At SWN, we know that a diverse workforce – one that includes a variety of backgrounds, experiences and schools of thought – helps us thrive as a company.

All SWN decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, training, evaluation, assignment, advancement and termination of employment are made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, present military status or veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. We also forbid harassment or intimidation on any of these bases.

In 2017, given renewed attention in society regarding sexual harassment, and because it’s critical that everyone in our workforce be treated with respect, we launched a new training program called Respect in the Workplace that focuses on appropriate and inappropriate workplace behaviors and the benefits of a diverse workforce. Rolled out first in our Northeast Appalachia region, the program will be offered companywide in 2018.

We understand the value of gender balance in our workforce, and we insist on fairness as it relates to opportunity and pay.

Pay at SWN is based on several primary factors, including but not limited to:

  • skills
  • years of experience
  • time in position
  • performance
  • market data


average women’s salaries compared to average men’s salaries in 2017

Through our SWomeN initiatives we actively seek to retain and develop SWN’s female talent. As part of this program, women at SWN have built an internal support network and participate in professional development activities such as external conferences. SWN is also a corporate sponsor of the Women’s Energy Network and Pink Petro.

As we increase our workforce, we encourage the recruitment of members of key diversity organizations, such as the Society of Black Engineers, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement. We are also working to build a diverse and local talent pool by encouraging diversity in STEM education in regions where we operate.

See the Data page for our complete workforce diversity data.

Our Workforce1






with military or veteran status


under age 30


aged 30-50


over age 50

  1. As of year-end 2017