Drilling Engineer Salary (United States)

A Drilling Engineer earns an average salary of $99,025 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Drilling Engineer Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$70,817 - $145,592
(Median)
71K
86K
99K
120K
150K
MEDIAN: $99,024
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$70,817 - $145,592  
   
Bonus
$2,029 - $27,964  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $20,511  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$74,325 - $164,275  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
Is Drilling Engineer your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Job Description for Drilling Engineer

Drilling engineers are in charge of all aspects of drilling, following project specifications and performing real-time monitoring of drilling operations. They contribute ideas related to drilling methods, change drilling requirements as needed, and take part in planning and optimization of drilling parameters for increased efficiency. Additionally, drilling engineers identify technical operational limiters and participate in project meetings to recommend drilling planning processes changes, as well as analyze offsets and establish initial drilling parameter set points.
Read More...
Drilling Engineer Tasks
  • Support field supervisors throughout the implementation and assist on-site as needed.
  • Develop cost estimates and risks versus rewards analysis.
  • Develop strategies to achieve well construction and data gathering objectives.
  • Document results, problems and causes and improvement suggestions throughout the implementation.

Drilling Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Pay by Experience Level for Drilling Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Midland
up arrow 17%
up arrow 3%
Oklahoma City
0%
National Average
$112,000
Denver
up arrow 1%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 6%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Drilling Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%
Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$112,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -