Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
70%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
23.0%
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,590
or $20.96 per hour
Volume
39,100
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.7/10

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Automation risk

70% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 23.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' was $43,590, or $20 per hour

'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' were paid 5.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 39,100 people employed as 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas'.

Job description

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

SOC Code: 47-5071.00

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