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Average Salary for Ensco, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Dallas, Texas, drilling oil and gas wells company Ensco, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Geophysicist to Software Engineer. Salaries are high at Ensco, Inc., with the median employee bringing home $90K annually. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, your city and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Ensco, Inc. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Ensco, Inc. typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Ensco, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Software Engineer (5)
$33,681 - $80,328  
[-]Software Engineer (5)
Salary$38,747 - $88,358  
Total Pay$33,681 - $80,328  
[+]Geophysicist (2)
$57,573 - $151,608  
[+]Geophysicist (2)
Salary$54,313 - $147,614  
Bonus$391.23 - $10,552  
Total Pay$57,573 - $151,608  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Business Partner (2)
$55,995 - $97,210  
[+]Human Resources (HR) Business Partner (2)
Salary$56,079 - $94,788  
Total Pay$55,995 - $97,210  
[+]Vice President (VP), Information Technology (IT) (2)
$130,178 - $195,373  
[+]Vice President (VP), Information Technology (IT) (2)
Salary$139,964 - $195,868  
Total Pay$130,178 - $195,373  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Dallas, Texas 75201


Drilling Oil and Gas Wells, Natural gas, Petroleum

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The highest average salaries go to VPs of Information Technology, who bring in close to around $172K per year, though Geophysicists are not far behind at $102K along with Engineering Project Managers (approximately $90K) and Human Resources Business Partners ($72K). On the lower end are Software Engineers at $51K on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $135K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Melbourne, Fla. ($114K), Springfield, Va. (around $114K), and Charlottesville, Va. (approximately $92K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $71K, Houston, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at $135K per year.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $71K annually. Average pay is approximately $80K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ensco, Inc. employees (33 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $124K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $172K per year. Earning a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification garners significant financial rewards of $90K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Ensco, Inc. awards $72K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Risk Management / Risk Control in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $123K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is SQL; nearly one in six deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Project Management, Engineering Design, and JavaScript.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Ensco, Inc.; the company rewards only 35 percent with paid vacation time and only one in four survey participants with sick leave. Ensco, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. At Ensco, Inc., nearly all respondents have health insurance, and nearly all employees have dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for Ensco, Inc.


15 %
85 %
$52,804 - $127,081
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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