US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector

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Shifting workforce demographics and ongoing talent shortages given the unpredictable energy market outlook overall, has created a new set of challenges for HR. The need for new jobs, new skills, and new employees capable of filling them is more pronounced than ever. Gain a competitive advantage by developing adaptable, scalable, and data-backed compensation strategies to secure the people you need.

Assess your competitive market position with data from the US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector. Ensure you have the right compensation package for your current and future employees, with compensation data collected for over 800 positions and from 280+ organizations across the country. Analyze the data across numerous industry segments of the energy value chain, such as:

  • Exploration
  • Production
  • Drilling
  • Oilfield Services and Equipment
  • Pipeline
  • Midstream
  • Energy Marketing and Trading
  • Utilities
Are you ready to redefine your compensation strategy?
Survey Details At a Glance
Survey Modules # of Positions Surveyed
# of Organizations
General Benchmark 340 266
Cross Segment 161 259
Downstream and Oilfield Services 61 131
Energy Trading 66 10
Field and Hourly 48 185
Policy N/A 83
Upstream and Midstream 63 141
Utilities 61 45
Benefits – New in 2019!

*Note: Table above is based off of 2018 MTCS survey stats.

  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Sample Report

Overview

For over 15 years this survey has provided comprehensive and trusted compensation data for the energy industry. With 176,600+ employee observations, prepare for decisions that are both cost effective and strategically focused.

New in 2019
This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. This comprehensive job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Read the client announcement for details on why we’re making this change and what it means to you or visit Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

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Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.
Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

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Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 800
  • # Positions Published: 600
  • # Organizations: 281
  • # Observations: 176,605

Based on data from the 2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base Pay
  • Long-Term Incentive Data
  • Organization Data
  • Short-Term Incentive Data

Data Analyzed

Geographic Location

  • Midwest - East North Central
  • Midwest - West North Central
  • Northeast - Middle Atlantic
  • Northeast - New England
  • South - East South Central
  • South - South Atlantic
  • South - West South Central
  • Texas
  • West - Mountain
  • West - Pacific

Industry Segments

  • Drilling
  • Exploration and Production
  • Other
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and Equipment
  • Utility

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Compensation Guide
Policy Questionnaire
FAQ

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.

What's New in 2019
This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2019 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.

2019 Survey Schedule

  • Participation opens: February 11
  • Participation closes: May 6
  • Results available: August
  • Participation Webcasts
    To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
    2019 Participation Event February 28

    2019 Pricing

    Participant
    2019 US MTCS | General Benchmark – 1,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Cross Segment – 1,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Downstream and Oilfield Services – 1,150 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Energy Trading – 1,150 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Field and Hourly – 1,150 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Policy – 1,150 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Upstream and Midstream – 1,150 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Utilities– 1,150 USD

    Non-Participant
    2019 US MTCS | General Benchmark – 4,350 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Cross Segment – 4,350 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Downstream and Oilfield Services – 3,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Energy Trading – 3,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Field and Hourly – 3,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Policy – 3,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Upstream and Midstream – 3,450 USD
    2019 US MTCS | Utilities – 3,450 USD

    Pricing

    Product Participant Non-Participant
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - General Benchmark USD 1,400 USD 4,200
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Cross Segment USD 1,400 USD 4,200
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Downstream and Oilfield Services USD 1,100 USD 3,300
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Energy Trading USD 1,100 USD 3,300
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Field and Hourly USD 1,100 USD 3,300
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Policy USD 1,100 USD 3,300
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Upstream and Midstream USD 1,100 USD 3,300
    2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Utilities USD 1,100 USD 3,300

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    Survey Schedule

    • Participation Opens: February 11
    • Participation Deadline: May 6
    • Date Effective: April 1
    • Report Available: August

