Directional Driller Salary

The average pay for a Directional Driller is $17.73 per hour. A skill in Drilling Engineering is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$35,495 - $245,882
(Median)
$35K
$69K
$250K
MEDIAN: $69,411
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$13.23 - $31.06
(Median)
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$35,495 - $245,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $193,473  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$32,642 - $230,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $31.06  
   
Overtime
$19.32 - $47.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $193,473  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$32,642 - $230,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Directional Driller

A directional driller is crucial to the energy field in this day and age. More and more oil is needed to supply the energy demands of the world, and it is being accomplished on the ground every day. Hydraulic fracture drilling, or fracking, is accomplished by many techniques, but the primary one is horizontal, or directional, drilling. You will be the one on the ground handling the machinery required to get oil out of the ground. This is definitely a manual labor position, and you will be required to perform physically demanding duties on a daily basis.

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Pay by Experience Level for Directional Driller

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Directional Driller Reviews

What is it like working as a Directional Driller?

Directional Driller in Boise:
"Physically easy yet mentally exhausting."
Pros: Being challenged daily and having to be creative in order to complete the task.

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Experience Affects Directional Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 105%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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