Oil & Gas Exploration & Extraction Salary Survey

The Oil and Gas Exploration and Extraction Salary Survey reports compensation data for 126 benchmark jobs related to the exploration and/or production of petroleum or natural gas from wells, as well as the production of crude petroleum from surface shales or tar sands. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region, US National, or Canadian National) for $589.

The Oil & Gas Exploration & Extraction Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 8 executive and 118 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
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Blaster
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • 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
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Blaster
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • CAD-Aided Design Technician
  • 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
  • Computer Programmer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Construction Engineering Manager
  • Construction Foreman
  • Contract Administrator
  • Contracts Manager
  • Core Driller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Data Architect
  • Derrick Operator
  • Design Drafter
  • Dock Worker
  • Documentation Engineer
  • Drafter
  • Drafter Geophysical
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Driller Extraction
  • Drilling Rig Floor Hand
  • Earth Driller
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Electrolysis Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Technician
  • Equipment Operator Heavy
  • Estimator Cost
  • Executive Secretary
  • Expediter
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Field Engineering Technician
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forklift Operator
  • Gas Compressor Operator
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • Geological Aide
  • Geological Drafter
  • 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 Technician
  • Laborer
  • Land Development Manager
  • Line Walker
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanic
  • Motorhand
  • Office Manager
  • Oiler
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Photogrammetrist
  • Pipefitter
  • Pipefitter Helper
  • Planning & Development Director
  • Plumber
  • Power Plant Operator
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Rate Analyst
  • Real Estate Acquisitions Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Regulatory Affairs Analyst
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Resource Recovery Engineer
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Safety Manager
  • Safety Technician
  • Sales Representative
  • Secretary
  • Soils Engineer
  • Spectroscopist
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Tool Crib Attendant
  • Tool Machine Operator
  • Top Regulatory Affairs Executive
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Welder
  • Well Driller
  • ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP
  • ACCESS MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • AGL RESOURCES INC
  • ALY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • AMERICAN EAGLE ENERGY CORP
  • AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES INC
  • AMERICAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • AMERICAN NATURAL ENERGY CORP
  • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • LILIS ENERGY INC
  • LINN ENERGY LLC
  • LRR ENERGY LP
  • LUCAS ENERGY INC
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, L.P.
  • MAGELLAN PETROLEUM CORP
  • MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM PLC
  • MAGNUM HUNTER RESOURCES CORPORATION
  • MARATHON OIL CORP
  • MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP
  • ACCESS MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • AGL RESOURCES INC
  • ALY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • AMERICAN EAGLE ENERGY CORP
  • AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES INC
  • AMERICAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • AMERICAN NATURAL ENERGY CORP
  • ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP
  • ANDERSONS INC
  • ANTERO MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ANTERO RESOURCES CORP
  • APACHE CORPORATION
  • APCO OIL AND GAS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • APPROACH RESOURCES INC
  • ARC LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • ARETE INDUSTRIES INC
  • ARMADA OIL INC
  • ATHLON ENERGY INC
  • ATLAS ENERGY LP
  • ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS LP
  • ATLAS RESOURCE PARTNERS LP
  • ATMOS ENERGY CORP
  • ATWOOD OCEANICS INC
  • BAKER HUGHES INC
  • BAKKEN RESOURCES INC
  • BARNWELL INDUSTRIES INC
  • BASIC ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
  • BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS INC
  • BLACKSANDS PETROLEUM INC
  • BLUE DOLPHIN ENERGY CO
  • BLUEKNIGHT ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • BNK PETROLEUM INC
  • BOARDWALK PIPELINE PARTNERS LP
  • BONANZA CREEK ENERGY INC
  • BPZ RESOURCES INC
  • BREITBURN ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • BRISTOW GROUP INC
  • BUCKEYE PARTNERS LP
  • C&J ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • CABOT CORP
  • CABOT OIL & GAS CORP
  • CAL DIVE INTERNATIONAL INC
  • CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP
