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

The average annual and hourly salaries for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining among Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,940
25th Percentile Wage
$37,360
50th Percentile Wage
$47,590
75th Percentile Wage
$61,670
90th Percentile Wage
$82,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $82,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.35
25th Percentile Wage
$17.96
50th Percentile Wage
$22.88
75th Percentile Wage
$29.65
90th Percentile Wage
$39.65

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $39.65. The median hourly salary is $22.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.35.

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
201647,5907.96%17.48%
201543,800-1.00%-
201444,2407.48%-
201340,9304.06%-
201239,270--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in state of Texas ranges from $38,080 to $70,200. The highest paying area for service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining in Texas is Corpus Christi with a median annual salary of $70,200. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Beaumont-Port Arthur (mean annual salary $53,650). The lowest paying area is Abilene with a median annual salary of $38,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Corpus Christi
$70,200
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$53,650
Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$53,250
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$49,010
Tyler
$46,780
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$46,590
San Angelo
$46,120
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,790
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$45,520
Odessa
$44,670
Midland
$44,470
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$44,090
Victoria
$43,730
Wichita Falls
$43,630
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$42,490
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,220
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$41,130
Laredo
$40,650
College Station-Bryan
$40,550
Amarillo
$39,700
Longview
$38,680
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$38,660
Abilene
$38,080



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