Energy and Mining Salary Survey

The Energy and Mining Salary Survey reports compensation data for 197 benchmark jobs related to extracting naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. The survey includes entities operating mines, quarries, or oil and gas wells, as well as those performing support activities, such as exploration and field services.

The Energy and Mining Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 12 executive and 185 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assayer
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Blaster
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydro Pneumatic Tester
  • Hydrographer
  • Instrument Maker Mechanical
  • Instrument Technician
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant Metallurgical
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assayer
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Blaster
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • CAD-Aided Design Technician
  • Carpenter (Gen/Maint)
  • Cartographer
  • Chemical Operator
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Communications Analyst
  • Communications Engineer
  • Communications Technician
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Completion Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contracts Manager
  • Core Drill Operator
  • Core Driller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Data Architect
  • Deck Hand
  • Derrick Operator
  • Design Drafter
  • Dock Worker
  • Documentation Engineer
  • Drafter
  • Drafter Geophysical
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Dragline Operator
  • Driller Extraction
  • Drilling Rig Floor Hand
  • Dump Operator
  • Earth Driller
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Electrolysis Engineer
  • Engineer Nuclear Equipment Test
  • Engineer Nuclear Fuel Research
  • Engineer Nuclear Fuels Reclamation
  • Engineer Nuclear Safety
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Engineering Cost Estimator
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Technician
  • Equipment Operator Heavy
  • Estimator Cost
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Expediter
  • Extractive Metallurgist
  • Extractive Supervisor
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Field Engineering Technician
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Field Service Technician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • First Aid Attendant
  • Foreman
  • Forklift Operator
  • Front End Loader Operator
  • Fuel Attendant
  • Gas Compressor Operator
  • Gas Plant Operator
  • General Clerk
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • Geological Aide
  • Geological Drafter
  • Geologist
  • Geophysical Surveyor
  • Geophysicist
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydro Pneumatic Tester
  • Hydrographer
  • Instrument Maker Mechanical
  • Instrument Technician
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant Metallurgical
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laborer
  • Land Manager, Mineral
  • Landman
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Walker
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Machinist General
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanic
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgical Technician
  • Mine Foreman
  • Mine Inspector
  • Mine Safety Engineer
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Mineralogist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Motorhand
  • Office Manager
  • Oiler
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Vice President
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Planning & Development Director
  • Plumber
  • Pneumatic Tool Repairer
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Laborer
  • Production Manager
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Rate Analyst
  • Real Estate Acquisitions Manager
  • Real Estate Development Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research & Development Manager (Technical)
  • Resource Recovery Engineer
  • Right-of-Way Agent
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Technician
  • Sales Representative
  • Secretary
  • Soils Engineer
  • Spectroscopist
  • Structural Drafter
  • Structural Engineer
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Tire Repairer
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Tool Machine Operator
  • Top Regulatory Affairs Executive
  • Traffic Director
  • Vice President
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Weight Clerk
