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Drilling Engineer Average Salary in Vietnam 2021

How much money does a Drilling Engineer make in Vietnam?


Average Monthly Salary
15,500,000 VND
( 186,000,000 VND yearly)

LOW
8,070,000
VND
AVERAGE
15,500,000
VND
HIGH
23,700,000
VND

A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Vietnam typically earns around 15,500,000 VND per month. Salaries range from 8,070,000 VND (lowest) to 23,700,000 VND (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 Vietnam

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

  • Salary Range

    Drilling Engineer salaries in Vietnam range from 8,070,000 VND per month (minimum salary) to 23,700,000 VND per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 14,900,000 VND per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 14,900,000 VND while the other half are earning more than 14,900,000 VND. 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 10,300,000 VND while 75% of them are earning more than 10,300,000 VND. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 18,500,000 VND while 25% are earning more than 18,500,000 VND.


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 Vietnam 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 9,160,000 VND per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,300,000 VND 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 16,000,000 VND per month, 30% 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 19,300,000 VND 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 21,100,000 VND 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 22,200,000 VND per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Drilling Engineer average salary change by experience in Vietnam

0 - 2 Years
9,160,000 VND
2 - 5 Years+34%
12,300,000 VND
5 - 10 Years+30%
16,000,000 VND
10 - 15 Years+21%
19,300,000 VND
15 - 20 Years+9%
21,100,000 VND
20+ Years+5%
22,200,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 10,900,000 VND per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 16,500,000 VND per month, 52% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 23,400,000 VND per month, 42% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Drilling Engineer average salary difference by education level in Vietnam

Certificate or Diploma
10,900,000 VND
Bachelor's Degree+52%
16,500,000 VND
Master's Degree+42%
23,400,000 VND
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 Vietnam costs anywhere from 86,100,000 Dong(s) to 258,000,000 Dong(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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Vietnam Drilling Engineer
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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 Vietnam earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
16,300,000 VND
Female-9%
14,900,000 VND
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Vietnam for all Careers

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Drilling Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Vietnam

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

Drilling Engineer

Drilling Engineer(s) in Vietnam are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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.

Vietnam / 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 Vietnam is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Vietnam 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Drilling Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Vietnam

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Vietnam 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.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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.

Received Bonus
27%
No Bonus
73%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Vietnam


