Service Unit Operator, Oil, Gas, and Mining Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining in Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,450
25th Percentile Wage
$43,710
50th Percentile Wage
$56,880
75th Percentile Wage
$71,890
90th Percentile Wage
$90,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $90,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,450.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.07
25th Percentile Wage
$21.01
50th Percentile Wage
$27.35
75th Percentile Wage
$34.56
90th Percentile Wage
$43.40

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.40. The median hourly salary is $27.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.07.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,88016.37%27.88%
201547,5705.74%-
201444,8407.14%-
201341,6401.49%-
201241,020--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in state of Louisiana ranges from $28,550 to $66,360. The highest paying area for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in Louisiana is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $66,360. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $64,330). The lowest paying area is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Shreveport-Bossier City
$66,360
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$64,330
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$62,620
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$60,780
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$59,190
Lafayette
$54,190
Lake Charles
$37,990
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$28,550


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