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Drilling Operations Director Salary
in Utah, United States

$118,243 (USD)

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Last updated: February 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Operations Director is $118,243 a year and $57 an hour in Utah, United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Operations Director is between $76,986 and $185,008. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Utah, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Directs activities concerned with exploratory drilling, and drilling oil wells and producing oil and gas from wells within one or more oil fields: plans erection of drilling rigs, and installation and maintenance of equipment, such as pumping units and compressor stations.
  • Directs technical processes, such as treatment of oil and gas to reduce moisture and sediment content, mud analysis, well logging, and formation testing.
  • Determines procedures to resolve drilling problems, such as nonvertical bore holes and broken drilling tools.
  • Formulates methods to control production of wells in accordance with proration regulations.
  • Schedules dismantling and storing derricks and drilling equipment, cleaning wells, and servicing well equipment.
  • Analyzes production reports, initiates personnel actions, and revises drilling and production procedures to control operating costs and production efficiency of oil field.
  • Directs petroleum exploration parties engaged in drilling for samples (cores) of subsurface stratigraphy and in seismic prospecting.
  • May be designated according to specialty as superintendent, oil-field drilling; superintendent, production.
Drilling Operations Director Job Prevalence in Utah, United States

Job family: General and Operations Managers

Job family population: 2,212,200

Estimated population of Drilling Operations Director jobs: 320,526

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Drilling Operations Director Job Listings for Utah, United States

CNC Operator
Feb 13
Ogden, UT, USA
Premier Employee Solutions
... drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations ... This is a direct hire opportunity. Please submit resume to: contactsunset@thepremierpride.com for ...
Millwright / Service Tech $20-$28 an hour DOE
Jan 21
Salt Lake, UT, USA
Xemplar Workforce Solutions
This is a "direct-hire' field service opportunity with a Monday - Friday day shift schedule ... Starts machines & equipment to test operation following repair. * May repairs broken parts by ...
Doorshop Assembly
Jan 22
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Chartwell Staffing Solutions
... machine operation Operate lift truck with 4-8 lbs. of steering/control force Manually move door ... Weekly pay with direct deposit Chartwell is a leader in matching great people with meaningful work
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