A common job title in the oil shale industry is “floorhand”. So, it follows then, that a common question among those interested in getting a fracking job is: “how much do oil rig floorhands earn?” Well, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gives average hourly rates for several oil & gas jobs which were used to create the chart below. However, thanks to the wonders of social media, we now have ever more timely (and perhaps accurate) data on just about everything – including pay rates. Using data gleaned from the comments made in response to a post on the Facebook page for “Roughneck Wives and Oilfield Men”, Fracking Jobs created the chart posted above. Many comments stated the commenters’ pay based on either the state the commenter worked in, or the company worked for. This is why there
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