  • CALLON PETROLEUM CO
  • CAMAC ENERGY INC
  • CAPROCK OIL INC
  • CARBON NATURAL GAS CO
  • CARRIZO OIL & GAS INC
  • CASPIAN SERVICES INC
  • CAZA OIL & GAS INC
  • CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC
  • CH ROBINSON WORLDWIDE INC
  • CHENIERE ENERGY INC
  • CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP HOLDINGS LLC
  • CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP
  • CHESAPEAKE GRANITE WASH TRUST
  • CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORP
  • CIMAREX ENERGY CO
  • CLAYTON WILLIAMS ENERGY INC
  • COIL TUBING TECHNOLOGY INC
  • COMSTOCK RESOURCES INC
  • CONCHO RESOURCES INC
  • CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • CONSOL ENERGY INC
  • CONTANGO OIL & GAS CO
  • CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC
  • CON-WAY INC
  • CORNING NATURAL GAS HOLDING CORP
  • CRESTWOOD EQUITY PARTNERS LP
  • CRESTWOOD MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • CROSS BORDER RESOURCES INC
  • CROSSAMERICA PARTNERS LP
  • CSI COMPRESSCO LP
  • CUBIC ENERGY INC
  • CYPRESS ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • DAWSON GEOPHYSICAL CO
  • DAYBREAK OIL & GAS INC
  • DCP MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • DELTA NATURAL GAS CO
  • DENBURY RESOURCES INC
  • DEVON ENERGY CORP
  • DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC
  • DIAMONDBACK ENERGY INC
  • DOMINION MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • DORCHESTER MINERALS LP
  • DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
  • DUNE ENERGY INC
  • EAGLE ROCK ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • EARTHSTONE ENERGY INC
  • ECA MARCELLUS TRUST I
  • ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC
  • ECLIPSE RESOURCES CORP
  • EL PASO PIPELINE PARTNERS LP
  • EMERALD OIL INC
  • EMERGE ENERGY SERVICES LP
  • ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • ENBRIDGE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • ENDEAVOUR INTERNATIONAL CORP
  • ENDURO ROYALTY TRUST
  • ENERGEN CORP
  • ENERGY & EXPLORATION PARTNERS INC
  • ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY CORP
  • ENERGY TRANSFER EQUITY LP
  • ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS LP
  • ENERJEX RESOURCES INC
  • ENHANCED OIL RESOURCES INC
  • ENSERVCO CORP
  • ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS LP
  • EOG RESOURCES INC
  • EP ENERGY CORP
  • EQT CORP
  • EQT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • EQUAL ENERGY LTD
  • ERA GROUP INC
  • ERICKSON INC
  • ESCALERA RESOURCES CO
  • EV ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • EVOLUTION PETROLEUM CORP
  • EXCO RESOURCES INC
  • EXPEDIA INC
  • EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL OF WASHINGTON INC
  • EXTERRAN HOLDINGS INC
  • EXTERRAN PARTNERS LP
  • EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION
  • FAR EAST ENERGY CORP
  • FEDEX CORP
  • FIELDPOINT PETROLEUM CORP
  • FLOTEK INDUSTRIES INC
  • FORBES ENERGY SERVICES LTD
  • FOREST OIL CORP
  • FORWARD AIR CORP
  • FRONTERA RESOURCES CORP
  • FRONTIER OILFIELD SERVICES INC
  • FX ENERGY INC
  • GAS NATURAL INC
  • GASTAR EXPLORATION USA INC
  • GATX CORP
  • GENIE ENERGY LTD
  • GLOBAL GEOPHYSICAL SERVICES INC
  • GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORP
  • GREENFIELDS PETROLEUM CORP
  • GULFPORT ENERGY CORP
  • HALCON RESOURCES CORP
  • HALLIBURTON CO
  • HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP INC
  • HELMERICH & PAYNE INC
  • HERCULES OFFSHORE INC
  • HESS CORP
  • HII TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • HOLLY ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • HUB GROUP INC
  • HYDROCARB ENERGY CORP
  • INDEPENDENCE CONTRACT DRILLING INC
  • ION GEOPHYSICAL CORP
  • ISRAMCO INC
  • JANEL WORLD TRADE LTD.
  • JONES ENERGY INC
  • KEANE GROUP
  • KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • KFG RESOURCES LTD
  • KINDER MORGAN ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • KINDER MORGAN, INC.
  • KODIAK OIL & GAS CORP
  • LACLEDE GROUP INC
  • LAREDO OIL INC
  • LAREDO PETROLEUM INC
  • LEGACY RESERVES LP
  • LEGEND OIL & GAS LTD
  • LIBERTY TRIPADVISOR HOLDINGS INC
  • LILIS ENERGY INC
  • LINN ENERGY LLC
  • LRR ENERGY LP
  • LUCAS ENERGY INC
  • MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, L.P.
  • MAGELLAN PETROLEUM CORP
  • MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM PLC
  • MAGNUM HUNTER RESOURCES CORPORATION
  • MARATHON OIL CORP
  • MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • MARLIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • MATADOR RESOURCES CO
  • MATRIX SERVICE CO
  • 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
  • MPLX LP
  • MURPHY OIL CORP
  • MV OIL TRUST
  • NATIONAL FUEL GAS CO
  • NEW CONCEPT ENERGY INC
  • NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORPORATION
  • NEW SOURCE ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • NEWFIELD EXPLORATION CO
  • NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • NISKA GAS STORAGE PARTNERS LLC
  • NISOURCE INC
  • NITRO PETROLEUM INC
  • NOBLE ENERGY INC
  • NORTHERN OIL & GAS INC
  • NORTHWEST NATURAL GAS
  • NUSTAR ENERGY, L.P.
  • NUSTAR GP HOLDINGS LLC
  • OASIS PETROLEUM INC
  • OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP
  • OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL INC
  • OILTANKING PARTNERS LP
  • ONE GAS, INC.
