A Drilling Engineer earns an average salary of $97,279 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$70,000 - $134,703
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$70,000 - $134,703  
   
Bonus
$1,987 - $25,168  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $20,273  
Total Pay (?
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$72,677 - $152,187  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Job Description for Drilling Engineer
  • 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Drilling Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$109,000
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Experience Affects Drilling Engineer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$109,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Drilling Engineer Salaries

Drilling Engineering
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National Average
$109,000
Engineering Design
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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