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Water Well Driller Salary (United States)

Male Water Well Drillers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $17.41 per hour in the United States. Most Water Well Drillers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. More than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Water Well Driller Salary (?
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$29,361 - $97,022
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,500
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Water Well Driller Salary (?
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$12.78 - $24.58
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,361 - $97,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$29,030 - $79,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$17.20 - $35.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$29,030 - $79,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.
The average inexperienced worker earns $40K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $38K. On average, Water Well Drillers make $45K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 33%