Average Hourly Rate for Nabors Drilling Company Employees

The average pay for Nabors Drilling Company employees is $22.57 per hour. With overtime, that gets bumped up to $28.98. Where you live is the biggest factor affecting pay for Nabors Drilling Company workers, followed by how long you've been working. This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Nabors Drilling Company typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Nabors Drilling Company
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Oil Rig Motorman (2)
$15.23 - $30.44  
[-]Oil Rig Motorman (2)
Hourly Rate$15.23 - $30.44  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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About This Company



Drilling Oil and Gas Wells

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $22.57. The greater proportion of employees (50 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home $25.36 per hour.


Residents of Williston pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $30.75 per hour; other top-paying cities include Houston (approximately $27.20) and Grand Junction (around $21.63). Nabors Drilling Company workers in North Dakota earn the most — $30.75 per hour on average.


Oil Rig Motormans are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $24.00.

Certifications and Degrees

Nabors Drilling Company workers who hold an Associate's Degree are also well compensated, earning $22.35 on average.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Scheduling; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $28.60. It's pretty common to find people here who know Office Administration; roughly two-fifths consider it a key competency.

Benefits and Perks

Most employees take advantage of the company's attractive benefits package; a majority of workers are paid for both vacation and sick time. To plan for old age, most workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the greater part of workers and dental coverage for half. A few more workplace perks are life insurance.

Key Stats for Nabors Drilling Company


26 %
74 %
Hourly Rate
Hourly Rate
$19 - $26
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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