Water Well Driller Salary

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 $17.30 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. More than half enjoy medical while roughly a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in six. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,435 - $103,564

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$12.80 - $24.59

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$34,435 - $103,564  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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$29,176 - $74,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $34.00  
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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$29,176 - $74,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


For many Water Well Drillers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $40K. Water Well Drillers see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Water Well Drillers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 41%
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