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Water Well Driller Salary (United States)

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 $17.49 per hour. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to one-third collect dental insurance. For the most part, Water Well Drillers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Water Well Driller Salary (?
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$20,608 - $101,806
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,958
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Water Well Driller Salary (?
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$12.85 - $24.65
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$20,608 - $101,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
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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$28,918 - $77,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $24.65  
   
Overtime
$18.08 - $34.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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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$28,918 - $77,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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 $38K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $52K on average. Water Well Drillers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.
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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$44,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 26%