Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
51,290 4.3 % $19.46 $40,480 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.53 $14.72 $17.95 $23.22 $29.14
Annual Wage (2) $26,060 $30,620 $37,340 $48,300 $60,600


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 32,890 11.72 $18.96 $39,430
Utility System Construction 7,120 1.45 $21.24 $44,190
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,860 3.23 $20.07 $41,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 950 0.15 $17.50 $36,400
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 420 0.29 $17.84 $37,100

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 32,890 11.72 $18.96 $39,430
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,860 3.23 $20.07 $41,740
Utility System Construction 7,120 1.45 $21.24 $44,190
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 420 0.29 $17.84 $37,100
Natural Gas Distribution 250 0.22 $23.81 $49,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.94 $51,880
Natural Gas Distribution 250 0.22 $23.81 $49,520
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $23.51 $48,900
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 190 0.01 $22.65 $47,100
Coal Mining 40 0.07 $22.43 $46,650


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 22,840 1.94 5.32 $18.01 $37,460
Oklahoma 4,760 3.00 8.21 $18.55 $38,590
California 3,520 0.22 0.60 $26.85 $55,840
North Dakota 2,960 6.97 19.08 $23.34 $48,540
Louisiana 2,940 1.53 4.18 $18.63 $38,760




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 2,960 6.97 19.08 $23.34 $48,540
Wyoming 1,390 5.03 13.78 $21.10 $43,890
Oklahoma 4,760 3.00 8.21 $18.55 $38,590
New Mexico 2,160 2.68 7.33 $16.58 $34,480
Texas 22,840 1.94 5.32 $18.01 $37,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 570 1.77 4.85 $28.69 $59,670
California 3,520 0.22 0.60 $26.85 $55,840
North Dakota 2,960 6.97 19.08 $23.34 $48,540
Montana 390 0.87 2.38 $22.68 $47,180
Utah 490 0.36 0.98 $21.97 $45,700





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 6,980 2.38 6.51 $18.57 $38,620
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.82 4.99 $18.39 $38,260
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.03 2.82 $34.60 $71,960
Midland, TX 1,270 14.71 40.26 $18.94 $39,400
Lafayette, LA 1,230 6.01 16.45 $18.81 $39,120
Odessa, TX 1,160 17.04 46.65 $20.66 $42,970
Oklahoma City, OK 1,130 1.86 5.10 $19.78 $41,140
Bakersfield, CA 1,070 3.65 10.00 $18.96 $39,440
Greeley, CO 1,010 10.53 28.83 $19.35 $40,240
Tulsa, OK 780 1.80 4.93 $18.89 $39,280




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 1,160 17.04 46.65 $20.66 $42,970
Midland, TX 1,270 14.71 40.26 $18.94 $39,400
Greeley, CO 1,010 10.53 28.83 $19.35 $40,240
Farmington, NM 370 7.49 20.50 $16.97 $35,290
Lafayette, LA 1,230 6.01 16.45 $18.81 $39,120
Grand Junction, CO 350 5.95 16.28 $18.35 $38,170
Casper, WY 220 5.52 15.10 $22.52 $46,840
Longview, TX 510 5.28 14.46 $16.51 $34,350
Wichita Falls, TX 210 3.68 10.07 $17.63 $36,670
Bakersfield, CA 1,070 3.65 10.00 $18.96 $39,440




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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.03 2.82 $34.60 $71,960
Anchorage, AK 160 0.89 2.45 $30.26 $62,940
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $27.93 $58,090
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) $26.65 $55,440
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.42 $52,880
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA (8) (8) (8) $24.91 $51,810
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.13 0.36 $24.16 $50,260
Casper, WY 220 5.52 15.10 $22.52 $46,840
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $21.56 $44,850
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 600 0.42 1.15 $21.33 $44,370

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)
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,560 13.18 36.09 $16.64 $34,600
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,400 36.87 100.94 $23.65 $49,190
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,110 14.32 39.19 $15.77 $32,790
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 1,640 12.67 34.70 $16.49 $34,310
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,190 9.76 26.73 $18.08 $37,610

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 West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,400 36.87 100.94 $23.65 $49,190
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,110 14.32 39.19 $15.77 $32,790
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,560 13.18 36.09 $16.64 $34,600
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 1,640 12.67 34.70 $16.49 $34,310
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,190 9.76 26.73 $18.08 $37,610

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 400 5.46 14.96 $28.17 $58,600
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.90 2.46 $27.32 $56,820
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,030
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 230 1.96 5.37 $24.88 $51,760
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.59 $23.93 $49,780


About May 2016 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.

(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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017