$82,280/ year*
Estimated Salary
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Well Driller in Charleston, West Virginia


A well driller uses large truck-mounted rig to drill water wells into aquifers for the extraction of fresh water, generally for a house or business in an area where no municipal water infrastructure.
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$40,000/yr in West Virginia

What Well Drillers Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.


High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams


Demand ForecastHigh
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
Optionality PotentialLow
This trade does not easily transition into others.
Entrepreneurship Potential Medium
High startup cost but very high likelihood of success.