Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Code: 47-5023.00

Also known as: Blast Hole Driller, Diamond Driller, Drill Operator, Driller, Hard Rock Drill Operator, Highwall Drill Operator, Rock Drill Operator, Underground Drill Operator, Water Well Driller, Well Driller

Description: Operate a variety of drills such as rotary, churn, and pneumatic to tap subsurface 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. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Typical wages

10% $33,440
25% $39,690
Median $48,510
75% $60,190
90% $73,650
10% $16.08
25% $19.08
Median $23.32
75% $28.94
90% $35.41

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 3,000