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Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Operate a variety of drills during mineral exploration or soil testing.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$23.49 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  22.3%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate drilling equipment.
  • Operate pumps or compressors.
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