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Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary Information

The salary statistics of roustabouts, oil and gas are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of roustabouts, oil and gas within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The roustabouts, oil and gas annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,060
25th Percentile Wage
$30,620
50th Percentile Wage
$37,340
75th Percentile Wage
$48,300
90th Percentile Wage
$60,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for roustabouts, oil and gas. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) roustabouts, oil and gas is $60,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,060. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201637,3402.22%8.60%
201536,5102.00%-
201435,7803.41%-
201334,5601.24%-
201234,130--

Table 2. Roustabout, Oil and Gas Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of roustabouts, oil and gas in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for roustabouts, oil and gas occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $51,340. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $34,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$51,340
Utilities
$47,060
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$39,220
Mining
$37,460
Manufacturing
$36,940
Construction
$36,690
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,150
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,940
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,140
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,290

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Roustabouts, Oil and Gas by States

From the above tables we note that not only roustabouts, oil and gas salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of roustabouts, oil and gas in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,660 to $59,350. The highest paying state for roustabouts, oil and gas is Alaska with a median annual salary of $59,350. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $31,660. For more salary information of roustabouts, oil and gas profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$59,350
California
$55,010
North Dakota
$49,140
Montana
$47,350
Wyoming
$43,180
Nebraska
$42,820
Utah
$40,960
Kansas
$40,390
Pennsylvania
$38,250
Colorado
$38,240
New York
$37,960
Oklahoma
$37,220
Michigan
$37,110
Indiana
$36,810
Louisiana
$36,730
Florida
$36,520
Alabama
$36,490
Virginia
$35,560
Texas
$35,380
Arkansas
$35,230
Illinois
$34,900
Mississippi
$34,570
Kentucky
$33,600
New Mexico
$32,590
Ohio
$32,250
West Virginia
$31,660


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