Career Profile

Roustabouts, Oil & Gas

Education No formal educational credential
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $38,300
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Oil & Gas Roustabouts assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools.

General Information

Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.

Roustabouts, Oil & Gas

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 22 openings per year are projected for Roustabouts, Oil & Gas.


Employment Change

Employment for Roustabouts, Oil & Gas is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 18.6% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $18.42/hour. Entry level workers are paid $13.95, while experienced workers are paid $20.65. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 126 Roustabouts, Oil & Gas in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 149.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Roustabouts, Oil & Gas are Support Activities for Mining, Utility System Construction, and Oil and Gas Extraction.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Roustabouts, Oil & Gas include Public Safety and Security, Mechanical, and Mathematics.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Roustabouts, Oil & Gas is HS diploma or less. 11% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET