Domestic oil and gas production is on the rise and the creation of industry jobs is keeping pace. In their State of Energy report, Ed Longanecker, President – Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association writes, “Domestic production of oil and natural gas continues to surge upwards, reaching levels not seen in the United States in more than 15 years.” And the increase in oil industry jobs is proving that statement out.
Oil and gas industry employment increased by 7 percent in 2012 creating 64,800 new jobs, according to the report. The calculations are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages Series.
Texas led the nation in oil and gas industry job creation. The top states for oil and gas employment include:
- Texas: 379,800 jobs
- Louisiana: 81,400 jobs
- Oklahoma: 74,600 jobs
- California: 46,400 jobs
- Pennsylvania: 34,900 jobs
Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wyoming round out the top ten states for oil industry and gas extraction jobs.
Did you know…
Oil and gas extraction and production jobs pays more on average than construction, manufacturing, information technology, professional services, healthcare, and financial services.
And that Petroleum and natural gas extraction workers earned the highest annualized wages at $162,200, followed by pipeline transportation employees at $152,100, and petroleum refinery personnel earning $142,800 on average.
Workforce Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry
With the shortage of skilled labor in the domestic oil and gas industry, and the spiraling wages that are associated with labor shortages, it’s critical for industry employers to efficiently manage their workforce.
StayStaffed workforce management systems for the oil and gas industry allow employers to outsource their staffing needs and be able to use our expertise and experience to streamline their vendor solutions. Our staffing solutions eliminate the headaches of dealing with the complex issues of negotiating and managing multiple agency vendors. Our Vendor Management staffing solution is an ideal way help manage contacts, invoices, and quality performance and provides the best oil and gas staffing solutions possible.
Contact a StayStaffed representative now and learn how our MSP, RPO, and VMS workforce management solutions can streamline your oil and gas staffing process.