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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in United States 2023

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

Average Yearly Salary
85,300 USD
( 7,110 USD monthly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in United States typically earns around 85,300 USD per year. Salaries range from 31,000 USD (lowest average) to 197,000 USD (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 Manager88,500 USD
Associate Analyst95,500 USD
Associate Landman40,100 USD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator37,500 USD
Biomass Plant Technician41,100 USD
Biomass Power Plant Manager121,000 USD
Chemical Plant Operator71,700 USD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer96,600 USD
Completions Engineer82,500 USD
Cost Controller66,100 USD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative96,900 USD
Dispatcher37,700 USD
Distribution Manager123,000 USD
Dragline Operator43,300 USD
Driller Offsider32,800 USD
Dump Truck Driver35,800 USD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager209,000 USD
Energy Advisor135,000 USD
Energy Analyst124,000 USD
Energy Auditor112,000 USD
Energy Dispatch Director146,000 USD
Energy Technical Assistant54,600 USD
Energy Technical Manager113,000 USD
Energy Technical Trainer74,300 USD
Exploration Manager153,000 USD
Field Safety Auditor102,000 USD
Fluids Engineer85,500 USD
Fuel Cell Engineer91,700 USD
Fuel Cell Technician45,000 USD
Fuels Handler41,900 USD
Gas Compressor Operator38,200 USD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator72,900 USD
Gas Supply Manager127,000 USD
Geologist155,000 USD
Geophysicist165,000 USD
Geothermal Production Manager145,000 USD
Geothermal Technician61,200 USD
HSE Engineer87,800 USD
HSE Officer55,000 USD
HSEQ Administrator65,500 USD
Inspector84,500 USD
Instructor73,700 USD
Instrument Designer70,300 USD
Lead Technical Field Advisor115,000 USD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator79,100 USD
Maintenance Engineer93,500 USD
Maintenance Superintendent77,900 USD
Material Controller58,200 USD
Mine Engineer86,000 USD
Mine Surveyor96,000 USD
Mining Project Administrator80,600 USD
Mining Project Assistant63,400 USD
Mining Project Controls Consultant93,300 USD
Mining Project Coordinator79,900 USD
Mining Project Engineer88,900 USD
Mining Project Manager116,000 USD
Mining Site Manager114,000 USD
Mining Team Leader89,100 USD
NDT Technician53,000 USD
Oil Service Unit Operator44,300 USD
Oil Trader117,000 USD
Oilwell Pumper34,400 USD
Petroleum Engineer 97,100 USD
Petroleum Geologist153,000 USD
Petroleum Pump System Operator48,300 USD
Pipeline Technician33,700 USD
Power Coordinator55,300 USD
Power Plant Operations Manager177,000 USD
Power Plant Operator73,500 USD
Radio Operator38,700 USD
Reliability Engineer86,500 USD
Reservoir Engineer83,400 USD
Risk Analyst112,000 USD
Roughneck86,000 USD
Scaffolder56,200 USD
Shutdown Engineer76,100 USD
Solar Energy Installation Manager127,000 USD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer92,300 USD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer60,000 USD
Solar Thermal Technician53,100 USD
Supply Operations Manager142,000 USD
Sustainability Specialist138,000 USD
System Development Advisor105,000 USD
Tanker Truck Driver35,600 USD
Utility Operator46,700 USD
Wind Energy Project Manager120,000 USD

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

Median and salary distribution yearly United States 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 States range from 31,000 USD per year (minimum average salary) to 197,000 USD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 81,900 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 81,900 USD while the other half are earning more than 81,900 USD. 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 50,800 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 50,800 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 134,000 USD while 25% are earning more than 134,000 USD.

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 States costs anywhere from 39,500 US Dollar(s) to 118,000 US Dollar(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 States 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 in United States who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

87,600 USD
83,300 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United States for all Careers

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

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

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in United States are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate United States 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 States / All Professions

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 States is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States for the year 2022. 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 States

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United States 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.

48% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.

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

41 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States is 41 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximately 41 USD 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 States
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta86,100 USD
Austin100,000 USD
Baltimore87,400 USD
Boston93,100 USD
Bristol72,300 USD
Chicago98,700 USD
Cincinnati73,000 USD
Cleveland75,500 USD
Dallas102,000 USD
Denver92,100 USD
Detroit93,100 USD
Honolulu72,000 USD
Houston106,000 USD
Indianapolis90,400 USD
Iowa City70,500 USD
Jacksonville97,800 USD
Kansas City83,200 USD
Kent71,200 USD
Las Vegas87,000 USD
Long Beach82,100 USD
Los Angeles103,000 USD
Memphis90,700 USD
Miami83,600 USD
Minneapolis75,900 USD
New Orleans79,400 USD
New York109,000 USD
Oakland80,400 USD
Oklahoma City85,600 USD
Orlando76,600 USD
Philadelphia100,000 USD
Phoenix98,900 USD
Sacramento84,600 USD
San Antonio103,000 USD
San Diego98,200 USD
San Francisco94,000 USD
San Jose96,500 USD
Seattle90,200 USD
Tampa79,100 USD
Vancouver71,700 USD
Washington D.C.93,300 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama91,300 USD
Alaska79,800 USD
Arizona95,000 USD
Arkansas88,000 USD
California101,000 USD
Colorado90,800 USD
Connecticut88,300 USD
Delaware82,100 USD
District of Columbia80,400 USD
Florida100,000 USD
Georgia98,400 USD
Hawaii84,200 USD
Idaho84,300 USD
Illinois99,600 USD
Indiana95,200 USD
Iowa88,100 USD
Kansas88,200 USD
Kentucky91,000 USD
Louisiana91,100 USD
Maine84,000 USD
Maryland94,900 USD
Massachusetts95,000 USD
Michigan98,700 USD
Minnesota93,300 USD
Mississippi88,000 USD
Missouri94,400 USD
Montana83,600 USD
Nebraska86,400 USD
Nevada88,300 USD
New Hampshire84,800 USD
New Jersey98,500 USD
New Mexico87,700 USD
New York102,000 USD
North Carolina90,200 USD
North Dakota73,800 USD
Ohio91,300 USD
Oklahoma83,000 USD
Oregon83,100 USD
Pennsylvania92,400 USD
Rhode Island75,800 USD
South Carolina85,100 USD
South Dakota76,000 USD
Tennessee88,600 USD
Texas94,500 USD
Utah80,400 USD
Vermont74,600 USD
Virginia90,600 USD
Washington89,900 USD
West Virginia79,900 USD
Wisconsin87,500 USD
Wyoming74,200 USD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United States earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
92,400 USD
Public Sector+5%
97,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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