The average hourly pay for an Oil Well Driller is $19.56.
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Job Description for Oil Well Driller
An oil well driller works in the energy industry to operate heavy machinery to extract oil from the earth or (in some cases) the sea floor. Drillers often work in the field as part of a crew assigned to an oil rig. A typical rig may have multiple drilling sections, with an oil well driller taking the drill bit to certain strata below the earth's surface and returning samples. Once a sample reveals a suitable area, the driller and his or her crew begin to drill for oil extraction. During the dril…Read more
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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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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