A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Oman typically earns around 1,500 OMR per month. Salaries range from 740 OMR (lowest) to 2,340 OMR (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 Oman range from 740 OMR per month (minimum salary) to 2,340 OMR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 1,530 OMR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,530 OMR while the other half are earning more than 1,530 OMR. 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 1,020 OMR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,020 OMR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 1,970 OMR while 25% are earning more than 1,970 OMR.
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 870 OMR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,120 OMR 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 1,550 OMR 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 1,920 OMR 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 2,050 OMR 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 2,190 OMR 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 1,120 OMR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 1,510 OMR per month, 34% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,310 OMR 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 Oman costs anywhere from 8,850 Rial Omani(s) to 26,500 Rial Omani(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 Oman earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Oman are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 19 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 Oman 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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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 0% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,170 OMR||-22%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,630 OMR||+9%|
|Associate Engineer||1,330 OMR||-11%|
|Autocad Operator||950 OMR||-37%|
|Automation Engineer||1,630 OMR||+9%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,470 OMR||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,430 OMR||-5%|
|BMS Engineer||1,370 OMR||-9%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||810 OMR||-46%|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,470 OMR||-2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,550 OMR||+3%|
|CAD Designer||1,000 OMR||-33%|
|CAE Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Civil Engineer||1,550 OMR||+3%|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,510 OMR||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||1,720 OMR||+15%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,260 OMR||-16%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,460 OMR||-3%|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Controls Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,300 OMR||-13%|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,390 OMR||-7%|
|Design Engineer||1,640 OMR||+9%|
|Drafting Manager||1,810 OMR||+21%|
|Drilling Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Electrical Draughtsman||800 OMR||-47%|
|Electrical Engineer||1,630 OMR||+9%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,280 OMR||+52%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,620 OMR||+8%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||840 OMR||-44%|
|Energy Engineer||1,660 OMR||+11%|
|Engine Assembler||660 OMR||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,710 OMR||+14%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,710 OMR||+14%|
|Engineering Consultant||2,050 OMR||+37%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,120 OMR||+41%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,170 OMR||+45%|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,590 OMR||+73%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||1,730 OMR||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,810 OMR||+21%|
|Engineering Project Director||3,080 OMR||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,230 OMR||+49%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,370 OMR||+58%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,160 OMR||-23%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,050 OMR||+37%|
|Engineering Technician||1,240 OMR||-17%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,200 OMR||-20%|
|Environmental Engineer||1,440 OMR||-4%|
|Equipment Engineer||1,430 OMR||-5%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||1,990 OMR||+33%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,070 OMR||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||1,510 OMR||+1%|
|Fiber Analyst||920 OMR||-39%|
|Field Engineer||1,670 OMR||+11%|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,620 OMR||+75%|
|Fire Engineer||1,620 OMR||+8%|
|Fitter and Turner||500 OMR||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,870 OMR||+25%|
|Generation Engineer||1,560 OMR||+4%|
|Genetic Engineer||1,760 OMR||+17%|
|Geological Engineer||1,530 OMR||+2%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,590 OMR||+6%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||860 OMR||-43%|
|Highway Engineer||1,590 OMR||+6%|
|HSE Professional||1,440 OMR||-4%|
|HVAC Engineer||1,630 OMR||+9%|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,460 OMR||-3%|
|Industrial Engineer||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,410 OMR||-6%|
|Instrument Engineer||1,520 OMR||+1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,560 OMR||+4%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,590 OMR||+6%|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,450 OMR||-3%|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,530 OMR||+2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,710 OMR||+14%|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,530 OMR||+2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Maintenance Fitter||530 OMR||-65%|
|Maintenance Manager||1,560 OMR||+4%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,550 OMR||+3%|
|Marine Engineer||1,560 OMR||+4%|
|Materials Engineer||1,470 OMR||-2%|
|Materials Researcher||1,440 OMR||-4%|
|Materials Technician||1,170 OMR||-22%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,620 OMR||+8%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,560 OMR||+4%|
|Mechanical Designer||1,350 OMR||-10%|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,700 OMR||+13%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,160 OMR||+44%|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,440 OMR||-4%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,690 OMR||+13%|
|Mining Engineer||1,570 OMR||+5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,720 OMR||+15%|
|Optical Engineer||1,550 OMR||+3%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||780 OMR||-48%|
|PCB Assembler||540 OMR||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||1,740 OMR||+16%|
|Photonics Technician||1,370 OMR||-9%|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,370 OMR||-9%|
|Piping Designer||860 OMR||-43%|
|Piping Engineer||1,400 OMR||-7%|
|Planning Engineer||1,630 OMR||+9%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||760 OMR||-49%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,510 OMR||+1%|
|Principal Engineer||1,560 OMR||+4%|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Process Engineer||1,510 OMR||+1%|
|Process Operator||870 OMR||-42%|
|Product Development Engineer||1,520 OMR||+1%|
|Product Development Technician||1,090 OMR||-27%|
|Product Engineer||1,620 OMR||+8%|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,520 OMR||+1%|
|Production Engineer||1,600 OMR||+7%|
|Project Engineer||1,590 OMR||+6%|
|Proposal Manager||1,950 OMR||+30%|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,440 OMR||-4%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,580 OMR||+5%|
|Rail Engineer||1,550 OMR||+3%|
|Robotics Engineer||1,810 OMR||+21%|
|Robotics Technician||1,270 OMR||-15%|
|Safety Engineer||1,480 OMR||-1%|
|Safety Inspector||1,210 OMR||-19%|
|Safety Manager||1,840 OMR||+23%|
|Safety Officer||810 OMR||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||1,640 OMR||+9%|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,400 OMR||-7%|
|Service Engineer||1,650 OMR||+10%|
|Solar Engineer||1,660 OMR||+11%|
|Staff Engineer||1,590 OMR||+6%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Stationary Engineer||1,360 OMR||-9%|
|Stress Engineer||1,470 OMR||-2%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,490 OMR||-1%|
|Structural Designer||1,350 OMR||-10%|
|Structural Engineer||1,440 OMR||-4%|
|Structural Technician||1,000 OMR||-33%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,480 OMR||-1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||810 OMR||-46%|
|Technical Assistant||800 OMR||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||1,280 OMR||-15%|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,260 OMR||-16%|
|Tender Engineer||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Test Development Engineer||1,450 OMR||-3%|
|Transportation Engineer||1,500 OMR||=|
|Validation Engineer||1,420 OMR||-5%|
|Verification Engineer||1,390 OMR||-7%|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,510 OMR||+1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,620 OMR||+8%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,050 OMR||+37%|
|Work Planner||1,110 OMR||-26%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Oman earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.