Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
48,140 4.1 % $19.16 $39,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.78 $14.69 $17.77 $22.65 $28.39
Annual Wage (2) $26,580 $30,550 $36,960 $47,110 $59,050


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 32,960 12.08 $19.09 $39,710
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,190 3.83 $20.99 $43,660
Utility System Construction 4,590 0.90 $17.05 $35,470
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,090 0.17 $18.38 $38,240
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 420 0.12 $18.42 $38,300

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 32,960 12.08 $19.09 $39,710
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,190 3.83 $20.99 $43,660
Utility System Construction 4,590 0.90 $17.05 $35,470
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 210 0.19 $20.71 $43,070
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,090 0.17 $18.38 $38,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 160 0.14 $25.74 $53,530
Coal Mining (8) (8) $22.51 $46,810
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 40 0.13 $21.84 $45,440
Truck Transportation 320 0.02 $21.48 $44,670
Oil and Gas Extraction 5,190 3.83 $20.99 $43,660


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 22,600 1.90 5.63 $18.16 $37,770
Oklahoma 5,080 3.23 9.57 $19.10 $39,730
North Dakota 3,070 7.37 21.83 $24.64 $51,250
Louisiana 2,620 1.37 4.07 $19.35 $40,250
New Mexico 2,470 3.08 9.11 $17.31 $36,010




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 3,070 7.37 21.83 $24.64 $51,250
Wyoming 1,760 6.57 19.44 $21.47 $44,660
Oklahoma 5,080 3.23 9.57 $19.10 $39,730
New Mexico 2,470 3.08 9.11 $17.31 $36,010
Texas 22,600 1.90 5.63 $18.16 $37,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 370 1.15 3.40 $27.87 $57,980
Montana 280 0.60 1.78 $25.18 $52,380
North Dakota 3,070 7.37 21.83 $24.64 $51,250
Alabama 70 0.03 0.10 $23.42 $48,710
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.22 $21.79 $45,330



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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 7,260 2.48 7.33 $18.26 $37,980
Midland, TX 1,840 20.80 61.60 $18.54 $38,550
Oklahoma City, OK 1,360 2.26 6.69 $19.04 $39,600
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,330 1.34 3.96 $17.98 $37,390
Odessa, TX 1,110 16.18 47.92 $20.92 $43,510
Greeley, CO 970 9.97 29.52 $18.46 $38,400
Lafayette, LA 910 4.64 13.73 $20.07 $41,750
Tulsa, OK 850 1.97 5.85 $20.11 $41,820
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 690 0.69 2.05 $20.98 $43,640
Pittsburgh, PA 660 0.58 1.72 $18.77 $39,050


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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 1,840 20.80 61.60 $18.54 $38,550
Odessa, TX 1,110 16.18 47.92 $20.92 $43,510
Greeley, CO 970 9.97 29.52 $18.46 $38,400
Farmington, NM 440 8.99 26.62 $17.26 $35,890
Enid, OK 220 8.42 24.93 $15.77 $32,800
Victoria, TX 320 8.12 24.05 $19.52 $40,610
Casper, WY 210 5.67 16.80 $20.72 $43,100
Grand Junction, CO 330 5.58 16.52 $21.99 $45,740
Wichita Falls, TX 270 4.73 14.02 $19.10 $39,720
Lafayette, LA 910 4.64 13.73 $20.07 $41,750


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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 110 0.65 1.93 $30.39 $63,200
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 450 0.31 0.92 $23.87 $49,640
Charleston, WV 80 0.73 2.16 $22.40 $46,600
Lake Charles, LA 300 2.67 7.91 $22.18 $46,130
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 340 0.62 1.84 $22.00 $45,750
Grand Junction, CO 330 5.58 16.52 $21.99 $45,740
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 30 0.26 0.76 $21.92 $45,590
Akron, OH (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $44,530
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 690 0.69 2.05 $20.98 $43,640
Odessa, TX 1,110 16.18 47.92 $20.92 $43,510

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)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,590 42.44 125.68 $24.81 $51,610
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,400 12.57 37.21 $16.56 $34,450
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 1,940 15.29 45.27 $17.34 $36,070
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 1,510 10.52 31.14 $16.26 $33,820
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 960 10.11 29.92 $20.35 $42,320

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 2,590 42.44 125.68 $24.81 $51,610
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 1,940 15.29 45.27 $17.34 $36,070
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,400 12.57 37.21 $16.56 $34,450
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 700 11.64 34.47 $22.64 $47,090
Northeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 490 10.64 31.50 $19.44 $40,440

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 170 1.49 4.41 $26.78 $55,710
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.23 3.64 $25.55 $53,140
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 2,590 42.44 125.68 $24.81 $51,610
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 4.90 14.52 $24.81 $51,610
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 410 7.27 21.52 $24.06 $50,040


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018