Average starting salaries for recent graduated in the Canadian Oil Rig Job Industry

As regards energy which powers our cars and appliancies however, the main source of this energy is from gas and oil, thanks to the oil rig platforms. The oil rig jobs industry and the world energy market on the whole, is being forecasted to raise by 50% by 2030.

The number of oil rig job vacancies and entry level oil rig job seekrs grows with the growing petroleum sector - consequently, the oil rig job salaries are tending to increase.

Canadian gas and oil rig industry is one of the major employers in this sector. Currently, there are over 500,000 people engaged with the gas and oil rig jobs in a variety of fields and locations in Canada. Oil rig jobs salaries in the Canadian oil and gas sector vary widely according to the level of designations received, previouse experience, educational background and level of responsibility required by the position. 

With an average oil rig job salary of $130,120 a year in 2012 Canadian gas and oil rig workers are getting one of the highest salaries for this kind of a job in the world. This is 63% more than the average oil rig job salary of $81,345 a year.

There are one of the most in-demand roles in the gas and oil rig jobs industry and the dough type they may earn you based on recenet salaries estimates.

Intern Student/ Engineering Co-op: $49,911 a year
Engineer-in-Training: $68,048 a year
Project Engineer: $95,049 a year
Assistant Project Engineer: $81,068 a year

Geoscientist-in-Training: $68,936 a year
Intern Student/ Geoscience Co-op: $50,613 a year
Project Geoscientist: $100,094 a year
Assistant Project Geoscientist: $83,010 a year

Technologist-in-Training (T.T.)/ Technician: $65,397 a year
Certified Technician: $65,098 a year
Certified Engineering Technologist: $77,023 a year

Oil Rig Driller: $43.70 per hour
Assistant Driller: $39.00 per hour
Derrickhand: $37.00 per hour
Motorhand: $32.00 per hour
Floorhand: $30.00 per hour
Leasehand: $27.50 per hour