A person working as a Drilling Engineer in Fiji typically earns around 4,130 FJD per month. Salaries range from 1,900 FJD (lowest) to 6,570 FJD (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 Fiji range from 1,900 FJD per month (minimum salary) to 6,570 FJD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,460 FJD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,460 FJD while the other half are earning more than 4,460 FJD. 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 2,860 FJD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,860 FJD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Drilling Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,950 FJD while 25% are earning more than 5,950 FJD.
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 2,160 FJD per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,880 FJD 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 4,260 FJD per month, 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 5,190 FJD 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 5,660 FJD 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 6,120 FJD per month, 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 2,460 FJD per month.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 3,860 FJD per month, 57% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 6,470 FJD per month, 68% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Fiji costs anywhere from 24,000 Fiji Dollar(s) to 72,100 Fiji 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 Fiji earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Drilling Engineer(s) in Fiji are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 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 Fiji 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.
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.
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 2% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||3,950 FJD||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||3,080 FJD||-25%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||4,800 FJD||+16%|
|Associate Engineer||3,790 FJD||-8%|
|Autocad Operator||2,500 FJD||-39%|
|Automation Engineer||4,600 FJD||+11%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||3,930 FJD||-5%|
|Biochemical Engineer||3,780 FJD||-8%|
|BMS Engineer||3,690 FJD||-11%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||2,250 FJD||-46%|
|Broadcast Engineer||4,130 FJD||=|
|CAD Design Engineer||4,140 FJD||+0%|
|CAD Designer||2,700 FJD||-35%|
|CAE Engineer||4,180 FJD||+1%|
|Ceramics Engineer||3,820 FJD||-8%|
|Civil Engineer||4,190 FJD||+1%|
|Commissioning Engineer||4,210 FJD||+2%|
|Communications Engineer||4,440 FJD||+8%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||3,710 FJD||-10%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||3,850 FJD||-7%|
|Control Systems Engineer||3,950 FJD||-4%|
|Controls Engineer||4,050 FJD||-2%|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,810 FJD||-8%|
|Corrosion Engineer||3,650 FJD||-12%|
|Design Engineer||4,040 FJD||-2%|
|Drafting Manager||4,580 FJD||+11%|
|Drilling Engineer||4,130 FJD||=|
|Electrical Draughtsman||2,160 FJD||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||4,540 FJD||+10%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||5,770 FJD||+40%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||4,310 FJD||+4%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||2,260 FJD||-45%|
|Energy Engineer||4,400 FJD||+7%|
|Engine Assembler||1,810 FJD||-56%|
|Engineering Account Manager||4,700 FJD||+14%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||4,490 FJD||+9%|
|Engineering Consultant||5,720 FJD||+38%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||6,150 FJD||+49%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||3,900 FJD||-6%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||5,580 FJD||+35%|
|Engineering Production Manager||7,310 FJD||+77%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||4,880 FJD||+18%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||4,790 FJD||+16%|
|Engineering Project Director||8,580 FJD||+110%|
|Engineering Project Manager||6,080 FJD||+47%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||6,500 FJD||+57%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||3,240 FJD||-22%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||5,390 FJD||+31%|
|Engineering Technician||3,370 FJD||-18%|
|Engineering Technologist||3,270 FJD||-21%|
|Environmental Engineer||4,120 FJD||-0%|
|Equipment Engineer||3,730 FJD||-10%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||5,230 FJD||+27%|
