A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Spain typically earns around 2,530 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,310 EUR (lowest) to 3,870 EUR (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 Spain range from 1,310 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 3,870 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,430 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,430 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,430 EUR. 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 1,680 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,680 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,020 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,020 EUR.
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 1,490 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,000 EUR 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 2,600 EUR per month, 30% 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 3,150 EUR per month, 21% 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 3,440 EUR 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 3,620 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|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 1,770 EUR per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,690 EUR per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,810 EUR per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Spain costs anywhere from 13,600 Euro(s) to 40,700 Euro(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 Spain earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 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 Spain 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 1% to 3% 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 9% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 14% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||2,490 EUR||-1%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||2,010 EUR||-20%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||2,830 EUR||+12%|
|Associate Engineer||2,300 EUR||-9%|
|Autocad Operator||1,680 EUR||-33%|
|Automation Engineer||2,710 EUR||+7%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||2,520 EUR||-0%|
|Biochemical Engineer||2,470 EUR||-2%|
|BMS Engineer||2,410 EUR||-5%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||1,460 EUR||-42%|
|Broadcast Engineer||2,570 EUR||+2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||2,550 EUR||+1%|
|CAD Designer||1,630 EUR||-35%|
|CAE Engineer||2,470 EUR||-2%|
|Ceramics Engineer||2,360 EUR||-7%|
|Civil Engineer||2,650 EUR||+5%|
|Commissioning Engineer||2,540 EUR||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||2,820 EUR||+12%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||2,240 EUR||-11%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||2,510 EUR||-1%|
|Control Systems Engineer||2,430 EUR||-4%|
|Controls Engineer||2,370 EUR||-6%|
|Controls Software Engineer||2,200 EUR||-13%|
|Corrosion Engineer||2,350 EUR||-7%|
|Design Engineer||2,640 EUR||+5%|
|Drafting Manager||2,770 EUR||+10%|
|Drilling Engineer||2,530 EUR||+0%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||1,410 EUR||-44%|
|Electrical Engineer||2,840 EUR||+12%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||3,650 EUR||+44%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||2,650 EUR||+5%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||1,400 EUR||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||2,670 EUR||+6%|
|Engine Assembler||1,280 EUR||-49%|
|Engineering Account Manager||2,730 EUR||+8%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||2,960 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Consultant||3,450 EUR||+37%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||3,690 EUR||+46%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||2,300 EUR||-9%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||3,570 EUR||+41%|
|Engineering Production Manager||4,470 EUR||+77%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,820 EUR||+12%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||2,830 EUR||+12%|
|Engineering Project Director||5,060 EUR||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||3,310 EUR||+31%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||4,030 EUR||+60%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||2,000 EUR||-21%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||3,310 EUR||+31%|
|Engineering Technician||1,920 EUR||-24%|
|Engineering Technologist||1,990 EUR||-21%|
|Environmental Engineer||2,580 EUR||+2%|
|Equipment Engineer||2,420 EUR||-4%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||3,410 EUR||+35%|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,790 EUR||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||2,350 EUR||-7%|
