US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector

Compensation insights to succeed in a changing industry

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Shifting workforce demographics and the drop in oil prices have certainly created a new set of challenges for HR. Understanding which jobs are critical, what new skills are needed, and ways of attracting and retaining the employees capable of filling these jobs is more important than ever. Position your organization for the future and spend salary budgets wisely with a data-backed compensation strategy that helps you secure the people you need.

Assess your competitive market position with data from the US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector. Ensure you have the right compensation package for your current and future employees, with this energy survey containing compensation data for 1,196 positions from 200+ organizations across the country. Analyze the data across numerous industry segments of the energy value chain, such as:

  • Drilling
  • Energy Marketing and Trading
  • Exploration and Production
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and Equipment
  • Utilities

Current, reliable data
In light of the economic and workforce changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercer conducted a “data refresh” in September to address any market movement that occurred after the initial survey participation period. You will receive the results of the refresh free with your purchase.

This added step to ensure you have access to the most current, reliable data means you can move forward confidently with your pay decisions knowing that your data accurately reflect the market.

Are you ready to redefine your compensation strategy?

Participation open: March – May

Results publish: September


2020 Results Available

  • 1,196 positions published
  • USD 1,200 – 27,000
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Sample report

Position list

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Survey Modules* # of Positions Published
# of Organizations
General Benchmark 560 244
Alternative and Renewables 18 73
Chemical 18 144
Cross Segment 442 237
Downstream and Oilfield Services 75 135
Energy Trading 26 102
Field and Hourly 149 198
Policy N/A 83
Upstream and Midstream 56 142
Utilities 26 93

*Note: Table above is based off of 2020 MTCS survey stats.

  • Product Details
  • 2021 Survey Participation
  • Pricing / Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies
  • Position list & sample report

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Positions Surveyed: 3,865
  • # Positions Published: 1,196
  • # Organizations: 255
  • # Observations: 144,766

Based on data from the 2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector. 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
  • Energy Marketing and Trading
  • Exploration and Production
  • Other
  • Pipeline/Transmission
  • Refining
  • Services and Equipment
  • Utilities

This survey is powered by Mercer Job Library. Learn more or view Mercer Job Library FAQs for more details. Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN® , giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters.

2021 Survey Participation

Data Submission Tools

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Job Matching Booklet

Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs. To participate, click the ‘Participate Online’ link above and follow the steps provided. Rest assured that the importance of your data security is not taken lightly at Mercer, so we take the utmost precautions to protect it.

What's new in 2021

Data for this survey will be collected through Mercer Data Connector, an innovative online platform created to simplify the participation process with easy data importing, real-time data validation, and more.

Why should you participate?

  • Align your pay to the market.
  • Maximize your budget by making informed decisions to ensure you are not overpaying or underpaying.
  • Identify “hot jobs” and areas of focus for your company.
  • Secure a significant discount on survey results.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive participant-only events.

2021 survey schedule

  • Participation opens: March 1
  • Participation closes: May 14
  • Results available: August

Note: we will not extend participation past the close date. Please contact us to learn more about our participation services to ensure you meet the deadline.


Participation Webinar

Attend a participation webinar or watch a recording to better understand the submission process and the survey data that is collected.

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2021 survey pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
US MTCS | All Modules USD $10,000 USD $30,000
US MTCS | General Benchmark USD $1,550 USD $4,650
US MTCS | Chemical USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Cross Segment USD $1,550 USD $4,650
US MTCS | Downstream and Oilfield Services USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Energy Trading USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Field and Hourly USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Policy USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Upstream and Midstream USD $1,250 USD $3,750
US MTCS | Utilities USD $1,250 USD $3,750

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector – All Modules USD 9,000 USD 27,000
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - General Benchmark USD 1,500 USD 4,500
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Alternative and Renewables USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Chemical USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Cross Segment USD 1,500 USD 4,500
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Downstream and Oilfield Services USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Energy Trading USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Field and Hourly USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Policy USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Upstream and Midstream USD 1,200 USD 3,600
2020 US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector - Utilities USD 1,200 USD 3,600

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US MTCS | Mercer Total Compensation Survey for the Energy Sector


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  • 2020 results are available for purchase and will be delivered upon survey release (mid-September).

Survey Schedule

  • Participation open: March 1
  • Participation deadline: May 14
  • Date Effective: April 1
  • Results publish: September

Participating Companies

View a list of the participating companies included in this survey here.

Position list & sample report

Position list

View the position list and descriptions included in this energy survey

Sample report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

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  • Sub TitleCompensation insights to succeed in a changing industry
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