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Drilling Inspector Salary
in Idaho, United States

$60,257 (USD)

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Last updated: February 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Inspector is $60,257 a year and $29 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Inspector is between $43,278 and $74,297. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Charts pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of oil and gas well boreholes or producing wells, using special subsurface instruments, and interprets findings for use in determining further drilling or producing procedures: directs workers in assembling wire line hoisting gear and attaching line to instruments.
  • Gives directions to hoist operator to lower clinograph into well to determine variation of well from vertical (instrument records variation on chart).
  • Informs rotary driller of variation from vertical.
  • Lowers weighted wire into well and reads depth of well from recording wheel.
  • Lowers depth bomb into well that records pressure at various depths to determine rate of natural flow of oil from well.
  • Lowers thermometers and other instruments with accompanying recording devices through tubing, casing, drill pipe, or open borehole.
  • Raises instruments from well and removes chart recordings.
  • Measures, converts, records, and interprets data for use by engineering personnel and management in determining drilling or production procedures.
  • May calibrate recording devices.
  • May repair and maintain instruments.
  • May be designated according to specialty as bottom-hole-pressure-recording operator.
Drilling Inspector Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Job family population: 14,820

Estimated population of Drilling Inspector jobs: 1,014

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Drilling Inspector Job Listings for Idaho, United States

Driller Assistant
Dec 28
Boise, United States
Cascade Environmental
Conduct pre-trip inspection * Set up control zone * Perform physical labor, shoveling, drilling debris, and transporting materials using ergonomically correct lifting techniques * Maintain equipment
Dec 28
Boise, United States
Cascade Environmental
This position is in charge of ensuring drilling operations are in accordance with the drilling plan ... Complete well logs, logbook, repair orders, DVIR inspection sheet and tailgates * Maintain positive ...
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