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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in United States 2019

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

6,257 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in United States typically earns around 6,257 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining jobs. 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 Manager6,166 USD
Associate Analyst6,634 USD
Associate Landman4,560 USD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator3,651 USD
Biomass Plant Technician3,887 USD
Biomass Power Plant Manager6,703 USD
Chemical Plant Operator7,968 USD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer6,812 USD
Completions Engineer5,728 USD
Cost Controller5,418 USD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative6,728 USD
Dispatcher3,608 USD
Distribution Manager7,949 USD
Dragline Operator3,979 USD
Driller Offsider3,450 USD
Dump Truck Driver3,540 USD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager9,488 USD
Energy Advisor8,409 USD
Energy Analyst8,069 USD
Energy Auditor7,797 USD
Energy Dispatch Director8,194 USD
Energy Technical Assistant5,401 USD
Energy Technical Manager7,380 USD
Energy Technical Trainer5,520 USD
Exploration Manager9,516 USD
Field Safety Auditor7,118 USD
Fluids Engineer5,941 USD
Fuel Cell Engineer6,370 USD
Fuel Cell Technician4,541 USD
Fuels Handler4,344 USD
Gas Compressor Operator3,605 USD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator5,144 USD
Gas Supply Manager7,767 USD
Geologist8,820 USD
Geophysicist9,472 USD
Geothermal Production Manager9,200 USD
Geothermal Technician5,192 USD
HSE Engineer6,099 USD
HSE Officer4,836 USD
HSEQ Administrator5,753 USD
Inspector6,008 USD
Instructor6,400 USD
Instrument Designer5,255 USD
Lead Technical Field Advisor7,901 USD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator6,389 USD
Maintenance Engineer6,494 USD
Maintenance Superintendent6,396 USD
Material Controller5,177 USD
Mine Engineer5,970 USD
Mine Surveyor6,669 USD
Mining Project Administrator5,877 USD
Mining Project Assistant5,461 USD
Mining Project Controls Consultant5,956 USD
Mining Project Coordinator6,077 USD
Mining Project Engineer6,171 USD
Mining Project Manager8,068 USD
Mining Site Manager7,031 USD
Mining Team Leader6,188 USD
NDT Technician5,319 USD
Oil Service Unit Operator4,645 USD
Oil Trader8,147 USD
Oilwell Pumper3,547 USD
Petroleum Engineer 6,758 USD
Petroleum Geologist9,267 USD
Petroleum Pump System Operator4,930 USD
Pipeline Technician4,565 USD
Power Coordinator5,050 USD
Power Plant Operations Manager10,250 USD
Power Plant Operator7,147 USD
Radio Operator4,229 USD
Reliability Engineer6,006 USD
Reservoir Engineer5,792 USD
Risk Analyst7,793 USD
Roughneck5,969 USD
Scaffolder4,880 USD
Shutdown Engineer5,612 USD
Solar Energy Installation Manager8,110 USD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer6,409 USD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer5,812 USD
Solar Thermal Technician5,416 USD
Supply Operations Manager9,788 USD
Sustainability Specialist8,540 USD
System Development Advisor7,301 USD
Tanker Truck Driver4,124 USD
Utility Operator4,746 USD
Wind Energy Project Manager6,683 USD

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

Median and salary distribution monthly United States Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in United States range between 3,263 USD per month (minimum salary) to 9,790 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,132 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 6,132 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,132 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.

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 4,228 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,228 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 7,643 USD while 25% are earning more than 7,643 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

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

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 monthly United States Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,760 USD
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,973 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,086 USD
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
6,257 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in United States are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

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

36 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 36 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 36 USD for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly United StatesWe compared United States salaries for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining and All Jobs and we found that Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Atlanta6,314 USD
Austin7,332 USD
Baltimore6,413 USD
Boston6,826 USD
Bristol5,301 USD
Chicago7,240 USD
Cincinnati5,353 USD
Cleveland5,534 USD
Dallas7,458 USD
Denver6,757 USD
Detroit6,825 USD
Honolulu5,282 USD
Houston7,776 USD
Indianapolis6,633 USD
Iowa City5,167 USD
Jacksonville7,175 USD
Kansas City6,098 USD
Kent5,225 USD
Las Vegas6,378 USD
Long Beach6,019 USD
Los Angeles7,575 USD
Memphis6,655 USD
Miami6,128 USD
Minneapolis5,566 USD
New Orleans5,821 USD
New York8,014 USD
Oakland5,897 USD
Oklahoma City6,276 USD
Orlando5,617 USD
Philadelphia7,364 USD
Phoenix7,250 USD
Sacramento6,205 USD
San Antonio7,584 USD
San Diego7,200 USD
San Francisco6,895 USD
San Jose7,080 USD
Seattle6,612 USD
Tampa5,804 USD
Vancouver5,256 USD
Washington D.C.6,839 USD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alabama6,695 USD
Alaska5,855 USD
Arizona6,968 USD
Arkansas6,454 USD
California7,373 USD
Colorado6,662 USD
Connecticut6,473 USD
Delaware6,021 USD
District of Columbia5,896 USD
Florida7,344 USD
Georgia7,220 USD
Hawaii6,176 USD
Idaho6,182 USD
Illinois7,307 USD
Indiana6,984 USD
Iowa6,464 USD
Kansas6,470 USD
Kentucky6,674 USD
Louisiana6,681 USD
Maine6,158 USD
Maryland6,959 USD
Massachusetts6,965 USD
Michigan7,238 USD
Minnesota6,846 USD
Mississippi6,453 USD
Missouri6,926 USD
Montana6,132 USD
Nebraska6,339 USD
Nevada6,478 USD
New Hampshire6,217 USD
New Jersey7,227 USD
New Mexico6,430 USD
New York7,509 USD
North Carolina6,618 USD
North Dakota5,409 USD
Ohio6,693 USD
Oklahoma6,091 USD
Oregon6,097 USD
Pennsylvania6,775 USD
Rhode Island5,560 USD
South Carolina6,238 USD
South Dakota5,571 USD
Tennessee6,497 USD
Texas6,933 USD
Utah5,896 USD
Vermont5,472 USD
Virginia6,647 USD
Washington6,592 USD
West Virginia5,859 USD
Wisconsin6,421 USD
Wyoming5,438 USD
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