Men make up the majority of Water Well Drillers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.88 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Slightly more than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around a sixth collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,800 - $100,000
$29K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,955
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90%

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$12.96 - $24.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$28,800 - $100,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
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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$30,401 - $76,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $24.65  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $36.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
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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$30,401 - $76,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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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

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


For Water Well Drillers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $43K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $45K. Water Well Drillers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Water Well Driller

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Water Well Driller Salaries

Pipe Welding
up arrow 15%

Drilling Engineering
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

CDL
up arrow 9%

Welding
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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