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Highest Paying Cities for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

The top 100 highest paying cities for roustabouts, oil and gas (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of roustabouts, oil and gas in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $64,790, Anchorage, Alaska is the highest paying city for roustabouts, oil and gas. It is followed by Salt Lake City, Utah (average annual salary $64,530). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of roustabouts, oil and gas in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Anchorage, Alaska
$64,790
160
2 Salt Lake City, Utah
$64,530
90
3 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$58,430
400
4 Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$54,760
230
5 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$53,680
70
6 Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$52,750
70
7 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$52,230
1,640
8 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$50,320
2,400
9 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$47,170
270
10 Casper, Wyoming
$46,610
220
11 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$45,400
550
12 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$44,820
230
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$44,800
930
14 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$44,270
70
15 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$43,640
370
16 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$42,820
70
17 Odessa, Texas
$42,720
1,160
18 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$42,620
370
19 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$42,460
80
20 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$42,410
310
21 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$42,220
70
22 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$41,810
100
23 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$41,800
1,130
24 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$41,730
220
25 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$41,050
40
26 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$41,040
260
27 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$40,780
270
28 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$40,640
380
29 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$40,130
600
30 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$40,090
450
31 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$39,850
40
32 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$39,240
60
33 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$39,010
300
34 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$38,550
280
35 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$38,250
780
36 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$38,090
390
37 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$37,730
60
38 Charleston, West Virginia
$37,670
130
39 Abilene, Texas
$37,640
230
40 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$37,400
230
41 Greeley, Colorado
$37,320
1,010
42 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$37,250
130
43 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$37,200
550
44 Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area, Indiana
$37,140
120
45 Lafayette, Louisiana
$36,950
1,230
46 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$36,730
2,090
47 Wichita, Kansas
$36,710
50
48 Grand Junction, Colorado
$36,590
350
49 Tyler, Texas
$36,560
n/a
50 Lubbock, Texas
$36,480
30
51 Wichita Falls, Texas
$36,260
210
52 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$36,250
1,790
53 Midland, Texas
$36,230
1,270
54 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$36,180
50
55 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$36,050
230
56 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$35,970
1,190
57 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$35,960
40
58 Corpus Christi, Texas
$35,840
540
59 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$35,840
6,980
60 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$35,800
750
61 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$35,750
290
62 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$35,680
120
63 San Angelo, Texas
$35,600
160
64 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$35,450
60
65 Yuba City, California
$35,240
40
66 Williamsport, Pennsylvania
$35,160
100
67 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$35,010
760
68 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$34,940
770
69 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$34,930
70
70 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$34,820
340
71 Victoria, Texas
$34,720
510
72 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$34,580
260
73 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$34,560
240
74 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$34,430
90
75 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$34,010
190
76 Longview, Texas
$33,980
510
77 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$33,870
90
78 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$33,670
2,560
79 Farmington, New Mexico
$33,610
370
80 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$33,410
740
81 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$33,400
120
82 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$33,280
740
83 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$33,120
600
84 Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$33,120
80
85 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$33,100
290
86 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$32,700
1,070
87 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$32,350
1,640
88 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$31,490
2,110
89 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$31,390
110
90 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$31,140
30
91 Hattiesburg, Mississippi
$30,660
50
92 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$30,620
230
93 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$30,270
120
94 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$30,030
70
95 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$29,650
120
96 Laredo, Texas
$29,190
240
97 Kansas City, Missouri
$28,870
30
98 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$27,190
530
99 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$25,930
n/a
100 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$23,930
50
See also: Highest paying industries for roustabouts, oil and gas.