Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Drilling Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$118,584 / yrTotal Pay
$101,190 / yrBase Pay
$17,395 / yrAdditional Pay

$118,584

 / yr
$66K$297K
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The estimated total pay for a Drilling Engineer is $118,584 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $101,190 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $17,395 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Drilling Engineer?

Some related job titles are Completions Engineer Salaries with median pay of $90,522, Entry Level Lead Drilling Engineer Salaries with median pay of $97,693, Junior Drilling Engineer Salaries with median pay of $98,768, Petroleum Engineering Intern Salaries with median pay of $86,090.

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Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Drilling Engineer

$145,368

 /yr
Range: $100K - $216K

$100K

$216K

$100,227 - $215,995 Range

BP
3.9

BP

Drilling Engineer

$149,265

 /yr
Range: $105K - $194K

$105K

$194K

$105,158 - $193,631 Range

Shell
4.1

Shell

Drilling Engineer

$136,014

 /yr
Range: $101K - $719K

$101K

$719K

$101,116 - $718,611 Range

ExxonMobil
3.2

ExxonMobil

Drilling Engineer

$136,885

 /yr
Range: $96K - $217K

$96K

$217K

$96,303 - $217,274 Range

Marathon Oil
3.6

Marathon Oil

Drilling Engineer

$122,372

 /yr
Range: $112K - $159K

$112K

$159K

$112,353 - $158,932 Range

Schlumberger
3.9

Schlumberger

Drilling Engineer

$137,841

 /yr
Range: $85K - $177K

$85K

$177K

$84,579 - $177,476 Range

Occidental Petroleum
3.7

Occidental Petroleum

Drilling Engineer

$124,306

 /yr
Range: $83K - $148K

$83K

$148K

$83,343 - $148,160 Range

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BHP
4.0

BHP

Drilling Engineer

$180,495

 /yr
Range: $145K - $254K

$145K

$254K

$144,973 - $254,140 Range

Apache
3.4

Apache

Drilling Engineer

$138,716

 /yr
Range: $115K - $201K

$115K

$201K

$115,449 - $201,262 Range

ConocoPhillips
4.0

ConocoPhillips

Drilling Engineer

$139,928

 /yr
Range: $119K - $280K

$119K

$280K

$118,917 - $280,200 Range

ampm
3.3

ampm

Drilling Engineer

$237,922

 /yr
Range: $129K - $256K

$129K

$256K

$129,031 - $256,269 Range

Ovintiv
3.4

Ovintiv

Drilling Engineer

$129,552

 /yr
Range: $127K - $187K

$127K

$187K

$126,909 - $187,205 Range

Halliburton
3.6

Halliburton

Drilling Engineer

$112,772

 /yr
Range: $27K - $159K

$27K

$159K

$27,127 - $158,778 Range

Devon Energy
4.0

Devon Energy

Drilling Engineer

$132,677

 /yr
Range: $114K - $208K

$114K

$208K

$114,310 - $208,322 Range

CONSOL Energy
3.5

CONSOL Energy

Drilling Engineer

$106,935

 /yr
Range: $90K - $146K

$90K

$146K

$89,608 - $146,191 Range

Petrobras
4.4

Petrobras

Drilling Engineer

$128,730

 /yr
Range: $115K - $171K

$115K

$171K

$114,901 - $170,556 Range

Weatherford
3.5

Weatherford

Drilling Engineer

$132,956

 /yr
Range: $108K - $139K

$108K

$139K

$107,618 - $138,862 Range

Hess Corporation
3.9

Hess Corporation

Drilling Engineer

$155,563

 /yr
Range: $118K - $238K

$118K

$238K

$117,653 - $237,584 Range

Talisman Energy
3.3

Talisman Energy

Drilling Engineer

$126,576

 /yr
Range: $120K - $187K

$120K

$187K

$120,299 - $186,756 Range

Noble Energy
3.7

Noble Energy

Drilling Engineer

$141,362

 /yr
Range: $127K - $143K

$127K

$143K

$126,689 - $143,188 Range

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$28

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Landfill Gas Technician with 4 to 6 years of experience

$115,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Drilling Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$121,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$25,000/yr

9 days ago by a Drilling Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$130,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

11 days ago by a Petroleum Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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$14

/hrAvg Base Salary

12 days ago by a Oil Technician with less than one year of experience

$225,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$27,000/yr

14 days ago by a Drilling Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$8,000/yr

15 days ago by a Gas Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$5,106

/moAvg Base Salary

15 days ago by a Fuels Specialist with 7 to 9 years of experience

$151,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$30,000/yr

15 days ago by a Petroleum Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Drilling Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Drilling Engineer is $132,269 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Drilling Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 366 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Drilling Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Drilling Engineer in United States is $188,457 per year.

The lowest salary for a Drilling Engineer in United States is $92,833 per year.

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