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What Do Extraction Worker Do?

Occupation Description All extraction workers not listed separately.

Types of Extraction Worker

  • Shield Runner
  • Oil Field Caser
  • Flame Channeler
  • Battery Starter
  • Sluice Tender

Extraction Worker Employment Estimates

In the United States, there were 4,200 jobs for Extraction Worker in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 600 new jobs for Extraction Worker by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 600 job openings in this field each year.


The states with the most job growth for Extraction Worker are Wyoming, North Dakota, and Colorado. Watch out if you plan on working in Kentucky, West Virginia, or Nebraska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of an Extraction Worker

The salary for Extraction Workers ranges between about $31,000 and $78,520 a year.


Extraction Workers who work in Alaska, Arizona, or North Dakota, make the highest salaries.

How much do Extraction Workers make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $46,380
Alaska $67,620
Arizona $68,690
Colorado $52,260
District of Columbia $51,580
Florida $26,780
Illinois $40,950
Indiana $29,600
Kansas $32,450
Kentucky $47,980
Louisiana $45,600
Maryland $44,400
Missouri $40,250
Nevada $59,270
New Mexico $53,890
North Dakota $61,350
Ohio $39,470
Oklahoma $47,570
Tennessee $37,140
Texas $54,970
West Virginia $49,400

Who Employs Extraction Workers?


Extraction Workers work in the following industries:



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