Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining (47-5013)

Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 993 1074 8.16 29 117 154
United States 52900 59900 0.0 1600 6400 8700
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 25.25 15.10 17.89 22.78 30.01 38.34
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.54 18.77 25.03 28.57 31.67 38.69
Balance of State 29.84 17.53 21.61 27.24 35.06 42.97

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.