Rig drivers are often trained first in a skill such as driven piling or bored piling. Then, with experience, given further training in a variety of piling types. Training is often carried out on the job under the supervision of experienced colleagues.
What does a Rig driver do?
Repairing and maintaining equipment
Giving information to colleagues about projects
Identifying the position of underground services (such as pipes or wires) before starting work
Working on all kinds of piling operations such as driven piling and rotary bore piling
Newly trained Rig Drivers can earn in the region of £20,000 - £25,000
Trained with experience Rig Drivers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £30,000
Senior / Advanced Rig Drivers can earn in the region of £30,000 - £45,000
Self-employed Rig Drivers set their own pay rates
Salaries will depend on location, employer and any overtime you do.
* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources and have been updated as of 2019