Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
51,540 3.7 % $16.67 $34,680 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.51 $12.69 $15.86 $19.76 $24.78
Annual Wage (2) $21,860 $26,390 $32,980 $41,100 $51,550


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 39,070 12.22 $16.63 $34,590
Oil and Gas Extraction 7,740 4.76 $17.11 $35,590
Utility System Construction 2,340 0.59 $16.18 $33,650
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 690 0.11 $15.11 $31,430
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 280 0.05 $13.83 $28,760

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 39,070 12.22 $16.63 $34,590
Oil and Gas Extraction 7,740 4.76 $17.11 $35,590
Utility System Construction 2,340 0.59 $16.18 $33,650
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 130 0.14 $15.43 $32,090
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 690 0.11 $15.11 $31,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 110 0.10 $19.51 $40,590
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 30 0.02 $19.28 $40,090
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.08 $18.69 $38,870
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $17.46 $36,310
Employment Services 120 (7) $17.20 $35,780


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 19,740 1.92 4.77 $15.84 $32,940
Oklahoma 4,970 3.32 8.25 $16.28 $33,860
Louisiana 4,590 2.49 6.20 $15.40 $32,030
Colorado 2,650 1.22 3.03 $17.89 $37,220
New Mexico 2,630 3.38 8.42 $16.42 $34,150




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 2,280 8.38 20.85 $19.77 $41,130
North Dakota 2,020 5.44 13.53 $19.39 $40,340
New Mexico 2,630 3.38 8.42 $16.42 $34,150
Oklahoma 4,970 3.32 8.25 $16.28 $33,860
Alaska 910 2.91 7.24 $23.25 $48,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 910 2.91 7.24 $23.25 $48,370
Montana 330 0.77 1.92 $22.05 $45,870
Wyoming 2,280 8.38 20.85 $19.77 $41,130
North Dakota 2,020 5.44 13.53 $19.39 $40,340
Florida 100 0.01 0.04 $18.99 $39,500





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 4,280 1.68 4.17 $17.40 $36,200
Oklahoma City, OK 1,730 3.05 7.60 $16.63 $34,590
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 1,470 5.71 14.21 $17.67 $36,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,410 0.69 1.72 $17.84 $37,110
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,310 1.54 3.83 $15.88 $33,030
Lafayette, LA 1,200 8.27 20.58 $15.77 $32,800
Midland, TX 1,110 15.92 39.62 $16.02 $33,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 960 0.80 1.98 $17.70 $36,810
Longview, TX 920 9.73 24.21 $13.57 $28,220
Odessa, TX 920 14.81 36.85 $17.50 $36,400




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 1,110 15.92 39.62 $16.02 $33,320
Odessa, TX 920 14.81 36.85 $17.50 $36,400
Casper, WY 400 10.14 25.25 $21.97 $45,700
Longview, TX 920 9.73 24.21 $13.57 $28,220
Farmington, NM 460 9.47 23.57 $17.10 $35,580
Grand Junction, CO 470 8.29 20.62 $19.79 $41,160
Lafayette, LA 1,200 8.27 20.58 $15.77 $32,800
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 680 7.56 18.82 $16.19 $33,680
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 1,470 5.71 14.21 $17.67 $36,750
Abilene, TX 320 5.04 12.53 $14.47 $30,090




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 60 0.34 0.84 $26.00 $54,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 330 0.09 0.21 $22.09 $45,940
Casper, WY 400 10.14 25.25 $21.97 $45,700
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.25 0.62 $20.54 $42,730
College Station-Bryan, TX 240 2.66 6.63 $20.12 $41,840
Grand Junction, CO 470 8.29 20.62 $19.79 $41,160
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.19 0.47 $19.28 $40,100
Salt Lake City, UT 210 0.35 0.87 $19.11 $39,750
Pittsburgh, PA 420 0.37 0.93 $18.16 $37,770
Laredo, TX 160 1.89 4.71 $18.00 $37,450

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 3,690 14.92 37.14 $14.32 $29,790
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,100 16.97 42.23 $16.22 $33,730
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,620 34.82 86.67 $19.57 $40,700
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 1,030 2.72 6.76 $16.07 $33,430
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 970 6.05 15.07 $15.88 $33,020

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 1,620 34.82 86.67 $19.57 $40,700
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,100 16.97 42.23 $16.22 $33,730
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 3,690 14.92 37.14 $14.32 $29,790
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 850 11.81 29.38 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 550 11.23 27.96 $17.28 $35,940

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)
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 220 6.80 16.92 $24.40 $50,750
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 160 4.53 11.27 $19.92 $41,430
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 1,620 34.82 86.67 $19.57 $40,700
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 580 9.41 23.42 $19.44 $40,430
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 160 0.58 1.43 $19.17 $39,870


About May 2011 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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