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Average Petroleum Engineer Salary in Canada

C$98,352
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$17,000
Bonus
C$11,500
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The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Canada is C$98,352.
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CA$60k
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CA$98k
90%
CA$165k
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C$60k - C$165k
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C$5k - C$48k
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C$51 - C$49k
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C$60k - C$188k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Petroleum Engineer

3.6 out of 5
(10)
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15Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Petroleum Engineers?

Skills in Reservoir Engineering and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE), Project Management and Well Production 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 C$75,000 based on 18 salaries. An early career Petroleum Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,597 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Petroleum Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$102,940 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Petroleum Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$117,200 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$181,294.
Employees with Petroleum Engineer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 1.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (28.8% less), St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (18.7% less) and Edmonton, Alberta (17.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 132 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.6%
Early Career
29.5%
Mid Career
27.3%
Experienced
19.7%
Late Career
9.8%