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. Includes horizontal and earth boring machine operators.
Median Annual Wage: $43,540
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (46%); Less than high school diploma (28%); Post-secondary certificate (15%)
Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Related Job Titles: Driller; Blaster; Blast Hole Driller; Drill Operator; Well Driller; Blasting Production Technician; Hard Rock Drill Operator; Highwall Drill Operator; Overburden Drill Operator; Rock Drill Operator