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Highest Paying Industries for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

The top 41 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $55,010, nonresidential building construction is the highest paying industry for roustabouts, oil and gas. It is followed by construction of buildings industry (average annual salary $54,150). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of roustabouts, oil and gas in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 41 Highest Paying Industries for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Nonresidential Building Construction
$55,010
350
2 Construction of Buildings
$54,150
380
3 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,180
80
4 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$45,890
n/a
5 Building Equipment Contractors
$45,660
n/a
6 Specialized Freight Trucking
$44,570
n/a
7 Natural Gas Distribution
$44,500
240
8 Utilities
$44,500
240
9 Transportation and Warehousing
$43,690
110
10 Truck Transportation
$43,500
110
11 Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$39,810
540
12 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$39,810
540
13 Machinery Manufacturing
$38,660
110
14 Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$38,530
100
15 Manufacturing
$38,050
230
16 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$37,880
90
17 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$36,960
100
18 Oil and Gas Extraction
$36,530
8,350
19 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$36,520
110
20 Mining
$35,900
63,300
21 Support Activities for Mining
$35,830
54,940
22 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$35,740
110
23 Temporary Help Services
$35,640
n/a
24 Administrative and Support Services
$35,500
n/a
25 Wholesale Trade
$35,500
800
26 Employment Services
$35,410
n/a
27 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,320
n/a
28 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$34,730
n/a
29 Construction
$34,070
6,830
30 Rental and Leasing Services
$33,970
270
31 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,970
270
32 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$33,600
5,680
33 Utility System Construction
$33,560
5,580
34 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$33,300
260
35 Specialty Trade Contractors
$32,930
760
36 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$31,490
n/a
37 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$30,260
580
38 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,670
380
39 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$28,820
110
40 Repair and Maintenance
$28,820
110
41 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,820
110
See also: Highest paying cities for roustabouts, oil and gas.