Drilling Engineer IV Salary in the United States

How much does a Drilling Engineer IV make in the United States? The average Drilling Engineer IV salary in the United States is $165,326 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $147,235 and $180,122. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Drilling Engineer IV provides expert judgment for the design and implementation of oil and gas wells. Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research into emerging technology in the field. Being a Drilling Engineer IV recommends alterations to development and design to improve safety, costs, and efficiency. Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering. Additionally, Drilling Engineer IV may report to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Drilling Engineer IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. Work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Drilling Engineer III

    4 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Drilling Engineer IV

    7 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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    Drilling Engineer V

    10 + years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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