March 2011, Vol. 238 No. 3

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U.S. Oil And Gas Pay Flat, Increases Projected

A new salary survey reveals that American oil and gas industry professionals’ wages have held up well despite uncertainty in the wider economy. The Salary Guide, produced by Hays Oil & Gas in partnership with specialist jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, shows that US oil and gas professionals’ salaries have remained resilient, with wages marginally higher than last year at US $117,000. Daily contract rates, a key indicator of future salary trends, registered slight growth, from $820 last year, to $840 in 2011. The survey further reveals that the United States, taking data from both local and expat labor, is once again in the top five best-paying countries (al

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