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 amongst Louisiana metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,960
25th Percentile Wage
$30,360
50th Percentile Wage
$37,640
75th Percentile Wage
$48,760
90th Percentile Wage
$60,760

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 $60,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,960.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,640
2.42% 12.33%
2016
$36,730
-1.63% -
2015
$37,330
4.66% -
2014
$35,590
0.48% -
2013
$35,420
6.83% -
2012
$33,000
- -

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 $28,850 to $45,240. The highest paying area for roustabouts, oil and gas in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $45,240. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $43,300). The lowest paying area is New Iberia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$45,240
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$43,300
Lake Charles
$42,040
Lafayette
$38,890
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$37,460
Baton Rouge
$34,580
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$33,220
Shreveport-Bossier City
$29,640
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$28,850




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