A person working as a Petroleum Engineer in China typically earns around 30,900 CNY per month. Salaries range from 14,800 CNY (lowest) to 48,600 CNY (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Petroleum Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Petroleum Engineer salaries in China range from 14,800 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 48,600 CNY per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,200 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 32,200 CNY while the other half are earning more than 32,200 CNY. 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 21,200 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 21,200 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of Petroleum Engineer (s) are earning less than 42,000 CNY while 25% are earning more than 42,000 CNY.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Petroleum Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Petroleum Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 17,400 CNY per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 24,600 CNY per month, 42% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 32,400 CNY per month, 31% more than someone 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 39,800 CNY per month, 23% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 42,300 CNY per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 46,400 CNY per month, 10% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+42%|
|5 - 10 Years||+31%|
|10 - 15 Years||+23%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Petroleum Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Petroleum Engineer is 27,300 CNY per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,100 CNY per month, 43% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in China costs anywhere from 146,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) to 439,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
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 China earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Petroleum Engineer (s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Petroleum Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Petroleum Engineer is 17% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||24,900 CNY||-19%|
|Associate Analyst||28,400 CNY||-8%|
|Associate Landman||11,900 CNY||-62%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||10,900 CNY||-65%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||13,400 CNY||-57%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||36,400 CNY||+18%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||22,100 CNY||-29%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||27,400 CNY||-11%|
|Completions Engineer||25,600 CNY||-17%|
|Cost Controller||19,600 CNY||-37%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||30,100 CNY||-3%|
|Distribution Manager||37,100 CNY||+20%|
|Dragline Operator||12,900 CNY||-58%|
|Driller Offsider||9,740 CNY||-69%|
|Dump Truck Driver||11,000 CNY||-64%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||62,000 CNY||+100%|
|Energy Advisor||41,800 CNY||+35%|
|Energy Analyst||38,800 CNY||+25%|
|Energy Auditor||32,300 CNY||+4%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||44,100 CNY||+43%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||17,400 CNY||-44%|
|Energy Technical Manager||31,600 CNY||+2%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||23,600 CNY||-24%|
|Exploration Manager||46,800 CNY||+51%|
|Field Safety Auditor||30,200 CNY||-2%|
|Fluids Engineer||25,800 CNY||-17%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||29,400 CNY||-5%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||13,200 CNY||-57%|
|Fuels Handler||13,000 CNY||-58%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||12,300 CNY||-60%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||21,500 CNY||-30%|
|Gas Supply Manager||40,200 CNY||+30%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||46,500 CNY||+50%|
|Geothermal Technician||18,000 CNY||-42%|
|HSE Engineer||25,800 CNY||-17%|
|HSE Officer||16,400 CNY||-47%|
|HSEQ Administrator||19,200 CNY||-38%|
|Instrument Designer||20,200 CNY||-35%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||34,300 CNY||+11%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||24,300 CNY||-21%|
|Maintenance Engineer||26,100 CNY||-16%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||23,500 CNY||-24%|
|Material Controller||18,800 CNY||-39%|
|Mine Engineer||25,300 CNY||-18%|
|Mine Surveyor||30,100 CNY||-3%|
|Mining Project Administrator||23,300 CNY||-25%|
|Mining Project Assistant||19,100 CNY||-38%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||28,600 CNY||-8%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||24,200 CNY||-22%|
|Mining Project Engineer||25,900 CNY||-16%|
|Mining Project Manager||35,400 CNY||+14%|
|Mining Site Manager||34,300 CNY||+11%|
|Mining Team Leader||29,100 CNY||-6%|
|NDT Technician||16,500 CNY||-47%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||14,700 CNY||-52%|
|Oil Trader||34,500 CNY||+12%|
|Oilwell Pumper||10,300 CNY||-67%|
|Petroleum Engineer||30,900 CNY||-0%|
|Petroleum Geologist||46,400 CNY||+50%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||15,600 CNY||-50%|
|Pipeline Technician||10,400 CNY||-66%|
|Power Coordinator||16,800 CNY||-46%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||50,000 CNY||+62%|
|Power Plant Operator||22,100 CNY||-29%|
|Radio Operator||11,500 CNY||-63%|
|Reliability Engineer||25,900 CNY||-16%|
|Reservoir Engineer||25,900 CNY||-16%|
|Risk Analyst||31,400 CNY||+2%|
|Shutdown Engineer||23,400 CNY||-24%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||41,000 CNY||+33%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||27,300 CNY||-12%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||18,000 CNY||-42%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||16,200 CNY||-48%|
|Supply Operations Manager||43,100 CNY||+39%|
|Sustainability Specialist||42,400 CNY||+37%|
|System Development Advisor||30,600 CNY||-1%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||10,200 CNY||-67%|
|Utility Operator||14,500 CNY||-53%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||35,700 CNY||+15%|
|Xi an||30,800 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||29,100 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||27,600 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||24,800 CNY|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in China earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.