Bringing in the most money are Reservoir Engineers — their earnings average $195K annually. Petroleum Engineers are a close second at $138K along with Marketing Managers ($128K) and Engineering Supervisors (around $125K). BHP Billiton hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Cost Accountants (approximately $63K on average).
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $79K per year on average. The largest slice of the BHP Billiton workforce (37 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, around $83K annually.
By state, BHP Billiton pays its New Mexico employees the most; the pay rate there is $109K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders earn approximately $152K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $98K per year. BHP Billiton provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) — these employees rake in $208K annually.
When it comes to skills, Reservoir Engineering seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $195K per year. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers usually know Project Management, Financial Analysis, and Drilling Engineering as well.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at BHP Billiton can sometimes lack paid time off; one-half of workers get paid vacation days, and 38 percent receive paid sick leave. A fair number of employees participate in a 401(k) program. The vast majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and nearly all employees report having dental coverage. Some other perks are gym membership, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.