The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is AU$91,216 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$67,807 - AU$151,867
(Median)
AU$68K
AU$91K
AU$150K
MEDIAN: AU$91,215
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AU$0AU$60KAU$120KAU$180K
Salary
AU$67,807 - AU$151,867  
   
Bonus
AU$1,000 - AU$20,000  
Profit Sharing
AU$6,250  
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$69,215 - AU$162,127  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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$94,819

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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 159%

Experienced
up arrow 54%


National Average
AU$95,000


Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

National Average
AU$95,000

Reservoir Engineering
up arrow 2%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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