Oil and natural gas are easily some of the most valuable and sought after minerals on this planet, and a large quantity of these minerals are found in (or should we say “under”) the state of Texas.

Because the demand for oil and gas is so high, it is no surprise that it is an industry that brings in a lot of money, and, as a result, and industry that typically comes with an assortment of high paying positions. Despite the industry’s recent slump, and the overall economic decline, oil and gas jobs are still available, and still desired, especially with the industry’s more positive outlook for the New Year - even as high as $150 a barrel.

People from all over the country, and probably even all over the world, look to Texas in hopes of landing a solid job in the oilfields. But what do oilfield workers really make? Are these jobs really as lucrative as we’ve been made to believe? Is an entry level job in Houston worth moving states, or even countries for?

Below we’ve exposed some of Texas’ most recent oil and gas salary information, so you can answer these questions for yourself.


A Look At Some Oilfield Salaries

To get a better idea of what some of these oilfield workers are making, we are going to take a look at the average salaries for oil and gas Field Supervisors from different areas in Texas.

  • The median salary for a Field Supervisor in the city of Dallas is around $88,000.
  • The median salary for a Field Supervisor in the city of Houston is around $91,000.
  • The median salary for a Field Supervisor in the city of Galveston is around $86,000.
  • The median salary for a Field Supervisor in the city of Fort Worth is around $87,000.

While there is a slight variance between the salaries earned for the same job from city to city, you get a pretty clear idea of the salary range for that position. Field Supervisors in certain Texan cities may make less than those in other Texan cities, but overall they are earning a respectable annual income. 


As with any career, there are many factors that affect the oil and gas salaries in Texas. These include details such as: city of employment, level of education, years of experience, and type of position (ie: labour vs. engineer). Similarly, these salaries are often compensation for the many stresses and dangers that come along with some of these oil and gas jobs.

While these oilfield workers make desirable wages, they often work in undesirable conditions, and over the course of long days and long periods of time. Whether these jobs are worth the salary they provide is all dependent on you as an individual, and how you value the pros and cons of the jobs.