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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
54,810 4.3 % $19.34 $40,220 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.03 $15.15 $18.07 $22.69 $28.31
Annual Wage (2) $27,110 $31,500 $37,580 $47,200 $58,880


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 39,330 12.27 $19.01 $39,540
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,620 3.98 (8) (8)
Utility System Construction 4,740 0.89 $17.44 $36,280
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 830 0.12 $18.34 $38,140
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 420 0.12 $20.18 $41,980

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 39,330 12.27 $19.01 $39,540
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,620 3.98 (8) (8)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 310 2.85 $34.96 $72,710
Utility System Construction 4,740 0.89 $17.44 $36,280
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.19 $24.67 $51,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 310 2.85 $34.96 $72,710
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 30 (7) $25.49 $53,020
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.19 $24.67 $51,310
Truck Transportation 310 0.02 $22.93 $47,680
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.14 $22.74 $47,290


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 26,530 2.19 5.78 $18.69 $38,860
Oklahoma 5,570 3.49 9.23 $19.59 $40,750
New Mexico 3,840 4.73 12.49 $17.42 $36,230
North Dakota 3,220 7.72 20.40 $25.71 $53,490
Colorado 2,900 1.11 2.92 $21.52 $44,760




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 3,220 7.72 20.40 $25.71 $53,490
Wyoming 1,920 7.14 18.86 $21.39 $44,490
New Mexico 3,840 4.73 12.49 $17.42 $36,230
Oklahoma 5,570 3.49 9.23 $19.59 $40,750
Texas 26,530 2.19 5.78 $18.69 $38,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 3,220 7.72 20.40 $25.71 $53,490
Montana 250 0.53 1.41 $25.44 $52,910
Utah 400 0.28 0.73 $22.61 $47,040
Nebraska 100 0.10 0.27 $22.35 $46,490
Alabama (8) (8) (8) $22.03 $45,810





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,730 2.59 6.84 $19.34 $40,220
Midland, TX 2,600 25.57 67.53 $18.61 $38,710
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,800 0.50 1.33 $19.42 $40,400
Odessa, TX 1,740 22.78 60.15 $19.84 $41,280
Oklahoma City, OK 1,630 2.64 6.98 $20.61 $42,870
Greeley, CO 1,420 13.76 36.35 $19.69 $40,950
Pittsburgh, PA 980 0.86 2.26 $15.43 $32,100
Lafayette, LA 880 4.50 11.87 $18.89 $39,290
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 790 0.78 2.05 $18.88 $39,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 740 0.12 0.32 $19.16 $39,860




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)
Midland, TX 2,600 25.57 67.53 $18.61 $38,710
Odessa, TX 1,740 22.78 60.15 $19.84 $41,280
Greeley, CO 1,420 13.76 36.35 $19.69 $40,950
Farmington, NM 530 10.97 28.96 $17.93 $37,300
Victoria, TX 430 10.78 28.48 $20.38 $42,380
Enid, OK 250 10.22 26.99 $16.43 $34,180
Casper, WY 320 8.26 21.82 $22.69 $47,200
Grand Junction, CO 440 7.16 18.91 $23.27 $48,390
Longview, TX 540 5.89 15.56 $17.81 $37,040
Wichita Falls, TX 270 4.78 12.63 $19.06 $39,650




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 (8) (8) (8) $26.24 $54,580
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 400 0.27 0.71 $23.80 $49,500
Grand Junction, CO 440 7.16 18.91 $23.27 $48,390
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 70 0.38 1.00 $23.06 $47,970
Casper, WY 320 8.26 21.82 $22.69 $47,200
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $22.10 $45,980
Charleston, WV 90 0.81 2.13 $21.97 $45,700
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 250 0.45 1.19 $21.88 $45,500
Tyler, TX 110 1.05 2.76 $21.38 $44,480
Tulsa, OK 720 1.66 4.40 $21.11 $43,910

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 3,160 19.99 52.78 $17.25 $35,890
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 3,120 25.75 68.00 $25.81 $53,680
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,320 11.93 31.50 $17.54 $36,480
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,240 15.36 40.55 $16.64 $34,610
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,200 4.42 11.67 $17.67 $36,750

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)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 3,120 25.75 68.00 $25.81 $53,680
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 3,160 19.99 52.78 $17.25 $35,890
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,240 15.36 40.55 $16.64 $34,610
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 830 14.29 37.75 $19.27 $40,080
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,200 12.42 32.79 $20.05 $41,700

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 240 1.99 5.24 $27.85 $57,920
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 3,120 25.75 68.00 $25.81 $53,680
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 180 2.74 7.24 $25.44 $52,910
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.10 2.91 $24.36 $50,660
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.06 2.81 $24.34 $50,640


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019