    Participating Companies

    • ACCIONA Energy USA, LLC
    • Aegion
    • Aggreko, LLC
    • Alliance Pipeline
    • Alliant Energy Corporation
    • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
    • American Midstream Partners, LP
    • American Transmission Company
    • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    • Apache Corporation
    • Apex International Energy
    • Archrock, Inc.
    • Ascent Resources, LLC
    • Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • Athlon Solutions, LLC
    • Atlas Energy Group, LLC
    • Baker Hughes Incorporated
    • BASF Corporation
    • Baytex Energy USA, Ltd.
    • Baywater Drilling, LLC
    • Berkshire Hathaway Energy - Pacific Power
    • Berkshire Hathaway Energy - PacifiCorp
    • Berkshire Hathaway Energy - Rocky Mountain Power
    • BHP Billiton Petroleum
    • Bill Barrett Corporation
    • Black Hills Corporation
    • Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P.
    • Blue Racer Midstream, LLC
    • Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, Inc.
    • BP Exploration & Production, Inc.
    • Breitburn Energy Partners, LP
    • Buckeye Partners, L.P.
    • C&J Energy Services, Inc.
    • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation - GasSearch Drilling Services
    • Caiman Energy II, LLC
    • Calcasieu Refining Company
    • Calfrac Well Service Ltd. - Calfrac Well Services Corporation
    • California Resources Corporation
    • Calpine Corporation
    • Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
    • CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
    • CARBO Ceramics, Inc. - Falcon Technologies and Services
    • CARBO Ceramics, Inc. - StrataGen, Inc.
    • Castleton Commodities International, LLC
    • CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
    • CGG Services (US) Inc.
    • CH2M Hill
    • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    • CH-IV International
    • CHS, Inc.
    • Cimarex Energy Co.
    • Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
    • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
    • Clean Harbors, Inc.
    • COG Operating, LLC
    • Colonial Pipeline Company
    • ConocoPhillips
    • CONSOL Energy, Inc.
    • Continental Resources, Inc.
    • Crescent Point Energy US Corp.
    • Crestwood Equity Partners LP
    • CVR Energy, Inc.
    • Danos & Curole Marine Contractors, LLC
    • DCP Midstream, LP
    • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - MIPC, LLC
    • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Monroe Energy, LLC
    • Denbury Resources Inc.
    • Devon Energy Corporation
    • Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
    • Direct Energy
    • Discovery Natural Resources LLC
    • DNV GL
    • Dominion Resources, Inc.
    • Dominion Resources, Inc. - Dominion Energy, Inc.
    • Dominion Resources, Inc. - Dominion Generation
    • Dominion Resources, Inc. - Dominion Virginia Power
    • Dresser-Rand Group Inc.
    • DTE Energy Company
    • Ecopetrol America Inc.
    • Enable Midstream Partners, LP
    • Enbridge, Inc.
    • Enbridge, Inc. - Gas Transmission & Midstream
    • Enbridge, Inc. - Liquids Pipelines
    • Enbridge, Inc. - Utilities & Power Operations
    • Encana Services Company, Ltd.
    • Encino Energy, LLC
    • Endeavor Energy Resources, LP
    • Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
    • Enerflex - Engineered Systems USA
    • Enerflex Energy Systems
    • Enerflex Services, Inc.
    • Energen Corporation - Energen Resources Corporation
    • Energy Transfer Partners, LP
    • Energy XXI Services, LLC
    • EnergySolutions
    • EnergySolutions - Decommissioning & Disposal
    • EnergySolutions - Logistics, Processing and Disposal
    • Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation
    • EnerVest, Ltd.
    • Eni US Operating Company, Inc.
    • EnLink Midstream, LLC
    • Ensco plc
    • Ensign United States Drilling, Inc.
    • Ensign United States Drilling, Inc. - Ensign US Southern Drilling, LLC
    • Ensign United States Drilling, Inc. - Opsco Energy Industries (USA), Ltd.
    • EOG Resources, Inc.
    • EP Energy
