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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 $59,350, Alaska is the highest paying state for roustabouts, oil and gas. It is followed by California (average annual salary $55,010). 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 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
$59,350
$44,370 570
2 California
$55,010
$28,020 3,520
3 North Dakota
$49,140
$34,790 2,960
4 Montana
$47,350
$31,220 390
5 Wyoming
$43,180
$31,690 1,390
6 Nebraska
$42,820
$30,110 40
7 Utah
$40,960
$31,050 490
8 Kansas
$40,390
$28,050 1,180
9 Pennsylvania
$38,250
$26,150 1,590
10 Colorado
$38,240
$28,520 2,570
11 New York
$37,960
$27,270 30
12 Oklahoma
$37,220
$26,380 4,760
13 Michigan
$37,110
$26,770 320
14 Indiana
$36,810
$28,610 150
15 Louisiana
$36,730
$25,080 2,940
16 Florida
$36,520
$23,990 70
17 Alabama
$36,490
$23,720 140
18 Virginia
$35,560
$26,150 140
19 Texas
$35,380
$25,550 22,840
20 Arkansas
$35,230
$22,430 420
21 Illinois
$34,900
$24,240 180
22 Mississippi
$34,570
$26,080 320
23 Kentucky
$33,600
$23,640 130
24 New Mexico
$32,590
$24,490 2,160
25 Ohio
$32,250
$24,690 760
26 West Virginia
$31,660
$21,230 900

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.

See also: Highest paying industries for roustabouts, oil and gas, Top Paying Jobs in America.