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Core Driller Salary

The average wage for a Core Driller is $18.39 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
$22,060 - $82,212
(Median)
$22K
$42K
$82K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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$12.91 - $23.76
(Median)
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,060 - $82,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$28,106 - $64,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $23.76  
   
Overtime
$19.99 - $36.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
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).
)
$28,106 - $64,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Core Driller

Core drillers are typically in charge of setting up and maintaining rigs. They must have knowledge of the different types of casing, drill strings, and thread types and must know how to work derricks and drill floors. They perform subsurface exploration and soil sampling.

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Core Driller Tasks

  • Remove, record, label and store samples.
  • Complete and file documentation.
  • Maintain and clean drill and rig, perform safety checks and maintenance.

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Experience Affects Core Driller Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 48%