How much does a Drilling Engineer V make in Houston, TX? The average Drilling Engineer V salary in Houston, TX is $205,745 as of July 27, 2020, but the range typically falls between $176,098 and $219,109. 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. 

How to Prevent Coronavirus when Shopping in a Supermarket?

25% $176,098 10% $149,107 90% $231,276 75% $219,109 $205,745 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria

Job Description for Drilling Engineer V

Drilling Engineer V 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 V recommends alterations to development and design to improve safety, costs, and efficiency. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Drilling Engineer V demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. May report to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Drilling Engineer V typically requires 10+ years of related experience. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in "solution" or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

See user submitted job responsibilities for Drilling Engineer V.

Job Openings for Drilling Engineer V in Houston, TX

Career Path for Drilling Engineer V

Those that have already made the climb...
Eric J. Haas, Former Senior Vice President, Production and Development
Kosmos Energy Ltd., a deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company, focuses along the Atlantic Margins. Its primary assets include production offshore Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as a gas development offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The company also maintains an ex... More
Fiscal Year Ended in 2019
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?

Salary.com's CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Drilling Engineer V, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
176098
219109
205745

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
219330
259859
238223
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Drilling Engineer V in Houston, TX. The base salary for Drilling Engineer V ranges from $176,098 to $219,109 with the average base salary of $205,745. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $219,330 to $259,859 with the average total cash compensation of $238,223.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.

176098
219109

 

Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

About Houston, Texas    Houston is located 165 miles (266 km) east of Austin, 88 miles (142 km) west of the Louisiana border, and 250 miles (400 km) south of Dallas. The city....More

Houston, Texas  area prices were up 2.3% from a year ago    View the Cost of Living in Houston, Texas

Drilling Engineer V Salary in popular cities: San AntonioDallasAustin

Skills associated with Drilling Engineer V: Risk Analysis, Cost Estimation, Risk Assessment, Well and Drilling Design ...More

Salary estimation for Drilling Engineer V at companies like : Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., KINDER MORGAN, INC., Kosmos Energy Ltd.