Airswift is one of the most well-connected companies to contractors in the energy industry. If you are interested in learning more about getting into oil & gas or if you are already in the industry and looking to increase your salary working on an oil rig, Airswift can help you find a position that meets your skills and qualifications.
What is the average salary of an oil rig worker?
The oil industry provides some of the most lucrative salaries in the world, which can vary depending on experience level, location and role specifics.
NOTE: All currency amounts are written in US dollars.
A starting roustabout can make over $50,000 USD a year and receive training if they show commitment to staying in the industry. For those with specialized skills and experience as drill technicians and underground pipefitters, salary levels can reach as high as $200,000 USD. If you have a college degree in engineering, geology, chemistry or other relevant sciences, starting salaries for oil rig jobs can start off in the six-figure range and become even higher as you become more experienced.
Where are salaries for oil rig jobs the highest?
For professionals with experience, the highest paying roles are as a HSE Manager or Drilling Supervisor. The 2019 edition of GETI found that salaries for a HSE Manager range from $76,070-$146,507 USD while a Drilling Supervisor can expect to earn between $133,880-$185,384 USD
If you are starting out and considering a career in oil and gas then two roles with potential for progression are as a Welder or QA/QC Inspector.
Our research for GETI found a wide range of salaries for welding roles with a great degree of regional variance. The average salary in Asia was $39,618 USD while in Australasia, a welder can earn $118,224 USD on average. Average salaries for QA/QC inspectors were $71,771-$102,000 USD.
Because of the dangerous nature of the work, the areas with the highest paying oil rig jobs are located on offshore drilling platforms. If you work as a basic crewman, your beginning pay range could be significantly higher than that of someone who is land based. Because your skills need to be used where production is in demand, it is possible to travel around the world to fill oil rig jobs with high paying possibilities. Airswift can help you with the extensive travel logistics and other relocation services necessary to work in foreign countries.
The annual Global Energy Talent Index report contains the most comprehensive overview of energy trends and salary information, including wage trends for oil rig jobs.
Can Airswift help workers rise on the oil rig jobs pay scale?
Airswift is dedicated to advancing the careers of its contractors. We make sure your resume is presented in a professional manner and that your experience stands out to employers. Our extensive global networks and relationships with the large oil supermajors provide you with a unique platform to expand your career opportunities.
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