A person working as 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 salaries in Antigua and Barbuda range from 1,800 XCD per month (starting salary) to 6,220 XCD per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 3,740 XCD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,740 XCD while the other half are earning more than 3,740 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.
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 3,010 XCD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,010 XCD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,310 XCD while 25% are earning more than 4,310 XCD.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 2,240 XCD to 3,250 XCD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 2,240 XCD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 3,250 XCD to 3,710 XCD. Only 5% of people grossed 3,710 XCD or more.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
Employees 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.
Additionally, Drilling Engineer 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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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 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.
People with Master's Degree have an average salary of 6,130 XCD per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
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.
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.
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.
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 Antigua and Barbuda for the year 2022. 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
"Drilling Engineer" is considered to be a low bonus-based job. 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+4%|
|Average Salary 2022||+4%|
Drilling Engineer salaries in Antigua and Barbuda are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 minimum pay rate per hour for 'Drilling Engineer' in Antigua and Barbuda is 10 XCD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
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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|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,790 XCD||+22%|
|Associate Engineer||3,740 XCD||-4%|
|Autocad Operator||2,660 XCD||-32%|
|Automation Engineer||4,410 XCD||+13%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||4,090 XCD||+5%|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,960 XCD||+1%|
|BMS Engineer||3,660 XCD||-6%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||2,200 XCD||-44%|
|Broadcast Engineer||4,040 XCD||+3%|
|CAD Design Engineer||4,440 XCD||+13%|
|CAD Designer||2,720 XCD||-30%|
|CAE Engineer||4,000 XCD||+2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,950 XCD||+1%|
|Civil Engineer||4,070 XCD||+4%|
|Commissioning Engineer||3,970 XCD||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||4,500 XCD||+15%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,700 XCD||-5%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||4,030 XCD||+3%|
|Control Systems Engineer||4,170 XCD||+7%|
|Controls Engineer||3,880 XCD||-1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,770 XCD||-4%|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,880 XCD||-1%|
|Design Engineer||4,080 XCD||+4%|
|Drafting Manager||4,710 XCD||+20%|
|Drilling Engineer||3,910 XCD||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,020 XCD||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||4,460 XCD||+14%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||5,890 XCD||+51%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||4,620 XCD||+18%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||2,280 XCD||-42%|
|Energy Engineer||4,480 XCD||+15%|
|Engine Assembler||1,790 XCD||-54%|
|Engineering Account Manager||4,570 XCD||+17%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,810 XCD||+23%|
|Engineering Consultant||5,510 XCD||+41%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||6,090 XCD||+56%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,790 XCD||-3%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,790 XCD||+48%|
|Engineering Production Manager||7,300 XCD||+87%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||4,810 XCD||+23%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||4,940 XCD||+26%|
|Engineering Project Director||8,270 XCD||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||5,590 XCD||+43%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||6,420 XCD||+64%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||3,160 XCD||-19%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||5,810 XCD||+49%|
|Engineering Technician||3,100 XCD||-21%|
|Engineering Technologist||3,080 XCD||-21%|
|Environmental Engineer||4,090 XCD||+5%|
|Equipment Engineer||3,840 XCD||-2%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,600 XCD||+43%|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,890 XCD||-26%|
|Facade Engineer||3,860 XCD||-1%|
