Drilling Engineer Salary

A Drilling Engineer earns an average salary of $103,366 per year.
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$61,176 - $173,542
$61K
$110K
$170K
MEDIAN: $110,247
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50%
90%

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$16.26 - $187.53
$16
$22
$190
MEDIAN: $22.05
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$0$203K
Salary $61,176 - $173,542
Bonus $0.00 - $30,441
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $20,273
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).
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$47,158 - $203,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 126
Hourly Data $0$187
Hourly Rate $16.26 - $187.53
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$203K
Bonus $0.00 - $30,441
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $20,273
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).
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$47,158 - $203,456
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Drilling Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Drilling Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Drilling Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Drilling Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Drilling Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 30 salaries. A Drilling Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,939

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Key Stats for Drilling Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Drilling Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%