Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for roustabouts, oil and gas in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of roustabouts, oil and gas among Louisiana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Roustabouts, Oil and Gas in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,080
25th Percentile Wage
$30,160
50th Percentile Wage
$36,730
75th Percentile Wage
$46,080
90th Percentile Wage
$57,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.06
25th Percentile Wage
$14.50
50th Percentile Wage
$17.66
75th Percentile Wage
$22.15
90th Percentile Wage
$27.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.70. The median hourly salary is $17.66. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.06.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of roustabouts, oil and gas from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,730-1.63%10.16%
201537,3304.66%-
201435,5900.48%-
201335,4206.83%-
201233,000--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Roustabouts, Oil and Gas in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in state of Louisiana ranges from $33,100 to $42,620. The highest paying area for roustabouts, oil and gas in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $42,620. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $41,810). The lowest paying area is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $33,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$42,620
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$41,810
Lake Charles
$39,010
Lafayette
$36,950
Baton Rouge
$34,580
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$34,010
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$33,280
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$33,120
Shreveport-Bossier City
$33,100



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