US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Cross Segment

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Turnover is a common trend across the energy industry. From entry-level to executive roles, HR professionals are finding it difficult to fill open positions. Taking this into consideration, it’s critical to understand how the market is paying in order to stay competitive, reward performance, and increase retention.

Make informed compensation decisions with the Cross Segment module of the US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector . Compare your positions by – base pay, long-term incentive, short-term incentive, and other organizational data – against 259 organizations. Gain valuable insights by benchmarking data for core jobs in the following industry segments:

  • Drilling
  • Exploration and production
  • Pipeline/transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and equipment
  • Utility
  • Other

Do you have the data necessary to make crucial compensation planning decisions?

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  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


Cultivate your workforce with compensation planning data collected for 161 positions reflecting 50,411 employee observations.

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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 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: 161
  • # Positions Published: 139
  • # Organizations: 259
  • # Observations: 50,411

Based on data from the 2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Cross Segment 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

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


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Survey Schedule

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

Participating Companies

  • Aegion
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. - 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
  • 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. - International Snubbing Services
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc.- HB Rentals
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc.- Stabil Drill
  • Superior Natural Gas Corporation
  • Surge Operating, LLC
  • 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.

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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:

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  • Sub TitleCompetitive data for core jobs
  • Short DescriptionSalary data for core jobs in upstream, midstream, downstream and utilities.