89,500 VND per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Vietnam is 89,500 VND. This means that the average Drilling Engineer in Vietnam earns approximately 89,500 VND 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 Vietnam
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The average salary for Drilling Engineer is 7% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Assembly Engineering Technician11,300,000 VND-27%
Assistant Chief Engineer17,000,000 VND+10%
Associate Engineer13,600,000 VND-12%
Autocad Operator9,210,000 VND-41%
Automation Engineer15,900,000 VND+3%
Avionic System Support Engineer14,900,000 VND-4%
Biochemical Engineer13,800,000 VND-11%
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Bridge and Lock Tender8,130,000 VND-48%
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CAD Designer10,100,000 VND-35%
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Ceramics Engineer14,500,000 VND-7%
Civil Engineer15,300,000 VND-1%
Commissioning Engineer14,900,000 VND-4%
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Condition Monitoring Engineer13,200,000 VND-15%
Contract Associate Engineer14,100,000 VND-9%
Control Systems Engineer14,500,000 VND-7%
Controls Engineer14,700,000 VND-5%
Controls Software Engineer13,500,000 VND-13%
Corrosion Engineer13,400,000 VND-14%
Design Engineer15,800,000 VND+2%
Drafter9,330,000 VND-40%
Drafting Manager17,800,000 VND+15%
Drilling Engineer15,500,000 VND-0%
Electrical Draughtsman7,720,000 VND-50%
Electrical Engineer16,500,000 VND+6%
Electrical Engineering Manager22,300,000 VND+44%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist16,700,000 VND+8%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler8,430,000 VND-46%
Energy Engineer15,800,000 VND+2%
Engine Assembler6,980,000 VND-55%
Engineer17,000,000 VND+10%
Engineering Account Manager17,900,000 VND+15%
Engineering Chief Designer16,600,000 VND+7%
Engineering Consultant20,500,000 VND+32%
Engineering Key Account Manager23,000,000 VND+48%
Engineering Lab Technician14,900,000 VND-4%
Engineering Planning Manager20,500,000 VND+32%
Engineering Production Manager27,900,000 VND+80%
Engineering Project Analyst18,500,000 VND+19%
Engineering Project Coordinator 17,300,000 VND+12%
Engineering Project Director30,700,000 VND+98%
Engineering Project Manager21,500,000 VND+39%
Engineering Research and Development Manager25,000,000 VND+61%
Engineering Safety Coordinator11,700,000 VND-25%
Engineering Sales Manager20,000,000 VND+29%
Engineering Technician11,900,000 VND-23%
Engineering Technologist11,700,000 VND-25%
Environmental Engineer14,800,000 VND-5%
Equipment Engineer14,300,000 VND-8%
Equipment Engineering Manager19,300,000 VND+24%
Estimator13,100,000 VND-16%
Fabrication Specialist10,700,000 VND-31%
Fabricator7,140,000 VND-54%
Facade Engineer14,700,000 VND-5%
Fiber Analyst8,960,000 VND-42%
Field Engineer15,800,000 VND+2%
Field Engineering Manager26,700,000 VND+72%
Fire Engineer15,300,000 VND-1%
Fitter and Turner5,070,000 VND-67%
Forestry Strategic Planner17,500,000 VND+13%
Generation Engineer15,700,000 VND+1%
Genetic Engineer17,700,000 VND+14%
Geological Engineer16,600,000 VND+7%
Geotechnical Engineer15,700,000 VND+1%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic8,460,000 VND-45%
Highway Engineer15,300,000 VND-1%
HSE Professional14,300,000 VND-8%
HVAC Engineer16,900,000 VND+9%
HVAC Supervisor13,400,000 VND-14%
Industrial Engineer14,400,000 VND-7%
Industrial Engineering Technologist15,000,000 VND-3%
Instrument Engineer14,400,000 VND-7%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer14,400,000 VND-7%
Instrumentation Engineer15,300,000 VND-1%
Instrumentation Manager15,500,000 VND-0%
Irrigation Engineer15,000,000 VND-3%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer17,200,000 VND+11%
Locomotive Engineer14,400,000 VND-7%
Maintenance Engineer15,000,000 VND-3%
Maintenance Fitter5,400,000 VND-65%
Maintenance Manager16,000,000 VND+3%
Manufacturing Engineer14,500,000 VND-7%
Marine Engineer15,700,000 VND+1%
Materials Engineer14,300,000 VND-8%
Materials Researcher14,000,000 VND-10%
Materials Technician11,100,000 VND-28%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer16,900,000 VND+9%
Mechanical Design Engineer16,500,000 VND+6%
Mechanical Designer13,900,000 VND-10%
Mechanical Engineer16,100,000 VND+4%
Mechanical Engineering Manager22,000,000 VND+42%
Mechanical Inspector15,100,000 VND-3%
Mechatronics Engineer15,600,000 VND+1%
Mining Engineer14,600,000 VND-6%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer16,700,000 VND+8%
Optical Engineer14,900,000 VND-4%
Optical Instrument Assembler8,060,000 VND-48%
PCB Assembler5,750,000 VND-63%
Photonics Engineer16,600,000 VND+7%
Photonics Technician14,000,000 VND-10%
Pipeline Engineer14,100,000 VND-9%
Piping Designer8,660,000 VND-44%
Piping Engineer13,700,000 VND-12%
Planning Engineer15,900,000 VND+3%
Pressure Vessel Inspector6,970,000 VND-55%
Principal Cost Engineer15,000,000 VND-3%
Principal Engineer14,800,000 VND-5%
Principal Support Engineer15,400,000 VND-1%
Process Engineer15,700,000 VND+1%
Process Operator8,820,000 VND-43%
Product Development Engineer15,400,000 VND-1%
Product Development Technician10,700,000 VND-31%
Product Engineer16,000,000 VND+3%
Product Safety Engineer15,200,000 VND-2%
Production Engineer15,600,000 VND+1%
Project Engineer16,900,000 VND+9%
Proposal Manager19,500,000 VND+26%
Purchasing Engineer14,000,000 VND-10%
Quality Assurance Engineer14,800,000 VND-5%
Rail Engineer15,600,000 VND+1%
Robotics Engineer17,400,000 VND+12%
Robotics Technician13,100,000 VND-16%
Safety Engineer16,000,000 VND+3%
Safety Inspector11,900,000 VND-23%
Safety Manager17,900,000 VND+15%
Safety Officer7,650,000 VND-51%
Sales Engineer16,000,000 VND+3%
Scheduling Engineer14,100,000 VND-9%
Service Engineer15,500,000 VND-0%
Solar Engineer15,800,000 VND+2%
Staff Engineer15,100,000 VND-3%
Static Equipment Engineer15,500,000 VND-0%
Stationary Engineer14,400,000 VND-7%
Stress Engineer14,200,000 VND-8%
Structural Analysis Engineer15,500,000 VND-0%
Structural Designer13,400,000 VND-14%
Structural Engineer14,600,000 VND-6%
Structural Technician9,890,000 VND-36%
Supply Chain Specialist15,200,000 VND-2%
Surveyor11,900,000 VND-23%
Technical Affairs Officer8,000,000 VND-48%
Technical Assistant8,060,000 VND-48%
Technical Engineer13,500,000 VND-13%
Technical Support Engineer13,200,000 VND-15%
Tender Engineer13,700,000 VND-12%
Test Development Engineer14,400,000 VND-7%
Transportation Engineer14,300,000 VND-8%
Validation Engineer13,100,000 VND-16%
Verification Engineer14,900,000 VND-4%
Wastewater Engineer14,700,000 VND-5%
Wind Energy Engineer16,100,000 VND+4%
Wind Energy Operations Manager19,700,000 VND+27%
Work Planner10,700,000 VND-31%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Da Nang14,800,000 VND
Ha Noi15,600,000 VND
Hai Phong12,900,000 VND
Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh17,000,000 VND

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 Vietnam earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
16,400,000 VND
Public Sector+8%
17,800,000 VND
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