Reservoir Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $168K annually — though Petroleum Engineers, Engineering Supervisors, and Financial Analysts also do fairly well at approximately $151K, $125K, and around $80K, respectively. With salaries averaging about $63K, Cost Accountants are among the lowest paid at BHP Billiton.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $77K per year. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of around $86K annually.
BHP Billiton workers in Texas earn the most — about $96K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Professional Engineer License Holders earn $152K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to $98K per year for accredited Certified Professional Engineers. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME); BHP Billiton awards $208K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Reservoir Engineering among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $195K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at BHP Billiton is Drilling Engineering, with nearly one in seven considering it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Excel, Financial Analysis, and Microsoft Office as well.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, 42 percent report receiving the former, whereas more than half of workers report receiving the latter. A fair number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. The vast majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and nearly all workers have dental coverage as a benefit. BHP Billiton also dishes out privileges such as gym membership, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and free drinks.