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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$101,306
Australia & Oceania$105,370
Central Asia$78,235
East & SE Asia$83,095
Europe$113,741
Middle East$76,642
North America$90,223
South America$85,416
South Asia$72,288
RegionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Africa$101,306from1,763 responsesacross92 jobs
Australia & Oceania$105,370from687 responsesacross85 jobs
Central Asia$78,235from590 responsesacross83 jobs
East & SE Asia$83,095from1,105 responsesacross84 jobs
Europe$113,741from1,359 responsesacross94 jobs
Middle East$76,642from2,861 responsesacross93 jobs
North America$90,223from5,608 responsesacross94 jobs
South America$85,416from938 responsesacross88 jobs
South Asia$72,288from617 responsesacross85 jobs


Compensation by Type of Position   Last 12 Months
Type of PositionAverage Compensation
Drilling$119,333
Engineering$85,752
Geoscience$99,738
HSE$83,130
Maritime$99,908
Mgmt/Support$90,787
Oilfield Service$83,696
Production$89,158
Trades$74,791
Type of PositionAverageResponsesJob Functions
Drilling$119,333from1,543 responsesacross12 jobs
Engineering$85,752from3,902 responsesacross18 jobs
Geoscience$99,738from606 responsesacross5 jobs
HSE$83,130from1,594 responsesacross7 jobs
Maritime$99,908from702 responsesacross11 jobs
Mgmt/Support$90,787from3,080 responsesacross9 jobs
Oilfield Service$83,696from1,418 responsesacross15 jobs
Production$89,158from885 responsesacross7 jobs
Trades$74,791from1,798 responsesacross10 jobs
  
Recent Trends
Down General / Other Eng.
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Up Structural Engineer
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Down Safety Officer
Avg Salary Down More Than 5%
 
Down Budget / Cost Control
Avg Salary Down Less Than 5%
 
Up Drilling Consultant
Avg Salary Up Less Than 5%
 
Up Captain
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
Ships Engineer replied Dec 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 25 years exp. vs 2013
 
Information Technology replied Dec 21
working in Europe up in 2014
with 11 years exp. vs 2013
 
Executive replied Dec 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 7 years exp. vs 2013
 
Drilling Consultant replied Dec 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 30 years exp. vs 2013
 
Civil Engineer replied Dec 21
working in Europe up in 2014
with 14 years exp. vs 2013
 
Maintenance Engineer replied Dec 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 3 years exp. vs 2013
 
Maintenance Engineer replied Dec 21
working in Africa up in 2014
with 11 years exp. vs 2013
 
Driller replied Dec 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other HSE replied Dec 21
working in Europe down in 2014
with 26 years exp. vs 2013
 
Field Service Tech replied Dec 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 9 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Rig Worker replied Dec 21
working in Africa up in 2014
with 10 years exp. vs 2013
 
MWD/LWD/Logging replied Dec 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 4 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Trade replied Dec 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 12 years exp. vs 2013
 
EMT / Paramedic replied Dec 21
working in North America up in 2014
with 2 years exp. vs 2013
 
Other Backoffice replied Dec 21
working in Middle East up in 2014
with 8 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.