Reservoir Engineers earn the highest median pay at $190K per year, followed by Petroleum Engineers (approximately $140K), Geophysicists (around $121K), and Administrative Assistants (about $62K).
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $110K annually. Survey participants who have worked at BHP Billiton for between five and 10 years earn $64K per year on average. The largest slice of the BHP Billiton workforce (38 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $109K annually.
Across its U.S. offices, the state of Texas pays BHP Billiton the most — $120K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $83K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Notary Publics also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $69K per year. BHP Billiton workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning around $127K on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Drilling Engineering; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $140K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at BHP Billiton is Microsoft Excel, with just under a fifth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Office Administration, Geographic Information Systems, and Powerpoint.
Benefits and Perks
To plan for old age, a majority of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. For the vast majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and most survey participants get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, gym membership, free drinks, and life insurance.