  • Welder
  • Well Driller
  • ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP
  • ALACER GOLD CORP
  • ALLIANCE HOLDINGS GP LP
  • ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
  • ALLIED RESOURCES INC
  • ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INC
  • ALY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • AMAZING ENERGY OIL & GAS CO
  • AMERICAN EAGLE ENERGY CORP
  • AMERICAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP
  • ISRAMCO INC
  • JAYHAWK ENERGY INC
  • JONES ENERGY INC
  • KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • KFG RESOURCES LTD
  • KIEWIT ROYALTY TRUST
  • LAREDO OIL INC
  • LAREDO PETROLEUM INC
  • LEGACY RESERVES LP
  • ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP
  • ALACER GOLD CORP
  • ALLIANCE HOLDINGS GP LP
  • ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
  • ALLIED RESOURCES INC
  • ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES INC
  • ALY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • AMAZING ENERGY OIL & GAS CO
  • AMERICAN EAGLE ENERGY CORP
  • AMERICAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP
  • ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ANTERO RESOURCES CORP
  • APACHE CORPORATION
  • APPLIED MINERALS INC
  • APPROACH RESOURCES INC
  • ARCH COAL INC
  • ARCHROCK INC
  • ARCHROCK PARTNERS LP
  • ARETE INDUSTRIES INC
  • ARKANOVA ENERGY CORP
  • ARMADA OIL INC
  • ATLAS ENERGY GROUP LLC
  • ATLAS RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
  • ATNA RESOURCES LTD
  • ATWOOD OCEANICS INC
  • AUSTIN EXPLORATION
  • AVALON OIL AND GAS INC
  • BAKER HUGHES INC
  • BARNWELL INDUSTRIES INC
  • BASIC ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
  • BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS INC
  • BLACK STONE MINERALS LP
  • BLACKSANDS PETROLEUM INC
  • BLUE DOLPHIN ENERGY CO
  • BNK PETROLEUM INC
  • BOART LONGYEAR LTD
  • BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC
  • BPZ RESOURCES INC
  • BRAZIL MINERALS INC
  • BREITBURN ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • BRINX RESOURCES LTD
  • BRS RESOURCES LTD
  • C&J ENERGY SERVICES LTD
  • CABOT OIL & GAS CORP
  • CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP
  • CALLON PETROLEUM CO
  • CAPITAL CITY ENERGY GROUP INC
  • CAPROCK OIL INC
  • CARBON NATURAL GAS CO
  • CARDINAL ENERGY GROUP INC
  • CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC
  • CASPIAN SERVICES INC
  • CAZA OIL & GAS INC
  • CENTRUS ENERGY CORP
  • CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP HOLDINGS LLC
  • CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP
  • CHESAPEAKE GRANITE WASH TRUST
  • CIMAREX ENERGY CO
  • CINER RESOURCES LP
  • CIRCLE STAR ENERGY CORP
  • CLAYTON WILLIAMS ENERGY INC
  • CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC
  • CLOUD PEAK ENERGY INC
  • CNX COAL RESOURCES LP
  • COEUR MINING INC
  • COIL TUBING TECHNOLOGY INC
  • COLUMBIA PIPELINE GROUP INC
  • COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • COMSTOCK MINING INC
  • COMSTOCK RESOURCES INC
  • CONCHO RESOURCES INC
  • CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • CONSOL ENERGY INC
  • CONTANGO OIL & GAS CO
  • CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC
  • CORSA COAL CORP
  • CPSM INC
  • CRESTWOOD EQUITY PARTNERS LP
  • CROSS BORDER RESOURCES INC
  • CSI COMPRESSCO LP
  • CUBIC ENERGY INC
  • CYPRESS ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • DAWSON GEOPHYSICAL CO
  • DAYBREAK OIL & GAS INC
  • DENBURY RESOURCES INC
  • DENTON MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
  • DEUTSCHE REAL ESTATE AG
  • DEVON ENERGY CORP
  • DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC
  • DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC
  • DIVERSIFIED RESOURCES INC
  • DOMINION MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • DORCHESTER MINERALS LP
  • EAGLE ROCK ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • EARTHSTONE ENERGY INC
  • EBULLION INC
  • ECA MARCELLUS TRUST I
  • ECLIPSE RESOURCES CORP
  • ECO-STIM ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC
  • EMERALD OIL INC
  • EMERGE ENERGY SERVICES LP
  • ENDEAVOUR INTERNATIONAL CORP
  • ENDURO ROYALTY TRUST
  • ENERGEN CORP
  • ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY CORP
  • ENERJEX RESOURCES INC
  • ENHANCED OIL RESOURCES INC
  • ENSERVCO CORP
  • EOG RESOURCES INC
  • EOS PETRO INC
  • EP ENERGY CORP
  • EQT CORP
  • EQT GP HOLDINGS LP
  • EQT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ERIN ENERGY CORP
  • ESCALERA RESOURCES CO
  • EURECAT US INC.
