Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools. Perform other tasks as needed.
Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Tasks: Keep pipe deck and main deck areas clean and tidy. Unscrew or tighten pipes, casing, tubing, and pump rods, using hand and power wrenches and tongs. Walk flow lines to locate leaks, using electronic detectors and by making visual inspections, and repair the leaks. Move pipes to and from trucks, using truck winches and motorized lifts, or by hand. Bolt together pump and engine parts.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $16.32   Entry $33,948.00
Mean $24.06   Mean $50,034.00
Experience $27.93 Experience $58,087.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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47-5071.00 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas