Drilling Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $164K annually — though Petroleum Engineers and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists also do fairly well at approximately $110K and $88K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $97K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make around $99K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $106K per year) can be spotted in Minot, N.D.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $99K), Houston, Texas ($88K), and Tioga, N.D. ($88K) are the next top-paying cities. Amerad Hess Corp workers in North Dakota earn the most — about $101K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA 10 Hour Specialists, who make around $95K per year. Certified Safety Professionals also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $88K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc); Amerad Hess Corp awards $110K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Borehole Formation Evaluation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $225K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Amerad Hess Corp is Customer Service, with around a seventh considering it a key competency. Drilling Engineering, Well Production Engineering, and Sales Management are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
23 percent receive paid vacation, and only one-seventh of employees get sick leave. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. A large number of employees can count on health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a company cell phone, company car / automobile, and a casual working environment.