  • EV ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • EVOLUTION PETROLEUM CORP
  • EXCO RESOURCES INC
  • EXTERRAN CORP
  • EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
  • FAIRMOUNT SANTROL HOLDINGS INC
  • FIELDPOINT PETROLEUM CORP
  • FIRMA HOLDINGS CORP
  • FLOTEK INDUSTRIES INC
  • FORBES ENERGY SERVICES LTD
  • FORESIGHT ENERGY LP
  • FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC
  • FRONTERA RESOURCES CORP
  • FRONTIER OILFIELD SERVICES INC
  • FX ENERGY INC
  • GALENFEHA INC
  • GASTAR EXPLORATION INC
  • GENIE ENERGY LTD
  • GEO JS TECH GROUP CORP
  • GIS
  • GLOBE SPECIALTY METALS INC
  • GLORI ENERGY INC
  • GOLD RESOURCE CORP
  • GOLDEN MINERALS CO
  • GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORP
  • GREAT NORTHERN IRON ORE
  • GULF COAST ULTRA DEEP ROYALTY TRUST
  • GULFPORT ENERGY CORP
  • HALCON RESOURCES CORP
  • HALLADOR ENERGY CO
  • HALLIBURTON CO
  • HARSCO CORP
  • HAWKER ENERGY INC
  • HECLA MINING CO
  • HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
  • HELMERICH & PAYNE INC
  • HERCULES OFFSHORE INC
  • HESS CORP
  • HI-CRUSH PARTNERS LP
  • HII TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • HINTO ENERGY INC
  • HKN INC
  • HOUSTON AMERICAN ENERGY CORP
  • HYCROFT MINING CORP
  • HYDROCARB ENERGY CORP
  • IDAHO NORTH RESOURCES CORP
  • IDM INTERNATIONAL LTD
  • INDEPENDENCE CONTRACT DRILLING INC
  • ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP
  • ISRAMCO INC
  • JAYHAWK ENERGY INC
  • JONES ENERGY INC
  • KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • KFG RESOURCES LTD
  • KIEWIT ROYALTY TRUST
  • LAREDO OIL INC
  • LAREDO PETROLEUM INC
  • LEGACY RESERVES LP
  • LEGEND OIL & GAS LTD
  • LILIS ENERGY INC
  • LINN ENERGY LLC
  • LKA GOLD INC
  • LRR ENERGY LP
  • LUCAS ENERGY INC
  • MAGELLAN PETROLEUM CORP
  • MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM PLC
  • MAGNUM HUNTER RESOURCES CORP
  • MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • MATADOR RESOURCES CO
  • MATRIX SERVICE CO
  • MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL INC
  • MEMORIAL PRODUCTION PARTNERS LP
  • MEMORIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CORP
  • MEXCO ENERGY CORP
  • MIDCOAST ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • MID-CON ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • MIDSTATES PETROLEUM CO INC
  • MILLER ENERGY RESOURCES INC
  • MOUNTAINVIEW ENERGY LTD
  • MURPHY OIL CORP
  • MV OIL TRUST
  • NATIONAL ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO
  • NATURAL RESOURCES PARTNERS LP
  • NEW CONCEPT ENERGY INC
  • NEW JERSEY MINING CO
  • NEW SOURCE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • NEW WESTERN ENERGY CORP
  • NEWFIELD EXPLORATION CO
  • NEWMONT MINING CORP
  • NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • NISKA GAS STORAGE PARTNERS LLC
  • NITRO PETROLEUM INC
  • NOBLE ENERGY INC
  • NORTHERN OIL & GAS INC
  • OASIS PETROLEUM INC
  • OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP
  • OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL INC
  • ORIGINAL SIXTEEN TO ONE MINE INC
  • OSAGE EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT INC
  • PACIFIC COAST OIL TRUST
  • PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC
  • PAR PACIFIC HOLDINGS INC
  • PARAGON OFFSHORE PLC
  • PARAMOUNT GOLD AND SILVER CORP
  • PARAMOUNT GOLD NEVADA CORP
  • PARKER DRILLING CO
