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

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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?
Survey Details At a Glance
  • Product Details
  • 2019 Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position List & Sample Report


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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Product Details

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

2019 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Compensation Questionnaire
Policy Questionnaire
Job Matching Tool

To become a survey participant, download the compensation questionnaire above, review and complete the questionnaire, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.

What's New in 2019
This survey will move to the new Mercer Job Library in 2019. This comprehensive new job catalog provides you with improved job descriptions for more accurate position matches, clearer relationships between jobs, more specializations, and much more. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details.

2019 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2019 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. 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.

2019 Survey Schedule

  • Participation opens: February 11
  • Participation closes: May 6
  • Results available: August
  • Participation Webcasts
    To better understand the submission process, as well as the survey data collected, attend a participation webcast.
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    2019 Pricing

    2019 US MTCS | Upstream and Midstream – 1,150 USD

    2019 US MTCS | Upstream and Midstream – 3,450 USD


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    Survey Schedule

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

    Participating Companies

    • Alliance Pipeline
    • American Midstream Partners, LP
    • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    • Apache Corporation
    • Apex International Energy
    • Ascent Resources, LLC
    • Atlas Energy Group, LLC
    • Baker Hughes Incorporated
    • 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.
    • Caiman Energy II, LLC
    • California Resources Corporation
    • Calpine Corporation
    • Castleton Commodities International, LLC
    • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    • CHS, Inc.
    • Cimarex Energy Co.
    • Citation Oil & Gas Corp.
    • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
    • 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.
    • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - MIPC, LLC
    • Delta Air Lines, Inc. - Monroe Energy, LLC
    • Denbury Resources Inc.
    • Devon Energy Corporation
    • Direct Energy
    • Discovery Natural Resources LLC
    • Dominion Resources, Inc. - Dominion Energy, Inc.
    • DTE Energy Company
    • Ecopetrol America Inc.
    • Enable Midstream Partners, LP
    • Enbridge, Inc. - Gas Transmission & Midstream
    • Enbridge, Inc. - Liquids Pipelines
    • Encana Services Company, Ltd.
    • Encino Energy, LLC
    • Endeavor Energy Resources, LP
    • Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
    • Energen Corporation - Energen Resources Corporation
    • Energy XXI Services, LLC
    • Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation
    • EnerVest, Ltd.
    • Eni US Operating Company, Inc.
    • EnLink Midstream, LLC
    • Ensco plc
    • Ensign United States Drilling, Inc. - Ensign US Southern Drilling, LLC
    • EOG Resources, Inc.
    • EP Energy
    • Explorer Pipeline, Inc.
    • Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
    • Fieldwood Energy, LLC
    • Freeport LNG Development, L.P.
    • Genesis Energy, LP
    • Gibson Energy - Logistics
    • Gulf Pine Energy, LP
    • Halcon Resources Corporation
    • Hess Corporation
    • Hilcorp Energy Company
    • Hilcorp Energy Company - Harvest Pipeline Company
    • HollyFrontier Corporation
    • Howard Midstream Energy Partners
    • 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
    • Kosmos Energy, LLC
    • Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc.
    • Legacy Reserves LP
    • Linn Energy, Inc
    • Loews Corporation - Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
    • LOOP LLC
    • 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
    • MD America Energy, LLC
    • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - Montana Dakota Utilities
    • MDU Resources Group, Inc. - WBI Energy, Inc.
    • Medallion Midstream, LLC
    • Merit Energy Company
    • Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.
    • Mitsui E&P USA, LLC
    • Motiva Enterprises, LLC
    • Murphy Oil Corporation
    • National Grid
    • Navitas Midstream Partners, LLC
    • 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 - 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 Massachusetts
    • NiSource, Inc. - Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.
    • Oasis Petroleum Inc.
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
    • Parker Drilling Company
    • PBF Energy, Inc.
    • PDC Energy
    • Peabody Energy Corporation
    • Petro Harvester Operating Company, LLC
    • Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
    • Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
    • Primexx Operating Corporation
    • 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
    • SemGroup Corporation
    • SemGroup Corporation - Rose Rock Midstream
    • SemGroup Corporation - SemGas
    • Sinclair Oil Corporation
    • Southwestern Energy Company
    • Statoil Gulf Services, LLC
    • Suncor Energy USA, Inc.
    • Surge Operating, LLC
    • Talisman Energy USA, Inc.
    • Tenaris, Inc. USA
    • Tesoro Corporation
    • The University of Texas System - Oil & Gas Division
    • The Williams Companies, Inc.
    • Total E&P USA, Inc.
    • TransCanada Corporation - PipeLines, LP
    • TransCanada Corporation (US)
    • Triad Hunter LLC
    • Unit Corporation - Superior Pipeline Company, LLC
    • Unit Corporation - Unit Drilling Company
    • Unit Corporation - Unit Petroleum Company
    • Urban Oil and Gas Group
    • Venari Resources, LLC
    • Vermilion Energy USA
    • Vine Oil & Gas, LP
    • Vistra Energy - Luminant
    • White Star Petroleum, LLC
    • Whiting Petroleum Corporation
    • WPX Energy, Inc.

    Position List & Sample Report

    Position List

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    Sample Report

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    • IsOrderingSetYes
    • Ordering TypeSingleLevelMultiSelection
    • RegionUS
    • Sub TitleData to enhance your talent strategy for the future of work
    • Short DescriptionSalary data for positions in exploration, production, and O&G transportation.