An Assistant Driller earns an average wage of $15.36 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$30,410 - $307,734
$30K
$99K
$310K
MEDIAN: $99,000
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90%

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$11.72 - $23.27
$12
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$30,410 - $307,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
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$25,418 - $139,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $23.27  
   
Overtime
$16.92 - $38.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,418 - $139,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Assistant Driller

Assistant drillers work primarily outdoors for water, well, exploration, and drilling companies, and must follow strict safety guidelines and procedures at all times and adhere to all OSHA rules and regulations. A commercial driver's license (Class A or B) is often required for this position, and assistant drillers must be flexible to work long hours and occasional weekends.

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Assistant Driller Tasks

  • Assist in drilling operations and maintenance of drill pipe during use.
  • Collect, mark, and store soil and rock samples for analyzing.
  • Assist with installing and developing wells and pumping tests.
  • Clean, lubricate, maintain, and/or repair equipment.
  • Set up, operate, and service equipment, such as drill rigs, pumps, forklifts, front end loaders, and generators.

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Key Stats for Assistant Driller

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
056
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Assistant Driller Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 89%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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