Average Oil Well Driller Hourly Pay

$19.56
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$2,000
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The average hourly pay for an Oil Well Driller is $19.56.
10%
$12.75
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$19.56
90%
$30.97
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $31
Bonus
$1,000 - $16,000
Total Pay
$32,672 - $142,592

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Job Description for Oil Well Driller

Oil Well Driller Tasks
  • Set up and operate drill to remove underground oil or core samples for testing.
  • Monitor, maintain, and adjust machinery for optimal performance.
  • Lower and raise drill pipes and casings in and out of wells.
  • Monitor pressure gauge and adjust throttles and levers to control the speed of rotary tables.

Job Satisfaction for Oil Well Driller

3.5 out of 5
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Pay by Experience Level for Oil Well Driller

An entry-level Oil Well Driller with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.00 based on 5 salaries. An early career Oil Well Driller with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.57 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Oil Well Driller with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Oil Well Driller with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.60 based on 11 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 33 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
27.3%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
33.3%