|Fabrication Specialist||2,980 FJD||-28%|
|Facade Engineer||4,110 FJD||-0%|
|Fiber Analyst||2,330 FJD||-44%|
|Field Engineer||4,430 FJD||+7%|
|Field Engineering Manager||7,010 FJD||+70%|
|Fire Engineer||4,290 FJD||+4%|
|Fitter and Turner||1,330 FJD||-68%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||4,820 FJD||+17%|
|Generation Engineer||4,040 FJD||-2%|
|Genetic Engineer||4,740 FJD||+15%|
|Geological Engineer||4,450 FJD||+8%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||4,300 FJD||+4%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||2,240 FJD||-46%|
|Highway Engineer||4,320 FJD||+5%|
|HSE Professional||4,030 FJD||-2%|
|HVAC Engineer||4,490 FJD||+9%|
|HVAC Supervisor||3,650 FJD||-12%|
|Industrial Engineer||3,950 FJD||-4%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||3,870 FJD||-6%|
|Instrument Engineer||3,890 FJD||-6%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||3,890 FJD||-6%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||3,940 FJD||-5%|
|Instrumentation Manager||4,070 FJD||-1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||3,870 FJD||-6%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||4,600 FJD||+11%|
|Locomotive Engineer||3,950 FJD||-4%|
|Maintenance Engineer||4,020 FJD||-3%|
|Maintenance Fitter||1,510 FJD||-63%|
|Maintenance Manager||4,300 FJD||+4%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,010 FJD||-3%|
|Marine Engineer||4,070 FJD||-1%|
|Materials Engineer||3,860 FJD||-7%|
|Materials Researcher||3,900 FJD||-6%|
|Materials Technician||3,100 FJD||-25%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||4,450 FJD||+8%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||4,280 FJD||+4%|
|Mechanical Designer||3,720 FJD||-10%|
|Mechanical Engineer||4,510 FJD||+9%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||5,780 FJD||+40%|
|Mechanical Inspector||3,930 FJD||-5%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||4,220 FJD||+2%|
|Mining Engineer||3,920 FJD||-5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||4,690 FJD||+14%|
|Optical Engineer||4,210 FJD||+2%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||2,140 FJD||-48%|
|PCB Assembler||1,520 FJD||-63%|
|Photonics Engineer||4,610 FJD||+12%|
|Photonics Technician||3,660 FJD||-11%|
|Pipeline Engineer||3,640 FJD||-12%|
|Piping Designer||2,320 FJD||-44%|
|Piping Engineer||3,800 FJD||-8%|
|Planning Engineer||4,140 FJD||+0%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||1,890 FJD||-54%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||4,090 FJD||-1%|
|Principal Engineer||3,990 FJD||-3%|
|Principal Support Engineer||4,290 FJD||+4%|
|Process Engineer||4,140 FJD||+0%|
|Process Operator||2,430 FJD||-41%|
|Product Development Engineer||4,230 FJD||+2%|
|Product Development Technician||2,930 FJD||-29%|
|Product Engineer||4,110 FJD||-0%|
|Product Safety Engineer||4,080 FJD||-1%|
|Production Engineer||4,070 FJD||-1%|
|Project Engineer||4,490 FJD||+9%|
|Proposal Manager||5,430 FJD||+31%|
|Purchasing Engineer||3,930 FJD||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,090 FJD||-1%|
|Rail Engineer||4,040 FJD||-2%|
|Robotics Engineer||4,470 FJD||+8%|
|Robotics Technician||3,480 FJD||-16%|
|Safety Engineer||4,300 FJD||+4%|
|Safety Inspector||3,370 FJD||-18%|
|Safety Manager||5,010 FJD||+21%|
|Safety Officer||2,060 FJD||-50%|
|Sales Engineer||4,440 FJD||+8%|
|Scheduling Engineer||3,640 FJD||-12%|
|Service Engineer||4,230 FJD||+2%|
|Solar Engineer||4,260 FJD||+3%|
|Staff Engineer||4,220 FJD||+2%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||4,130 FJD||=|
|Stationary Engineer||3,840 FJD||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||4,000 FJD||-3%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||4,100 FJD||-1%|
|Structural Designer||3,780 FJD||-8%|
|Structural Engineer||3,990 FJD||-3%|
|Structural Technician||2,540 FJD||-38%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||3,940 FJD||-5%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||2,100 FJD||-49%|
|Technical Assistant||2,140 FJD||-48%|
|Technical Engineer||3,520 FJD||-15%|
|Technical Support Engineer||3,710 FJD||-10%|
|Tender Engineer||3,880 FJD||-6%|
|Test Development Engineer||3,920 FJD||-5%|
|Transportation Engineer||3,970 FJD||-4%|
|Validation Engineer||3,550 FJD||-14%|
|Verification Engineer||3,930 FJD||-5%|
|Wastewater Engineer||4,080 FJD||-1%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||4,240 FJD||+3%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||5,400 FJD||+31%|
|Work Planner||3,020 FJD||-27%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Fiji earn 25% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.