US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Downstream and Oilfield Services

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From refining and processing to marketing and distribution – the downstream and oilfield services function of the energy industry has many moving parts. Hiring the right people that can keep up is vital if you wish to remain competitive.

See what your competitors are paying for critical roles in this sector with compensation data from 131 organizations collected for 61 positions across the country. With base pay, STI/LTI, and other organizational data, strategically position your organization using the data found in the Downstream and Oilfield Services module of the US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector . Key industry segments included are:

  • Pipeline/transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and equipment
  • Other
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Survey Details At a Glance
  • Product Details
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


This salary survey contains 30,788 employee observations, allowing you to confidently approach your compensation planning and budgeting. 

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.

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats
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.

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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Survey Stats

  • # Positions Surveyed: 61
  • # Positions Published: 46
  • # Organizations: 131
  • # Observations: 30,788

Based on data from the 2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Downstream and Oilfield Services survey. 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

  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and Equipment
  • Other


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Survey Schedule

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

Participating Companies

  • Aegion
  • American Midstream Partners, LP
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Apache Corporation
  • Archrock, Inc.
  • Athlon Solutions, LLC
  • Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • BASF Corporation
  • Black Hills Corporation
  • Blue Racer Midstream, LLC
  • Breitburn Energy Partners, LP
  • Buckeye Partners, L.P.
  • C&J Energy Services, Inc.
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation - GasSearch Drilling Services
  • Calcasieu Refining Company
  • Calfrac Well Service Ltd. - Calfrac Well Services 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
  • CGG Services (US) Inc.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • CHS, Inc.
  • Cimarex Energy Co.
  • Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • ConocoPhillips
  • CONSOL Energy, Inc.
  • Crestwood Equity Partners LP
  • CVR Energy, Inc.
  • Danos & Curole Marine Contractors, LLC
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - MIPC, LLC
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Monroe Energy, LLC
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Direct Energy
  • Discovery Natural Resources LLC
  • Dresser-Rand Group Inc.
  • Ecopetrol America Inc.
  • Encana Services Company, Ltd.
  • Enerflex - Engineered Systems USA
  • Enerflex Services, Inc.
  • Energy XXI Services, LLC
  • Eni US Operating Company, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Exterran Corporation
  • Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
  • Fieldwood Energy, LLC
  • Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC
  • Frank's International
  • Freeport LNG Development, L.P.
  • Gibson Energy - Logistics
  • Gibson Energy - Wholesale
  • Gibson Energy, Inc. - Other
  • Goodnight Midstream, LLC
  • Great River Energy
  • Gulf Pine Energy, LP
  • Gyrodata, Inc
  • Halliburton Company - Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
  • Halliburton Company - Multi-Chem Group, LLC
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • Hilcorp Energy Company
  • Hilcorp Energy Company - Harvest Pipeline Company
  • HollyFrontier Corporation
  • Howard Midstream Energy Partners
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Hunt Refining Company
  • Husky Energy, Inc.
  • ION Geophysical Corporation
  • J.W. Power Company
  • KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Key Energy Services, Inc
  • KLX, Inc.
  • Koch Industries, Inc. - Flint Hills Resources, LP
  • Linn Energy, Inc
  • Lloyd's Register North America, Inc. - Energy
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. - Pipeline/Terminal Division
  • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. - Transportation
  • Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Motiva Enterprises, LLC
  • Murphy Oil Corporation
  • National Grid
  • National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
  • NCS Multistage, LLC
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Project
  • Newfield Exploration Company
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. - Nextera Energy Gas Producing, LLC
  • Noble Corporation
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Oiltanking U.S.A. Holding, LLC
  • Parker Drilling Company
  • Patterson UTI Drilling Company, LLC
  • PBF Energy, Inc.
  • Peabody Energy Corporation
  • Petro Harvester Operating Company, LLC
  • Pilot Flying J
  • Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
  • Precision Drilling Corporation
  • Proserv Operations, Inc.
  • Range Resources Corporation
  • Resolute Energy Corporation
  • Rover Petroleum, LLC
  • Rowan Companies, 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.
  • Shelf Drilling US, Inc.
  • Sinclair Oil Corporation
  • Southern Company - Alabama Power Company
  • Southern Company - Georgia Power Company
  • Southern Company - Gulf Power Company
  • Southern Company - Mississippi Power Company
  • Southwest Gas Corporation
  • Southwestern Energy Company
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.
  • Suncor Energy USA, 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
  • Tenaris, Inc. USA
  • Tesoro Corporation
  • TPC Group
  • Trinidad Drilling LP
  • Unit Corporation - Superior Pipeline Company, LLC
  • Unit Corporation - Unit Drilling Company
  • Urban Oil and Gas Group
  • Veolia North America
  • Weatherford International, LLC
  • Western Refining, Inc.
  • White Star Petroleum, LLC

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

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Sample Report

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2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. 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.
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  • Sub TitleEnsure your talent strategy is competitive
  • Short DescriptionPay data for professional, managerial & executive roles specific to the sector.