How much does an Exploration Manager make in the United States? The average Exploration Manager salary in the United States is $292,222 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $272,800 and $314,024. 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. 

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25% $272,800 10% $255,117 90% $333,873 75% $314,024 $292,222 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Exploration Manager

Exploration Manager leads and operates the organization's exploration function for a region to discover significant oil or gas deposits. Evaluates and prioritizes exploration opportunities and their value. Being an Exploration Manager ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Responsible for overseeing a staff of technical professionals. Additionally, Exploration Manager requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Exploration 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 an Exploration Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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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
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Skills associated with Exploration Manager: Regulatory Environment, Oil and Gas Exploration

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