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How Much Does a Roughneck Make Per Year? Average Roughneck Salary

Various laborers, especially those associated with oil rigs, are known as roughnecks. There are several duties that a roughneck performs, including connecting pipes to bore wells and routine maintenance work. The crew of a land-based oil rig is comprised of tool pushers, drillers, motormen and roustabouts. Roustabouts do most of the painting and cleaning to enable roughnecks to attend to other jobs. Ultimately, a roustabout gets elevated to the position of roughneck. The average roughneck salary is in the range of $35,000 to $40,000 yearly.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 01/12/2011 - 09:33

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