  • PARSLEY ENERGY INC
  • PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC
  • PDC ENERGY INC
  • PEABODY ENERGY CORP
  • PEDEVCO CORP
  • PEGASI ENERGY RESOURCES CORP
  • PENN VIRGINIA CORP
  • PETRO RIVER OIL CORP
  • PETROQUEST ENERGY INC
  • PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP
  • PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO
  • POSTROCK ENERGY CORP
  • PRIMEENERGY CORP
  • PROFIRE ENERGY INC
  • QEP RESOURCES INC
  • QUICKSILVER RESOURCES INC
  • RANGE RESOURCES CORP
  • RED MOUNTAIN RESOURCES INC
  • REGENCY ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • RESERVE PETROLEUM CO
  • RESOLUTE ENERGY CORP
  • REX ENERGY CORP
  • RHINO RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
  • RICE ENERGY INC
  • RING ENERGY INC
  • ROCKDALE RESOURCES CORP
  • ROOSTER ENERGY LTD
  • ROSETTA RESOURCES INC
  • ROWAN COMPANIES PLC
  • ROYALE ENERGY INC
  • RPC INC
  • RSP PERMIAN INC
  • SABINE OIL & GAS CORP
  • SABLE NATURAL RESOURCES CORP
  • SAEXPLORATION HOLDINGS INC
  • SANCHEZ ENERGY CORP
  • SANCHEZ PRODUCTION PARTNERS LP
  • SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC
  • SANDRIDGE MISSISSIPPIAN TRUST I
  • SANDRIDGE MISSISSIPPIAN TRUST II
  • SANDRIDGE PERMIAN TRUST
  • SANTA FE GOLD CORP
  • SARATOGA RESOURCES INC
  • SCHLUMBERGER LTD
  • SCIO DIAMOND TECHNOLOGY CORP
  • SEMGROUP CORP
  • SEVENTY SEVEN ENERGY INC
  • SHELL MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • SM ENERGY CO
  • SMALL MINE DEVELOPMENT LLC
  • SOUTHERN COPPER CORP
  • SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO
  • SPINDLETOP OIL & GAS CO
  • STEEL EXCEL INC
  • STILLWATER MINING CO
  • STONE ENERGY CORP
  • STRATA-X ENERGY LTD
  • STRATEX OIL & GAS HOLDINGS INC
  • SUMMIT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • SUNCOKE ENERGY INC
  • SUNDANCE ENERGY AUSTRALIA LTD
  • SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • SUPERNOVA ENERGY INC
  • SWIFT ENERGY CO
  • SYNERGY RESOURCES CORP
  • TAHOE RESOURCES INC
  • TALLGRASS ENERGY GP LP
  • TENGASCO INC
  • TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • THOMPSON CREEK METALS CO INC
  • TN-K ENERGY GROUP INC
  • TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC
  • TRANS ENERGY INC
  • TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD
  • TRANSCOASTAL CORP
  • TRIANGLE PETROLEUM CORP
  • U S ENERGY CORP
  • ULTRA PETROLEUM CORP
  • UNIT CORP
  • UNITED AMERICAN PETROLEUM CORP
  • UNITED STATES ANTIMONY CORP
  • UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS INC
  • URANERZ ENERGY CORP
  • UR-ENERGY INC
  • US RARE EARTH MINERALS INC
  • US SILICA HOLDINGS INC
  • USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS LP
  • VAALCO ENERGY INC
  • VANGUARD NATURAL RESOURCES LLC
  • VANTAGE DRILLING CO
  • VICTORY ENERGY CORP
  • VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • VOC ENERGY TRUST
  • VULCAN MATERIALS CO
  • W&T OFFSHORE INC
  • WALTER ENERGY INC
  • WARREN RESOURCES INC
  • WESTERN GAS EQUITY PARTNERS LP
  • WESTMORELAND COAL CO
  • WESTMORELAND RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
  • WESTMOUNTAIN GOLD INC
  • WHITING PETROLEUM CORP
  • WHITING USA TRUST II
  • WILLBROS GROUP INC
  • WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP
  • WPX ENERGY INC
  • YUMA ENERGY INC
  • ZAZA ENERGY CORP
  • ZONED PROPERTIES INC

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