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Oil and Gas Careers

  Oil & Gas professionals strike it rich More than 7,000 responses to an extensive industry survey indicate oil and gas professionals are well paid compared to many other industries. Recruiting experts Hays, together with Oil and Gas Job Search have just released the results of the most complete oil and gas industry survey ever undertaken.   The Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide is based on some 7,000 responses and presents the average salaries of oil and gas professionals working across more than 30 countries and 20 discipline areas. Undoubtedly oil and gas professionals are a valuable commodity regardless of the global financial crisis.   Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas, explains: “With an average permanent staff salary of more than US $75,000 equivalent globally, those in this industry are earning a premium compared to most other industries. There is however still a vast divide between high paying countries such as Australia and Canada and those paying the lowest salaries such as Kuwait and India.”   “For this reason it’s not hard to understand why easily transferrable skills continue to migrate around the world in search of higher returns. Oil and gas in the twenty first century is truly a global industry like no other and our survey very clearly confirms that this is indeed the case. Professionals in the industry are well paid, highly skilled and highly mobile,” continues Underhill.   The guide has been produced in partnership with Oil and Gas Job Search and is based on a comprehensive set of questions regarding each respondent’s location of work, field or discipline in which they are employed, current remuneration levels, as well as a range of industry trends on which they were asked to comment.   The input from more than 7,000 professionals provides in depth analysis of the industry as it stands today and is undoubtedly a unique offering in the world of oil and gas.     “When Hays requested oil and gas job search’s assistance with the survey, it was with a great deal of excitement that we accepted the challenge,” said Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search.   “We knew that we had access to a wide enough selection of oil and gas professionals to make the survey a success, and this has indeed proved to be the case. Our reach, along with Hays’ expertise in compiling such studies gives us confidence that the guide is an accurate reflection of the industry we work in” said Freer.   Highlights of survey results: ·        Average permanent salary is $75,000 ·        Average contract salary for local professionals is $95,000 and $168,000 for imported professionals ·        Those working within subsea/pipelines are the big winners, earning on average $109,000 per annum ·        Two thirds of employers surveyed intend to award salary increases in the next 12 months Download the Oil & Gas Salary Guide at hays-oilgas.com or oilandgasjobsearch.com .   Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

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