Global Drilling Survey

Optimize your compensation strategy to attract top talent


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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. This drilling salary 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?
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • Survey Schedule
  • Ordering
  • 2019 Participation

Overview

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

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.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

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

Based on data from the 2018 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
  • Other incentives (i.e., retention)
  • Overtime
  • Rig type
  • Short- and long-term incentives

Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: June 4
  • Participation Deadline: July 23
  • Data Effective Date: July 1
  • Publication Date: October

Ordering


2018 Results Price
Local data 2,150 USD per county (1,850 USD per country with a 3-year commitment)
Expatriate report 2,150 USD per county (1,850 USD per country with a 3-year commitment)

This survey is participant only, but a “Promise to Participate” option may be available. Contact us at 800-333-3070 to learn more.


2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Drilling companies that can match to the key survey positions can request to participate and must be approved by the GDS Steering Committee. Furthermore organizations must be a drilling company and not a contractor. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • 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.
  • Spot polls on industry-specific hot topics.
  • 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.
  • Sub TitleOptimize your compensation strategy to attract top talent
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  • Short DescriptionSalary data for drilling positions representing land, short-based & offshore.
  • RegionUS