How much do experienced drivers make a year in the ND oilfields

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  1. cao9924

    cao9924 Bobtail Member

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    How much do they make a year?
     
  2. benwymer

    benwymer Bobtail Member

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    Its a crapshoot, lots of varibles, who has what contract, whats your %, is your % off net or gross, e-logs or coloring book. Anywhere between 50k - 80k for for predictable employment, up to about 120k with alot of experiance working at a smaller and less secure company.
     
  3. QualityMike

    QualityMike Light Load Member

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    We had a driver come up here last year and started at 19/hr. He was able to gross 82k (after a couple of raises and a 3/hr nighttime differential). Experienced drivers can easily gross 130k+.
     
  4. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Hopefully these experienced drivers who are making this kind of money are putting as much of it away as possible. The "money tree" can quickly dry up with changes in the economy, possible job lay offs, or God forbid, terminations.
     
  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    considering that the cost of a roof over your head is much higher. and there's really not a lot to blow your money on out there. as compared to the bigger cities in the south.

    but i guess if you absolutely WANT to blow your money. still won't be a problem.
     
  6. MP3 > CB

    MP3 > CB Medium Load Member

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    Tell me about this easy 130k. Where are these drivers working and what's your idea of easy?
     
  7. QualityMike

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    32/ hr and up. OT after 40. 72-84 hrs per week. 10 years+ experience in hazmat tanks. Squeaky clean driving record. Everything in the oil field is negotiable.
     
  8. MP3 > CB

    MP3 > CB Medium Load Member

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    I don't know how "easy" 10+ years in one field, is. I don't see anyone on Craigslist offering $32/hr and time and a half over 40. I'm sure it's out there, I'm just questioning the easy part. I talked to a water hauler the other day who claimed he grossed $160k last year. I don't know if he did or he didn't but driving around the clock on rough roads living in your truck and only taking naps is a pretty miserable existence and I can only imagine the short days of winter, sub zero temperatures, icy roads and white outs.
     
  9. QualityMike

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    You will not find the higher paying, better equipment, better living condition jobs advertised on CL or most anywhere else. To negotiate a 32/hr+ position you will need to be in front of someone and have the experience that they are looking for. The position that I outlined also included free housing and medical insurance. It is all negotiable.
     
  10. MP3 > CB

    MP3 > CB Medium Load Member

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    Name a couple companies for us. You don't have to tell us yours. One thing I wonder about is crude oil versus a more specialty skill like wireline, and who knows what. One may be better off adding something besides driving to their resume.
     
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