How much does an Exploration Director make in the United States? The average Exploration Director salary in the United States is $351,733 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $314,424 and $388,309. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Exploration Director Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Exploration Director Salary $280,457 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Exploration Director Salary $314,424 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Exploration Director Salary $351,733 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Exploration Director Salary $388,309 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Exploration Director Salary $421,610 US September 25, 2023
25% $314,424 10% $280,457 90% $421,610 75% $388,309 $351,733 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Exploration Director

Exploration Director directs and develops an organization's oil and gas exploration projects. Analyzes and evaluates the opportunities, risk and profits for oil and gas deposits exploration. Being an Exploration Director initiates exploration plans based on compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Directs geological and geophysical programs and may have oversight for land acquisition and leasing activities. Additionally, Exploration Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Exploration 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. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be an Exploration Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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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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Skills associated with Exploration Director: Geophysical Operations, ROI Analysis, Risk Analysis, Oil and Gas Exploration ...More

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