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Highest Paying Cities for Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

The top 100 highest paying cities for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining (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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $84,780, Salt Lake City, Utah is the highest paying city for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining. It is followed by Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $71,000). 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 service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Salt Lake City, Utah
$84,780
50
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$71,000
1,220
3 Corpus Christi, Texas
$70,200
590
4 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$68,860
90
5 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$66,360
390
6 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$64,330
370
7 Anchorage, Alaska
$62,730
340
8 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$62,620
130
9 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$61,880
110
10 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$60,780
400
11 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$59,560
530
12 Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$59,190
140
13 East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$58,080
160
14 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$57,670
1,310
15 Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$57,100
190
16 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$56,140
80
17 Farmington, New Mexico
$55,430
490
18 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$55,430
490
19 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$54,440
240
20 Lafayette, Louisiana
$54,190
920
21 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$54,060
250
22 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$53,800
170
23 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$53,650
170
24 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,420
1,480
25 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,360
2,350
26 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$53,250
860
27 Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$53,220
120
28 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$52,270
2,050
29 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$52,030
430
30 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$52,010
580
31 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$51,510
80
32 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$51,250
280
33 Charleston, West Virginia
$51,150
100
34 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$50,980
860
35 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$50,950
80
36 Casper, Wyoming
$49,960
330
37 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$49,900
n/a
38 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$49,530
70
39 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$49,010
5,800
40 South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$48,250
70
41 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$47,670
50
42 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$47,370
680
43 Tyler, Texas
$46,780
280
44 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$46,590
870
45 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$46,270
420
46 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$46,190
190
47 San Angelo, Texas
$46,120
250
48 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$45,980
60
49 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$45,870
420
50 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$45,790
390
51 Grand Junction, Colorado
$45,600
200
52 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$45,520
120
53 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$45,330
260
54 Odessa, Texas
$44,670
1,160
55 Midland, Texas
$44,470
1,830
56 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$44,090
250
57 Victoria, Texas
$43,730
260
58 Wichita Falls, Texas
$43,630
140
59 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$43,620
190
60 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$43,610
40
61 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$43,570
160
62 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$43,540
n/a
63 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$43,310
110
64 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$43,310
110
65 Greeley, Colorado
$43,300
750
66 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$42,490
1,070
67 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$41,220
240
68 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$41,130
100
69 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$40,930
1,050
70 Laredo, Texas
$40,650
260
71 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$40,550
170
72 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$40,540
810
73 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$40,310
420
74 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$39,860
50
75 Amarillo, Texas
$39,700
30
76 Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$39,510
140
77 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$39,130
60
78 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$39,050
550
79 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$38,910
250
80 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$38,780
150
81 Longview, Texas
$38,680
690
82 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$38,660
1,130
83 Abilene, Texas
$38,080
110
84 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$37,990
140
85 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$37,020
40
86 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$36,870
570
87 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$36,000
200
88 Wichita, Kansas
$30,590
40
89 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$28,550
90
90 Kansas City, Missouri
$28,160
30
91 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$26,870
110
92 Evansville, Kentucky
$24,100
n/a
93 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$23,190
110
See also: Highest paying industries for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining.