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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
34,520 4.3 % $ 21.51 $ 44,730 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.16 $ 17.62 $ 18.71 $ 22.97 $ 29.25
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,460 $ 36,660 $ 38,920 $ 47,790 $ 60,830


Industry profile for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

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 23,450 11.05 $ 20.49 $ 42,620
Oil and Gas Extraction 4,660 4.37 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Utility System Construction 1,790 0.33 $ 22.05 $ 45,860
Truck Transportation 630 0.04 $ 18.37 $ 38,220
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 530 0.18 $ 20.04 $ 41,690

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 23,450 11.05 $ 20.49 $ 42,620
Oil and Gas Extraction 4,660 4.37 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.73 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Utility System Construction 1,790 0.33 $ 22.05 $ 45,860
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 530 0.18 $ 20.04 $ 41,690

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 80 0.73 $ 40.55 $ 84,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 120 0.01 $ 28.64 $ 59,580
Oil and Gas Extraction 4,660 4.37 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 160 0.02 $ 26.32 $ 54,740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $ 25.38 $ 52,800


Geographic profile for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas:

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.



Map of employment of roustabouts, oil and gas by state, May 2021


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 16,720 1.37 5.58 $ 20.51 $ 42,670
Oklahoma 3,170 2.04 8.31 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
New Mexico 2,400 3.09 12.61 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
North Dakota 1,840 4.65 18.97 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Louisiana 1,470 0.82 3.34 $ 24.80 $ 51,580


Map of location quotient of roustabouts, oil and gas by state, May 2021


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)
Wyoming 1,380 5.30 21.63 $ 23.31 $ 48,480
North Dakota 1,840 4.65 18.97 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
New Mexico 2,400 3.09 12.61 $ 20.96 $ 43,590
Oklahoma 3,170 2.04 8.31 $ 20.19 $ 41,990
Texas 16,720 1.37 5.58 $ 20.51 $ 42,670


Map of annual mean wages of roustabouts, oil and gas by state, May 2021


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)
Alaska 270 0.90 3.66 $ 31.12 $ 64,720
California 1,150 0.07 0.28 $ 27.73 $ 57,670
Montana 90 0.19 0.78 $ 25.58 $ 53,200
North Dakota 1,840 4.65 18.97 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Utah 330 0.21 0.86 $ 25.02 $ 52,040



Map of employment of roustabouts, oil and gas by area, May 2021


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 2,260 23.80 97.11 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,430 0.40 1.62 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Odessa, TX 1,270 18.94 77.31 $ 20.96 $ 43,610
Oklahoma City, OK 790 1.30 5.30 $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Pittsburgh, PA 620 0.60 2.44 $ 20.94 $ 43,560
Tulsa, OK 600 1.45 5.91 $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Bakersfield, CA 570 1.84 7.50 $ 25.67 $ 53,400
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 520 0.52 2.13 $ 20.72 $ 43,100
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 520 0.35 1.45 $ 26.22 $ 54,530
Corpus Christi, TX 380 2.16 8.81 $ 19.24 $ 40,020


Map of location quotient of roustabouts, oil and gas by area, May 2021


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 2,260 23.80 97.11 $ 20.09 $ 41,790
Odessa, TX 1,270 18.94 77.31 $ 20.96 $ 43,610
Farmington, NM 360 8.68 35.42 $ 20.44 $ 42,510
Enid, OK 120 5.17 21.10 $ 19.69 $ 40,950
Casper, WY 180 4.86 19.85 $ 21.61 $ 44,960
Longview, TX 350 3.89 15.87 $ 19.61 $ 40,790
San Angelo, TX 180 3.82 15.59 $ 18.63 $ 38,760
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 240 2.98 12.14 $ 34.11 $ 70,950
Victoria, TX 100 2.80 11.42 $ 18.81 $ 39,130
Grand Junction, CO 140 2.25 9.16 $ 20.94 $ 43,550


Map of annual mean wages of roustabouts, oil and gas by area, May 2021


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)
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $ 35.02 $ 72,850
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 240 2.98 12.14 $ 34.11 $ 70,950
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 520 0.35 1.45 $ 26.22 $ 54,530
Bakersfield, CA 570 1.84 7.50 $ 25.67 $ 53,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.14 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Wichita, KS 50 0.17 0.69 $ 24.13 $ 50,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 22.52 $ 46,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,430 0.40 1.62 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Oklahoma City, OK 790 1.30 5.30 $ 21.77 $ 45,280
Lafayette, LA 310 1.67 6.81 $ 21.72 $ 45,170

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 1,750 16.56 67.57 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 1,690 11.59 47.31 $ 20.97 $ 43,620
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,600 8.67 35.39 $ 18.99 $ 39,510
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 900 6.38 26.05 $ 18.47 $ 38,410
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 800 3.02 12.34 $ 18.47 $ 38,420

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 1,750 16.56 67.57 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 1,690 11.59 47.31 $ 20.97 $ 43,620
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,600 8.67 35.39 $ 18.99 $ 39,510
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 630 6.80 27.76 $ 19.02 $ 39,560
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 530 6.63 27.06 $ 22.80 $ 47,430

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.03 8.27 $ 29.54 $ 61,440
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 26.01 $ 54,090
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,750 16.56 67.57 $ 25.41 $ 52,850
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 290 3.64 14.87 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 570 6.05 24.69 $ 24.93 $ 51,850


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022