Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for roustabouts, oil and gas in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of roustabouts, oil and gas amongst Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,020
25th Percentile Wage
$29,450
50th Percentile Wage
$35,060
75th Percentile Wage
$41,880
90th Percentile Wage
$54,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roustabouts, oil and gas in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,020.

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
$35,060
-0.91% 11.98%
2016
$35,380
0.99% -
2015
$35,030
2.40% -
2014
$34,190
4.12% -
2013
$32,780
5.86% -
2012
$30,860
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in state of Texas ranges from $30,190 to $42,800. The highest paying area for roustabouts, oil and gas in Texas is Tyler with a median annual salary of $42,800. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Odessa (mean annual salary $42,310). The lowest paying area is Laredo with a median annual salary of $30,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tyler
$42,800
Odessa
$42,310
Wichita Falls
$38,380
Lubbock
$38,170
Abilene
$38,050
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$37,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$36,440
Midland
$35,980
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$35,930
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,880
Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,680
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$35,520
Longview
$35,350
Corpus Christi
$35,280
Victoria
$34,860
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,760
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$34,450
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$34,350
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,000
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$32,720
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,790
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$31,680
Amarillo
$31,650
San Angelo
$31,160
College Station-Bryan
$30,440
Laredo
$30,190




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