A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Norway typically earns around 541,000 NOK per year. Salaries range from 249,000 NOK (lowest) to 861,000 NOK (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 Norway range from 249,000 NOK per year (minimum salary) to 861,000 NOK per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 585,000 NOK per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 585,000 NOK while the other half are earning more than 585,000 NOK. 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 375,000 NOK while 75% of them are earning more than 375,000 NOK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 780,000 NOK while 25% are earning more than 780,000 NOK.
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 283,000 NOK per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 377,000 NOK per year, 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 558,000 NOK per year, 48% 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 680,000 NOK per year, 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 741,000 NOK per year, 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 803,000 NOK per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 322,000 NOK per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 506,000 NOK per year, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 848,000 NOK per year, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Norway costs anywhere from 255,000 Norwegian Krone(s) to 765,000 Norwegian 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 Norway earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Norway are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 Norway 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.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||513,000 NOK||-5%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||424,000 NOK||-22%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||593,000 NOK||+10%|
|Associate Engineer||483,000 NOK||-11%|
|Autocad Operator||345,000 NOK||-36%|
|Automation Engineer||585,000 NOK||+8%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||525,000 NOK||-3%|
|Biochemical Engineer||481,000 NOK||-11%|
|BMS Engineer||479,000 NOK||-12%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||295,000 NOK||-46%|
|Broadcast Engineer||511,000 NOK||-6%|
|CAD Design Engineer||533,000 NOK||-2%|
|CAD Designer||344,000 NOK||-36%|
|CAE Engineer||512,000 NOK||-5%|
|Ceramics Engineer||467,000 NOK||-14%|
|Civil Engineer||561,000 NOK||+4%|
|Commissioning Engineer||526,000 NOK||-3%|
|Communications Engineer||599,000 NOK||+11%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||458,000 NOK||-15%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||490,000 NOK||-9%|
|Control Systems Engineer||498,000 NOK||-8%|
|Controls Engineer||500,000 NOK||-8%|
|Controls Software Engineer||475,000 NOK||-12%|
|Corrosion Engineer||503,000 NOK||-7%|
|Design Engineer||536,000 NOK||-1%|
|Drafting Manager||583,000 NOK||+8%|
|Drilling Engineer||541,000 NOK||-0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||278,000 NOK||-49%|
|Electrical Engineer||590,000 NOK||+9%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||742,000 NOK||+37%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||554,000 NOK||+2%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||288,000 NOK||-47%|
|Energy Engineer||583,000 NOK||+8%|
|Engine Assembler||248,000 NOK||-54%|
|Engineering Account Manager||592,000 NOK||+9%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||614,000 NOK||+13%|
|Engineering Consultant||693,000 NOK||+28%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||737,000 NOK||+36%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||491,000 NOK||-9%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||732,000 NOK||+35%|
|Engineering Production Manager||968,000 NOK||+79%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||596,000 NOK||+10%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||621,000 NOK||+15%|
|Engineering Project Director||1,040,000 NOK||+92%|
|Engineering Project Manager||722,000 NOK||+33%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||887,000 NOK||+64%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||425,000 NOK||-21%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||729,000 NOK||+35%|
|Engineering Technician||400,000 NOK||-26%|
|Engineering Technologist||412,000 NOK||-24%|
|Environmental Engineer||519,000 NOK||-4%|
|Equipment Engineer||465,000 NOK||-14%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||715,000 NOK||+32%|
|Fabrication Specialist||395,000 NOK||-27%|
|Facade Engineer||524,000 NOK||-3%|
|Fiber Analyst||302,000 NOK||-44%|
|Field Engineer||542,000 NOK||+0%|
|Field Engineering Manager||938,000 NOK||+73%|
