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.
- 2020 employment: 43,500
- May 2021 median annual wage: $38,920
Job Outlook for Roustabouts
Projected employment change, 2020-30:
- Number of new jobs: 12,900
- Growth rate: 30 percent (Much faster than 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.