Water Well Driller Salary in Alabama - State Average

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Average Salary for Water Well Driller in Alabama - State Average

The average salary of a(n) Water Well Driller in Alabama - State Average is $43,606.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Water Well Driller in Alabama - State Average is $20.96.

The average bonus of a(n) Water Well Driller in Alabama - State Average is $711.00.

Job Description:

Operates and prepares portable drilling rig (machine and related equipment) to drill wells. Lengthens stabilizing jackscrews to support and level drill rig. Moves levers to control power-driven winch that raises and extends telescoping derrick. Bolts trusses to derrick and machine frame. Assembles drilling tools, using hand tools or power tools. Moves levers and pedals to raise and lower drill tools and well casing into well bore. Pours water into well or pumps water or slush into well to cool drill bit and remove drillings. Listens to sounds of drilling machine and feels cable or brake to determine changes in rock formations being penetrated or variations in drilling process. Moves levers to adjust stroke and impact of cable tool drilling machine or changes drill bits of rotary drilling machine according to nature of strata encountered. Replaces drill bit with tool to collect samples of earth or rock being penetrated. Inspects core samples to determine nature of strata encountered or takes samples to laboratory for analysis. Records drilling progress and geological data. Splices worn or broken cable. Fabricates well casings and builds up worn drill bits, using oxyacetylene cutting and welding equipment. Retrieves lost equipment from bore holes, using fishing (specialized retrieval) tools and equipment. May repair drill bits, using forging furnace, hammer, and anvil. May operate well-drilling rig to restore irrigation, industrial, and domestic water wells to activate production. Less

Operates and prepares portable drilling rig (machine and related equipment) to drill wells. Lengthens stabilizing jackscrews to support and level drill rig. Moves levers to control power-driven winch that raises and extends telescoping derrick. Bolts trusses to derrick and machine... More

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