Driller Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Drillers earn an average of $20.48 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Drillers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,203 - $115,984
$36K
$61K
$120K
MEDIAN: $60,820
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50%
90%

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$14.68 - $30.40
$15
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20.42
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$0$115K
Salary $36,203 - $115,984
Bonus $244.68 - $5,190
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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$35,168 - $97,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.68 - $30.40
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $21.70 - $42.45
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $244.68 - $5,190
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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$35,168 - $97,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 235

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Job Description for Driller

"Driller" can refer to many different positions, but it generally includes physical work in a construction or oil rig environment. Educational requirements for these positions generally do not exist, but some may require a high school degree or equivalent. Work history requirements vary from position to position, as some are open to entry-level candidates that must be trained, while others require experience with and knowledge of relevant tools. Some certifications or licenses may be required to perform the work, but this varies from state to state; some positions may allow candidates to work toward them after the hiring process.

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Driller Tasks

  • Operate machinery to drill and install wells.
  • Use mapping and sonar instruments to identify where to place wells.
  • Participate in safety programs.
  • Take steps for remediation, including adding chemicals and repairing equipment.
  • Monitor wells, record measurements, and observe the site.

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Pay by Experience Level for Driller

Pay by Experience for a Driller has a positive trend. An entry-level Driller with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Driller with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Driller which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 106 salaries. A Driller with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,138

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Drillers, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 138 percent above the national average. Drillers will also find cushy salaries in Midland (+115 percent) and Dallas (+100 percent).

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Key Stats for Driller

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Driller Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Driller Salaries

Driller
▲6%

National Average
$52,000

Drilling
▼3%

Machine Operation
▼10%

Drilling Engineering
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%
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