Average Salary for BHP Billiton Employees

BHP Billiton employees bring home the big bucks — six-figure salaries are common, and average pay approaches $131K per year. Though your experience level does impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at BHP Billiton. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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BHP Billiton Median Salary by Job


Compensation Analyst
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Petroleum Geologist
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Financial Analyst
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Reservoir Engineer
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 08 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
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About This Company

Melbourne 3000


Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $115K per year on average. Survey participants who have worked at BHP Billiton for between five and 10 years earn $115K annually on average. The largest slice of the BHP Billiton workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, around $142K per year.


Earning about $126K annually on average, Reservoir Engineers receive the most money, followed by Geophysicists (approximately $123K), Petroleum Geologists ($119K), and Administrative Assistants (approximately $54K).

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $83K per year. The best paid folks at BHP Billiton have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), earning $126K annually.


When it comes to skills, Geographic Information Systems seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $119K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at BHP Billiton is Microsoft Excel, with approximately one-fourth considering it a key competency. Other skills in demand are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Office, and SAP Financial Accounting and Controlling.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (35 percent) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A strong majority of respondents contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A large number of respondents report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, a stock purchase plan, life insurance, and gym membership.

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Key Stats for BHP Billiton


32 %
68 %
$53,138 - $95,632
$61,825 - $151,437

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$120,237 - $149,374
$75,000 - $123,718

Popular Locations for BHP Billiton

  1. Houston, Texas

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