The average hourly pay for a Directional Driller is $19.02.
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Job Description for Directional Driller
A directional driller is crucial to the energy field in this day and age. More and more oil is needed to supply the energy demands of the world, and it is being accomplished on the ground every day. Hydraulic fracture drilling, or fracking, is accomplished by many techniques, but the primary one is horizontal, or directional, drilling. You will be the one on the ground handling the machinery required to get oil out of the ground. This is definitely a manual labor position, and you will be requi…Read more
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Skills in Heavy Equipment Operation, Machine Operation, Drilling Engineering, Blueprints and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Directional Driller
An entry-level Directional Driller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.42 based on 48 salaries. An early career Directional Driller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.86 based on 180 salaries. A mid-career Directional Driller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.19 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Directional Driller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.21 based on 105 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
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Employees with Directional Driller in their job title in Sacramento, California earn an average of 51.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (20.9% more) and Houston, Texas (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Jackson, Mississippi (17.4% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (6.4% less) and Knoxville, Tennessee (0.1% less).
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