Also known as Floor Hand, Galley Hand, Oil Field Roustabout, Production Roustabout, Rig Hand, Roustabout, Roustabout Crew Pusher, Roustabout Hand, Roustabout Pusher
Also known as Floor Hand, Galley Hand, Oil Field Roustabout
Roustabouts assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools.
In addition, Roustabouts perform other tasks as needed.
Roustabouts are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Roustabouts. More generally, Roustabouts are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Roustabout is $39,420, and the average salary is $42,160. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Roustabout salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Roustabouts earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Roustabouts earn less than $28,700 per year, 25% earn less than $33,850, 75% earn less than $48,740, and 90% earn less than $60,650.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Roustabouts is expected to change by 29.7%, and there should be roughly 7,200 open positions for Roustabouts every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Roustabout are usually higher in their Realistic interests.
Roustabouts typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Roustabout tend to value Support, Relationships, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Roustabouts strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Roustabouts moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Roustabouts somewhat value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Roustabouts must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, attention to detail, and integrity.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Roustabouts, ranked by importance:
Working as a Roustabout may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Roustabouts need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Roustabouts may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as public safety and security, mechanical, or mathematics knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Roustabouts might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Roustabouts must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Roustabouts need abilities such as problem sensitivity, manual dexterity, and multilimb coordination in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Roustabouts, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Roustabouts frequently use skills like monitoring, critical thinking, and operations monitoring to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Roustabouts, ranked by their relative importance.
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