Driller Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Drillers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.89 per hour nationwide. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,172 - $164,624
(Median)
$31K
$80K
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MEDIAN: $79,887
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$14.98 - $33.41
(Median)
$15
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$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$31,172 - $164,624  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$35,156 - $141,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $33.41  
   
Overtime
$19.46 - $48.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$35,156 - $141,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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Job Description for Driller

"Driller" can refer to many different positions, but it generally includes physical work in a construction or oil rig environment. Educational requirements for these positions generally do not exist, but some may require a high school degree or equivalent. Work history requirements vary from position to position, as some are open to entry-level candidates that must be trained, while others require experience with and knowledge of relevant tools. Some certifications or licenses may be required to perform the work, but this varies from state to state; some positions may allow candidates to work toward them after the hiring process.

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Driller Tasks

  • Take steps for remediation, including adding chemicals and repairing equipment.
  • Monitor wells, record measurements, and observe the site.
  • Participate in safety programs.
  • Operate machinery to drill and install wells.
  • Use mapping and sonar instruments to identify where to place wells.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Drillers who took the survey. Those who have experience with Driller, Drilling Engineering, and Drilling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Drilling, Drilling Engineering, and Driller.

Pay by Experience Level for Driller

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. Drillers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $59K.

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Experience Affects Driller Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Driller Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Driller
up arrow 8%

Drilling Engineering
up arrow 13%

Drilling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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