Salary Survey Results 2022

Salary Survey Results and Recommendations 2022

With the Bunker industry’s job market thriving, Imperium Commodity Search has teamed up with industry news specialists Ship & Bunker to release a Bunker Trader Salary Survey report that helps paint a picture of the current global salary landscape for bunker traders.

The report uses data compiled from over 250 individuals and includes both responses to a recent jointly held survey on Ship & Bunker plus data from actual industry placements of bunker traders here at Imperium Commodity Search.

It has been released as part of Ship & Bunker’s intelligence reports and is available on their website here:

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The report finds that the global average base salary for bunker traders, converted to USD, currently sits at just under $100,000/year, with considerable variance taking into account experience levels and location.

Commenting on the current market, Imperium Commodity Search Principal Consultant, Josh Clark said: “After we saw the market begin to recover from the impact of Covid in early 2021 this shifted to a volatile candidate-led market with a number of companies looking to expand their desks with experienced, profitable traders.

“We have seen a shift coming to mid-2022 with Global firms identifying the opportunity to create Trading Programs to bring fresh talent into the industry as the increase of transparent trading platforms and new technology is being pushed into the market.

“The market has seen some difficult weeks with pricing issues due to the Russia/Ukraine crisis, however, this has provided the market with increased volatility in some cases providing traders with their strongest monthly revenues since Covid.”

For information on how Imperium Commodity Search can help your firm with Salary Surveys, Benchmarking, Market Mapping or Feasibility Studies please visit our Imperium Edge Services page – where you can also find other industry reports.

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Jobs in Bunkers

Back to Back Bunker Traders
Bunker Procurement / Sourcing
Offshore Bunker Trading
Analyst Marine Fuel
Risk Management
Bunker Broker
Physical Bunker Sales
Cargo Trader
Trade Finance
Bunker Broker
Yacht Trader
Legal Counsel
Physical Suppliers 

These are just a few examples of positions we recruit for, other positions are available.

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