Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
68,230 3.3 % $17.39 $36,170 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.98 $13.32 $16.62 $20.73 $25.56
Annual Wage (2) $22,850 $27,710 $34,560 $43,120 $53,170


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 51,980 13.02 $17.52 $36,450
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,940 4.64 $17.47 $36,330
Utility System Construction 3,570 0.80 $15.75 $32,760
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 810 0.12 $15.82 $32,900
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 520 0.09 $15.78 $32,820

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 51,980 13.02 $17.52 $36,450
Oil and Gas Extraction 8,940 4.64 $17.47 $36,330
Utility System Construction 3,570 0.80 $15.75 $32,760
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 270 0.20 $17.38 $36,140
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.16 $20.68 $43,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialized Freight Trucking (8) (8) $23.97 $49,860
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.16 $20.68 $43,010
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $18.67 $38,830
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 60 0.06 $18.07 $37,580
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 100 0.01 $17.69 $36,790


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 30,290 2.78 5.39 $16.35 $34,010
North Dakota 4,640 10.97 21.32 $21.29 $44,290
Oklahoma 4,480 2.88 5.59 $16.92 $35,200
Louisiana 4,160 2.21 4.29 $18.10 $37,650
California 3,870 0.26 0.51 $17.11 $35,590




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)
North Dakota 4,640 10.97 21.32 $21.29 $44,290
Wyoming 2,350 8.43 16.39 $19.42 $40,380
New Mexico 3,340 4.27 8.29 $17.96 $37,350
Alaska 1,030 3.18 6.18 $23.25 $48,370
Oklahoma 4,480 2.88 5.59 $16.92 $35,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,030 3.18 6.18 $23.25 $48,370
Montana 600 1.36 2.64 $22.39 $46,570
North Dakota 4,640 10.97 21.32 $21.29 $44,290
Wyoming 2,350 8.43 16.39 $19.42 $40,380
Colorado 3,080 1.34 2.61 $19.04 $39,600





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 6,440 2.34 4.54 $16.93 $35,210
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 2,760 9.58 18.61 $15.89 $33,050
Midland, TX 2,070 25.06 48.69 $16.80 $34,950
Odessa, TX 1,870 26.43 51.37 $17.55 $36,500
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,580 1.73 3.37 $15.25 $31,710
Corpus Christi, TX 1,470 7.93 15.42 $16.77 $34,880
Lafayette, LA 1,290 8.35 16.22 $18.88 $39,270
Oklahoma City, OK 1,190 2.00 3.88 $17.97 $37,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.47 0.91 $15.95 $33,180
Longview, TX 910 9.21 17.90 $14.40 $29,950




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)
Odessa, TX 1,870 26.43 51.37 $17.55 $36,500
Midland, TX 2,070 25.06 48.69 $16.80 $34,950
Casper, WY 590 13.97 27.16 $19.36 $40,270
Farmington, NM 580 11.41 22.17 $17.41 $36,210
Grand Junction, CO 650 11.25 21.86 $21.27 $44,240
Victoria, TX 490 9.66 18.77 $17.34 $36,080
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 2,760 9.58 18.61 $15.89 $33,050
Longview, TX 910 9.21 17.90 $14.40 $29,950
Lafayette, LA 1,290 8.35 16.22 $18.88 $39,270
Corpus Christi, TX 1,470 7.93 15.42 $16.77 $34,880




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 120 0.67 1.29 $26.61 $55,350
Grand Junction, CO 650 11.25 21.86 $21.27 $44,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.24 $20.83 $43,330
Williamsport, PA 160 3.04 5.92 $20.22 $42,060
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 190 0.55 1.08 $20.00 $41,600
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 0.26 0.50 $19.73 $41,030
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 490 0.38 0.74 $19.71 $41,000
Casper, WY 590 13.97 27.16 $19.36 $40,270
Salt Lake City, UT 400 0.63 1.21 $19.13 $39,780
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.30 0.58 $19.00 $39,520

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 6,010 23.35 45.37 $15.43 $32,100
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 4,110 56.30 109.41 $21.22 $44,140
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,670 20.75 40.33 $18.12 $37,680
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,590 19.58 38.06 $17.31 $36,010
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,580 13.47 26.18 $16.52 $34,360

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 4,110 56.30 109.41 $21.22 $44,140
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 1,450 28.44 55.26 $17.61 $36,630
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 6,010 23.35 45.37 $15.43 $32,100
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 2,670 20.75 40.33 $18.12 $37,680
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,590 19.58 38.06 $17.31 $36,010

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)
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 460 12.92 25.10 $23.30 $48,460
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 530 8.58 16.68 $21.85 $45,440
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 790 12.68 24.64 $21.26 $44,220
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 4,110 56.30 109.41 $21.22 $44,140
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 4.66 9.06 $20.78 $43,220


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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