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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$105,105
Australia & Oceania$104,423
Central Asia$78,612
Europe$116,459
Far East$100,639
Middle East$79,804
North America$90,706
South America$88,271
Southern Asia$71,752
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$105,105from2,058 responsesacross93 jobs
Australia & Oceania$104,423from928 responsesacross88 jobs
Central Asia$78,612from879 responsesacross90 jobs
Europe$116,459from1,587 responsesacross93 jobs
Far East$100,639from596 responsesacross85 jobs
Middle East$79,804from3,327 responsesacross93 jobs
North America$90,706from7,553 responsesacross96 jobs
South America$88,271from1,042 responsesacross89 jobs
Southern Asia$71,752from1,008 responsesacross93 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$121,171
Engineering$88,041
Geoscience$104,780
HSE$82,764
Maritime$97,023
Mgmt/Support$93,298
Oilfield Service$84,987
Production$93,338
Trades$77,145
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$121,171from1,940 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$88,041from4,566 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$104,780from732 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$82,764from1,854 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$97,023from917 responsesacross12 jobs
Mgmt/Support$93,298from3,778 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$84,987from1,851 responsesacross16 jobs
Production$93,338from1,136 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$77,145from2,204 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Down Human Resources
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Down Trainer
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Down Pipeline Engineer
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Down Reservoir Engineer
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Down Geoscientist
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Down Maintenance Engineer
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
Leasing / Contracts replied Apr 24
working in Australia & Oceania up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
General / Other Eng. replied Apr 24
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 30 years exp. vs 2013
 
Drilling Engineer replied Apr 24
working in Australia & Oceania up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Maintenance Engineer replied Apr 24
working in Africa up in 2014
with 25 years exp. vs 2013
 
Dynamic Position Officer replied Apr 24
working in Southern Asia down in 2014
with 21 years exp. vs 2013
 
Dynamic Position Officer replied Apr 24
working in Southern Asia down in 2014
with 21 years exp. vs 2013
 
Geologist replied Apr 24
working in Africa up in 2014
with 8 years exp. vs 2013
 
Welder/Fitter replied Apr 24
working in Australia & Oceania up in 2014
with 18 years exp. vs 2013
 
Process Engineer replied Apr 24
working in Africa up in 2014
with 8 years exp. vs 2013
 
HVAC replied Apr 24
working in Southern Asia up in 2014
with 13 years exp. vs 2013
 
Petrophysicist replied Apr 24
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 23 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Backoffice replied Apr 23
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Pipe Inspection replied Apr 23
working in Southern Asia up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Electrical Engineer replied Apr 23
working in North America up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Operations Manager replied Apr 23
working in Central Asia up in 2014
with 27 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.