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Energy and Mining Salary Survey

The Energy and Mining Salary Survey reports compensation data for 218 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 13 executive and 205 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
  • 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
  • Accounting Supervisor (Professional)
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assayer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant Metallurgical
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Tester
  • Laborer
  • Land Manager, Mineral
  • Landman
  • Lead Surveyor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Walker
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Supervisor (Professional)
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Assayer
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • 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
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Completion Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Construction Contractor
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Foreman
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contracts Manager
  • Core Drill Operator
  • Core Driller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Estimator
  • CRM Targeted Marketing Campaign Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • 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
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Energy Broker
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Engineering Cost Estimator
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Technician
  • Executive Assistant
  • 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
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • Geological Aide
  • Geological Drafter
  • Geologist
  • Geophysical Surveyor
  • Geophysicist
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Hoisting Machine Operator
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Hydro Pneumatic Tester
  • Hydrographer
  • Instrument Mechanic
  • Instrument Technician
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant Metallurgical
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Laboratory Tester
  • Laborer
  • Land Manager, Mineral
  • Landman
  • Lead Surveyor
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Walker
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Machinist General
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgical Technician
  • Miller
  • Millwright
  • Mine Foreman
  • Mine Inspector
  • Mine Safety Engineer
  • Mine Superintendent
  • Mineralogist
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Machine Operator
  • Motorhand
  • Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer
  • Nuclear Equipment Test Engineer
  • Nuclear Fuels Reclamation Engineer
  • Nuclear Fuels Research Engineer
  • Office Manager
  • Oiler
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Vice President
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Plumber
  • Pneumatic Tool Repairer
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Process Engineer
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Product Development Manager
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Laborer
  • Production Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • 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
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Research & Development Director
  • Resource Recovery Engineer
  • Right-of-Way Agent
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Secretary
  • Soils Engineer
  • Spectroscopist
  • Structural Drafter
  • Structural Engineer
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Sustainability Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Tire Repairer
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Tool Machine Operator
  • Top Logistics Management Executive
  • Top Regulatory Affairs Executive
  • Traffic Director
  • Vice President
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Weight Clerk
  • Welder
  • Well Driller
  • ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP
  • ALACER GOLD CORP
  • ALY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • AMPLIFY ENERGY CORP
  • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP
  • ANDEAVOR LOGISTICS LP
  • ANTERO RESOURCES CORP
  • APACHE CORP
  • APPLIED MINERALS INC
  • APPROACH RESOURCES INC
  • KEANE GROUP INC
  • KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • KINDER MORGAN INC
  • LAREDO OIL INC
  • LAREDO PETROLEUM INC
  • LEGACY RESERVES LP
  • LEGEND OIL & GAS LTD
  • LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC
  • LILIS ENERGY INC
  • LINN ENERGY INC
  • ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP
  • ALACER GOLD CORP
  • ALY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • AMPLIFY ENERGY CORP
  • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP
  • ANDEAVOR LOGISTICS LP
  • ANTERO RESOURCES CORP
  • APACHE CORP
  • APPLIED MINERALS INC
  • APPROACH RESOURCES INC
  • ARCH COAL INC
  • ARCHROCK INC
  • ATWOOD OCEANICS INC
  • BAKER HUGHES INC
  • BARNWELL INDUSTRIES INC
  • BASIC ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
  • BLACK STONE MINERALS LP
  • BLUE DOLPHIN ENERGY CO
  • BNK PETROLEUM INC
  • BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC
  • CABOT OIL & GAS CORP
  • CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP
  • CALLON PETROLEUM CO
  • CAMBER ENERGY INC
  • CARBO CERAMICS INC
