Roustabouts, Oil and Gas

4.7/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
70%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
23%
by 2031
WAGES
$38,920
or $18.71 hourly
VOLUME
34,520
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 70% (Robots are watching)

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 23% by 2031
'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' was $38,920, or $18.71 hourly
'Roustabouts, Oil and Gas' are paid 14.9% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as roustabouts, oil and gas?

As of 2021 there were 34,520 people employed as Roustabouts, Oil and Gas within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 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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