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2021 Salary Guide: Oil & Gas

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April 24, 2021

Salary Guide

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Here are their salaries for each state:

All salary numbers are in ‘000

DESIGN/ENGINEERING Graduate Engineer Design Engineer* Senior Design Engineer Principal/Lead Engineer Engineering Manager
WA 55-75 100-150 130-170 165-225 180-245
QLD 61-87 82-133 122-153 148-189 184-230
NSW 56-77 77-122 122-153 163-184 184-235
VIC 61-77 71-122 87-138 133-153 163-214
SA 51-61 66-87 92-122 122-143 143-163
NT 66-97 92-138 143-184 163-255 204-265
DESIGN/ENGINEERING Senior Design Drafter Design Manager*
WA 90-120 125-165
QLD 82-128 122-168
NSW 82-112 122-184
VIC 66-97 122-163
SA 71-82 92-112
NT 92-133 153-194
SUBSEA DESIGN/ENGINEERING Graduate Engineer Engineer* Senior Engineer Principal/Lead Engineer Manager
WA 70-85 90-130 125-170 160-220 195-255
QLD 61-82 82-122 122-143 143-184 184-224
VIC 61-77 82-122 112-153 143-173 173-224
NT 61-92 82-128 153-224 184-255 204-332
PROJECT DELIVERY/CONTROLS Planner Senior Planner Planning Manager Contract Administrator Senior Contracts Administrator Cost Engineer
WA 130-170 160-200 180-220 100-130 150-200 125-175
QLD 112-138 138-168 168-214 77-133 128-158 128-148
NSW 92-112 112-143 153-194 71-112 112-153 112-153
VIC 87-117 92-122 122-153 71-97 87-112 82-122
SA 97-112 112-133 133-153 82-112 102-133 112-133
NT 122-16 143-184 173-224 82-133 122-194 122-173
PROJECT DELIVERY/CONTROLS Senior Cost Engineer Commercial Manager Project Controls Manager Commissioning Engineer Commissioning Manager
WA 150-190 200-260 205-260 180-220 200-280
QLD 148-179 189-250 179-224 138-179 184-224
NSW 153-194 163-235 143-204 112-153 153-194
VIC 92-143 143-214 143-173 92-153 143-184
SA 122-133 133-143 143-163 92-133 153-173
NT 158-214 204-281 204-275 122-173 153-214
PROJECT DELIVERY/CONTROLS Project Engineer* Senior Project Engineer Project Manager Senior Manager Superintendent
WA 120-180 175-220 175-225 195-250 150-180
QLD 122-168 163-224 168-209 209-235 148-189
NSW 102-133 133-173 153-194 194-224 133-153
VIC 82-112 102-133 122-153 143-173 133-184
SA 92-122 102-133 133-153 153-184 143-184
NT 122-194 168-235 173-224 199-245 143-184
PROJECT DELIVERY/CONTROLS HSEQ Onshore Advisor/Officer Offshore Advisor/Officer HSE Manager QA/QC Manager
WA 95-120 160-190 145-175 140-170
QLD 97-128 N/A 128-173 133-168
NSW 82-122 N/A 122-204 112-163
VIC 92-133 N/A 143-204 122-153
SA 92-143 N/A 133-173 122-143
NT 92-163 153-204 173-250 173-250
PROJECT DELIVERY/CONTROLS HSEQ Corporate HSE Manager Environmental Engineer Environmental Advisor
WA 180-230 130-150 140-170
QLD 168-209 138-184 138-168
NSW 194-255 117-168 128-138
VIC 143-224 122-158 122-163
SA 163-184 122-163 92-122
NT 224-306 143-189 158-194
SUBSEA PROJECT DELIVERY Technician (non degree) Senior Technician (non degree) Installation Engineer Senior Installation Engineer
WA 80-120 100-140 130-170 155-190
NT 82-122 102-163 133-179 163-224
SUBSEA PROJECT DELIVERY Installation Manager Client Rep/ Vessel Mgr/Marine Ops Manager
WA 160-210 180-220
NT 184-265 163-224
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE Discipline Engineer Maintenance Planner Maintenance Supervisor Production Superintendent Production Manager Process Operator
WA 133-184 122-163 133-163 143-184 153-204 82-112
QLD 112-158 122-168 128-168 138-189 148-194 87-122
NSW 102-153 102-143 102-143 112-153 153-194 77-117
VIC 77-128 92-122 102-1133 112-133 153-184 92-133
SA 92-122 102-122 122-133 133-163 153-184 82-102
NT 138-184 122-173 122-163 122-173 153-214 102-122
DESIGN/ENGINEERING Discipline Tech OIM Ops Support Engineer Ops Superintendent OPS Manager
WA 82-122 184-224 112-163 143-184 204-255
QLD 77-122 N/A 107-148 138-189 194-240
NSW 71-92 N/A 82-112 122-184 194-265
VIC 66-92 184-255 92-133 122-173 173-214
SA 71-112 173-204 92-133 143-184 184-224
NT 87-122 N/A 102-153 153-204 214-306

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