A Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer earns an average salary of AU$132,453 per year.

AU$70,312 - AU$172,232
MEDIAN: AU$119,467
Salary AU$70,312 - AU$172,232
Bonus AU$5,152 - AU$38,783
Profit Sharing AU$1,000
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AU$72,259 - AU$183,696
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

Job Description for Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum engineers design and oversee the production and methods for retrieving oil and natural gas from various depths beneath the earth's surface. Most petroleum engineers work for oil companies. Others work at universities or research facilities.


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.

Petroleum Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$124,699

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Key Stats for Petroleum Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries

National Average

Job Satisfaction

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 60%