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Average Salary for BHP Billiton Employees

Those interested in boosting their bank account turn to BHP Billiton, where salaries climb well into six-figure range and average pay approaches $104K. BHP Billiton paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and your city are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Melbourne 3000


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Reservoir Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at about $195K per year; Petroleum Engineers, Marketing Managers, and Engineering Supervisors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $138K, $128K, and around $125K, respectively. On the lower end are Cost Accountants at $63K on average.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $79K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $84K per year on average.


Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $109K annually) in New Mexico.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $152K per year for Professional Engineer License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to about $98K annually for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. The best paid folks at BHP Billiton have a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME), earning $208K per year.


Employees who count Reservoir Engineering among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $195K annually. A relatively widespread skill at BHP Billiton is Financial Analysis; around a seventh of employees use it for work. Microsoft Office, Drilling Engineering, and Project Management were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at BHP Billiton can sometimes lack paid time off; half of workers get paid vacation days, and two-fifths of employees receive paid sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, BHP Billiton provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of workers participate. The vast majority of workers report having health insurance, and the vast majority of employees report having dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are gym membership, life insurance, a stock purchase plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats for BHP Billiton


35 %
65 %
$46,891 - $82,007
$66,543 - $148,894
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
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