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Dutch oil and gas professionals

remain one of the world’s highest paid

Dutch oil and gas industry professionals remain some of the best rewarded in the world, according to the Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2013 produced annually by expert recruiters Hays Oil & Gas and leading jobsite, Oil and Gas Job Search.

The Salary Guide, which bases its figures on more than 25,000 industry professionals across the globe, states that home grown professionals working in the Netherlands earn an average salary of 95,700 Euros equivalent per annum. The Netherlands has retained its fourth place ranking from 2012 but lags behind Australia, Norway and New Zealand in the top three.
The average Dutch salary is still 42 per cent greater than the worldwide average salary which now stands at 67,500 Euros equivalent per annum.
Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas comments: “The Salary Guide also reveals that a rise in bonuses has continued and is now the dominant mechanism by which companies attract and retain talent. On average, bonuses account for a further 5.8 per cent of the employees overall package with almost two thirds receiving some kind of benefit or allowance on top of their basic salary.
Employer confidence in increasing staffing levels during 2013 remains high. A quarter expect staffing levels to increase by more than 10 per cent with almost 75 per cent anticipating some level of increase.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments: “Despite the concerns in Europe and a slowdown in China’s growth, the sentiment in the oil and gas industry remains positive. Current employees and new entrants to the industry can look forward to working in a dynamic and highly rewarding sector.”

Download a free copy of the Guide at Oil and Gas Job Search or the Hays website


* Salaries are expressed in US Dollars in the Salary Guide. Exchange rate used US$1:0.773 Euros. For further information, please contact Matthew Roberts, Media Relationship Manager of Oil and Gas Job Search on +44 (0) 161 9756026 or

2013 Salary Guide Summary:
Disciplines covered                                                     24
Countries represented                                                 53
Respondents to the survey                                          25,000
Respondents working with a global super major              2,500
Respondents who are employers in the industry             8,200

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