Companies in the mining, oil and gas exploration industry work to keep up with the demand for oil, gold, copper and other resources. Typical employers include those involved in oil and gas extraction, coal mining, stone quarrying, oil drilling, silver ore mining and uranium mining.
Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.