How much does a Drilling Operations Director make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Drilling Operations Director in the United States is $95 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $80 and $106. Hourly rate 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.
Drilling Operations Director directs and oversees the drilling, production, and engineering operations for an organization. Oversees all aspects of planning and executing drilling projects, developing oil and gas fields, and analyzing reserves. Being a Drilling Operations Director is responsible for directing revisions or enhancements to troubleshoot and solve drilling problems. May coordinate drilling contractors and production managers/superintendents. Additionally, Drilling Operations Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a top management. The Drilling Operations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Drilling Operations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., an exploration and production company, focuses on the extraction of onshore oil and related liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company's primary oil and liquids-weighted assets are located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved reserves of... More
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Fiscal Year Ended in 2020
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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Drilling Operations Director in the United States. The average hourly rate for Drilling Operations Director ranges from $80 to $106 with the average hourly pay of $95. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $89 to $128 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $105.