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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.
Filter year-by-year results by region:
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Compensation by Region   Last 12 Months
RegionAverage Compensation
Africa$102,300
Australia & Oceania$104,722
Central Asia$77,508
East & SE Asia$77,839
Europe$113,360
Middle East$75,736
North America$91,642
South America$86,759
South Asia$72,634
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$102,300from1,598 responsesacross92 jobs
Australia & Oceania$104,722from600 responsesacross83 jobs
Central Asia$77,508from395 responsesacross73 jobs
East & SE Asia$77,839from1,326 responsesacross87 jobs
Europe$113,360from1,483 responsesacross94 jobs
Middle East$75,736from2,706 responsesacross92 jobs
North America$91,642from4,467 responsesacross94 jobs
South America$86,759from841 responsesacross88 jobs
South Asia$72,634from399 responsesacross80 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$122,968
Engineering$85,591
Geoscience$101,916
HSE$84,875
Maritime$98,215
Mgmt/Support$91,939
Oilfield Service$81,255
Production$87,837
Trades$72,585
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$122,968from1,409 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$85,591from3,578 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$101,916from534 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$84,875from1,391 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$98,215from600 responsesacross11 jobs
Mgmt/Support$91,939from2,734 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$81,255from1,270 responsesacross15 jobs
Production$87,837from797 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$72,585from1,502 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Down Rig Clerk / Radioman / Storeman
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Environmental Engineer
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Up Design Engineer
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Down Crane Operator
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Down Safety Engineer
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Foreman or Superintendent
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
Mechanical Engineer replied Apr 26
working in North America up in 2015
with 16 years exp. vs 2014
 
Sales / Marketing replied Apr 26
working in North America up in 2015
with 10 years exp. vs 2014
 
Other Production Support replied Apr 26
working in North America up in 2015
with 10 years exp. vs 2014
 
Elec. or Instr. Tech replied Apr 26
working in Australia & Oceania up in 2015
with 10 years exp. vs 2014
 
Electrical Engineer replied Apr 26
working in South Asia up in 2015
with 10 years exp. vs 2014
 
Electrician replied Apr 26
working in South Asia up in 2015
with 10 years exp. vs 2014
 
General / Other Eng. replied Apr 26
working in Middle East up in 2015
with 30 years exp. vs 2014
 
Driller replied Apr 26
working in Middle East up in 2015
with 10 years exp. vs 2014
 
Production Operator replied Apr 26
working in Africa up in 2015
with 22 years exp. vs 2014
 
General / Other Eng. replied Apr 26
working in Middle East down in 2015
with 4 years exp. vs 2014
 
Drilling Consultant replied Apr 26
working in North America up in 2015
with 30 years exp. vs 2014
 
Maintenance Engineer replied Apr 26
working in Europe up in 2015
with 14 years exp. vs 2014
 
Other Backoffice replied Apr 26
working in Middle East up in 2015
with 12 years exp. vs 2014
 
Electrician replied Apr 26
working in Middle East up in 2015
with 8 years exp. vs 2014
 
Chemical Engineer replied Apr 26
working in South Asia up in 2015
with 10 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.