The average salary for a Drilling Engineer is C$117,110 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

C$70,986 - C$190,000
C$71K
C$110K
C$190K
MEDIAN: C$112,350
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$202K
Salary C$70,986 - C$190,000
Bonus C$5,000 - C$30,000
Profit Sharing C$2,043 - C$29,361
Total Pay (?
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C$71,664 - C$202,967
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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.

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Drilling Engineer Tasks

  • Develop strategies to achieve well construction and data gathering objectives.
  • Document results, problems and causes and improvement suggestions throughout the implementation.
  • Support field supervisors throughout the implementation and assist on-site as needed.
  • Develop cost estimates and risks versus rewards analysis.

Drilling Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$189K

$118,481

$147,394

Drilling Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$118,541

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Drilling Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Drilling Engineer Salaries

▲60%

National Average
C$119,000

▼15%

▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 17%