US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - General Benchmark

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In today's challenging market, you need reliable and trusted data you can count on to retain your organization's most vital asset – your people. Give your organization the opportunity to thrive in today’s energy industry with an enhanced compensation strategy.

Ensure your pay and incentives align with the market using the General Benchmark module of the US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector . Learn exactly what to pay your energy employees across all skill levels and numerous industry segments for critical shared-service functions, such as:

  • Administration
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Corporate executive
Thrive in today’s energy industry with reliable and trusted compensation data.
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  • Position List & Sample Report
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Enhance your employee compensation packages with base pay and short-term and long-term incentive data for 340 positions. Narrow the data by geography to further refine your approach to the market:

  • 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

New in 2019
This survey moved 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 made this change and what it means to you or visit Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

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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.

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.

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Survey Stats

  • # Positions Surveyed: 340
  • # Positions Published: 301
  • # Organizations: 266
  • # Observations: 40,492

Based on data from the 2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - General Benchmark 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
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and Equipment
  • Utility
  • Other


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Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire distributed: February 11
  • Participation deadline: May 6
  • Data effective date: April 1
  • Results available: September

Participating Companies

  • Aegion
  • Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • American Midstream Partners, LP
  • American Transmission Company
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Apache Corporation
  • Apergy Artificial Lift
  • Apex International Energy
  • Archrock, Inc.
  • Ascent Resources, LLC
  • Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Athlon Solutions, LLC
  • Atlantia Resources, LLC
  • Atlas Energy Group, LLC
  • Aux Sable Liquid Products, Inc.
  • Aux Sable Midstream
  • BASF Corporation
  • BHP Billiton Petroleum (Americas), Inc.
  • BJ Services
  • BP Exploration & Production, Inc.
  • BW Offshore USA Management, Inc.
  • Baker Hughes, Inc.
  • Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P.
  • Blue Racer Midstream, LLC
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, Inc.
  • Breitburn Energy Partners, LP
  • Buckeye Partners, L.P.
  • C&J Energy Services, Inc.
  • CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
  • CARBO Ceramics, Inc. - Falcon Technologies and Services
  • CARBO Ceramics, Inc. - StrataGen, Inc.
  • CGG Services (US), Inc.
  • CH-IV International
  • CHS, Inc.
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • CNX Resources Corporation
  • COG Operating, LLC
  • CVR Energy, Inc.
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation - GasSearch Drilling Services
  • Calcasieu Refining Company
  • Calfrac Well Service, Ltd. - Calfrac Well Services Corporation
  • California Resources Corporation
  • Calpine Corporation
  • Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.
  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund - United States
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • Colonial Pipeline Company
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Continental Resources, Inc.
  • Crescent Point Energy US Corp.
  • Crestwood Equity Partners, LP
  • DCP Midstream, LP
  • Danos & Curole Marine Contractors, LLC
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - MIPC, LLC
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Monroe Energy, LLC
  • Denbury Resources, Inc.
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
  • Discovery Natural Resources, LLC
  • Dominion Energy, Inc.
  • Dominion Energy, Inc. - Gas Infrastructure
  • Dominion Energy, Inc. - Power Delivery
  • Dominion Energy, Inc. - Power Generation
  • EOG Resources, Inc.
  • EP Energy
  • EnLink Midstream, LLC
  • Enable Midstream Partners, LP
  • Enbridge, Inc.
  • Encana Services Company, Ltd.
  • Endeavor Energy Resources, LP
  • Endeavor Energy Services
  • Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
  • EnerVest, Ltd.
  • Energen Corporation
  • Energy Transfer Partners, LP
  • Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation
  • Eni Trading & Shipping
  • Ensco plc
  • Explorer Pipeline, Inc.
  • Exterran Corporation
  • Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
  • Fieldwood Energy, LLC
  • Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • Gates Corporation
  • Genesis Energy, LP
  • Goodnight Midstream, LLC
  • Great River Energy
  • 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
  • Hi-Crush Partners, LP
  • HighPoint Resources
  • Hilcorp Energy Company
  • Hilcorp Energy Company - Harvest Pipeline Company
  • HollyFrontier Corporation
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Hunt Refining Company
  • Husky Energy, Inc.
  • ION Geophysical Corporation
  • Inflection Energy, LLC
  • J-W Energy Company - J-W Power Company
  • JDR Cables Systems, Inc.
  • JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.), Ltd.
