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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Los Angeles 2020

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Los Angeles?


Average Yearly Salary
103,000 USD
( 8,610 USD monthly)

LOW
37,500
USD
AVERAGE
103,000
USD
HIGH
239,000
USD

A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Los Angeles typically earns around 103,000 USD per year. Salaries range from 37,500 USD (lowest average) to 239,000 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 Manager96,900 USD
Associate Analyst112,000 USD
Associate Landman47,000 USD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator44,200 USD
Biomass Plant Technician51,300 USD
Biomass Power Plant Manager154,000 USD
Chemical Plant Operator81,700 USD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer110,000 USD
Completions Engineer102,000 USD
Cost Controller77,600 USD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative110,000 USD
Dispatcher43,100 USD
Distribution Manager152,000 USD
Dragline Operator47,800 USD
Driller Offsider39,200 USD
Dump Truck Driver41,700 USD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager250,000 USD
Energy Advisor157,000 USD
Energy Analyst143,000 USD
Energy Auditor132,000 USD
Energy Dispatch Director178,000 USD
Energy Technical Assistant66,900 USD
Energy Technical Manager123,000 USD
Energy Technical Trainer93,200 USD
Exploration Manager189,000 USD
Field Safety Auditor118,000 USD
Fluids Engineer106,000 USD
Fuel Cell Engineer108,000 USD
Fuel Cell Technician54,000 USD
Fuels Handler47,800 USD
Gas Compressor Operator45,900 USD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator88,900 USD
Gas Supply Manager163,000 USD
Geologist183,000 USD
Geophysicist197,000 USD
Geothermal Production Manager178,000 USD
Geothermal Technician76,300 USD
HSE Engineer109,000 USD
HSE Officer63,100 USD
HSEQ Administrator71,100 USD
Inspector94,700 USD
Instructor87,900 USD
Instrument Designer82,900 USD
Lead Technical Field Advisor137,000 USD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator92,100 USD
Maintenance Engineer111,000 USD
Maintenance Superintendent91,000 USD
Material Controller71,200 USD
Mine Engineer103,000 USD
Mine Surveyor111,000 USD
Mining Project Administrator91,400 USD
Mining Project Assistant75,600 USD
Mining Project Controls Consultant113,000 USD
Mining Project Coordinator97,000 USD
Mining Project Engineer105,000 USD
Mining Project Manager130,000 USD
Mining Site Manager145,000 USD
Mining Team Leader111,000 USD
NDT Technician65,400 USD
Oil Service Unit Operator52,900 USD
Oil Trader135,000 USD
Oilwell Pumper37,900 USD
Petroleum Engineer 124,000 USD
Petroleum Geologist190,000 USD
Petroleum Pump System Operator59,100 USD
Pipeline Technician38,400 USD
Power Coordinator64,500 USD
Power Plant Operations Manager206,000 USD
Power Plant Operator86,000 USD
Radio Operator45,300 USD
Reliability Engineer105,000 USD
Reservoir Engineer95,000 USD
Risk Analyst133,000 USD
Roughneck109,000 USD
Scaffolder66,800 USD
Shutdown Engineer88,600 USD
Solar Energy Installation Manager153,000 USD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer113,000 USD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer67,400 USD
Solar Thermal Technician67,100 USD
Supply Operations Manager169,000 USD
Sustainability Specialist164,000 USD
System Development Advisor124,000 USD
Tanker Truck Driver42,900 USD
Utility Operator57,600 USD
Wind Energy Project Manager149,000 USD

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Los Angeles

Median and salary distribution yearly Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles range from 37,500 USD per year (minimum average salary) to 239,000 USD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 105,000 USD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 105,000 USD while the other half are earning more than 105,000 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 64,300 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 64,300 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 176,000 USD while 25% are earning more than 176,000 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?

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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.

Male
87,600 USD
Female-5%
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 2019

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United States 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 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
52%
No Bonus
48%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Los Angeles


50 USD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Los Angeles is 50 USD. This means that the average person in Los Angeles earns approximately 50 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 Los Angeles
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Los Angeles VS United States

Salary Comparison Between Los Angeles and United States yearly Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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We compared Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Los Angeles, California, and United States and we found that Los Angeles salaries are 3% more than those of California. We also found out that California salaries are 18% more than those of United States.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Long Beach82,100 USD
Los Angeles103,000 USD
Oakland80,400 USD
Sacramento84,600 USD
San Diego98,200 USD
San Francisco94,000 USD
San Jose96,500 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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