Average Salary for BHP Billiton Employees

With average pay surpassing six figures at BHP Billiton ($124K), workers enjoy generous pay. What you do at the company influences pay for BHP Billiton workers the most, followed by where you live and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Reservoir Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $190K per year; Petroleum Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $140K, while Geophysicists and Administrative Assistants rank near the top as well (around $121K and $62K, respectively).


Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $122K annually) in Texas.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $90K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $110K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of BHP Billiton employees (35 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn around $110K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Engineer in Trainings, who make approximately $83K annually. Earning a Notary Public certification garners significant financial rewards of about $69K per year on average. At BHP Billiton, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at $127K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Drilling Engineering; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $140K annually. A relatively widespread skill at BHP Billiton is Microsoft Excel; one-fifth of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Office Administration, Powerpoint, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of respondents save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, free drinks, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for BHP Billiton


26 %
74 %
$53,138 - $96,650
$63,125 - $151,437

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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