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Average pay in the UK’s oil and gas sector is £80,960 ($132,000) — three times the national average.

Last year, pay in the industry rose by 6.5 percent, the Telegraph said.

A review by Oilandgaspeople.com found that most oil and workers believe wages will continue to increase throughout 2014, with 83 percent of those surveyed expecting  5 percent to 10 percent more in wages in 2014.