Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
59,320 3.5 % $17.21 $35,800 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.93 $13.12 $16.41 $20.60 $25.35
Annual Wage (2) $22,720 $27,290 $34,130 $42,850 $52,720


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 45,270 11.92 $17.33 $36,050
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,260 4.55 $17.43 $36,250
Utility System Construction 3,100 0.74 $15.03 $31,270
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 620 0.10 $15.31 $31,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 290 0.05 $15.74 $32,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 45,270 11.92 $17.33 $36,050
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,260 4.55 $17.43 $36,250
Utility System Construction 3,100 0.74 $15.03 $31,270
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $19.80 $41,180
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 140 0.11 $19.01 $39,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.15 $19.80 $41,180
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 140 0.11 $19.01 $39,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $18.36 $38,190
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,260 4.55 $17.43 $36,250
Support Activities for Mining 45,270 11.92 $17.33 $36,050


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 23,630 2.23 4.91 $15.70 $32,650
Oklahoma 4,710 3.08 6.76 $16.20 $33,700
Louisiana 4,660 2.49 5.47 $16.67 $34,680
North Dakota 3,880 9.62 21.13 $22.18 $46,140
New Mexico 3,020 3.90 8.57 $17.74 $36,910




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 3,880 9.62 21.13 $22.18 $46,140
Wyoming 2,110 7.60 16.70 $19.19 $39,920
New Mexico 3,020 3.90 8.57 $17.74 $36,910
Alaska 1,030 3.23 7.09 $25.49 $53,030
Oklahoma 4,710 3.08 6.76 $16.20 $33,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,030 3.23 7.09 $25.49 $53,030
Montana 650 1.49 3.28 $22.97 $47,770
North Dakota 3,880 9.62 21.13 $22.18 $46,140
Wyoming 2,110 7.60 16.70 $19.19 $39,920
Colorado 2,770 1.25 2.74 $19.14 $39,810





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,990 1.51 3.32 $16.61 $34,540
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 2,010 7.32 16.08 $17.21 $35,800
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,850 2.11 4.62 $15.84 $32,950
Odessa, TX 1,660 24.39 53.57 $17.67 $36,760
Midland, TX 1,580 20.56 45.16 $15.08 $31,360
Lafayette, LA 1,280 8.46 18.58 $17.94 $37,320
Oklahoma City, OK 1,190 2.04 4.49 $16.57 $34,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.55 1.20 $16.49 $34,300
Longview, TX 770 7.84 17.22 $13.91 $28,930
Grand Junction, CO 680 11.72 25.74 $21.03 $43,740




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Odessa, TX 1,660 24.39 53.57 $17.67 $36,760
Midland, TX 1,580 20.56 45.16 $15.08 $31,360
Grand Junction, CO 680 11.72 25.74 $21.03 $43,740
Farmington, NM 550 11.04 24.24 $17.14 $35,650
Lafayette, LA 1,280 8.46 18.58 $17.94 $37,320
Longview, TX 770 7.84 17.22 $13.91 $28,930
Casper, WY 320 7.74 17.00 $21.57 $44,860
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 2,010 7.32 16.08 $17.21 $35,800
Greeley, CO 570 7.04 15.47 $19.24 $40,030
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 540 5.87 12.90 $16.31 $33,920




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 1.06 $28.43 $59,120
Yuba City, CA 40 1.01 2.21 $27.86 $57,960
Williamsport, PA 220 4.17 9.16 $23.27 $48,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.13 $22.20 $46,170
Casper, WY 320 7.74 17.00 $21.57 $44,860
Grand Junction, CO 680 11.72 25.74 $21.03 $43,740
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.19 0.42 $20.22 $42,060
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 640 0.52 1.14 $19.67 $40,920
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $19.57 $40,700
Hattiesburg, MS 50 0.83 1.82 $19.46 $40,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 4,450 17.54 38.53 $14.79 $30,750
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 3,130 50.63 111.21 $22.38 $46,550
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,390 19.06 41.86 $17.91 $37,250
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,060 16.18 35.53 $15.71 $32,670
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 1,640 31.90 70.07 $18.38 $38,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 3,130 50.63 111.21 $22.38 $46,550
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 1,640 31.90 70.07 $18.38 $38,230
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,390 19.06 41.86 $17.91 $37,250
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 4,450 17.54 38.53 $14.79 $30,750
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,060 16.18 35.53 $15.71 $32,670

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 940 12.80 28.12 $25.17 $52,360
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 520 15.26 33.52 $24.34 $50,620
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 3,130 50.63 111.21 $22.38 $46,550
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.48 1.06 $22.28 $46,340
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 710 11.83 25.99 $21.39 $44,490


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013