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Earth Drillers Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $10.73 $16.59 $26.32
  Annual $22,300 $34,500 $54,800
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Operate a variety of drills–such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic–to tap sub-surface water and salt deposits, to remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to facilitate the use of explosives in mining or construction. May use explosives. Include horizontal and earth boring machine operators.