US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector

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Outpace the competition! Continued volatility in global energy markets is creating a challenging environment for even the most capable HR team. Mercer is here to help you prepare for decisions that are both cost effective and strategically focused in this changing environment. The US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector is the premier source of current compensation and benefits data for 811 diverse energy positions across the country, helping you assess your competitive market position. For over 15 years this survey has provided the most comprehensive and trusted data in the energy industry — base pay, short- and long-term incentives, and other organizational data that's vital for ensuring you have the right package for your employees.

What’s New in 2017

  • Starting in 2017, all MTCS results will be delivered via the Mercer WIN® online platform, providing you single-point access to your results data and analytics. To learn more about Mercer WIN® watch this quick video.
  • Consistent year-over-year data with 200 participating companies on average over the past three years.

*Note: Table below is based off of 2017 MTCS survey stats.

General Benchmark


407 positions
303 organizations

Cross Segment


171 positions
288 organizations

Downstream and Oilfield Services


59 positions
145 organizations

NEW in 2018 - Energy Trading


66 positions

Field and Hourly


43 positions
198 organizations

Policy


N/A positions
79 organizations

Upstream and Midstream


61 positions
159 organizations

Utilities


52 positions
57 organizations

Related Links

  • Product Details
  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Sample Report
  • How to Participate - 2017

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 3,865
  • # Positions Published: 1,196
  • # Organizations: 255
  • # Observations: 144,766

Based on data from the 2020 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
  • Energy Marketing and Trading
  • Exploration and Production
  • Other
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and Equipment
  • Utilities

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Job Matching Booklet

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘participate now’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

What's new in 2021

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market.
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: August

Note: we will not extend participation past the close date. Please contact us to learn more about our participation services to ensure you meet the deadline.


Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
US MTCS | All Modules USD $10,000 USD $30,000
US MTCS | General Benchmark USD $1,550 USD $4,650
US MTCS | Chemical USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Cross Segment USD $1,550 USD $4,650
US MTCS | Downstream and Oilfield Services USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Energy Trading USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Field and Hourly USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Policy USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Upstream and Midstream USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Utilities USD $1,250 USD $3,750

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector – All Modules USD 9,000 USD 27,000
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - General Benchmark USD 1,500 USD 4,500
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Alternative and Renewables USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Chemical USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Cross Segment USD 1,500 USD 4,500
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Downstream and Oilfield Services USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Energy Trading USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Field and Hourly USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Policy USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Upstream and Midstream USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Utilities USD 1,200 USD 3,600

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Survey Schedule

  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 14
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Results publish: September

Participating Companies

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Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

How to Participate - 2017

2017 Survey participation is now closed. If you missed the deadline for participating in this survey, please call us to learn more about additional options that may be available.
Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. As a survey participant however, 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.
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  • RegionEnglish-United States
  • Sub TitleCompensation insights to succeed in a changing industry
  • Short DescriptionEnergy compensation data across 10 modules.
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