How much does a Top Exploration Executive make in the United States? The average Top Exploration Executive salary in the United States is $368,321 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $321,504 and $427,520. 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% $321,504 10% $278,879 90% $481,418 75% $427,520 $368,321 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Top Exploration Executive

Top Exploration Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's oil and gas exploration function. Directs project leads/managers and ensures all projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to pre-established specifications for their region. Being a Top Exploration Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Top Exploration Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Exploration Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... 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
Fiscal Year Ended in 2020
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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Top Exploration Executive: Strategic Planning, Oil and Gas Exploration, Regulatory Environment, ROI Analysis ...More

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