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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$103,339
Australia & Oceania$104,303
Central Asia$78,557
East & SE Asia$86,433
Europe$112,734
Middle East$76,806
North America$90,270
South America$86,345
South Asia$70,952
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$103,339from1,839 responsesacross91 jobs
Australia & Oceania$104,303from759 responsesacross86 jobs
Central Asia$78,557from654 responsesacross88 jobs
East & SE Asia$86,433from988 responsesacross84 jobs
Europe$112,734from1,395 responsesacross94 jobs
Middle East$76,806from2,942 responsesacross92 jobs
North America$90,270from6,046 responsesacross94 jobs
South America$86,345from963 responsesacross87 jobs
South Asia$70,952from712 responsesacross86 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$120,627
Engineering$86,307
Geoscience$100,330
HSE$83,694
Maritime$98,354
Mgmt/Support$90,825
Oilfield Service$84,045
Production$90,031
Trades$75,903
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$120,627from1,563 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$86,307from4,044 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$100,330from620 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$83,694from1,685 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$98,354from768 responsesacross11 jobs
Mgmt/Support$90,825from3,228 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$84,045from1,519 responsesacross15 jobs
Production$90,031from959 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$75,903from1,912 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Down Other Trade
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Other HSE
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Up Welder/Fitter
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Down Geologist
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Down Production Operator
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Drilling Engineer
Avg Salary Up 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
General / Other Eng. replied Oct 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 7 years exp. vs 2013
 
Crane Operator replied Oct 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Crane Operator replied Oct 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Driller replied Oct 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 15 years exp. vs 2013
 
Driller replied Oct 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 15 years exp. vs 2013
 
Information Technology replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 15 years exp. vs 2013
 
Rig Clerk / Radioman / Storeman replied Oct 21
working in Africa up in 2014
with 27 years exp. vs 2013
 
Safety Engineer replied Oct 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Drilling Engineer replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 1 years exp. vs 2013
 
Operations Manager replied Oct 21
working in Africa up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Drilling Consultant replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 12 years exp. vs 2013
 
Production Engineer replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 30 years exp. vs 2013
 
Production Engineer replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 30 years exp. vs 2013
 
Production Engineer replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 30 years exp. vs 2013
 
Production Engineer replied Oct 21
working in East & SE Asia up in 2014
with 30 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.