    • Explorer Pipeline, Inc.
    • Exterran Corporation
    • Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
    • Fieldwood Energy, LLC
    • Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC
    • Frank's International
    • Freeport LNG Development, L.P.
    • Genesis Energy, LP
    • Gibson Energy - Logistics
    • Gibson Energy - Wholesale
    • Gibson Energy, Inc. - Other
    • Goodnight Midstream, LLC
    • Great River Energy
    • Gulf Pine Energy, LP
    • Gyrodata, Inc
    • Halcon Resources Corporation
    • Halliburton Company - Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    • Halliburton Company - Landmark Graphics Corporation
    • Halliburton Company - Multi-Chem Group, LLC
    • Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
    • Hess Corporation
    • Hilcorp Energy Company
    • Hilcorp Energy Company - Harvest Pipeline Company
    • HollyFrontier Corporation
    • Howard Midstream Energy Partners
    • Hunt Oil Company
    • Hunt Refining Company
    • Husky Energy, Inc.
    • Inflection Energy LLC
    • ION Geophysical Corporation
    • J.W. Power Company
    • JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.), Ltd.
    • KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • Key Energy Services, Inc
    • Keyera Corp. (USA)
    • Kinder Morgan, Inc.
    • KLX, Inc.
    • Koch Industries, Inc. - Flint Hills Resources, LP
    • Kosmos Energy, LLC
    • Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc.
    • Legacy Reserves LP
    • Linn Energy, Inc
    • Lloyd's Register North America, Inc. - Energy
    • Loews Corporation - Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
    • LOOP LLC
    • LyondellBasell Industries
    • Madison Gas And Electric Company
    • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
    • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. - Pipeline/Terminal Division
    • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. - Transportation
    • Marathon Oil Corporation
    • MCX Exploration (USA), LLC
    • MD America Energy, LLC
    • MDU Resources Group, Inc.
    • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Montana Dakota Utilities
    • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - WBI Energy, Inc.
    • Medallion Midstream, LLC
    • MEGlobal Americas Inc
    • Merit Energy Company
    • Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.
    • Mitsui E&P USA, LLC
    • Motiva Enterprises, LLC
    • Murphy Oil Corporation
    • National Grid
    • National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
    • Navitas Midstream Partners, LLC
    • NCS Multistage, LLC
    • New York Power Authority
    • New York Power Authority - 500 MW Combined Cycle Plant
    • New York Power Authority - Blenheim-Gilboa Power Project
    • New York Power Authority - Clark Energy Center
    • New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Project
    • New York Power Authority - Richard M. Flynn Power Plant
    • New York Power Authority - St. Lawrence/FDR Power Project
    • Newfield Exploration Company
    • Nexen Petroleum USA, Inc.
    • NextEra Energy, Inc. - Nextera Energy Gas Producing, LLC
    • Niska Gas Storage Partners LP - Salt Plains Storage, LLC
    • Niska Gas Storage Partners LP - Wild Goose Storage, LLC
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Kentucky, Inc.
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc.
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Massachusetts
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc.
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc.
    • NiSource, Inc. - Corporate Services
    • NiSource, Inc. - Lake Erie Land Company
    • NiSource, Inc. - Northern Indiana Public Service Company
    • Noble Corporation
    • Northwest Natural Gas
    • NOVA Chemicals
    • Oasis Petroleum Inc.
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    • Oceaneering International, Inc.
    • OGE Energy Corp.
    • Oiltanking U.S.A. Holding, LLC
    • ONE Gas, Inc.
    • ONE Gas, Inc. - Kansas Gas Services Division
    • ONE Gas, Inc. - Oklahoma Natural Gas Division
    • ONE Gas, Inc. - Texas Gas Services Division
    • ONEOK, Inc.
