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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 $17.49 per hour. More than half enjoy medical while close to one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-sixth. Though the majority of Water Well Drillers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,511 - $93,701
(Median)
$21K
$55K
$94K
MEDIAN: $55,107
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$12.84 - $24.73
(Median)
$13
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$20,511 - $93,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$28,751 - $72,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$17.83 - $34.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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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$28,751 - $72,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $40K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $39K. Water Well Drillers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $54K.

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Experience Affects Water Well Driller Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 39%
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