Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (47-5071)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 596594 -0.320 5272
United States 50,00062,400 24.81,900 4,9008,040

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.8513.5915.83 18.7123.1028.34
Alaska 24.6017.8420.90 25.0228.6031.04
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.9315.9519.71 26.0629.0032.78
Balance of State 24.5518.3720.95 24.7328.5130.94

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,004356 35.523.5 16.7
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation359
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation72
UI claimants previously working in occupation390
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,374
Number of job position postings 35
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 39.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: No formal educational credential Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry

Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust   (Palmer)
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Duty Service Oiler

Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Confined Space Entry (8 Hours)
Confined Space Rescue (16 Hours)
Cook Inlet Training Standards/24 Hour Hazwoper
Cook Inlet Training Standards/Hazwoper Refresher (8 Hours)
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety (16 Hours)
Petroleum Chemical Health and Safety Refresher (8 Hours)

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
North Slope Training Cooperative

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Hydrogen Sulfide - H2S
Permit Required Confined Space Entry - S01
Permit Required Confined Space Entry and Fire Watch - S01a
Permit Required Confined Space Rescue - S02
Petroleum Technician - ER06
Petroleum Workers Safety and Health - S05
Unescorted Module - NSTC01
Unescorted Module Update/Refresher - NSTC02

AVTEC   (Seward)
Confined Space Entry/Rescue
Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry (OSHA and NSTC Offered)
Confined Space Rescue (OSHA)
Cook Inlet Training Standards & Industrial Safety (CITS) Certificate
North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), Optional H2S/FES Certificate

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Procedures Certificate
NSTC 6 PACK + H2S Module Certificate

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Industrial Safety, Level 1 Endorsement

LTR Training Systems, Inc.   (Anchorage)
Bear Awareness & Handgun Defense
Confined Space Entry
Confined Space Rescue
Fall Protection - Basic/Authorized
Fall Protection -Tower Climbing & Rescue

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Confined Space Entry/011
Confined Space Entry/011
Energy Isolation - Lockout/Tag out/018
NSTC ASH Update / 003
NSTC Confined Space Entry / 004
NSTC Energy Isolation / 005
NSTC Fall Protection / 006
NSTC Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Module/002
NSTC Respiratory Protection /007
NSTC Unescorted/001
PEC Premier Basic Orientation / 051
PEC Premier Core Compliance / 052
Service Oiler 320 Hours/M302-M304

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Heavy Equipment Operator and Mechanic

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Confined Space Entry Certificate

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Heavy Duty Transportation & Equipment AAS
Heavy Duty Transportation & Equipment CT2

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Diesel/Heavy Equipment CT2

University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Confined Space Entry
Drillers Roustabout
North Slope Training Consortium (NTSC)
Roustabout Entry Level