    • ONEOK, Inc. - ONEOK Partners, L.P.
    • Pacific Drilling
    • Parker Drilling Company
    • Patterson UTI Drilling Company, LLC
    • PBF Energy, Inc.
    • PDC Energy
    • Peabody Energy Corporation
    • Petro Harvester Operating Company, LLC
    • Pilot Flying J
    • Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
    • PJM Interconnection
    • Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
    • Precision Drilling Corporation
    • Primexx Operating Corporation
    • Proserv Operations, Inc.
    • QEP Resources, Inc.
    • Range Resources Corporation
    • Repsol Services Company
    • Resolute Energy Corporation
    • Rover Petroleum, LLC
    • Rowan Companies, Inc.
    • Samson Energy Company, LLC
    • Samson Energy Company, LLC - Samson Exploration
    • Samson Energy Company, LLC - Samson Offshore
    • Sasol North America, Inc.
    • SCANA Corporation
    • SCANA Corporation - PSNC Energy
    • SCANA Corporation - SC Electric & Gas
    • SCANA Corporation - SEMI (SCANA Energy Marketing, Inc.)
    • Schlumberger Limited - Cameron International Corp.
    • Schlumberger Limited - Cameron International Corp. - Drilling and Production Systems
    • Schlumberger Limited - Cameron International Corp. - OneSubsea
    • Schlumberger Limited - Cameron International Corp. - Surface Systems
    • Schlumberger Limited - Cameron International Corp. - Valves & Measurement
    • Schlumberger Limited - Schlumberger Oilfield Services
    • Secure Energy Services USA, Inc.
    • SemGroup Corporation
    • SemGroup Corporation - Rose Rock Midstream
    • SemGroup Corporation - SemGas
    • Shelf Drilling US, Inc.
    • Sinclair Oil Corporation
    • Southern Company
    • Southern Company - Alabama Power Company
    • Southern Company - Georgia Power Company
    • Southern Company - Gulf Power Company
    • Southern Company - Mississippi Power Company
    • Southern Company - SouthernLINC Wireless
    • Southwest Gas Corporation
    • Southwestern Energy Company
    • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.
    • Stantec, Inc.
    • Statoil Gulf Services, LLC
    • Statoil US Holdings, Inc.
    • Suncor Energy USA, Inc.
    • Sunoco Partners LLC
    • Sunoco, Inc.
    • Superior Energy Services, Inc.
    • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - Completion Services
    • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - Fluid Management
    • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - International Snubbing Services
    • Superior Energy Services, Inc.- HB Rentals
    • Superior Energy Services, Inc.- Stabil Drill
    • Superior Natural Gas Corporation
    • Surge Operating, LLC
    • T.D. Williamson, Inc.
    • Talisman Energy USA, Inc.
    • Technip USA, Inc.
    • Tenaris, Inc. USA
    • Tesoro Corporation
    • The University of Texas System - Oil & Gas Division
    • The Williams Companies, Inc.
    • Total E&P USA, Inc.
    • TPC Group
    • TransCanada Corporation - Energy Group
    • TransCanada Corporation - PipeLines, LP
    • TransCanada Corporation (US)
    • Triad Hunter LLC
    • Trinidad Drilling LP
    • Unit Corporation
    • Unit Corporation - Superior Pipeline Company, LLC
    • Unit Corporation - Unit Drilling Company
    • Unit Corporation - Unit Petroleum Company
    • Urban Oil and Gas Group
    • Venari Resources, LLC
    • Veolia North America
    • Veresen US Infrastructure, Inc.
    • Vermilion Energy USA
    • Vine Oil & Gas, LP
    • Vistra Energy
    • Vistra Energy - Luminant
    • Vistra Energy - TXU Energy
    • Weatherford International, LLC
    • Western Refining, Inc.
    • WGL Holdings, Inc. - Washington Gas
    • White Star Petroleum, LLC
    • Whiting Petroleum Corporation
    • WPX Energy, Inc.
    • Xcel Energy, Inc.
    • Xcel Energy, Inc. - Northern States Power Company, a Wisconsin Corporation
    • Xcel Energy, Inc. - PSCo
    • Xcel Energy, Inc. - Southwestern Public Service Co.

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    • Sub TitleCompensation insights to succeed in a changing industry
    • Short DescriptionEnergy compensation data across 8 modules.
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