Water Well Driller Salary (United States)

Very much a male dominated career in the United States, Water Well Drillers earn an average of $17.49 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.85 per hour to $24.65. Most enjoy medical while about a third get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to around one in five. Work is enjoyable for Water Well Drillers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Water Well Driller Salary (?
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$20,608 - $101,806
(Median)
21K
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76K
100K
MEDIAN: $58,958
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Water Well Driller Salary (?
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$12.85 - $24.65
(Median)
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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 (?
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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.
At career start, salaries are typically $38K, which grow to $38K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $55K. Following a couple decades of work, Water Well Drillers watch their salaries dip to an average of $53K. 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
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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%