The 6th Annual Salary Report has been published. Similar to last year, the report includes “other” compensation, including stock options, bonuses and paid time off. While individuals working in natural gas have seen a decline in “other” compensation, overall competition for experienced talent mirrored the industry’s continued increase in oil drilling activity and strong production numbers. There was decent activity in the acquisition marketplace, and overall, taking natural gas out of the equation, it was a great year. The broad-based increases in compensation reflect 2011’s successes and the anticipation of continued strong performance in 2012.