Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
73,450 3.1 % $18.12 $37,700 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.49 $13.85 $17.20 $21.64 $26.88
Annual Wage (2) $23,900 $28,810 $35,780 $45,020 $55,920


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 54,940 13.07 $17.99 $37,410
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,350 4.34 $18.35 $38,170
Utility System Construction 5,580 1.20 $18.76 $39,030
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 580 0.10 $15.82 $32,900
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 540 0.08 $20.59 $42,830

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 54,940 13.07 $17.99 $37,410
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,350 4.34 $18.35 $38,170
Utility System Construction 5,580 1.20 $18.76 $39,030
Natural Gas Distribution 240 0.22 $22.49 $46,770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 260 0.19 $17.66 $36,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 350 0.05 $24.50 $50,960
Natural Gas Distribution 240 0.22 $22.49 $46,770
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $22.32 $46,420
Specialized Freight Trucking (8) (8) $21.42 $44,560
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 540 0.08 $20.59 $42,830


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 32,160 2.86 5.27 $17.02 $35,400
Oklahoma 5,380 3.41 6.28 $17.09 $35,560
North Dakota 5,290 12.02 22.11 $21.62 $44,980
California 4,840 0.32 0.59 $20.30 $42,230
Louisiana 3,770 1.97 3.62 $18.28 $38,030



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 5,290 12.02 22.11 $21.62 $44,980
Wyoming 2,400 8.49 15.61 $20.41 $42,450
New Mexico 3,680 4.67 8.59 $17.83 $37,090
Oklahoma 5,380 3.41 6.28 $17.09 $35,560
Alaska 960 2.95 5.42 $24.11 $50,140



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 960 2.95 5.42 $24.11 $50,140
North Dakota 5,290 12.02 22.11 $21.62 $44,980
Montana 620 1.39 2.56 $20.87 $43,400
Wyoming 2,400 8.49 15.61 $20.41 $42,450
California 4,840 0.32 0.59 $20.30 $42,230




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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 7,330 2.58 4.74 $17.99 $37,430
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 2,620 8.86 16.30 $15.96 $33,190
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,950 2.09 3.85 $16.74 $34,830
Midland, TX 1,890 21.52 39.58 $17.30 $35,990
Odessa, TX 1,480 20.24 37.23 $18.10 $37,650
Corpus Christi, TX 1,450 7.78 14.32 $17.31 $36,010
Oklahoma City, OK 1,330 2.20 4.05 $18.38 $38,240
Greeley, CO 1,310 14.02 25.78 $19.10 $39,730
Lafayette, LA 1,170 7.46 13.73 $19.29 $40,120
Longview, TX 880 8.81 16.21 $15.99 $33,260



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 1,890 21.52 39.58 $17.30 $35,990
Odessa, TX 1,480 20.24 37.23 $18.10 $37,650
Casper, WY 610 14.24 26.20 $20.84 $43,360
Greeley, CO 1,310 14.02 25.78 $19.10 $39,730
Farmington, NM 560 11.46 21.08 $18.27 $38,010
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 2,620 8.86 16.30 $15.96 $33,190
Longview, TX 880 8.81 16.21 $15.99 $33,260
Corpus Christi, TX 1,450 7.78 14.32 $17.31 $36,010
San Angelo, TX 340 7.58 13.94 $17.40 $36,190
Lafayette, LA 1,170 7.46 13.73 $19.29 $40,120



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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.06 $62,530
Anchorage, AK (8) (8) (8) $25.67 $53,400
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.25 $52,520
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 80 0.24 0.45 $24.55 $51,060
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) $22.73 $47,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.70 $47,220
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $21.70 $45,140
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.22 0.41 $21.49 $44,690
Salt Lake City, UT 120 0.18 0.33 $21.29 $44,280
Casper, WY 610 14.24 26.20 $20.84 $43,360

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 6,510 24.94 45.88 $16.32 $33,940
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 4,420 53.43 98.30 $21.48 $44,690
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,090 22.77 41.89 $17.07 $35,500
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 3,070 23.23 42.74 $17.75 $36,930
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,940 15.38 28.30 $16.61 $34,540

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 Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 4,420 53.43 98.30 $21.48 $44,690
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 6,510 24.94 45.88 $16.32 $33,940
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 1,280 24.19 44.50 $18.64 $38,770
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 3,070 23.23 42.74 $17.75 $36,930
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,090 22.77 41.89 $17.07 $35,500

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 840 11.07 20.37 $23.79 $49,490
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 670 10.70 19.68 $22.54 $46,880
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 860 13.17 24.22 $22.35 $46,480
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 4,420 53.43 98.30 $21.48 $44,690
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 230 2.87 5.29 $21.06 $43,800


About May 2014 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 mean 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015