Water Well Driller Salary

Water Well Drillers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.47 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and roughly a fourth earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,347 - $95,000
(Median)
$20K
$53K
$95K
MEDIAN: $53,000
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90%

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$12.77 - $24.63
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$20,347 - $95,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$28,526 - $73,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $24.63  
   
Overtime
$17.64 - $34.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$28,526 - $73,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $39K. Water Well Drillers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Water Well Drillers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $51K.

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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 37%