Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
48,880 4.6 % $16.35 $34,020 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.36 $12.35 $15.27 $19.24 $24.56
Annual Wage (2) $21,550 $25,690 $31,770 $40,020 $51,090


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 34,520 12.96 $15.97 $33,220
Oil and Gas Extraction 9,680 6.24 $17.87 $37,160
Utility System Construction 2,340 0.61 $15.97 $33,210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 390 0.07 $12.82 $26,660
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 300 0.05 $15.70 $32,650

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 34,520 12.96 $15.97 $33,220
Oil and Gas Extraction 9,680 6.24 $17.87 $37,160
Utility System Construction 2,340 0.61 $15.97 $33,210
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 140 0.14 $14.89 $30,970
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 230 0.13 $14.36 $29,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 110 0.10 $18.44 $38,350
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $18.32 $38,110
Oil and Gas Extraction 9,680 6.24 $17.87 $37,160
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 110 0.10 $16.88 $35,110
Support Activities for Mining 34,520 12.96 $15.97 $33,220


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 18,670 1.85 4.81 $15.31 $31,840
Oklahoma 4,670 3.15 8.18 $16.00 $33,280
Louisiana 4,010 2.19 5.70 $15.17 $31,560
Colorado 3,190 1.48 3.85 $17.69 $36,800
California 3,000 0.21 0.56 $18.49 $38,460




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)
Wyoming 2,400 8.91 23.16 $19.51 $40,580
New Mexico 2,870 3.69 9.59 $16.14 $33,580
Alaska 1,080 3.52 9.15 $22.09 $45,950
Oklahoma 4,670 3.15 8.18 $16.00 $33,280
Louisiana 4,010 2.19 5.70 $15.17 $31,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,080 3.52 9.15 $22.09 $45,950
Utah 1,090 0.95 2.47 $20.95 $43,580
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,180
Wyoming 2,400 8.91 23.16 $19.51 $40,580
Arkansas 830 0.73 1.91 $18.71 $38,910

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)
Oklahoma City, OK 1,380 2.50 6.50 $16.23 $33,760
Lafayette, LA 1,040 7.32 19.04 $14.93 $31,050
Bakersfield, CA 1,020 4.06 10.55 $17.24 $35,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 970 0.49 1.26 $19.20 $39,940
Tulsa, OK 660 1.63 4.24 $18.08 $37,610
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 550 3.22 8.38 $14.54 $30,250
Greeley, CO 540 7.19 18.69 $14.73 $30,640
Odessa, TX 530 9.23 23.99 $16.42 $34,160
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 520 1.03 2.67 $16.05 $33,390
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 470 5.20 13.51 $15.93 $33,140




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)
Casper, WY 390 10.47 27.22 $21.61 $44,960
Odessa, TX 530 9.23 23.99 $16.42 $34,160
Farmington, NM 400 8.41 21.86 $17.26 $35,890
Lafayette, LA 1,040 7.32 19.04 $14.93 $31,050
Greeley, CO 540 7.19 18.69 $14.73 $30,640
Grand Junction, CO 310 5.44 14.15 $17.18 $35,740
Abilene, TX 320 5.21 13.56 $14.46 $30,090
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 470 5.20 13.51 $15.93 $33,140
Longview, TX 420 4.58 11.90 $14.40 $29,950
Wichita Falls, TX 240 4.27 11.11 $15.25 $31,720




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 90 0.53 1.38 $23.15 $48,160
Casper, WY 390 10.47 27.22 $21.61 $44,960
College Station-Bryan, TX 150 1.62 4.20 $20.84 $43,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.84 $41,260
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.16 0.42 $19.33 $40,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 970 0.49 1.26 $19.20 $39,940
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.37 0.95 $18.70 $38,900
Canton-Massillon, OH 30 0.22 0.56 $18.41 $38,300
Tulsa, OK 660 1.63 4.24 $18.08 $37,610
Farmington, NM 400 8.41 21.86 $17.26 $35,890

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 3,590 14.93 38.81 $13.17 $27,390
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,410 19.77 51.41 $15.91 $33,090
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 1,350 3.57 9.29 $16.15 $33,600
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 990 14.10 36.66 $21.93 $45,610
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 930 5.78 15.03 $15.05 $31,310

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,410 19.77 51.41 $15.91 $33,090
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,590 14.93 38.81 $13.17 $27,390
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 720 14.86 38.65 $16.70 $34,740
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 990 14.10 36.66 $21.93 $45,610
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 680 14.06 36.55 $18.27 $38,010

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 990 14.10 36.66 $21.93 $45,610
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 610 10.16 26.42 $20.65 $42,960
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,180
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 540 7.05 18.34 $19.69 $40,950
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.29 3.36 $19.13 $39,790


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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