Salary for Oil and Gas Roustabouts

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Also known as: Oil Field Roustabout, Oil Rig Roughneck, Roustabout, Roustabout Pusher
Oil and gas roustabouts repair oil and gas field equipment using hand and power tools. They also guide cranes, clean oil spills, dig drainage ditches around oil wells, and complete other similar tasks. These employees work in dangerous conditions with heavy equipment and machinery, so many precautions must be taken while on the job. To become an oil or gas roustabout a high school diploma or GED is usually unnecessary, but some employers do recommend one. Job training is almost always completed on-site, but a few employers do like their employees to complete an apprenticeship program before beginning work.

A Oil or Gas Roustabout gets salaries between 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of seniority. Roustabouts, Oil and Gas will normally receive a wage of Thirty Four Thousand One Hundred dollars annually.

Roustabouts, Oil and Gas are compensated highest in Alaska, where they get pay of approximately $49510. These people obtain the highest salaries in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn a compensation of $38330.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for an Oil or Gas Roustabout, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.38 percent nationwide in that time.
Oil and Gas Roustabouts tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities
$38,330
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$38,330
Manufacturing
$36,510
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,480
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,270
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$34,080
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing
$29,260
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$29,860
Wholesale Trade
$32,610
Construction
$33,320
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$34,080
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$35,270

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Oil and Gas Roustabouts have the highest average income in the following states
Alaska
$49,510
Utah
$45,450
North Dakota
$44,320
Nevada
$41,180
California
$40,690
Wyoming
$38,720
Arkansas
$36,590

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
Indiana
$26,090
Ohio
$28,000
Kentucky
$28,590
Pennsylvania
$28,800
Illinois
$28,990
West Virginia
$29,030
Tennessee
$29,830

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