Earth Driller (Except Oil and Gas)

Career Overview

Earth drillers operate a variety of drills in order to access water and salt deposits, to obtain samples during mineral exploration or soil testing, and to assist with the use of explosives in mining or construction.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required to obtain this position. The job may be learned through on-the-job training, an apprenticeship program, or through some technical college programs.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$29,000 /yr
$44,000 /yr
$75,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada