Mercer Oilfield Services Survey (MOSS)

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The Mercer Oilfield Services Survey (MOSS) is the premier reward survey for oilfield services, covering 20+ countries outside of North America.
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This survey covers 422 oilfield services positions. Examples of positions represented include all levels of engineers and operators across multiple product lines (e.g., drilling, wireline and pumping/completion services, etc.).

To better reflect the industry, the Mercer Oilfield Services Survey (MOSS) will be collected within the Total Remuneration Surveys (TRS).

Product Details

Survey Statistics

15 organizations submitted data across 26 countries for a total of 159 data submissions.

Based on data from the 2019 Mercer Oilfield Services Survey (MOSS).

Data Collected

  • base pay
  • overtime
  • short-term incentives
  • allowances (e.g., housing, transportation, car, shift, site, 13th month)
  • field pay (e.g., day rate, percent of ticket)

Countries Surveyed

Countries published in 2019 (subject to change year over year)

Asia Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand


  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia

Latin America

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico

Middle East

  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE

North and Sub Saharan Africa

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Egypt
  • Nigeria

Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: May 24
  • Participation Deadline: July 16
  • Data Effective Date: April 1
  • Publication Date: December

How to Participate

Oilfield services organizations that can match to the key survey positions (i.e., operators, field specialists and field engineers) can request to participate and must be approved by the MOSS Steering Committee.

As a survey participant, you receive key benefits:

  • 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.
  • Spot polls on industry specific hot topics
  • 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.

The survey is performed annually. To become a survey participant, please contact Rhonda Rhoden at 713 276 2157 or

2019 Survey participation is now closed. View the Survey Schedule tab for your next opportunity to participate.

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