Roustabouts (Oil and Gas)

Top 3 Roustabout Jobs

  • Roustabout - WM - Big Spring, TX

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements + CPR & First Aid (A Roustabout can work once they have the 8 hr CS but it is recommended they receive the 40 hr and CPR/First Aid ASAP) C

  • Roustabout Pusher - Wyutex Energy - Rock Springs, WY

    Duties of a Pusher is responsible for a crew of 2-3 people, ensuring and performing lock out tag outs, be able to communicate. Understanding of how gas and oil wells work.

  • Plant Crew Members - Lotus, LLC - Andrews, TX

    Demonstrated roustabout crew experience. * Experience in tank cleaning and vacuum truck operation * Must be willing to work overtime hours. * Willingness to work on weekends and holidays if needed

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What Roustabouts Do

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


Roustabout Salaries

  • 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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