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Superintendent Drilling Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,454 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Superintendent Drilling is $50,454 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Superintendent Drilling is between $37,315 and $61,440. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in drilling oil and gas wells in area consisting of one or more wellsites: directs workers to erect, dismantle, and move drilling rigs, and drilling crews in setting up and operating power units, draw works and other drilling equipment.
  • Plans delivery of drilling tools, fuel, water, and other supplies for use at drill site.
  • Orders type of drilling bits to be used, according to type of strata encountered.
  • Directs workers in mixing drilling mud and circulating mud in borehole, and in use of special drilling mud to prevent blowouts from gas pressure.
  • Orders installation of control head (valve device) to control flow when well begins to produce gas or oil.
  • May supervise operations at producing wells to maintain and regulate flow of gas or oil supervisor, production.
  • Performs other duties as described under supervisor.
  • May supervise prospecting drillers drilling shallow boreholes for use in seismic prospecting or to obtain core samples and be designated tool pusher, shallow-exploratory drilling.
Superintendent Drilling Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Job family population: 39,270

Estimated population of Superintendent Drilling jobs: 287

Rate of error: 3.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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