Oil and gas salaries in the UK are 8% higher than the worldwide average.

Posted by | February 7, 2012 | Uncategorized

According to the Global Salary Guide produced by jobs site Oil and Gas Job Search and Hays Oil & Gas, salaries in the UK are 8% higher than the worldwide average.

The survey had over 14,000 respondents from 50 different countries, and shows that the average oil industry salary in the UK is nearly £56k, twice the national average salary.

It shows that imported labour in the UK is also enjoying high remuneration, with average salaries for non-UK nationals at nearly £52k, up 6.8% from last year.

Contractor daily rates in the North Sea, which includes the UK, Scandinavia and the Netherlands, average £540 for experienced engineers and managers, and £900 for director-level roles.

Over 30% of respondents expect salaries to go up by more than 10% in the next 12 months, and 75% of all employers expect to increase staffing levels in the next year.

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