|Fiber Analyst||1,540 EUR||-39%|
|Field Engineer||2,740 EUR||+8%|
|Field Engineering Manager||4,340 EUR||+72%|
|Fire Engineer||2,660 EUR||+5%|
|Fitter and Turner||1,000 EUR||-60%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||2,930 EUR||+16%|
|Generation Engineer||2,660 EUR||+5%|
|Genetic Engineer||2,720 EUR||+8%|
|Geological Engineer||2,630 EUR||+4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||2,550 EUR||+1%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||1,460 EUR||-42%|
|Highway Engineer||2,410 EUR||-5%|
|HSE Professional||2,440 EUR||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||2,570 EUR||+2%|
|HVAC Supervisor||2,230 EUR||-12%|
|Industrial Engineer||2,350 EUR||-7%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||2,340 EUR||-7%|
|Instrument Engineer||2,510 EUR||-1%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||2,570 EUR||+2%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||2,480 EUR||-2%|
|Instrumentation Manager||2,580 EUR||+2%|
|Irrigation Engineer||2,380 EUR||-6%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||2,750 EUR||+9%|
|Locomotive Engineer||2,530 EUR||+0%|
|Maintenance Engineer||2,310 EUR||-9%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,000 EUR||-60%|
|Maintenance Manager||2,420 EUR||-4%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||2,370 EUR||-6%|
|Marine Engineer||2,470 EUR||-2%|
|Materials Engineer||2,420 EUR||-4%|
|Materials Researcher||2,340 EUR||-7%|
|Materials Technician||1,980 EUR||-22%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||2,770 EUR||+10%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||2,560 EUR||+1%|
|Mechanical Designer||2,120 EUR||-16%|
|Mechanical Engineer||2,620 EUR||+4%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||3,400 EUR||+35%|
|Mechanical Inspector||2,420 EUR||-4%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||2,660 EUR||+5%|
|Mining Engineer||2,590 EUR||+3%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||2,710 EUR||+7%|
|Optical Engineer||2,350 EUR||-7%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||1,330 EUR||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||1,020 EUR||-60%|
|Photonics Engineer||2,790 EUR||+10%|
|Photonics Technician||2,320 EUR||-8%|
|Pipeline Engineer||2,360 EUR||-7%|
|Piping Designer||1,490 EUR||-41%|
|Piping Engineer||2,370 EUR||-6%|
|Planning Engineer||2,470 EUR||-2%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,250 EUR||-51%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||2,440 EUR||-3%|
|Principal Engineer||2,570 EUR||+2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||2,570 EUR||+2%|
|Process Engineer||2,480 EUR||-2%|
|Process Operator||1,520 EUR||-40%|
|Product Development Engineer||2,610 EUR||+3%|
|Product Development Technician||1,800 EUR||-29%|
|Product Engineer||2,610 EUR||+3%|
|Product Safety Engineer||2,370 EUR||-6%|
|Production Engineer||2,440 EUR||-3%|
|Project Engineer||2,660 EUR||+5%|
|Proposal Manager||3,090 EUR||+22%|
|Purchasing Engineer||2,400 EUR||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||2,510 EUR||-1%|
|Rail Engineer||2,560 EUR||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||2,900 EUR||+15%|
|Robotics Technician||2,160 EUR||-14%|
|Safety Engineer||2,550 EUR||+1%|
|Safety Inspector||2,070 EUR||-18%|
|Safety Manager||2,820 EUR||+12%|
|Safety Officer||1,430 EUR||-43%|
|Sales Engineer||2,730 EUR||+8%|
|Scheduling Engineer||2,420 EUR||-4%|
|Service Engineer||2,650 EUR||+5%|
|Solar Engineer||2,720 EUR||+8%|
|Staff Engineer||2,620 EUR||+4%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||2,530 EUR||+0%|
|Stationary Engineer||2,310 EUR||-9%|
|Stress Engineer||2,340 EUR||-7%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||2,460 EUR||-3%|
|Structural Designer||2,170 EUR||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||2,470 EUR||-2%|
|Structural Technician||1,690 EUR||-33%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||2,440 EUR||-3%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||1,350 EUR||-47%|
|Technical Assistant||1,360 EUR||-46%|
|Technical Engineer||2,190 EUR||-13%|
|Technical Support Engineer||2,240 EUR||-11%|
|Tender Engineer||2,180 EUR||-14%|
|Test Development Engineer||2,450 EUR||-3%|
|Transportation Engineer||2,430 EUR||-4%|
|Validation Engineer||2,270 EUR||-10%|
|Verification Engineer||2,400 EUR||-5%|
|Wastewater Engineer||2,530 EUR||+0%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||2,670 EUR||+6%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||3,430 EUR||+36%|
|Work Planner||1,810 EUR||-28%|
|Las Palmas||2,320 EUR|
|Palma de Mallorca||2,470 EUR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.