US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Upstream and Midstream

Data to enhance your talent strategy for the future of work

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Digitization is changing the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. From artificial intelligence (AI) to block chain technology, organizations hesitant to drill deeper into their digital potential run the risk of getting left behind by the competition. To position your organization for long-term success, developing a flexible and scalable compensation strategy is a key piece to properly preparing your company for the future of work.

Evaluate and create competitive compensation strategies with the Upstream and Midstream module of the US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector . Learn exactly what to pay your employees using compensation data collected for 60+ positions, for positions such as land men, production/revenue accountants, and more. Benchmark your talent strategy against energy organizations from across the country that are involved in the upstream and midstream sector. From base pay, short- and long-term incentive, and other organizational data, analyze the information by industry segments, such as:

  • Drilling
  • Exploration and Production
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Services and Equipment
  • Other
How prepared is your talent strategy for the future of work?
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  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


This salary survey contains 5,405 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.

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: 63
  • # Positions Published: 53
  • # Organizations: 141
  • # Observations: 5,405

Based on data from the 2018 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Upstream and Midstream 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
  • Services and Equipment


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Survey Schedule

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

Participating Companies

  • Alta Mesa Services, LP - O&G
  • American Midstream Partners, LP
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Apache Corporation
  • Apex International Energy
  • Ascent Resources, LLC
  • Atlantia Resources, LLC
  • Atlas Energy Group, LLC
  • Aux Sable Liquid Products, Inc.
  • Aux Sable Midstream
  • BASF Corporation
  • BHP Billiton Petroleum (Americas), Inc.
  • BP Exploration & Production, 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
  • CHS, Inc.
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • CNX Resources Corporation
  • COG Operating, LLC
  • CVR Energy, Inc.
  • California Resources Corporation
  • Calpine Corporation
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Colonial Pipeline Company
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Continental Resources, Inc.
  • Crescent Point Energy US Corp.
  • Crestwood Equity Partners, 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
  • Discovery Natural Resources, LLC
  • Dominion Energy, Inc. - Gas Infrastructure
  • EOG Resources, Inc.
  • EP Energy
  • EnLink Midstream, LLC
  • Enable Midstream Partners, LP
  • Enbridge, Inc.
  • Encana Services Company, Ltd.
  • Endeavor Energy Resources, LP
  • Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
  • EnerVest, Ltd.
  • Energen Corporation
  • Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation
  • Explorer Pipeline, Inc.
  • Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
  • Fieldwood Energy, LLC
  • Genesis Energy, LP
  • Halcon Resources Corporation
  • Hess Corporation
  • HighPoint Resources
  • Hilcorp Energy Company
  • Hilcorp Energy Company - Harvest Pipeline Company
  • HollyFrontier Corporation
  • Hunt Oil Company
  • Husky Energy, Inc.
  • Inflection Energy, LLC
  • JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.), Ltd.
  • Kinder Morgan, Inc.
  • Koch Industries, Inc. - Flint Hills Resources, LP
  • Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc.
  • Legacy Reserves, LP
  • Loews Corporation - Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
  • Lonestar Resources US, Inc.
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • MD America Energy, LLC
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Montana Dakota Utilities
  • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - WBI Holdings
  • 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
  • Murphy Oil Corporation
  • National Grid
  • New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Project
  • Newfield Exploration Company
  • Nexen Petroleum USA, Inc.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. - Nextera Energy Gas Producing, LLC
  • Noble Energy, Inc.
  • Oak Ridge Natural Resources
  • Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy)
  • Oil Search (Alaska), LLC
  • PBF Energy, Inc.
  • PDC Energy, Inc.
  • Parker Drilling Company
  • Pilot Flying J
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
  • Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
  • QEP Resources, Inc.
  • RKI Exploration & Production, LLC
  • Range Resources Corp.
  • Repsol Oil Gas USA, LLC
  • Repsol Services Company
  • Rowan Companies, PLC
  • SK E&P Company
  • Sable Permian Resouces
  • Samson Energy Company, LLC
  • Samson Energy Company, LLC - Samson Exploration
  • SandRidge Energy, Inc.
  • SemGroup Corporation
  • SemGroup Corporation - Rose Rock Midstream
  • SemGroup Corporation - SemGas
  • Sentinel Peak Resources, LLC
  • Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc.
  • Sinclair Services Company
  • Source Energy Services USA
  • Southwestern Energy Company
  • Spectra Energy Corp.
  • Statoil Gulf Services, LLC
  • Statoil US Holdings, Inc.
  • Surge Operating, LLC
  • 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
  • Unit Corporation - Superior Pipeline Company, LLC
  • Unit Corporation - Unit Drilling Company
  • Unit Corporation - Unit Petroleum Company
  • Venari Resources, LLC
  • Vermilion Energy USA
  • Vine Oil & Gas, LP
  • Vistra Energy - Luminant
  • WPX Energy, Inc.
  • Whiting Petroleum Corporation
  • 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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    • Short DescriptionSalary data for positions in exploration, production, and O&G transportation.