Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of roustabouts, oil and gas in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare roustabout, oil and gas salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,450
25th Percentile Wage
$29,580
50th Percentile Wage
$34,960
75th Percentile Wage
$39,760
90th Percentile Wage
$52,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) roustabouts, oil and gas is $52,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid roustabouts, oil and gas is $25,450.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,960
-4.95% 15.05%
2016
$36,690
4.66% -
2015
$34,980
2.60% -
2014
$34,070
11.39% -
2013
$30,190
1.62% -
2012
$29,700
- -

Compare Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of roustabouts, oil and gas in ten industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for roustabout, oil and gas occupations is the nonresidential building construction industry with an annual salary $55,100. The lowest paying industry is the utility system construction industry (annual salary $34,270). For detailed roustabout, oil and gas salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nonresidential Building Construction
$55,100
Construction of Buildings
$55,000
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$39,740
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,860
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$36,690
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$36,400
Specialty Trade Contractors
$36,390
Building Equipment Contractors
$35,500
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$34,450
Utility System Construction
$34,270

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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