Reddit user fidgit86 recently asked: “It seems like a lot of people make a lot of money, and it seems like I'm missing out on something. So those of you that do, what's your occupation that pays so well?”
“I drive a tow truck in metro Atlanta and clean up wrecks on I-285 & I-75. It's a lot of hours, and being on call sucks especially working nights. But I'm at $100k so far this year.” He followed up and said he hopes to make it to $160,000 by the end of the year.
The average hourly wage for a directional drilling technician is $42, which equates to about $87,000 a year. However, with more experience or a willingness to work overtime, you can easily surpass $100k a year.