Directional Driller Salary

The average pay for a Directional Driller is $18.16 per hour. A skill in Drilling Engineering is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$32,518 - $229,300
$33K
$68K
$230K
MEDIAN: $67,500
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50%
90%

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$14.52 - $26.84
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.65
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$0$229K
Salary $32,518 - $229,300
Bonus $0.00 - $91,500
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$34,498 - $140,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.52 - $26.84
Overtime $21.25 - $40.26
Annual Data $0$140K
Bonus $0.00 - $91,500
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$34,498 - $140,188
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 192

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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 required to perform physically demanding duties on a daily basis.

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Pay by Experience Level for Directional Driller

Pay by Experience for a Directional Driller has a positive trend. An entry-level Directional Driller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Directional Driller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Directional Driller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 75 salaries. A Directional Driller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Directional Driller?

Directional Driller in Amarillo:
"A job I have to quick because of low pay."
Pros: I enjoy my job and the people I work with.
Cons: The owner shorts out checks and the yells when we call to speak with him about it. He threatens with reducing pay if it's brought up.

Directional Driller in Boise:
"Physically easy yet mentally exhausting."
Pros: Being challenged daily and having to be creative in order to complete the task.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Directional Driller

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Directional Driller Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$52,000

Late-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Directional Driller Salaries

Drilling Engineering
▲93%

National Average
$52,000

CDL
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 45%
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