Global Drilling Survey

Support your talent strategy in the current environment

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For your organization, attracting and retaining top talent requires understanding the most common trends in compensation within your unique sector. Whether you’re focused on land, shore-based or off-shore activities, having the employees your organization needs to be successful today and in the future is critical.

Leverage the Global Drilling Survey to benchmark your compensation strategy against your competition. Develop and optimize a robust talent strategy with HR data from 27 countries for 91 drilling positions representing land, shore-based, and offshore populations. The data is collected for locals and expatriate employees and includes:

  • Base pay
  • Company structured and discretionary allowances
  • Government mandated or negotiated allowances
  • Other incentives (i.e., retention)
  • Overtime
  • Rig type
  • Short- and long-term incentives

Are you ready to optimize your compensation strategy?

Survey Details At a Glance
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 91
  • # Positions Published: 61
  • # Organizations: 128
  • # Observations: 36,804

Based on data from the 2020 Global Drilling Survey. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.

Data Collected

  • Base pay
  • Company structured and discretionary allowances
  • Government mandated or negotiated allowances
  • Retention bonus
  • Rig type

Positions Analyzed

  • Assistant Crane Operator
  • Assistant Driller
  • Ballast Control Operator
  • Crane Operator
  • DeckPusher
  • Derrickman
  • Driller
  • Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO)
  • Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Floorman/Roughneck
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Marine Section Leader/Master
  • Materials Supervisor
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Motorman
  • Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
  • Pumpman
  • Radio Operator
  • Roustabout
  • Safety Officer
  • Safety Training Officer
  • Senior/Chief Electrician
  • Senior/Chief Electronic Technician
  • Senior/Chief Mechanic
  • Subsea Engineer
  • Toolpusher
  • Welder

Countries Surveyed

North and South America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • United States

Asia Pacific and Oceania

  • Australia
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand

Africa, Middle East and CIS

  • Angola
  • Saudi Arabia

Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your account under My Downloads.


Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: October 21
  • Participation Deadline: November 6
  • Data Effective Date: September 1
  • Publication Date: Late November/Early December
  • Sub TitleSupport your talent strategy in the current environment
  • Ordering TypePDF
  • IsOrderingSetNo
  • AdministrativeFees20
  • Compensation GridShow
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for drilling positions representing land, short-based & offshore.
  • RegionEnglish-United States

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