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Driller

Kaipoka

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Drillers assemble, position, and operate drilling rigs and related equipment to extract ores, liquids, and gases from the earth.

Pay

New drillers usually earn

$60K-$70K per year

Experienced drillers usually earn

$70K-$150K per year

Source: MITO and Minex, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a driller are poor due to coal mine closures and limits on opening new mines
Woman performs maintenance with tools on a drilling rig

Drillers check and maintain the drills they use

Last updated 4 September 2018