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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in United Kingdom 2020

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in United Kingdom?

Average Yearly Salary
113,000 GBP
( 9,380 GBP monthly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in United Kingdom typically earns around 113,000 GBP per year. Salaries range from 58,700 GBP (lowest average) to 176,000 GBP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager106,000 GBP
Associate Analyst119,000 GBP
Associate Landman81,700 GBP
Auxiliary Equipment Operator64,600 GBP
Biomass Plant Technician74,500 GBP
Biomass Power Plant Manager128,000 GBP
Chemical Plant Operator147,000 GBP
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer115,000 GBP
Completions Engineer102,000 GBP
Cost Controller92,000 GBP
Crude Oil Marketing Representative113,000 GBP
Dispatcher62,800 GBP
Distribution Manager139,000 GBP
Dragline Operator66,600 GBP
Driller Offsider58,200 GBP
Dump Truck Driver61,600 GBP
Electric and Gas Operations Manager160,000 GBP
Energy Advisor154,000 GBP
Energy Analyst142,000 GBP
Energy Auditor137,000 GBP
Energy Dispatch Director153,000 GBP
Energy Technical Assistant93,000 GBP
Energy Technical Manager127,000 GBP
Energy Technical Trainer104,000 GBP
Exploration Manager177,000 GBP
Field Safety Auditor122,000 GBP
Fluids Engineer104,000 GBP
Fuel Cell Engineer118,000 GBP
Fuel Cell Technician84,100 GBP
Fuels Handler73,000 GBP
Gas Compressor Operator66,400 GBP
Gas Distribution Plant Operator94,600 GBP
Gas Supply Manager144,000 GBP
Geologist164,000 GBP
Geophysicist169,000 GBP
Geothermal Production Manager167,000 GBP
Geothermal Technician94,300 GBP
HSE Engineer111,000 GBP
HSE Officer87,700 GBP
HSEQ Administrator101,000 GBP
Inspector106,000 GBP
Instructor115,000 GBP
Instrument Designer92,400 GBP
Lead Technical Field Advisor141,000 GBP
Logistics and Tool Coordinator111,000 GBP
Maintenance Engineer112,000 GBP
Maintenance Superintendent121,000 GBP
Material Controller94,700 GBP
Mine Engineer111,000 GBP
Mine Surveyor117,000 GBP
Mining Project Administrator105,000 GBP
Mining Project Assistant97,700 GBP
Mining Project Controls Consultant118,000 GBP
Mining Project Coordinator108,000 GBP
Mining Project Engineer109,000 GBP
Mining Project Manager142,000 GBP
Mining Site Manager134,000 GBP
Mining Team Leader119,000 GBP
NDT Technician95,000 GBP
Oil Service Unit Operator87,200 GBP
Oil Trader139,000 GBP
Oilwell Pumper59,400 GBP
Petroleum Engineer 126,000 GBP
Petroleum Geologist171,000 GBP
Petroleum Pump System Operator90,200 GBP
Pipeline Technician84,300 GBP
Power Coordinator87,300 GBP
Power Plant Operations Manager171,000 GBP
Power Plant Operator129,000 GBP
Radio Operator75,700 GBP
Reliability Engineer106,000 GBP
Reservoir Engineer97,300 GBP
Risk Analyst135,000 GBP
Roughneck114,000 GBP
Scaffolder88,400 GBP
Shutdown Engineer97,700 GBP
Solar Energy Installation Manager149,000 GBP
Solar Energy Systems Engineer118,000 GBP
Solar Photovoltaic Installer96,700 GBP
Solar Thermal Technician99,500 GBP
Supply Operations Manager185,000 GBP
Sustainability Specialist155,000 GBP
System Development Advisor129,000 GBP
Tanker Truck Driver75,000 GBP
Utility Operator84,700 GBP
Wind Energy Project Manager129,000 GBP

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in United Kingdom

Median and salary distribution yearly United Kingdom Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in United Kingdom range from 58,700 GBP per year (minimum average salary) to 176,000 GBP per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 122,000 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 122,000 GBP while the other half are earning more than 122,000 GBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 81,100 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 81,100 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 161,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 161,000 GBP.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in United Kingdom costs anywhere from 49,700 Pound Sterling(s) to 149,000 Pound Sterling(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly United Kingdom Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

110,000 GBP
115,000 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Kingdom for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Kingdom

How much are annual salary increments in United Kingdom for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Kingdom Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

United Kingdom / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate United Kingdom
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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in United Kingdom is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in United Kingdom

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Kingdom Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

41% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly United Kingdom
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
117,000 GBP
Public Sector+4%
122,000 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Forecast and Trend in United Kingdom

How do Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly United Kingdom Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Average Salary 2016
97,300 GBP
Average Salary 2017+4%
101,000 GBP
Average Salary 2018+4%
105,000 GBP
Average Salary 2019+4%
108,000 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in United Kingdom are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in United Kingdom

54 GBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Kingdom is 54 GBP. This means that the average person in United Kingdom earns approximately 54 GBP for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining yearly United Kingdom
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 6% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aberdeen113,000 GBP
Abingdon105,000 GBP
Armagh112,000 GBP
Bangor99,200 GBP
Belfast119,000 GBP
Birmingham135,000 GBP
Bradford128,000 GBP
Brighton124,000 GBP
Bristol133,000 GBP
Cambridge114,000 GBP
Canterbury107,000 GBP
Cardiff123,000 GBP
Chester111,000 GBP
Coventry128,000 GBP
Derby125,000 GBP
Derry107,000 GBP
Dundee110,000 GBP
Durham110,000 GBP
Edinburgh122,000 GBP
Exeter116,000 GBP
Glasgow126,000 GBP
Gloucester115,000 GBP
Hartlepool112,000 GBP
Inverness100,000 GBP
Kingston upon Hull128,000 GBP
Kirkwall97,200 GBP
Leeds135,000 GBP
Leicester131,000 GBP
Lincoln118,000 GBP
Lisburn103,000 GBP
Liverpool134,000 GBP
London137,000 GBP
Manchester133,000 GBP
Newcastle128,000 GBP
Newport112,000 GBP
Newry107,000 GBP
Norwich117,000 GBP
Nottingham129,000 GBP
Oxford121,000 GBP
Peterborough122,000 GBP
Plymouth126,000 GBP
Poole119,000 GBP
Portsmouth124,000 GBP
Ripon107,000 GBP
Salisbury111,000 GBP
Sheffield135,000 GBP
Somerset130,000 GBP
Southampton125,000 GBP
St Davids97,300 GBP
Stirling105,000 GBP
Stromness96,300 GBP
Strontian95,300 GBP
Swansea116,000 GBP
Truro109,000 GBP
Wakefield103,000 GBP
Wells96,300 GBP
Winchester101,000 GBP
Wolverhampton115,000 GBP
York112,000 GBP

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
England214,000 GBP
Northern Ireland103,000 GBP
Scotland158,000 GBP
Wales107,000 GBP
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