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Rotary Helper Salary
in British Columbia, Canada

$76,859 (CAD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Rotary Helper is $76,859 a year and $37 an hour in British Columbia, Canada. The average salary range for a Rotary Helper is between $55,124 and $94,844. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in British Columbia, Canada.

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Job Summary

  • Assists rotary driller in operating machinery to drill oil or gas wells, using handtools and power tongs and wrenches: assembles and disassembles casings and pipe sections, using hand and power wrenches and tongs.
  • Sets curved metal wedges around pipe string at wellhead to prevent string from falling into well during change or addition of pipe sections.
  • Tightens or loosens threaded joints between sections, using tongs or chain wrenches.
  • Guides lower end of pipe sections to or from well opening.
  • Loosens or tightens joints, using cathead (winch).
  • Mixes drilling mud (clay and sand slush), using power agitators.
  • Reads gauge to ascertain pressure on drilling tools at bottom of well and reports irregularities to rotary driller.
  • Repairs drilling machinery, slush pumps, and derricks.
  • Digs drainage ditches, racks tools, and cleans drilling floor around rig.
  • May assist in erecting and dismantling rigs.
  • Performs other duties as described under helper.
  • May be known according to specific duty performed as back-up worker; cathead worker; lead-tong worker; pipe racker.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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