  • CARBON NATURAL GAS CO
  • CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC
  • CENTENNIAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT INC
  • CENTRUS ENERGY CORP
  • CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP
  • CIMAREX ENERGY CO
  • CINER RESOURCES LP
  • CLAYTON WILLIAMS ENERGY INC
  • CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC
  • CLOUD PEAK ENERGY INC
  • CNX RESOURCES CORP
  • COBALT INTERNATIONAL ENERGY INC
  • COEUR MINING INC
  • COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • COMSTOCK RESOURCES INC
  • CONCHO RESOURCES INC
  • CONSOL COAL RESOURCES LP
  • CONSOL ENERGY INC
  • CONTANGO OIL & GAS CO
  • CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC
  • CORSA COAL CORP
  • CSI COMPRESSCO LP
  • CUB ENERGY INC
  • DAWSON GEOPHYSICAL CO
  • DENBURY RESOURCES INC
  • DEVON ENERGY CORP
  • DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC
  • DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC
  • DORCHESTER MINERALS LP
  • EARTHSTONE ENERGY INC
  • ECLIPSE RESOURCES CORP
  • ECO-STIM ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC
  • EMERGE ENERGY SERVICES LP
  • ENERGEN CORP
  • ENERGY XXI GULF COAST INC
  • ENSERVCO CORP
  • EOG RESOURCES INC
  • EP ENERGY CORP
  • EQT CORP
  • ERIN ENERGY CORP
  • EVOLUTION PETROLEUM CORP
  • EXCO RESOURCES INC
  • EXTERRAN CORP
  • EXTRACTION OIL & GAS INC
  • EXXON MOBIL CORP
  • FIELDPOINT PETROLEUM CORP
  • FINANCIAL GRAVITY COMPANIES INC
  • FLOTEK INDUSTRIES INC
  • FORBES ENERGY SERVICES LTD
  • FORESIGHT ENERGY LP
  • FORESTAR GROUP INC
  • FREEDOM OIL AND GAS LTD
  • FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC
  • FTS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • GASTAR EXPLORATION INC
  • GENIE ENERGY LTD
  • GLORI ENERGY INC
  • GOLD RESOURCE CORP
  • GOLDEN MINERALS CO
  • GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORP
  • GREENFIELDS PETROLEUM CORP
  • GULFPORT ENERGY CORP
  • HALCON RESOURCES CORP
  • HALLADOR ENERGY CO
  • HALLIBURTON CO
  • HARSCO CORP
  • HECLA MINING CO
  • HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
  • HELMERICH & PAYNE INC
  • HESS CORP
  • HORNBECK OFFSHORE SERVICES INC
  • INCEPTION MINING INC
  • INDEPENDENCE CONTRACT DRILLING INC
  • ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP
  • ISRAMCO INC
  • JAGGED PEAK ENERGY INC
  • JONES ENERGY INC
  • KEANE GROUP INC
  • KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • KINDER MORGAN INC
  • LAREDO OIL INC
  • LAREDO PETROLEUM INC
  • LEGACY RESERVES LP
  • LEGEND OIL & GAS LTD
  • LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC
  • LILIS ENERGY INC
  • LINN ENERGY INC
  • LONESTAR RESOURCES US INC
  • MAMMOTH ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • MARATHON OIL CORP
  • MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS INC
  • MATADOR RESOURCES CO
  • MATRIX SERVICE CO
  • MEXCO ENERGY CORP
  • MPLX LP
  • MURPHY OIL CORP
  • NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO
  • NEW ENTERPRISE STONE LIME CO INC
  • NEW JERSEY MINING CO
  • NEWFIELD EXPLORATION CO
  • NEWMONT MINING CORP
  • NINE ENERGY SERVICE INC
  • NOBLE ENERGY INC
  • NORTHERN OIL & GAS INC
  • OASIS PETROLEUM INC
  • OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP
  • OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL INC
  • PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC
  • PARAGON OFFSHORE PLC
  • PARKER DRILLING CO
  • PARSLEY ENERGY INC
  • PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC
  • PDC ENERGY INC
  • PEABODY ENERGY CORP
  • PEDEVCO CORP
  • PENN VIRGINIA CORP
  • PEOPLES NATURAL GAS
  • PETROGRESS INC
  • PETROQUEST ENERGY INC
  • PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP
  • PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO
  • PRIMEENERGY CORP
  • PROFIRE ENERGY INC
  • QEP RESOURCES INC
  • RAMACO RESOURCES INC
  • RANGE RESOURCES CORP
  • RANGER ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • RESOLUTE ENERGY CORP
  • REX ENERGY CORP
  • RICE ENERGY INC
  • RING ENERGY INC
  • ROOSTER ENERGY LTD
  • ROWAN COMPANIES PLC
  • ROYAL GOLD INC
  • RPC INC
  • RSP PERMIAN INC
  • SANCHEZ ENERGY CORP
  • SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC
  • SEMGROUP CORP
  • SILVERBOW RESOURCES INC
  • SM ENERGY CO
  • SMALL MINE DEVELOPMENT, LLC
  • SMART SAND INC
  • SOLARIS OILFIELD INFRASTRUCTURE INC
  • SOUTHERN COPPER CORP
  • SOUTHERN IONICS INC
  • SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO
  • SPINDLETOP OIL & GAS CO
  • SRC ENERGY INC
  • STILLWATER MINING CO
  • STONE ENERGY CORP
  • SUNCOKE ENERGY INC
  • SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • TAHOE RESOURCES INC
  • TALLGRASS ENERGY GP LP
  • TARGA RESOURCES CORP
  • TENGASCO INC
  • TESCO CORP
  • TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • THE RESERVE PETROLEUM CO
  • TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD
  • TRAPPER MINING INC
  • TRIANGLE PETROLEUM CORP
  • TRIDENT BRANDS INC
  • ULTRA PETROLEUM CORP
  • UNIT CORP
  • UNITED STATES ANTIMONY CORP
  • UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS INC
  • UR-ENERGY INC
  • US ENERGY CORP
  • VAALCO ENERGY INC
  • VULCAN MATERIALS CO
  • W&T OFFSHORE INC
  • WARRIOR MET COAL INC
  • WESTMORELAND COAL CO
  • WHITING PETROLEUM CORP
  • WILDHORSE RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT CORP
  • WILLBROS GROUP INC
  • WPX ENERGY INC
  • YUMA ENERGY INC
  • ZONED PROPERTIES INC

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