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Highest Paying States for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $57,630, Alaska is the highest paying state for roustabouts, oil and gas. It is followed by Montana (average annual salary $52,770). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of roustabouts, oil and gas in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$57,630
$43,200 370
2 Montana
$52,770
$39,500 280
3 North Dakota
$51,860
$39,490 3,070
4 Alabama
$46,900
$30,840 70
5 Nebraska
$44,920
$26,740 70
6 Washington
$41,590
$29,250 60
7 Wyoming
$41,570
$31,600 1,760
8 Colorado
$40,420
$30,230 2,200
9 Utah
$39,980
$28,140 510
10 Kansas
$38,000
$26,770 1,000
11 New York
$37,960
$27,270 30
12 Oklahoma
$37,860
$28,050 5,080
13 Louisiana
$37,640
$25,960 2,620
14 Indiana
$37,570
$30,820 110
15 Florida
$36,520
$23,990 70
16 Michigan
$36,290
$26,770 300
17 Pennsylvania
$35,950
$26,480 1,340
18 West Virginia
$35,760
$22,510 590
19 Ohio
$35,190
$26,930 660
20 Texas
$35,060
$26,020 22,600
21 Illinois
$34,590
$23,800 140
22 Arkansas
$34,110
$20,320 320
23 New Mexico
$33,810
$26,610 2,470
24 Virginia
$33,680
$25,060 140
25 Mississippi
$33,510
$25,780 340
26 Kentucky
$32,980
$25,890 110
27 California
$31,780
$24,920 1,750
28 Georgia
$31,330
$26,170 40
29 Arizona
$28,220
$22,170 60

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of roustabouts, oil and gas in those states is not available at this time.

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