Average Salary for BHP Billiton Employees

Workers at BHP Billiton bring home significant six-figure salaries — on average, employees make $127K. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at BHP Billiton, but your experience level and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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BHP Billiton Median Salary by Job


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  • Updated: 21 Jun 2017
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Earning around $126K per year on average, Reservoir Engineers receive the most money, followed by Geophysicists ($123K) and Administrative Assistants (about $54K).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $115K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $110K per year. Overall, the greater share of BHP Billiton folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $140K annually.


By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average BHP Billiton employee makes $125K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $83K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at BHP Billiton come out on top, and their salaries approach around $128K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Geographic Information Systems; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $119K annually. A common skill in BHP Billiton's work force is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Project Management, SAP SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling, and Contract Negotiation.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at BHP Billiton; the company rewards only 31 percent with paid vacation time and only 38 percent with sick leave. The larger part of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A large number of respondents receive health insurance, and a solid majority of workers get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at BHP Billiton are a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for BHP Billiton


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$53,138 - $95,632
$74,500 - $149,937

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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