Journeyperson water well drillers wage rates vary but generally range from $25 to $35 an hour plus benefits (2019 estimates). Apprentices earn at least 60% of the journeyperson wage rate in their place of employment in the first year and 85% in the second.
Water well drillers are part of the larger 2016 National Occupational Classification 7373: Water well drillers.
According to the 2021 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Water well drillers occupational group earned on average from $25.92 to $33.68 an hour. The overall average was $30.39 an hour. For more information, see the Water well drillers wage profile.