|Fire Engineer||525,000 NOK||-3%|
|Fitter and Turner||178,000 NOK||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||595,000 NOK||+10%|
|Generation Engineer||541,000 NOK||-0%|
|Genetic Engineer||604,000 NOK||+12%|
|Geological Engineer||539,000 NOK||-0%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||569,000 NOK||+5%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||291,000 NOK||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||513,000 NOK||-5%|
|HSE Professional||503,000 NOK||-7%|
|HVAC Engineer||583,000 NOK||+8%|
|HVAC Supervisor||503,000 NOK||-7%|
|Industrial Engineer||508,000 NOK||-6%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||523,000 NOK||-3%|
|Instrument Engineer||500,000 NOK||-8%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||527,000 NOK||-3%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||528,000 NOK||-2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||539,000 NOK||-0%|
|Irrigation Engineer||493,000 NOK||-9%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||580,000 NOK||+7%|
|Locomotive Engineer||534,000 NOK||-1%|
|Maintenance Engineer||506,000 NOK||-7%|
|Maintenance Fitter||195,000 NOK||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||521,000 NOK||-4%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||501,000 NOK||-7%|
|Marine Engineer||556,000 NOK||+3%|
|Materials Engineer||522,000 NOK||-4%|
|Materials Researcher||492,000 NOK||-9%|
|Materials Technician||379,000 NOK||-30%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||567,000 NOK||+5%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||578,000 NOK||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||451,000 NOK||-17%|
|Mechanical Engineer||545,000 NOK||+1%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||765,000 NOK||+41%|
|Mechanical Inspector||490,000 NOK||-9%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||577,000 NOK||+7%|
|Mining Engineer||531,000 NOK||-2%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||608,000 NOK||+12%|
|Optical Engineer||500,000 NOK||-8%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||278,000 NOK||-49%|
|PCB Assembler||186,000 NOK||-66%|
|Photonics Engineer||611,000 NOK||+13%|
|Photonics Technician||480,000 NOK||-11%|
|Pipeline Engineer||463,000 NOK||-14%|
|Piping Designer||292,000 NOK||-46%|
|Piping Engineer||474,000 NOK||-12%|
|Planning Engineer||543,000 NOK||+0%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||261,000 NOK||-52%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||542,000 NOK||+0%|
|Principal Engineer||513,000 NOK||-5%|
|Principal Support Engineer||546,000 NOK||+1%|
|Process Engineer||532,000 NOK||-2%|
|Process Operator||312,000 NOK||-42%|
|Product Development Engineer||538,000 NOK||-1%|
|Product Development Technician||389,000 NOK||-28%|
|Product Engineer||572,000 NOK||+6%|
|Product Safety Engineer||520,000 NOK||-4%|
|Production Engineer||534,000 NOK||-1%|
|Project Engineer||560,000 NOK||+3%|
|Proposal Manager||719,000 NOK||+33%|
|Purchasing Engineer||505,000 NOK||-7%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||504,000 NOK||-7%|
|Rail Engineer||546,000 NOK||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||593,000 NOK||+10%|
|Robotics Technician||457,000 NOK||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||521,000 NOK||-4%|
|Safety Inspector||421,000 NOK||-22%|
|Safety Manager||638,000 NOK||+18%|
|Safety Officer||265,000 NOK||-51%|
|Sales Engineer||553,000 NOK||+2%|
|Scheduling Engineer||487,000 NOK||-10%|
|Service Engineer||560,000 NOK||+3%|
|Solar Engineer||547,000 NOK||+1%|
|Staff Engineer||516,000 NOK||-5%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||541,000 NOK||-0%|
|Stationary Engineer||480,000 NOK||-11%|
|Stress Engineer||519,000 NOK||-4%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||527,000 NOK||-3%|
|Structural Designer||467,000 NOK||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||507,000 NOK||-6%|
|Structural Technician||354,000 NOK||-35%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||506,000 NOK||-7%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||268,000 NOK||-50%|
|Technical Assistant||264,000 NOK||-51%|
|Technical Engineer||439,000 NOK||-19%|
|Technical Support Engineer||458,000 NOK||-15%|
|Tender Engineer||461,000 NOK||-15%|
|Test Development Engineer||515,000 NOK||-5%|
|Transportation Engineer||526,000 NOK||-3%|
|Validation Engineer||486,000 NOK||-10%|
|Verification Engineer||525,000 NOK||-3%|
|Wastewater Engineer||509,000 NOK||-6%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||545,000 NOK||+1%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||687,000 NOK||+27%|
|Work Planner||391,000 NOK||-28%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Norway earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.