Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for roustabouts, oil and gas in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of roustabouts, oil and gas among California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Roustabouts, Oil and Gas in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,020
25th Percentile Wage
$35,050
50th Percentile Wage
$55,010
75th Percentile Wage
$69,230
90th Percentile Wage
$92,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $92,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.47
25th Percentile Wage
$16.85
50th Percentile Wage
$26.45
75th Percentile Wage
$33.28
90th Percentile Wage
$44.24

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.24. The median hourly salary is $26.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.47.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of roustabouts, oil and gas from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,01032.18%39.59%
201537,3101.02%-
201436,9309.61%-
201333,3800.45%-
201233,230--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Roustabouts, Oil and Gas in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in state of California ranges from $32,700 to $52,230. The highest paying area for roustabouts, oil and gas in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $52,230. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $44,800). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $32,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$52,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$44,800
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$44,270
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$39,850
Yuba City
$35,240
Bakersfield-Delano
$32,700


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