Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How Hot Are Things in the Incredible Oil Booming Sector of North Dakota?

You can make 24% more delivering pizzas than the average college graduate.

Here's a Craig's List ad from Jimmy's Pizza, located in the oil patch area, Stanley, North Dakota:

Pizza Delivery Driver (Make $56,400 per year + benefits)

Jimmy’s Pizza of Stanley is building a staff and needs delivery drivers. Looking for self motivated, hardworking individuals who love being part of a strong team moving toward its goals. Must have a clean driving record and no criminal history as well as a reliable vehicle.
Drivers Compensation:
Salary: $36,000 per year
Tips & Delivery Charges: $20,400 per year
Total Yearly Income: $56,400
Benefits Include:
- One week paid vacation every 6 months after your first six months.
- During your week of paid vacation you also receive a $1,000 bonus.
- We will match up to $100/month in an employee savings account.
- If you like, we also offer a Personal Financial Assistant to pay bills, do taxes and help manage your money.
Responsibilities include:
-Making pizzas, taking orders and delivering pizzas
-Work 6 days per week (about 49 hours per week)
We will be opening more locations soon, so there is huge potential for advancement. If you are interested please send your resume. Must be available to start immediately.

About 70 miles away from Stanley in Williston (where the jobless rate is 0.80%), the nation’s busiest Walmart is offering starting wages of $17 per hour for full-time and part-time workers, see photo below of the sign in the Williston Walmart parking lot:


  1. And the cost of living is also much higher. Housing is almost impossible to find and is very very expensive. Nominal wages are irrelevant in a vacuum.

  2. I've been to Williston within the past few months and can confirm the cost of living and housing is sky high. People are living in their cars in the parking lot of that Walmart.