Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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)
32,280 5.4 % $12.74 $26,500 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.59 $9.36 $11.94 $15.73 $19.80
Annual Wage (2) $15,780 $19,470 $24,840 $32,720 $41,190

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 22,180 $12.56 $26,120
Oil and gas extraction 4,560 $13.46 $28,000
Utility system construction 460 $11.62 $24,170
Management of companies and enterprises 300 $13.12 $27,290
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 290 $11.50 $23,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing (7) $17.17 $35,700
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 40 $15.48 $32,190
Oil and gas extraction 4,560 $13.46 $28,000
Management of companies and enterprises 300 $13.12 $27,290
Ag., construction, and mining machinery mfg. 60 $12.60 $26,200

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 830 $13.68 $28,450 0.339%
New Mexico 2,380 $14.86 $30,900 0.315%
Alaska 570 $17.44 $36,280 0.194%
Texas 17,190 $12.26 $25,500 0.185%
Louisiana 3,100 $11.74 $24,420 0.167%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New York 120 $22.21 $46,190 0.001%
Alaska 570 $17.44 $36,280 0.194%
California 530 $16.70 $34,730 0.004%
Nebraska 70 $14.90 $30,990 0.008%
New Mexico 2,380 $14.86 $30,900 0.315%

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 1,590 $9.49 $19,750 1.515%
Houma, LA MSA 720 $10.73 $22,330 0.886%
Longview-Marshall, TX MSA 660 $12.15 $25,280 0.706%
Lafayette, LA MSA 960 $13.44 $27,950 0.580%
Enid, OK MSA 100 $11.89 $24,740 0.454%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Orange County, CA PMSA 40 $18.19 $37,830 0.003%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 130 $18.03 $37,510 0.003%
Ventura, CA PMSA 80 $17.03 $35,430 0.027%
Dallas, TX PMSA 400 $15.85 $32,960 0.021%
Bakersfield, CA MSA 160 $15.68 $32,610 0.068%

About May 2004 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: June 02, 2005

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