||18,200 DKK||-20%|
|Product Engineer||25,500 DKK||+11%|
|Product Safety Engineer||22,400 DKK||-2%|
|Production Engineer||23,500 DKK||+3%|
|Project Engineer||25,500 DKK||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||30,900 DKK||+35%|
|Purchasing Engineer||22,100 DKK||-3%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||23,500 DKK||+3%|
|Rail Engineer||23,600 DKK||+3%|
|Robotics Engineer||27,100 DKK||+18%|
|Robotics Technician||19,300 DKK||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||23,000 DKK||+1%|
|Safety Inspector||17,800 DKK||-22%|
|Safety Manager||29,400 DKK||+28%|
|Safety Officer||12,600 DKK||-45%|
|Sales Engineer||25,700 DKK||+12%|
|Scheduling Engineer||22,100 DKK||-3%|
|Service Engineer||25,000 DKK||+9%|
|Solar Engineer||26,000 DKK||+14%|
|Staff Engineer||23,200 DKK||+1%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||22,900 DKK||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||21,800 DKK||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||21,600 DKK||-6%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||22,400 DKK||-2%|
|Structural Designer||20,900 DKK||-9%|
|Structural Engineer||24,400 DKK||+7%|
|Structural Technician||15,700 DKK||-31%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||23,600 DKK||+3%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||12,600 DKK||-45%|
|Technical Assistant||12,100 DKK||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||19,800 DKK||-13%|
|Technical Support Engineer||21,500 DKK||-6%|
|Tender Engineer||22,200 DKK||-3%|
|Test Development Engineer||23,100 DKK||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||23,800 DKK||+4%|
|Validation Engineer||22,400 DKK||-2%|
|Verification Engineer||23,000 DKK||+1%|
|Wastewater Engineer||23,700 DKK||+4%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||24,400 DKK||+7%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||31,400 DKK||+37%|
|Work Planner||16,300 DKK||-29%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Greenland earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.