The San Antonio Business Journal recently reported that in the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association’s “State of Energy Report”, Texas increased its oil and gas employment by 23,100 in 2013. The job total for the sector is now at 411,600. Texas alone accounted for 75 percent of new U.S. jobs in the industry last year. The state leads the United States in production numbers. In 2014, Texas has added over 4,000 new positions between April and June alone.
The shale boom in the U.S has increased oil and gas production by 64 percent, employing 10 million workers. North Dakota is second for oil and gas employment providing 2100 jobs in 2013. Oil and gas professionals’ average salary in 2013 was $92,160.