Salary for Earth Drillers (not including Oil and Gas)

Also known as:  Blast Hole Driller, Churn Drill Operator, Churn Driller, Earth Auger Operator, Earth Boring Machine Operator, Hard Rock Drill Operator, Rock Drill Operator

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Earth drillers are responsible for operating a variety of different drills, such as rotary, churn and pneumatic. These drills are used to facilitate the use of explosives, tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, or to take samples in mineral exploration. These employees work in dangerous conditions with heavy equipment and machinery, so many precautions must be taken while on the job.

An Earth Driller gets a pay level in a range of 32000 to 48000 depending on the level of experience. Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas can earn an average salary of Forty Two Thousand One Hundred dollars every year.

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas receive the best pay in Louisiana, which has job pay of close to about $57730. People working these jobs can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, which has average wages of $50320.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.60 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Earth Drillers (not including Oil and Gas) tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $50,320
Public Administration $44,650
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $44,570
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $44,060
Construction $41,490
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,040
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $30,210
Manufacturing $37,950
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,040
Construction $41,490
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $44,060
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $44,570
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