Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas

5.9/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
37%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
17.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$48,410
or $23.27 hourly
VOLUME
32,870
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 37% (Start worrying)

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

The number of 'Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas' job openings is expected to rise 17.5% by 2031
'Service Unit Operators, 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 'Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas' was $48,410, or $23.27 hourly
'Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas' are paid 5.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as service unit operators, oil and gas?

As of 2021 there were 32,870 people employed as Service Unit Operators, 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 Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas.

Job description

Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. Includes fishing-tool technicians.

SOC Code: 47-5013.00

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