Oil and gas workers earn competitive wages, with an average annual compensation of $63,000.*

The high-paying jobs available today in Pennsylvania's natural gas industry are expected to multiply in the future.

Opportunities will exist in a number of professional and skilled areas, including:
  • Engineering and surveying
  • Construction and earthmoving
  • Equipment manufacturing, service and repair
  • Environmental permitting
  • Water transport
  • Wastewater management
  • Well servicing
  • General labor
  • Legal, accounting and other professional services


Penn College and Penn State Extension have partnered to form the Shale Training & Education Center (ShaleTEC), which provides workforce-development education and services to assist with the needs of the expanding industry.