|Fiber Analyst||2,360 XCD||-40%|
|Field Engineer||4,460 XCD||+14%|
|Field Engineering Manager||7,310 XCD||+87%|
|Fire Engineer||4,310 XCD||+10%|
|Fitter and Turner||1,390 XCD||-64%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||4,860 XCD||+24%|
|Generation Engineer||4,260 XCD||+9%|
|Genetic Engineer||4,770 XCD||+22%|
|Geological Engineer||4,370 XCD||+12%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||4,200 XCD||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||2,250 XCD||-42%|
|Highway Engineer||3,970 XCD||+1%|
|HSE Professional||3,800 XCD||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||4,280 XCD||+9%|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,690 XCD||-6%|
|Industrial Engineer||3,910 XCD||-0%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||3,850 XCD||-2%|
|Instrument Engineer||4,100 XCD||+5%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||3,990 XCD||+2%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||3,950 XCD||+1%|
|Instrumentation Manager||4,070 XCD||+4%|
|Irrigation Engineer||3,980 XCD||+2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||4,660 XCD||+19%|
|Locomotive Engineer||4,010 XCD||+3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||3,880 XCD||-1%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,480 XCD||-62%|
|Maintenance Manager||4,020 XCD||+3%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,020 XCD||+3%|
|Marine Engineer||4,230 XCD||+8%|
|Materials Engineer||4,160 XCD||+6%|
|Materials Researcher||3,690 XCD||-6%|
|Materials Technician||3,120 XCD||-20%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||4,310 XCD||+10%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||4,260 XCD||+9%|
|Mechanical Designer||3,480 XCD||-11%|
|Mechanical Engineer||4,560 XCD||+17%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||6,060 XCD||+55%|
|Mechanical Inspector||3,860 XCD||-1%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||4,300 XCD||+10%|
|Mining Engineer||4,030 XCD||+3%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||4,340 XCD||+11%|
|Optical Engineer||3,870 XCD||-1%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,040 XCD||-48%|
|PCB Assembler||1,500 XCD||-62%|
|Photonics Engineer||4,700 XCD||+20%|
|Photonics Technician||3,870 XCD||-1%|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,930 XCD||+0%|
|Piping Designer||2,350 XCD||-40%|
|Piping Engineer||3,620 XCD||-7%|
|Planning Engineer||4,170 XCD||+7%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,910 XCD||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||4,000 XCD||+2%|
|Principal Engineer||4,200 XCD||+7%|
|Principal Support Engineer||4,240 XCD||+8%|
|Process Engineer||3,970 XCD||+1%|
|Process Operator||2,400 XCD||-39%|
|Product Development Engineer||4,210 XCD||+8%|
|Product Development Technician||2,870 XCD||-27%|
|Product Engineer||4,250 XCD||+9%|
|Product Safety Engineer||4,110 XCD||+5%|
|Production Engineer||4,100 XCD||+5%|
|Project Engineer||4,360 XCD||+11%|
|Proposal Manager||5,260 XCD||+34%|
|Purchasing Engineer||3,660 XCD||-6%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,120 XCD||+5%|
|Rail Engineer||4,230 XCD||+8%|
|Robotics Engineer||4,520 XCD||+16%|
|Robotics Technician||3,300 XCD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||4,230 XCD||+8%|
|Safety Inspector||3,180 XCD||-19%|
|Safety Manager||4,700 XCD||+20%|
|Safety Officer||2,170 XCD||-45%|
|Sales Engineer||4,220 XCD||+8%|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,830 XCD||-2%|
|Service Engineer||4,350 XCD||+11%|
|Solar Engineer||4,480 XCD||+15%|
|Staff Engineer||4,240 XCD||+8%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||3,910 XCD||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||3,730 XCD||-5%|
|Stress Engineer||3,700 XCD||-5%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||3,940 XCD||+1%|
|Structural Designer||3,590 XCD||-8%|
|Structural Engineer||3,970 XCD||+1%|
|Structural Technician||2,630 XCD||-33%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||4,220 XCD||+8%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,140 XCD||-45%|
|Technical Assistant||2,200 XCD||-44%|
|Technical Engineer||3,450 XCD||-12%|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,700 XCD||-5%|
|Tender Engineer||3,570 XCD||-9%|
|Test Development Engineer||3,870 XCD||-1%|
|Transportation Engineer||4,050 XCD||+4%|
|Validation Engineer||3,620 XCD||-7%|
|Verification Engineer||3,900 XCD||-0%|
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|Wind Energy Engineer||4,280 XCD||+9%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||5,650 XCD||+44%|
|Work Planner||2,790 XCD||-29%|
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.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 3,740 XCD and 4,310 XCD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Drilling Engineer in Antigua and Barbuda is ranges from 3,010 XCD to 4,310 XCD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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