Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for roustabouts, oil and gas in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of roustabouts, oil and gas among Colorado metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,230
25th Percentile Wage
$34,520
50th Percentile Wage
$40,420
75th Percentile Wage
$53,490
90th Percentile Wage
$62,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of roustabouts, oil and gas from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,420
5.39% 10.37%
2016
$38,240
1.54% -
2015
$37,650
1.75% -
2014
$36,990
-0.22% -
2013
$37,070
2.27% -
2012
$36,230
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in state of Colorado ranges from $34,210 to $55,570. The highest paying area for roustabouts, oil and gas in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,570. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $50,100). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $34,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$55,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$50,100
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$46,430
Grand Junction
$44,560
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$38,040
Greeley
$37,000
Fort Collins-Loveland
$34,210




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