Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
35,010 9.9 % $11.74 $24,420 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.49 $8.48 $10.53 $14.00 $18.82
Annual Wage (2) $15,580 $17,630 $21,890 $29,110 $39,140

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support activities for mining 19,570 $12.23 $25,430
Oil and gas extraction 3,990 $13.47 $28,010
Utility system construction 950 $9.50 $19,760
Management of companies and enterprises 230 $12.57 $26,150
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 230 $12.07 $25,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Pipeline transportation of crude oil 40 $20.38 $42,380
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing (7) $17.26 $35,900
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 80 $14.13 $29,400
Nonresidential building construction (7) $13.48 $28,040
Oil and gas extraction 3,990 $13.47 $28,010

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
Wyoming 870 $14.41 $29,980 0.361%
New Mexico 2,670 $13.46 $28,000 0.357%
Texas 20,500 $10.90 $22,680 0.222%
Alaska 590 $17.46 $36,310 0.203%
Oklahoma 2,030 $13.03 $27,110 0.143%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 130 $21.58 $44,890 0.002%
Alaska 590 $17.46 $36,310 0.203%
North Dakota 330 $14.63 $30,430 0.105%
California 790 $14.63 $30,430 0.005%
Wyoming 870 $14.41 $29,980 0.361%

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 1,350 $9.54 $19,840 1.304%
Houma, LA MSA 880 $9.43 $19,620 1.070%
Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 860 $12.03 $25,030 0.936%
Enid, OK MSA 90 $11.71 $24,360 0.412%
Lafayette, LA MSA 640 $12.44 $25,880 0.389%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 150 $18.18 $37,820 0.004%
Orange County, CA PMSA 40 $17.59 $36,580 0.003%
Ventura, CA PMSA 100 $15.77 $32,800 0.034%
Casper, WY MSA (7) $14.93 $31,060 (7)
Tulsa, OK MSA (7) $14.35 $29,860 (7)

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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