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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

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National estimates for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Industry profile for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Geographic profile for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

National estimates for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
44,710 3.7 % $ 20.27 $ 42,160 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.80 $ 16.27 $ 18.95 $ 23.43 $ 29.16
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,700 $ 33,850 $ 39,420 $ 48,740 $ 60,650


Industry profile for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 32,980 12.12 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
Oil and Gas Extraction 4,220 3.39 $ 23.45 $ 48,770
Utility System Construction 2,800 0.50 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 530 0.08 $ 18.19 $ 37,830
Truck Transportation 490 0.03 $ 20.79 $ 43,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 32,980 12.12 $ 19.88 $ 41,350
Oil and Gas Extraction 4,220 3.39 $ 23.45 $ 48,770
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 200 1.65 $ 35.61 $ 74,070
Utility System Construction 2,800 0.50 $ 19.04 $ 39,610
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 310 0.15 $ 18.98 $ 39,470

Top paying industries for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 200 1.65 $ 35.61 $ 74,070
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $ 27.79 $ 57,800
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying (8) (8) $ 27.28 $ 56,750
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $ 24.08 $ 50,090
Oil and Gas Extraction 4,220 3.39 $ 23.45 $ 48,770


Geographic profile for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 21,860 1.81 5.62 $ 20.02 $ 41,650
Oklahoma 3,740 2.39 7.44 $ 20.04 $ 41,680
New Mexico 3,550 4.51 14.04 $ 17.67 $ 36,750
North Dakota 2,920 7.29 22.68 $ 25.45 $ 52,940
Colorado 2,290 0.89 2.77 $ 22.02 $ 45,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 2,920 7.29 22.68 $ 25.45 $ 52,940
Wyoming 1,730 6.60 20.54 $ 22.84 $ 47,520
New Mexico 3,550 4.51 14.04 $ 17.67 $ 36,750
Oklahoma 3,740 2.39 7.44 $ 20.04 $ 41,680
Texas 21,860 1.81 5.62 $ 20.02 $ 41,650




Top paying states for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 60 0.12 0.38 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
North Dakota 2,920 7.29 22.68 $ 25.45 $ 52,940
Alaska 330 1.11 3.45 $ 24.12 $ 50,170
Michigan 320 0.08 0.26 $ 23.07 $ 47,990
Wyoming 1,730 6.60 20.54 $ 22.84 $ 47,520





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, TX 2,700 27.13 84.41 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Odessa, TX 1,530 20.82 64.76 $ 21.48 $ 44,670
Oklahoma City, OK 1,280 2.09 6.51 $ 21.08 $ 43,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 1.08 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,040 1.04 3.23 $ 19.40 $ 40,340
Pittsburgh, PA 980 0.92 2.86 $ 17.24 $ 35,860
Greeley, CO 960 9.19 28.59 $ 19.84 $ 41,270
Longview, TX 640 6.91 21.49 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 490 0.34 1.05 $ 25.02 $ 52,030
Austin-Round Rock, TX 490 0.46 1.44 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Midland, TX 2,700 27.13 84.41 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Odessa, TX 1,530 20.82 64.76 $ 21.48 $ 44,670
Enid, OK 270 11.56 35.96 $ 17.36 $ 36,110
Greeley, CO 960 9.19 28.59 $ 19.84 $ 41,270
Farmington, NM 380 8.64 26.89 $ 17.67 $ 36,750
Longview, TX 640 6.91 21.49 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
Casper, WY 210 5.68 17.66 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Grand Junction, CO 320 5.41 16.84 $ 21.99 $ 45,730
San Angelo, TX 190 4.10 12.76 $ 18.14 $ 37,720
Cheyenne, WY 160 3.48 10.81 $ 17.64 $ 36,680




Top paying metropolitan areas for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 50 0.32 0.99 $ 27.56 $ 57,330
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $ 25.09 $ 52,180
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 490 0.34 1.05 $ 25.02 $ 52,030
Charleston, WV 40 0.42 1.31 $ 24.63 $ 51,220
Casper, WY 210 5.68 17.66 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
Wichita, KS 100 0.33 1.04 $ 23.11 $ 48,070
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 190 2.31 7.20 $ 22.86 $ 47,550
Tulsa, OK 430 1.02 3.16 $ 22.51 $ 46,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 1.08 $ 22.01 $ 45,770
Grand Junction, CO 320 5.41 16.84 $ 21.99 $ 45,730

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,860 24.75 77.00 $ 25.51 $ 53,050
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,850 18.26 56.80 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,820 9.48 29.50 $ 18.22 $ 37,910
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,780 12.34 38.40 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,210 4.50 14.01 $ 18.16 $ 37,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,860 24.75 77.00 $ 25.51 $ 53,050
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,850 18.26 56.80 $ 17.43 $ 36,250
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,780 12.34 38.40 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,820 9.48 29.50 $ 18.22 $ 37,910
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 660 7.94 24.69 $ 21.50 $ 44,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 2.25 $ 27.50 $ 57,200
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 1.14 3.55 $ 26.07 $ 54,220
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,860 24.75 77.00 $ 25.51 $ 53,050
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 260 2.28 7.10 $ 25.47 $ 52,990
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 640 6.85 21.30 $ 24.61 $ 51,190


About May 2020 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021