Global Oil and Gas Salary Survey Results


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  • Upstream oil and gas industry pay (including salary and bonus) reported by SPE professional members for 2018 averages at USD 194,874, up from USD 194,649 in 2017.
  • The mean base pay reported in 2018 is USD 151,003, comparable to last year’s base pay of USD 151,122.
  • Nearly two thirds of respondents (64.0%) reported an increase in base pay. This continues a steep upward trend from the previous two years (49.7% in 2017 and 35.9% in 2016).
  • Females continue to earn less than their male counterparts do at all levels, most notably at the Executive/Top Management level; however, female professionals at the Executive/Top Management and Manager/Director level did see a notable increase in other compensation from 2017 to 2018.

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The detailed, full report and data file for the SPE Membership Salary Survey are available through the SPE Bookstore for purchase in electronic format. Full survey results for petroleum engineer salaries and related upstream oil and gas positions are included by region, years of experience, job category, and more.

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