$60,502
Avg. Salary
$20.59
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,750

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Driller is $20.59 per hour.

The average pay for a Driller is $60,502 per year.

10%
$14.82
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$20.59
50%
$31.44
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MEDIAN $20.59
10%
$37k
10%
$61k
50%
$117k
90%
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MEDIAN $60,502
$36,704 - $116,968
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$120K
MEDIAN: $60,502
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$0$116K
Salary $36,704 - $116,968
Bonus $250 - $9,000
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$34,613 - $96,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.82 - $31.44
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $21.54 - $43.29
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $250 - $9,000
Profit Sharing $1,000
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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$34,613 - $96,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 399

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.

Driller Job Listings

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

142%

National Average: $51,651

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).

Driller Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Driller?

Driller in Willcox:
"Awesome."
Pros: It's home
Cons: Low pay

Driller in Marquette:
"I work out of town or out of state."
Pros: I'm not
Cons: That I'm not

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Key Stats for Driller

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Driller Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Driller Salaries

Driller
▲7%

National Average
$52,000

Drilling
▼2%

Machine Operation
▼10%

Drilling Engineering
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%