Market Overview Finds Shale Industry Has Emerged as Jobs Creator in Ohio


Southeast Ohio is emerging as a key player in the shale oil industry and creating well-paying jobs as a result.

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013

Pasadena, CA, February 18, 2013 – A boom in the shale oil industry is bringing jobs to Ohio now. The jobs that this industry is bringing to Ohio are also well-paying compared to other jobs available in the state.

The average annual salary of workers in southeast Ohio working in the pipelining and oil drilling jobs is now $73,934. The shale industry's boom has resulted in a 24 percent increase in the pipelining and oil drilling jobs in southeast Ohio. The list of oil companies in Ohio is growing – Gulfport Energy, Antero Resources, XTO Energy, Chesapeake Energy, Hess Corp are some of the main companies in the state right now.

On, out of the over 6,000 jobs on the site, there are 167 jobs related to the shale industry. The job openings in the industry range from engineers needed to perform real time analysis of multiple drilling rigs to general mangers who need to be in charge of the operations.

There is also a huge demand for IT positions within the industry. Out of the 6,000 jobs on the site, around 1,900 are for IT professionals.

Jobs are also being created in ancillary industries such as trucking and environmental consultants. Even in these industries, workers now get an average salary of $58,765 per year. The average salary for workers in Ohio is $43,687 per year.

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