Water Well Driller Salary

Water Well Drillers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.54 per hour. A majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and about one in four collect dental insurance. Most Water Well Drillers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,608 - $102,765
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$21K
$57K
$100K
MEDIAN: $57,325
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$12.80 - $24.82
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$20,608 - $102,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,040 - $76,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $34.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$29,040 - $76,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $39K. For Water Well Drillers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $54K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 40%
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