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What positions are some of the highest salaries in Oil & Gas?

asked Sep 4, 2014 in Others by Normandy (21,120 points)

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answered Sep 4, 2014 by Tadd Pham (5,620 points)

I think the below, not in any particular order, are currently the highest compensated careers in the oil & gas industry:

  • Reservoir engineering
  • Drilling engineering
  • Completion engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Geologists

Since there are limited resources and the current demand is high, those careers are prime to earn substantially more than their other engineering counterparts.

The senior levels of those positions can earn at least USD$2000/day in base salary and upward.

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answered Sep 4, 2014 by franchaze (1,150 points)
Expatriates from the US traveling to other regions in the world that have oil & gas operations look to earn even extra for uplift and hardship depending on locations.
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answered Sep 4, 2014 by mobassey (1,250 points)

There is a recent study from Swift that put the highest paid salaries in the $2000-$3000 range per day (plus accommodation, meals, and transportation allowances).
A drilling manager in Australia earns $2942 per day
A completion manager in Australia earns $3075 per day
A subsea manager in Australia earns $2692 per day
And so on...