The median annual wage of oil and gas workers was $37,640 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,440, and the top 10 percent earned more than $64,260.
The median wages for oil and gas worker occupations in May 2010 were the following:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition