Average Oil Well Driller Hourly Pay

$19.72
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$15.21
MEDIAN
$19.72
90%
$37.48

The average hourly pay for an Oil Well Driller is $19.72

Hourly Rate
$15 - $37
Bonus
$504 - $9k
Total Pay
$34k - $140k
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What Do Oil Well Drillers Do?

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.
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FAQs About Oil Well Drillers

What is the highest pay for Oil Well Drillers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for an Oil Well Driller is $37.48 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Oil Well Drillers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for an Oil Well Driller is $15.21 / hour

How can Oil Well Drillers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as an Oil Well Driller is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are an Oil Well Driller that oversees more junior Oil Well Drillers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.