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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,580
25th Percentile Wage
$30,550
50th Percentile Wage
$36,960
75th Percentile Wage
$47,110
90th Percentile Wage
$59,050

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 $59,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,580. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 122% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$36,960
-1.03% 7.66%
2016
$37,340
2.22% -
2015
$36,510
2.00% -
2014
$35,780
3.41% -
2013
$34,560
1.24% -
2012
$34,130
- -

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

The average salaries of roustabouts, oil and gas in 11 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $50,350. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $34,950).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$50,350
Transportation and Warehousing
$42,530
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,680
Wholesale Trade
$38,140
Mining
$37,430
Manufacturing
$36,550
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,030
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$35,440
Construction
$34,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,950

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 $28,220 to $57,630. The highest paying state for roustabouts, oil and gas is Alaska with a median annual salary of $57,630. The lowest paying state is Arizona with a median annual salary of $28,220. 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
$57,630
Montana
$52,770
North Dakota
$51,860
Alabama
$46,900
Nebraska
$44,920
Washington
$41,590
Wyoming
$41,570
Colorado
$40,420
Utah
$39,980
Kansas
$38,000
New York
$37,960
Oklahoma
$37,860
Louisiana
$37,640
Indiana
$37,570
Florida
$36,520
Michigan
$36,290
Pennsylvania
$35,950
West Virginia
$35,760
Ohio
$35,190
Texas
$35,060
Illinois
$34,590
Arkansas
$34,110
New Mexico
$33,810
Virginia
$33,680
Mississippi
$33,510
Kentucky
$32,980
California
$31,780
Georgia
$31,330
Arizona
$28,220



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