DRILLING ENGINEER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$87,000
$51,000
Min 10%
$87,000
Median 50%
$148,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Exxon Mobil
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a drilling engineer make?
Drilling Engineers in America make an average salary of $87,506 per year or $42.07 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 97,000. The top 10 percent earn over $148,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $51,000 annually. The most abundant employment opportunities for Drilling Engineers are in Professional companies and Construction companies. Alaska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine, and Vermont have the highest paying Drilling Engineer jobs. The typical tenure for a Drilling Engineer is 3.6 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Engineer
$78,430

Average Drilling Engineer Salary By Company

Drilling Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Construction companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Exxon Mobil or Marathon Oil will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like BP America Inc. and Noble Energy report highly competitive salaries for Drilling Engineers.

Average Drilling Engineer Salary By Location

As a Drilling Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $87,506 per year or $42.07 per hour. The top city when it comes to Drilling Engineer salaries is Anchorage, AK at $136,709 per year. Not only that, Anchorage, AK also has an average entry-level salary of $100,000. Alaska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine, and Vermont are the top 5 highest earning states for Drilling Engineers. On the other hand, Idaho, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Oregon report the lowest wages for Drilling Engineers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Anchorage, AK
$136,709
2
Denver, CO
$110,826
3
San Jose, CA
$108,676
4
Midland, TX
$104,763
5
Moore, OK
$104,098

RECENTLY ADDED Drilling Engineer SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Broken Hill Proprietary (USA) Inc.
Principal Drilling Engineer I
03/13/2019
$177,112
National Oilwell Varco L.P.
Drilling Solutions Engineer II-Drill Bit Specialist
03/12/2019
$85,000
National Oilwell Varco L.P.
Drilling Solutions Engineer II-Drill Bit Specialist
03/12/2019
$100,980
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Engineer Advisor Drilling
03/11/2019
$180,600
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Geomechanical Drilling Engineer
02/06/2019
$135,000
Northern Star (Pogo) LLC
Drill and Blast Engineer
12/13/2018
$97,427