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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$103,868
Australia & Oceania$104,880
Central Asia$78,143
East & SE Asia$88,646
Europe$114,011
Middle East$77,251
North America$90,434
South America$86,609
South Asia$71,432
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$103,868from1,896 responsesacross92 jobs
Australia & Oceania$104,880from819 responsesacross87 jobs
Central Asia$78,143from693 responsesacross87 jobs
East & SE Asia$88,646from843 responsesacross84 jobs
Europe$114,011from1,451 responsesacross93 jobs
Middle East$77,251from3,005 responsesacross91 jobs
North America$90,434from6,360 responsesacross94 jobs
South America$86,609from987 responsesacross87 jobs
South Asia$71,432from792 responsesacross90 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$120,431
Engineering$86,957
Geoscience$101,002
HSE$83,410
Maritime$99,657
Mgmt/Support$91,356
Oilfield Service$83,888
Production$90,147
Trades$76,530
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$120,431from1,671 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$86,957from4,111 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$101,002from637 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$83,410from1,713 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$99,657from794 responsesacross11 jobs
Mgmt/Support$91,356from3,371 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$83,888from1,598 responsesacross15 jobs
Production$90,147from997 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$76,530from1,954 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Up Civil Engineer
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Down Welder/Fitter
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Other Production Support
Avg Salary Up More Than 5%
 
Up Other Trade
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Up Field Service Tech
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Up Corrosion Engineer
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
Geoscientist replied Sep 1
working in North America up in 2014
with 0 years exp. vs 2013
 
Safety Officer replied Sep 1
working in North America up in 2014
with 6 years exp. vs 2013
 
Rigger replied Sep 1
working in Australia & Oceania up in 2014
with 5 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other HSE replied Sep 1
working in North America up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Safety Engineer replied Sep 1
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 25 years exp. vs 2013
 
Safety Officer replied Sep 1
working in North America up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Maintenance Engineer replied Sep 1
working in North America up in 2014
with 8 years exp. vs 2013
 
Reservoir Engineer replied Sep 1
working in South Asia up in 2014
with 9 years exp. vs 2013
 
Civil Engineer replied Sep 1
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 13 years exp. vs 2013
 
Petrophysicist replied Sep 1
working in Europe up in 2014
with 7 years exp. vs 2013
 
Foreman or Superintendent replied Sep 1
working in North America up in 2014
with 15 years exp. vs 2013
 
Sales / Marketing replied Sep 1
working in Europe up in 2014
with 23 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other HSE replied Sep 1
working in South America up in 2014
with 2 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other HSE replied Sep 1
working in South America up in 2014
with 2 years exp. vs 2013
 
Civil Engineer replied Sep 1
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 6 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.