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Well Logging Operator Mud Analysis Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$72,035 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Well Logging Operator Mud Analysis is $72,035 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Well Logging Operator Mud Analysis is between $51,738 and $88,819. 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

  • Analyzes mud and drill cuttings that are circulated through oil- or gas-well boreholes during drilling operations, using special testing equipment, to detect presence of oil or gas, and interprets findings to locate productive stratum: attaches pump-stroke counter, mud-tank level indicator, and other measurement devices to drilling rig equipment, and connects electrical conductor cables to measurement devices and drilling rig monitoring instruments to prepare field laboratory for testing of mud and well cuttings.
  • Detects presence of gas in mud by reading dial of gas-detection meter hooked up to detection devices in mud.
  • Collects mud and drill cutting samples during drilling operations, and inspects samples to determine nature of earth formations encountered and presence of oil or gas in formation, using ultraviolet light, microscope, and other laboratory equipment.
  • Keeps records of dial readings and tests made, and calculates depth of formations found to contain gas or oil.
  • Performs minor repairs to electrical and mechanical equipment.
Well Logging Operator Mud Analysis Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Job family population: 14,820

Estimated population of Well Logging Operator Mud Analysis jobs: 1,008

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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