Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Roustabouts (Oil and Gas): Jobs, Career and Salary Information
Roustabouts (Oil and Gas)
What Roustabouts Do
Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.
- 2014 employment: 76,400
- May 2015 median annual wage: $36,510
Job Outlook for Roustabouts
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: 6,300
- Growth rate: 8 percent (As fast as average)
How to Become a Roustabout
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.