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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.

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Oil & Gas Industry Compensation Trends
The graph below shows the average compensation for all respondents each year.
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Compensation by Region   Last 12 Months
RegionAverage Compensation
Africa$104,824
Australia & Oceania$104,314
Central Asia$77,115
East & SE Asia$91,086
Europe$114,453
Middle East$78,408
North America$90,515
South America$87,334
South Asia$71,224
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$104,824from1,874 responsesacross91 jobs
Australia & Oceania$104,314from830 responsesacross86 jobs
Central Asia$77,115from737 responsesacross88 jobs
East & SE Asia$91,086from737 responsesacross83 jobs
Europe$114,453from1,451 responsesacross93 jobs
Middle East$78,408from3,052 responsesacross92 jobs
North America$90,515from6,659 responsesacross95 jobs
South America$87,334from972 responsesacross87 jobs
South Asia$71,224from838 responsesacross91 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$120,651
Engineering$87,443
Geoscience$99,986
HSE$83,098
Maritime$98,908
Mgmt/Support$91,744
Oilfield Service$84,108
Production$91,525
Trades$77,111
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$120,651from1,719 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$87,443from4,126 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$99,986from650 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$83,098from1,766 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$98,908from820 responsesacross11 jobs
Mgmt/Support$91,744from3,436 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$84,108from1,638 responsesacross16 jobs
Production$91,525from1,019 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$77,111from1,976 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Up Maintenance Engineer
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Up Elec. or Instr. Tech
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Up General / Other Eng.
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Up Foreman or Superintendent
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Up Other Production Support
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Down Budget / Cost Control
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Changes calculated based on salary data submitted in last 90 days versus all previous year salaries for that job title.
Recent Results
Operations Manager replied Jul 28
working in Central Asia up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Hand replied Jul 28
working in North America up in 2014
with 15 years exp. vs 2013
 
Safety Officer replied Jul 28
working in North America up in 2014
with 30 years exp. vs 2013
 
Captain replied Jul 28
working in North America up in 2014
with 23 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Production Support replied Jul 28
working in South America up in 2014
with 9 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other HSE replied Jul 28
working in North America up in 2014
with 15 years exp. vs 2013
 
Pipeline Engineer replied Jul 28
working in Europe up in 2014
with 5 years exp. vs 2013
 
Information Technology replied Jul 28
working in North America up in 2014
with 9 years exp. vs 2013
 
Production Operator replied Jul 28
working in Africa up in 2014
with 23 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Production Support replied Jul 28
working in North America up in 2014
with 1 years exp. vs 2013
 
Driller replied Jul 28
working in Africa up in 2014
with 8 years exp. vs 2013
 
Subsea Engineer replied Jul 28
working in Africa up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Subsea Engineer replied Jul 28
working in Africa up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
EMT / Paramedic replied Jul 28
working in Africa up in 2014
with 19 years exp. vs 2013
 
Reservoir Engineer replied Jul 28
working in South Asia up in 2014
with 4 years exp. vs 2013
 
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.