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Rotary Drill Operator Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$47,101 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Rotary Drill Operator is $47,101 a year and $23 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Rotary Drill Operator is between $35,219 and $56,973. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Rotary Drill Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates self-propelled or truck-mounted drilling machine to bore blasting holes in overburden at strip mine, open pit, quarry, or construction site: positions and stabilizes machine, using jacks, and lowers drill shaft into position.
  • Moves levers to start and advance drill into overburden, ore, or rock formation.
  • Stops drill to install additional drill stems.
  • Observes operation to detect binding or stoppage of drill.
  • Removes drill when specified depth has been reached.
  • Replaces broken or worn parts, using handtools, and lubricates equipment.
  • May charge and set off explosives in blasting holes.
  • May be assisted by driller helper (construction; mine & quarry).
  • May be designated according to type of drill operated as tractor-drill operator (construction; mine & quarry); rotary-drill operator (construction; mine & quarry); wagon-drill operator (construction; mine & quarry).

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Rotary Drill Operator Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Geotechnical Driller
Nov 22
Oxford, United States
Soiltesting Inc.
Experienced Drill Rig Operator for Test Borings. ideal candidate is experienced in all phases of test borings included drill rig operation, hollow stem auger and mud rotary drilling, rock coring ...
Sheet Metal Worker - Entry Level
Dec 14
Manchester, CT, USA
Paradigm Precision Holdings, Inc.
... industry, rotary wing and unmanned aerial vehicles. PURPOSE/SUMMARY: To perform all the aspects ... Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance ...