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Petroleum Engineer Average Salary in Singapore 2020

How much money does a Petroleum Engineer make in Singapore?

Average Monthly Salary
8,300 SGD
( 99,600 SGD yearly)


A person working as a Petroleum Engineer in Singapore typically earns around 8,300 SGD per month. Salaries range from 3,730 SGD (lowest) to 12,400 SGD (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Petroleum Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Petroleum Engineer Salary Distribution in Singapore

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore Petroleum Engineer

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Petroleum Engineer salaries in Singapore range between 3,730 SGD per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 SGD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,300 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Engineer are earning less than 8,300 SGD while the other half are earning more than 8,300 SGD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Petroleum Engineer are earning less than 5,410 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,410 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Petroleum Engineer are earning less than 10,400 SGD while 25% are earning more than 10,400 SGD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Petroleum Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Singapore Petroleum Engineer

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Petroleum Engineer salaries by experience level. A Petroleum Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 4,560 SGD per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,170 SGD per month, 35% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,390 SGD per month, 20% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Petroleum Engineer (s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,610 SGD per month, 16% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 9,830 SGD per month, 14% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 11,700 SGD per month, 19% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

0 - 2 Years
4,560 SGD
2 - 5 Years+35%
6,170 SGD
5 - 10 Years+20%
7,390 SGD
10 - 15 Years+16%
8,610 SGD
15 - 20 Years+14%
9,830 SGD
20+ Years+19%
11,700 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Petroleum Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Salary comparison by education level monthly Singapore Petroleum Engineer

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Petroleum Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Highschool, the average salary of a Petroleum Engineer is 4,560 SGD per month. While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 6,220 SGD per month, 36% more than someone with Highschool. A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 8,530 SGD per month, 37% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 10,900 SGD per month, 28% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree. Ph.d holders are compensated with wage equivelant to 12,100 SGD per month, 11% more than someone with Master's Degree.

4,560 SGD
Certificate or Diploma+36%
6,220 SGD
Bachelor's Degree+37%
8,530 SGD
Master's Degree+28%
10,900 SGD
12,100 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Petroleum Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Singapore Petroleum Engineer Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Petroleum Engineer employees in Singapore earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
8,090 SGD
8,480 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Singapore Petroleum Engineer Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Petroleum Engineer employees in Singapore earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
Private Sector
8,110 SGD
Public Sector+4%
8,470 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Petroleum Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Singapore

How are Petroleum Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Singapore Petroleum Engineer
Average Salary 2016
7,500 SGD
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,770 SGD
Average Salary 2018+2%
7,970 SGD
Average Salary 2019+1%
8,070 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Petroleum Engineer salaries in Singapore are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Petroleum Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Singapore

48 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore for Petroleum Engineer is 48 SGD. This means that the average Petroleum Engineer in Singapore earns approximatly 48 SGD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Petroleum Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Petroleum Engineer  and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly SingaporeWe compared Singapore salaries for Petroleum Engineer , Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining, and All Jobs and we found that Petroleum Engineer salaries are 3% more than those of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. We also found out that Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

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