Water Well Driller Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Water Well Drillers earn an average of $17.54 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a little less than one-fifth earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,435 - $103,841
(Median)
$34K
$61K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,445
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$12.59 - $24.70
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,435 - $103,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
Commission
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,992 - $81,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $24.70  
   
Overtime
$17.81 - $34.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
   
Commission
$6,000  
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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$28,992 - $81,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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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Survey takers who work as Water Well Drillers report a focused set of job skills. CDL and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Welding and CDL.

Pay by Experience Level for Water Well Driller

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


Water Well Drillers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $40K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $45K. Water Well Drillers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. Water Well Drillers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $60K.

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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Water Well Driller Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Welding
up arrow 8%

CDL
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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