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Average Petroleum Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$113,266
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$14,639
Bonus
AU$222
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The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Australia is AU$113,266.
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A$66k
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A$113k
90%
A$185k
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AU$66k - AU$185k
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What Do Petroleum Engineers Do?

Petroleum Engineer Tasks
  • Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs.
  • Oversee drilling and offer technical advice to achieve economical and satisfactory progress.

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What Are Popular Skills for Petroleum Engineers?

Skills in Well Production Engineering and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Drilling Engineering and Reservoir Engineering.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Engineers?

An entry-level Petroleum Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$78,297 based on 7 salaries. An early career Petroleum Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$91,004 based on 21 salaries. A mid-career Petroleum Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$136,523 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Petroleum Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$149,730 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$180,000.
Employees with Petroleum Engineer in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (16.0% less), Adelaide, South Australia (15.9% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (13.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 77 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.1%
Early Career
27.3%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
26.0%
Late Career
9.1%

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