Texas leads nation in oil field job growthTexas leads nation in oil field job growthhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=25062014-11-11T06:46:00Z2014-11-11T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - The Lone Star State led the nation in the number of new oil and gas production jobs in 2013, adding 19,000 private positions, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Furthermore, the numbers do not take into account the new jobs created in the corporate headquarters of oil and gas companies in Houston and other cities far removed from the shale plays.

Texas’ numbers were nearly six times the number added in New Mexico, which had the second highest job creation rate in the nation. Between 2003 and 2008, the U.S. added 183,510 oil-and-gas production jobs, a 63 percent increase.

The average oil field worker earned $108,000 in 2013, more than twice the average private sector. Since 2009, oil and gas production wages increased by 12 percent, outpacing the private sector.

Texas is home to some of the nation’s most prolific shale plays, including much of the Permian Basin in West Texas and Haynesville formation in East Texas as well as all of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

Midland Reporter-Telegram
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