Work in the oil & gas industry can be very rewarding
Just as there is a wide range of career paths within the oil & gas industry, the salaries also span a wide range, with differences across employers and locations. However, above-average pay and excellent benefits packages are definitely the norm when you compare positions to those in other fields.
Great careers and great wages
Oil & gas extraction and its related industries are the top paying industries in Newfoundland and Labrador. Canada’s 2016 census data showed the average employment income for full-time, full-year workers directly employed in this sector was almost $180,000.
There are many careers where starting annual salaries are in excess of $35,000. Some, such as those in engineering, earth sciences, or drilling, begin at close to $50,000. If working offshore, you may start at about $75,000. Once reaching a senior position in your field, you can expect to make more than $100,000 per year.