Petroleum Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is AU$113,594 per year. A skill in Reservoir Engineering is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$68,485 - AU$198,994
(Median)
AU$68K
AU$110K
AU$200K
MEDIAN: AU$113,593
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AU$0AU$80KAU$160KAU$240K
Salary
AU$68,485 - AU$198,994  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$25,574  
Profit Sharing
AU$9,916  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$68,811 - AU$227,125  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$118,570

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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 107%

Experienced
up arrow 60%


National Average
AU$119,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Reservoir Engineering
up arrow 16%

National Average
AU$119,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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