Driller Salary

Male Drillers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.51 per hour in the United States. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Drillers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$35,500 - $114,221
$36K
$59K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,958
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50%
90%

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$14.87 - $31.18
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.51
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$0$114K
Salary $35,500 - $114,221
Bonus $193.92 - $5,077
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$35,714 - $104,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.87 - $31.18
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $21.04 - $43.88
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $193.92 - $5,077
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$35,714 - $104,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 241

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Driller

Pay by Experience for a Driller has a positive trend. An entry-level Driller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Driller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Driller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 106 salaries. A Driller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,642

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Drillers that is 137 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Drillers will also find cushy salaries in Midland (+115 percent) and Dallas (+99 percent).

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Key Stats for Driller

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Driller Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲8%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect Driller Salaries

Driller
▲5%

National Average
$53,000

Drilling
▼4%

Machine Operation
▼11%

Drilling Engineering
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 19%
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