Nigeria on List of Highest Paying Contract Jobs in Oil and Gas Sector

Nigeria on List of Highest Paying Contract Jobs in Oil and Gas Sector

Energy industry staffing company Swift Worldwide Resources says the best-paying oil and gas jobs are located in Australia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Iraq, and Angola
The Swift Worldwide Resources report into worldwide oil and gas contract jobs pay showed that Nigeria was ranked third and fourth among the ten highest paid contract jobs in the world, with Australia occupying the first and second places.
The report shows that a Drilling Manager in Nigeria earns up to $2,844 per day while a Project Services Director earns about $2, 817 (N450, 720) per day.
This is the first time that Nigeria has featured in the Swift’s list. Chief Executive Officer of Swift, Tobias Read, said: “Both Iraq and Nigeria have seen unprecedented growth in industry activity, and workers there are compensated for the risks that come with working in the more dangerous areas, accounting for the increase in salary ranges. Salaries in the U.S. are climbing, but salaries in these emerging markets are climbing faster.”
The list was compiled by analyzing Swift’s 250 contract positions in the oil and gas industry in 30 locations across the globe, for a total of 7, 500 total jobs.
The complete list of the “Ten Highest Paid Contract Jobs in Oil and Gas” is as follows:
Completion Manager in Australia: up to $3,075 per day
Drilling Manager in Australia: up to $2942 per day
Drilling Manager in Nigeria: up to $2844 per day
Project Services Director in Nigeria: up to $2817 per day
Drilling Manager in Iraq: up to $2766 per day
Completion Manager in Venezuela: up to $2715 per day
Project Manager in Iraq: up to $2700 per day
Subsea Manager in Australia: up to $2692 per day
Drilling Manager in Angola: up to $2631 per day
Completion Manager in Iraq: up to $2624 per day

“As a global staffing company, we’re able to track shifts in the way jobs are compensated in different regions,” said Swift CEO Tobias Read. “High project workloads and a shortage of skilled talent have kept compensation high in Australia. Both Iraq and Nigeria have seen unprecedented growth in industry activity, and workers there are compensated for the risks that come with working in the more dangerous areas, accounting for the increase in salary ranges. Salaries in the U.S. are climbing, but salaries in these emerging markets are climbing faster.”
Certain job titles, like Completion Manager and Drilling Manager, are suddenly in demand and well-compensated due to increases in upstream and drilling activity around the world. Swift experts predict that as exploration becomes more competitive across major oil companies, skilled workers in these positions will be drawing even higher compensations.
Swift Worldwide Resources is the leading supplier of manpower resources to the global oil and gas industry, with more than 25 years focusing exclusively in this sector, and a database of 200,000 skilled personnel.
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Source: swiftworldwideresources.com
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