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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in United Kingdom 2021

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

Average Yearly Salary
63,900 GBP
( 5,330 GBP monthly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in United Kingdom typically earns around 63,900 GBP per year. Salaries range from 23,200 GBP (lowest average) to 148,000 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 Manager63,300 GBP
Associate Analyst71,300 GBP
Associate Landman29,900 GBP
Auxiliary Equipment Operator27,700 GBP
Biomass Plant Technician32,900 GBP
Biomass Power Plant Manager96,800 GBP
Chemical Plant Operator55,200 GBP
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer68,200 GBP
Completions Engineer61,400 GBP
Cost Controller46,800 GBP
Crude Oil Marketing Representative67,800 GBP
Dispatcher27,300 GBP
Distribution Manager89,800 GBP
Dragline Operator30,300 GBP
Driller Offsider23,000 GBP
Dump Truck Driver26,000 GBP
Electric and Gas Operations Manager147,000 GBP
Energy Advisor103,000 GBP
Energy Analyst90,800 GBP
Energy Auditor82,300 GBP
Energy Dispatch Director114,000 GBP
Energy Technical Assistant39,200 GBP
Energy Technical Manager80,500 GBP
Energy Technical Trainer58,300 GBP
Exploration Manager119,000 GBP
Field Safety Auditor73,100 GBP
Fluids Engineer62,500 GBP
Fuel Cell Engineer70,900 GBP
Fuel Cell Technician34,800 GBP
Fuels Handler29,400 GBP
Gas Compressor Operator29,300 GBP
Gas Distribution Plant Operator55,800 GBP
Gas Supply Manager98,600 GBP
Geologist120,000 GBP
Geophysicist123,000 GBP
Geothermal Production Manager110,000 GBP
Geothermal Technician46,300 GBP
HSE Engineer66,500 GBP
HSE Officer41,600 GBP
HSEQ Administrator48,000 GBP
Inspector62,200 GBP
Instructor55,000 GBP
Instrument Designer51,500 GBP
Lead Technical Field Advisor85,200 GBP
Logistics and Tool Coordinator57,400 GBP
Maintenance Engineer67,400 GBP
Maintenance Superintendent61,700 GBP
Material Controller44,400 GBP
Mine Engineer66,300 GBP
Mine Surveyor70,400 GBP
Mining Project Administrator60,300 GBP
Mining Project Assistant47,300 GBP
Mining Project Controls Consultant76,800 GBP
Mining Project Coordinator59,100 GBP
Mining Project Engineer65,600 GBP
Mining Project Manager85,400 GBP
Mining Site Manager91,200 GBP
Mining Team Leader71,200 GBP
NDT Technician39,400 GBP
Oil Service Unit Operator34,600 GBP
Oil Trader83,600 GBP
Oilwell Pumper24,000 GBP
Petroleum Engineer 75,600 GBP
Petroleum Geologist118,000 GBP
Petroleum Pump System Operator36,800 GBP
Pipeline Technician25,900 GBP
Power Coordinator39,800 GBP
Power Plant Operations Manager123,000 GBP
Power Plant Operator55,200 GBP
Radio Operator28,900 GBP
Reliability Engineer63,600 GBP
Reservoir Engineer58,400 GBP
Risk Analyst80,800 GBP
Roughneck68,200 GBP
Scaffolder42,400 GBP
Shutdown Engineer55,200 GBP
Solar Energy Installation Manager97,800 GBP
Solar Energy Systems Engineer70,700 GBP
Solar Photovoltaic Installer41,600 GBP
Solar Thermal Technician40,600 GBP
Supply Operations Manager112,000 GBP
Sustainability Specialist104,000 GBP
System Development Advisor77,600 GBP
Tanker Truck Driver27,000 GBP
Utility Operator34,700 GBP
Wind Energy Project Manager96,000 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 23,200 GBP per year (minimum average salary) to 148,000 GBP per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 69,000 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 69,000 GBP while the other half are earning more than 69,000 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 41,500 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 41,500 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 117,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 117,000 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?

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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 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 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 in United Kingdom who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

65,400 GBP
62,400 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

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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2020. 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.

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

31 GBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Kingdom is 31 GBP. This means that the average person in United Kingdom earns approximately 31 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 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aberdeen64,300 GBP
Abingdon59,700 GBP
Armagh63,600 GBP
Bangor56,400 GBP
Belfast67,500 GBP
Birmingham76,400 GBP
Bradford72,500 GBP
Brighton70,600 GBP
Bristol75,300 GBP
Cambridge64,700 GBP
Canterbury60,800 GBP
Cardiff69,700 GBP
Chester62,800 GBP
Coventry72,900 GBP
Derby71,000 GBP
Derry60,600 GBP
Dundee62,500 GBP
Durham62,400 GBP
Edinburgh69,400 GBP
Exeter65,800 GBP
Glasgow71,400 GBP
Gloucester65,200 GBP
Hartlepool63,900 GBP
Inverness57,000 GBP
Kingston upon Hull72,700 GBP
Kirkwall55,200 GBP
Leeds76,800 GBP
Leicester74,200 GBP
Lincoln66,800 GBP
Lisburn58,800 GBP
Liverpool76,400 GBP
London77,800 GBP
Manchester75,800 GBP
Newcastle72,500 GBP
Newport63,500 GBP
Newry60,700 GBP
Norwich66,500 GBP
Nottingham73,300 GBP
Oxford68,600 GBP
Peterborough69,400 GBP
Plymouth71,500 GBP
Poole67,500 GBP
Portsmouth70,300 GBP
Ripon60,800 GBP
Salisbury62,900 GBP
Sheffield76,600 GBP
Somerset73,700 GBP
Southampton71,200 GBP
St Davids55,300 GBP
Stirling59,700 GBP
Stromness54,700 GBP
Strontian54,100 GBP
Swansea66,100 GBP
Truro61,700 GBP
Wakefield58,400 GBP
Wells54,700 GBP
Winchester57,200 GBP
Wolverhampton65,400 GBP
York63,600 GBP

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
England122,000 GBP
Northern Ireland58,300 GBP
Scotland89,700 GBP
Wales60,700 GBP

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 Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
69,500 GBP
Public Sector+4%
72,600 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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