Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

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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)
32,720 7.3 % $11.84 $24,640 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.46 $8.54 $10.70 $14.09 $18.49
Annual Wage (2) $15,520 $17,750 $22,260 $29,300 $38,460

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Support activities for mining 19,330 $12.15 $25,260 1 7
Oil and gas extraction 3,610 $13.83 $28,760 2 3
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 230 $16.05 $33,380 3 1
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 220 $11.40 $23,700 4 10
Management of companies and enterprises 210 $12.03 $25,030 5 8

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 230 $16.05 $33,380 3 1
Nonresidential building construction (6) $13.95 $29,010 (6) 2
Oil and gas extraction 3,610 $13.83 $28,760 2 3
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing 210 $13.64 $28,370 6 4
Pipeline transportation of crude oil (6) $13.49 $28,060 (6) 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wyoming 940 $14.10 $29,330 0.390% 284
New Mexico 2,830 $13.41 $27,900 0.385% 356
Alaska 650 $18.07 $37,580 0.222% 277
Texas 17,380 $10.65 $22,150 0.189% 614
Oklahoma 2,130 $13.51 $28,090 0.150% 396

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
New York 130 $21.12 $43,930 0.002% 315
Alaska 650 $18.07 $37,580 0.222% 277
North Dakota 370 $15.12 $31,440 0.118% 255
California 1,090 $14.55 $30,260 0.008% 515
Colorado 550 $14.34 $29,830 0.026% 462

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Odessa-Midland, TX MSA 1,300 $9.63 $20,040 1.271%
Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 970 $11.06 $22,990 1.065%
Houma, LA MSA 810 $10.34 $21,520 0.999%
Enid, OK MSA 60 $11.38 $23,670 0.299%
Greeley, CO PMSA 180 $12.77 $26,570 0.257%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anchorage, AK MSA (6) $23.26 $48,380 (6)
Tulsa, OK MSA 300 $17.13 $35,630 0.080%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 110 $16.54 $34,410 0.003%
Ventura, CA PMSA 120 $15.77 $32,800 0.041%
Casper, WY MSA (6) $15.14 $31,490 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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