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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Antigua and Barbuda 2022

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Antigua and Barbuda?

Average Monthly Salary
3,910 XCD
( 46,900 XCD yearly)


A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Antigua and Barbuda typically earns around 3,910 XCD per month. Salaries range from 1,800 XCD (lowest) to 6,220 XCD (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 Salary Distribution in Antigua and Barbuda

Median and salary distribution monthly Antigua and Barbuda Drilling Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Antigua and Barbuda range from 1,800 XCD per month (minimum salary) to 6,220 XCD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,230 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,230 XCD while the other half are earning more than 4,230 XCD. 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 2,710 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,710 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,640 XCD while 25% are earning more than 5,640 XCD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Antigua and Barbuda Drilling Engineer
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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 2,040 XCD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,730 XCD 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 4,030 XCD per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Drilling Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,920 XCD 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 5,360 XCD 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 5,800 XCD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Antigua and Barbuda

0 - 2 Years
2,040 XCD
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,730 XCD
5 - 10 Years+48%
4,030 XCD
10 - 15 Years+22%
4,920 XCD
15 - 20 Years+9%
5,360 XCD
20+ Years+8%
5,800 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Drilling Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 2,330 XCD per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,660 XCD per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,130 XCD per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.

Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Antigua and Barbuda

Certificate or Diploma
2,330 XCD
Bachelor's Degree+57%
3,660 XCD
Master's Degree+68%
6,130 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Antigua and Barbuda costs anywhere from 22,600 East Caribbean Dollar(s) to 67,700 East Caribbean Dollar(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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Drilling Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Antigua and Barbuda earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,260 XCD
3,570 XCD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Antigua and Barbuda for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Antigua and Barbuda

How much are annual salary increments in Antigua and Barbuda for Drilling Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Antigua and Barbuda 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Antigua and Barbuda Drilling Engineer
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Antigua and Barbuda / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Antigua and Barbuda is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Antigua and Barbuda 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Antigua and Barbuda

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Antigua and Barbuda Drilling Engineer
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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.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Drilling Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Antigua and Barbuda

23 XCD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Antigua and Barbuda is 23 XCD. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Antigua and Barbuda earns approximately 23 XCD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Drilling Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Drilling Engineer and Engineering monthly Antigua and Barbuda
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 3% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

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Control Systems Engineer4,170 XCD+7%
Controls Engineer3,880 XCD-1%
Controls Software Engineer3,770 XCD-4%
Corrosion Engineer3,880 XCD-1%
Design Engineer4,080 XCD+4%
Drafter2,540 XCD-35%
Drafting Manager4,710 XCD+20%
Drilling Engineer3,910 XCD-0%
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Electrical Engineer4,460 XCD+14%
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Energy Engineer4,480 XCD+15%
Engine Assembler1,790 XCD-54%
Engineer4,370 XCD+12%
Engineering Account Manager4,570 XCD+17%
Engineering Chief Designer4,810 XCD+23%
Engineering Consultant5,510 XCD+41%
Engineering Key Account Manager6,090 XCD+56%
Engineering Lab Technician3,790 XCD-3%
Engineering Planning Manager5,790 XCD+48%
Engineering Production Manager7,300 XCD+87%
Engineering Project Analyst4,810 XCD+23%
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,940 XCD+26%
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Engineering Project Manager5,590 XCD+43%
Engineering Research and Development Manager6,420 XCD+64%
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,160 XCD-19%
Engineering Sales Manager5,810 XCD+49%
Engineering Technician3,100 XCD-21%
Engineering Technologist3,080 XCD-21%
Environmental Engineer4,090 XCD+5%
Equipment Engineer3,840 XCD-2%
Equipment Engineering Manager5,600 XCD+43%
Estimator3,610 XCD-8%
Fabrication Specialist2,890 XCD-26%
Fabricator1,870 XCD-52%
Facade Engineer3,860 XCD-1%
Fiber Analyst2,360 XCD-40%
Field Engineer4,460 XCD+14%
Field Engineering Manager7,310 XCD+87%
Fire Engineer4,310 XCD+10%
Fitter and Turner1,390 XCD-64%
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Genetic Engineer4,770 XCD+22%
Geological Engineer4,370 XCD+12%
Geotechnical Engineer4,200 XCD+7%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,250 XCD-42%
Highway Engineer3,970 XCD+1%
HSE Professional3,800 XCD-3%
HVAC Engineer4,280 XCD+9%
HVAC Supervisor3,690 XCD-6%
Industrial Engineer3,910 XCD-0%
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,850 XCD-2%
Instrument Engineer4,100 XCD+5%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,990 XCD+2%
Instrumentation Engineer3,950 XCD+1%
Instrumentation Manager4,070 XCD+4%
Irrigation Engineer3,980 XCD+2%
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Locomotive Engineer4,010 XCD+3%
Maintenance Engineer3,880 XCD-1%
Maintenance Fitter1,480 XCD-62%
Maintenance Manager4,020 XCD+3%
Manufacturing Engineer4,020 XCD+3%
Marine Engineer4,230 XCD+8%
Materials Engineer4,160 XCD+6%
Materials Researcher3,690 XCD-6%
Materials Technician3,120 XCD-20%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,310 XCD+10%
Mechanical Design Engineer4,260 XCD+9%
Mechanical Designer3,480 XCD-11%
Mechanical Engineer4,560 XCD+17%
Mechanical Engineering Manager6,060 XCD+55%
Mechanical Inspector3,860 XCD-1%
Mechatronics Engineer4,300 XCD+10%
Mining Engineer4,030 XCD+3%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,340 XCD+11%
Optical Engineer3,870 XCD-1%
Optical Instrument Assembler2,040 XCD-48%
PCB Assembler1,500 XCD-62%
Photonics Engineer4,700 XCD+20%
Photonics Technician3,870 XCD-1%
Pipeline Engineer3,930 XCD+0%
Piping Designer2,350 XCD-40%
Piping Engineer3,620 XCD-7%
Planning Engineer4,170 XCD+7%
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,910 XCD-51%
Principal Cost Engineer4,000 XCD+2%
Principal Engineer4,200 XCD+7%
Principal Support Engineer4,240 XCD+8%
Process Engineer3,970 XCD+1%
Process Operator2,400 XCD-39%
Product Development Engineer4,210 XCD+8%
Product Development Technician2,870 XCD-27%
Product Engineer4,250 XCD+9%
Product Safety Engineer4,110 XCD+5%
Production Engineer4,100 XCD+5%
Project Engineer4,360 XCD+11%
Proposal Manager5,260 XCD+34%
Purchasing Engineer3,660 XCD-6%
Quality Assurance Engineer4,120 XCD+5%
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Robotics Engineer4,520 XCD+16%
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Safety Engineer4,230 XCD+8%
Safety Inspector3,180 XCD-19%
Safety Manager4,700 XCD+20%
Safety Officer2,170 XCD-45%
Sales Engineer4,220 XCD+8%
Scheduling Engineer3,830 XCD-2%
Service Engineer4,350 XCD+11%
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Staff Engineer4,240 XCD+8%
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Stress Engineer3,700 XCD-5%
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Surveyor3,100 XCD-21%
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Technical Assistant2,200 XCD-44%
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Test Development Engineer3,870 XCD-1%
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Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Antigua and Barbuda earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,020 XCD
Public Sector+25%
5,010 XCD
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