The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Canada is C$98,352.
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What Do Petroleum Engineers Do?
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.
Some of these engineers work in the field and help prospecting teams make recommendations on drilling sites based upon the cost, effort and feasibility of retrieving the product from where it is discovered. When a site is selected, these engineers …Read more
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 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.
Pay Difference by Location
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.