  • Jordan Cove LNG
  • KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Key Energy Services, Inc.
  • Keyera Corp. (USA)
  • Kinder Morgan, Inc.
  • Koch Industries, Inc. - Flint Hills Resources, LP
  • Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc.
  • Legacy Reserves, LP
  • Lloyd's Register North America, Inc. - Energy
  • Loews Corporation - Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
  • Lonestar Resources US, Inc.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • MD America Energy, LLC
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc.
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Montana Dakota Utilities
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - WBI Holdings
  • MEGlobal Americas, Inc.
  • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Merit Energy Company
  • Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.
  • Mitsui & Co. Energy Marketing and Services (USA), Inc.
  • Mitsui E&P USA, LLC
  • Motiva Enterprises, LLC
  • Murphy Oil Corporation
  • NAES Corporation
  • NCS Multistage, LLC
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • Nalco Company, LLC
  • National Grid
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York Power Authority - Clark Energy Center
  • New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Project
  • Newfield Exploration Company
  • Nexen Petroleum USA, Inc.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. - Nextera Energy Gas Producing, LLC
  • Noble Corporation
  • Noble Energy, Inc.
  • Northwest Natural Gas Company
  • NuStar Energy, L.P.
  • OGE Energy Corp.
  • 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.
  • Oak Ridge Natural Resources
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy)
  • Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Oil Search (Alaska), LLC
  • Oiltanking U.S.A. Holding, LLC
  • PBF Energy, Inc.
  • PDC Energy, Inc.
  • PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.
  • Parker Drilling Company
  • Pason Systems USA Corp.
  • Patterson UTI Drilling Company, LLC
  • Pilot Flying J
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
  • Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
  • Precision Drilling Corporation
  • Premier Oilfield Group
  • Proserv Operations, Inc.
  • QEP Resources, Inc.
  • RKI Exploration & Production, LLC
  • Range Resources Corp.
  • Reliance Oilfield Services
  • Repsol Oil Gas USA, LLC
  • Repsol Services Company
  • Rockpoint Partners Management - Lodi Gas Storage
  • Rowan Companies, PLC
  • SCANA Corporation
  • SCANA Corporation - PSNC Energy
  • SCANA Corporation - SC Electric & Gas
  • SCANA Corporation - SEMI (SCANA Energy Marketing, Inc.)
  • SK E&P Company
  • Sable Permian Resouces
  • Samson Energy Company, LLC
  • Samson Energy Company, LLC - Samson Exploration
  • Samson Energy Company, LLC - Samson Offshore
  • SandRidge Energy, Inc.
  • Sasol North America, Inc.
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • Schlumberger Limited - Schlumberger Oilfield Services
  • Secure Energy Services USA, Inc.
  • SemGroup Corporation
  • SemGroup Corporation - Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company
  • SemGroup Corporation - Rose Rock Midstream
  • SemGroup Corporation - SemGas
  • Sentinel Peak Resources, LLC
  • Shelf Drilling US, Inc.
  • Sidewinder Drilling, LLC
  • Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc.
  • Sinclair Services Company
  • Source Energy Services USA
  • Southern Company - Alabama Power Company
  • Southern Company - Georgia Power
  • Southern Company - Gulf Power Company
  • Southern Company - Mississippi Power Company
  • Southern Company - Southern Company GAS
  • Southern Company - Southern Company Services, Inc.
  • Southern Company - Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.
  • Southern Company - Southern Power Company
  • Southern Company - SouthernLINC Wireless
  • Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc.
  • Southwestern Energy Company
  • Spectra Energy Corp.
  • Stanley Black & Decker - Stanley Inspection US, LLC
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.
  • Stantec, Inc.
  • Statoil Gulf Services, LLC
  • Statoil US Holdings, Inc.
  • Sunoco, Inc.
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc.
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - Completion Services
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - Connection Technology
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - HB Rentals
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - International Snubbing Services
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. - Stabil Drill
  • Surge Operating, LLC
  • TPC Group, LLC
  • Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP
  • Tapstone Energy, LLC
  • Tellurian, Inc.
  • Tenaris, Inc. USA
  • The University of Texas System - Oil & Gas Division
  • The Williams Companies, Inc.
  • TransCanada Corporation (US)
  • TransCanada Corporation - PipeLines, LP
  • Triad Hunter, LLC
  • Trinidad Drilling, LP
  • Unit Corporation
  • Unit Corporation - Superior Pipeline Company, LLC
  • Unit Corporation - Unit Drilling Company
  • Unit Corporation - Unit Petroleum Company
  • Venari Resources, LLC
  • Veolia North America
  • Vermilion Energy USA
  • Vine Oil & Gas, LP
  • Vistra Energy
  • Vistra Energy - Luminant
  • Vistra Energy - TXU Energy
  • WGL Holdings, Inc. - Washington Gas
  • WPX Energy, Inc.
  • Weatherford International, LLC
  • Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • Xcel Energy, Inc.
  • Yokogawa Corporation of America
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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.
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    • Short DescriptionSalary benchmark data for shared-service functions in the energy industry.