The average pay for North American oil and gas professionals last year was $92,160, according to Rigzone.

That’s down some from 2012, when their pay was $94,722.

But it’s still double the national average.

Globally, average compensation fell 2 percent to $97,233 last year.

“While pay is leveling off, it’s worth noting that oil and gas workers in North America at current rates are earning more than double the national average salary in the United States,” according to Paul Caplan, president of Rigzone.

Marine engineers, accounting and finance professionals, drilling consultants, electricians, field service techs and operations managers all saw pay increases, according to the Rigzone survey.


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