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.