Drilling Operations Manager Salary in the United States

How much does a Drilling Operations Manager make in the United States? The average Drilling Operations Manager salary in the United States is $132,316 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $109,743 and $139,474. 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

Skills Associated with Drilling Operations Manager: Plant Maintenance, Drilling Operations, Troubleshooting, Productivity Management ...More

Popular jobs: Physical Therapist, Actuary I, Aerospace Engineer I

Salary estimation for Drilling Operations Manager at companies like : BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC, KINDER MORGAN INC, KOSMOS ENERGY LTD

Job Description

Drilling Operations Manager manages daily drilling, production, and engineering operations for an organization. Manages the planning and execution of drilling projects, the development of oil and gas fields, and the analysis of reserves. Being a Drilling Operations Manager manages the proper use and maintenance of equipment. Plans and develops revisions or enhancements to solve and troubleshoot drilling problems. Additionally, Drilling Operations Manager requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Drilling Operations Manager typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be a Drilling Operations Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

See user submitted job responsibilities for Drilling Operations Manager.

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 Operations Manager, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
109743
139474
132316

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
122179
164925
150820
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Drilling Operations Manager in the United States. The base salary for Drilling Operations Manager ranges from $109,743 to $139,474 with the average base salary of $132,316. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $122,179 to $164,925 with the average total cash compensation of $150,820.
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.

109743
139474

 

Step 3 of 3

Recalculate your target pay based on your unique skills and experiences

Job Openings for Drilling Operations Manager
Those that have already made the climb...
Dean Tinsley , Senior Vice President, Operations
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
Fiscal Year Ended in 2018
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%