Water Well Driller Salary

Men make up the majority of Water Well Drillers in the United States, bringing in about $17.66 per hour. The larger part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in five collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,991 - $100,671
$31K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,352
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$12.96 - $24.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,991 - $100,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,574 - $77,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $24.79  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $36.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
Commission
$10,000  
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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$30,574 - $77,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Water Well Driller

A water well driller is the person who is primarily responsible for tapping water deposits. This person can sometimes be referred to as an earth driller. This position is one that will work in an outdoor environment among the elements. It can be dangerous in nature, as this type of work can be done in all types of weather. Travel is often required of a water well driller, and the working hours can be held to typical daytime office hours, while some will work extended hours. This is not a position which requires formal education, as much of the training is attained on the job. However, some organizations do require certification. A water well driller will work among a team of other well drillers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Water Well Driller

Pay by Experience for a Water Well Driller has a positive trend. An entry-level Water Well Driller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Water Well Driller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Water Well Driller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 53 salaries. A Water Well Driller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Water Well Driller

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Water Well Driller Salaries

Pipe Welding
▲12%

Drilling Engineering
▲2%

National Average
$47,000

CDL
▼11%

Welding
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 44%