Offshore Life

 

Working offshore

You’ve decided you want to work offshore, but did you know that it’s not a one-size fits all job? For one thing you are working away from your home and family for long periods of time, so those that don’t have a lot of mainland commitments are actually best suited for these types of jobs. In addition, you will be placed in tough working conditions that usually shock those who are new to the industry.

 

Job types

There are many different offshore positions out there, but sometimes finding the perfect fit can be a challenge. From entry-level jobs such as Roughneck and Roustabout, there is something for you. There are so many different jobs that often you can use training you may have from a previous industry, such as Welder, Painter, Electrician and Motorman. There are even hospitality jobs such as cooks and housekeeping jobs. These jobs all pay pretty good money and if you have higher education such as medical or engineering, you can even start at higher salaries.

 

Salary

One of the first questions you may ask yourself when looking for a job working offshore probably has something to do with the average offshore worker salary. Salary is one of the perks of working offshore, as even the most entry level positions have starting salaries of at least $60,000 or more.

If you have experience in any other industry, especially industries such as medicine, engineering or construction, you can make even more. Of course even if you don’t have any specific experience, the offshore worker salary is still much better than what you can expect to find in entry level fields elsewhere.

 

Working hours

Offshore working hours are also one of the benefits in this industry. In the North Sea offshore workers normally spend two to three weeks offshore and two to three weeks onshore. However working arrangements differ from company to company.

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