  • ONEOK INC
  • ONEOK PARTNERS LP
  • ORBITZ WORLDWIDE INC
  • OSAGE EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT INC
  • PACER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • PACIFIC COAST OIL TRUST
  • PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC
  • PAR PETROLEUM CORP
  • PARAGON OFFSHORE PLC
  • PARKER DRILLING CO
  • PARSLEY ENERGY INC
  • PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY INC
  • PBF LOGISTICS LP
  • PDC ENERGY INC
  • PEGASI ENERGY RESOURCES CORP
  • PENN VIRGINIA CORP
  • PETROQUEST ENERGY INC
  • PIEDMONT NATURAL GAS CO
  • PIONEER ENERGY SERVICES CORP
  • PIONEER NATURAL RESOURCES CO
  • PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE LP
  • PLAINS GP HOLDINGS LP
  • POSTROCK ENERGY CORP
  • PRICELINE GROUP INC
  • PRIMEENERGY CORP
  • PROFIRE ENERGY INC
  • QEP RESOURCES INC
  • QR ENERGY LP
  • QUESTAR CORP
  • QUICKSILVER RESOURCES INC
  • RADIANT LOGISTICS INC
  • RANGE RESOURCES CORP
  • RED MOUNTAIN RESOURCES INC
  • REGENCY ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • RESERVE PETROLEUM CO
  • RESOLUTE ENERGY CORP
  • REX ENERGY CORP
  • RGC RESOURCES INC
  • RICE ENERGY INC
  • RICHFIELD OIL & GAS CO
  • RING ENERGY INC
  • ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS INC
  • ROSE ROCK MIDSTREAM LP
  • ROSETTA RESOURCES INC
  • ROWAN COMPANIES PLC
  • ROYALE ENERGY INC
  • RPC INC
  • RSP PERMIAN INC
  • SAEXPLORATION HOLDINGS INC
  • SANCHEZ ENERGY CORP
  • SANCHEZ PRODUCTION PARTNERS LP
  • SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC
  • SANDRIDGE MISSISSIPPIAN TRUST I
  • SANDRIDGE MISSISSIPPIAN TRUST II
  • SANDRIDGE PERMIAN TRUST
  • SARATOGA RESOURCES INC
  • SCHLUMBERGER NV
  • SEACOR HOLDINGS INC
  • SEMGROUP CORP
  • SEVENTY SEVEN ENERGY INC
  • SHELL MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • SINO-GLOBAL SHIPPING AMERICA LTD
  • SIRVA INC
  • SM ENERGY CO
  • SOUTH JERSEY INDUSTRIES INC
  • SOUTHCROSS ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • SOUTHWEST GAS CORP
  • SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO
  • SPECTRA ENERGY CORP
  • SPECTRA ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • SPINDLETOP OIL & GAS CO
  • STEEL EXCEL INC
  • STONE ENERGY CORP
  • SUMMIT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
  • SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS LP
  • SUPERIOR ENERGY SERVICES INC
  • SWIFT ENERGY CO
  • SYNERGY RESOURCES CORP
  • SYNTROLEUM CORP
  • TALLGRASS ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • TARGA RESOURCES CORP
  • TARGA RESOURCES PARTNERS LP
  • TC PIPELINES LP
  • TECO ENERGY INC
  • TENGASCO INC
  • TESORO LOGISTICS LP
  • TETRA TECHNOLOGIES INC
  • TEXAS GULF ENERGY INC
  • TEXAS VANGUARD OIL CO
  • TGC INDUSTRIES INC
  • THE AMERICAN ENERGY GROUP LTD
  • TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC
  • TRANS ENERGY INC
  • TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD
  • TRANSCOASTAL CORP
  • TRANSMONTAIGNE PARTNERS LP
  • TRC COMPANIES INC
  • TRIANGLE PETROLEUM CORP
  • TRIPADVISOR INC
  • TX HOLDINGS INC
  • U S ENERGY CORP
  • UGI CORP
  • UIL HOLDINGS CORP
  • ULTRA PETROLEUM CORP
  • UNIT CORP
  • USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS LP
  • UTI WORLDWIDE INC
  • VAALCO ENERGY INC
  • VALERO ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • VANGUARD ENERGY CORP
  • VANGUARD NATURAL RESOURCES LLC
  • VANTAGE DRILLING CO
  • VANTAGE ENERGY INC
  • VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS LP
  • VOC ENERGY TRUST
  • W&T OFFSHORE INC
  • WARREN RESOURCES INC
  • WESTERN GAS EQUITY PARTNERS LP
  • WESTERN GAS PARTNERS, LP
  • WESTERN REFINING LOGISTICS LP
  • WGL HOLDINGS INC
  • WHITING PETROLEUM CORP
  • WHITING USA TRUST I
  • WHITING USA TRUST II
  • WILLBROS GROUP INC
  • WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC
  • WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP
  • WPX ENERGY INC
  • XPO LOGISTICS INC
  • YUMA ENERGY INC
  • ZAZA ENERGY CORP

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