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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salary in United States 2018

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

9,100 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in United States typically earns around 9,100 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.

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

25% of people earn
5,000 USD
or less
50% of people earn
6,875 USD
or less
75% of people earn
12,042 USD
or less
1,500 USD
6,875 USD
42,000 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in United States range between 1,500 USD per month (minimum salary) to 42,000 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,875 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 6,875 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,875 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 similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 5,000 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,000 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 12,042 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 12,042 USD.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

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

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
8,525 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
8,713 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
8,957 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,100 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

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

47 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 47 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 47 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 is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Associate Analyst5,194 USD
Dump Truck Driver3,333 USD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager8,733 USD
Energy Dispatch Director7,167 USD
Estimator3,983 USD
Exploration Manager19,167 USD
Fluids Engineer5,000 USD
Gas Supply Manager10,417 USD
Geologist10,313 USD
Geophysicist7,833 USD
Inspector5,417 USD
Mine Engineer5,111 USD
NDT Technician6,667 USD
Petroleum Engineer 6,000 USD
Petroleum Geologist15,000 USD
Pipeline Technician4,917 USD
Power Plant Operations Manager12,083 USD
Process Technician6,111 USD
Production Operations Engineer12,500 USD
Production Technician42,000 USD
Team Leader10,626 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
California9,722 USD
Colorado9,000 USD
Connecticut9,333 USD
Florida3,500 USD
Kansas1,500 USD
Louisiana4,075 USD
Mississippi10,208 USD
New Jersey12,917 USD
North Dakota11,250 USD
Oklahoma4,458 USD
Pennsylvania4,117 USD
Texas9,552 USD

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