Newsletters
Get free industry updates via email.
Daily News
Weekly News
Equipment Updates
Weekly Job Register
Monthly Event Guide
Our privacy
pledge.


advertisement
Salary Survey

As part of our efforts to provide the best online resources for job seekers and employers, Rigzone has worked to compile a broad survey of industry salary trends. The information below is just an overview of the full collection of data.

For employers and recruiters, we provide a flexible online system to allow you to research years worth of compensation data, as well as the most current results. In addition, we offer one-time reports covering specific skill sets. Learn more about The Rigzone Compensation Tracker.

  take the survey
take the survey view results view sample email buy the full report
View results in the currency of your choice by selecting from this list:
Oil & Gas Industry Compensation Trends
The graph below shows the average compensation for all respondents each year.
Filter year-by-year results by region:
$111k
$92k
$89k
$90k
$97k
$104k
$97k
$90k
$83k
$76k
$69k 2012201320142015
Compensation by Region   Last 12 Months
RegionAverage Compensation
Africa$101,582
Australia & Oceania$106,141
Central Asia$78,282
East & SE Asia$82,319
Europe$113,184
Middle East$76,686
North America$90,897
South America$85,509
South Asia$72,026
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$101,582from1,684 responsesacross90 jobs
Australia & Oceania$106,141from657 responsesacross84 jobs
Central Asia$78,282from546 responsesacross82 jobs
East & SE Asia$82,319from1,158 responsesacross84 jobs
Europe$113,184from1,345 responsesacross94 jobs
Middle East$76,686from2,753 responsesacross92 jobs
North America$90,897from5,253 responsesacross94 jobs
South America$85,509from892 responsesacross86 jobs
South Asia$72,026from559 responsesacross85 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$121,019
Engineering$86,030
Geoscience$99,935
HSE$83,642
Maritime$98,978
Mgmt/Support$90,618
Oilfield Service$83,518
Production$87,702
Trades$74,606
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$121,019from1,523 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$86,030from3,725 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$99,935from578 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$83,642from1,534 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$98,978from673 responsesacross11 jobs
Mgmt/Support$90,618from2,963 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$83,518from1,326 responsesacross15 jobs
Production$87,702from852 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$74,606from1,673 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Down Instrument Engineer
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Down Electrician
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Up Drilling Consultant
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Up Accounting / Finance
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Down Other Trade
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Other HSE
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Changes calculated based on salary data submitted in last 90 days versus all previous year salaries for that job title.
Recent Results
Reservoir Engineer replied Jan 27
working in Europe up in 2015
with 19 years exp. vs 2014
 
Marine Engineer replied Jan 27
working in East & SE Asia up in 2015
with 6 years exp. vs 2014
 
Safety Officer replied Jan 27
working in North America down in 2015
with 24 years exp. vs 2014
 
Civil Engineer replied Jan 27
working in Africa up in 2015
with 2 years exp. vs 2014
 
Mechanical Engineer replied Jan 27
working in Australia & Oceania up in 2015
with 3 years exp. vs 2014
 
Toolpusher replied Jan 27
working in Middle East up in 2015
with 8 years exp. vs 2014
 
Welder/Fitter replied Jan 27
working in North America up in 2015
with 7 years exp. vs 2014
 
Mechanical Engineer replied Jan 27
working in North America up in 2015
with 30 years exp. vs 2014
 
Other Geotechnical replied Jan 27
working in North America up in 2015
with 3 years exp. vs 2014
 
Floorhand replied Jan 27
working in North America up in 2015
with 1 years exp. vs 2014
 
Maintenance Engineer replied Jan 27
working in Europe up in 2015
with 30 years exp. vs 2014
 
Civil Engineer replied Jan 27
working in Central Asia up in 2015
with 26 years exp. vs 2014
 
Operations Manager replied Jan 27
working in North America down in 2015
with 30 years exp. vs 2014
 
Budget / Cost Control replied Jan 27
working in North America down in 2015
with 16 years exp. vs 2014
 
Sales / Marketing replied Jan 27
working in North America up in 2015
with 15 years exp. vs 2014
 
Averages, changes, and standard ranges are calculated by converting local currencies entered by respondents into US dollars using the prevailing exchange rate at the time of the response. The currency conversion process can introduce some extra volatility in salaries given that currency exchange rates sometimes fluctuate markedly from year to year.

Low Range and Hi Range are calculated by taking the standard deviation for a given group of salaries, after conversion to US dollars, and then either adding or subtracting that deviation from the average salary for the group. This range represents approximately 70% of responses, excluding the upper and lower 15% of responses.