A person working as a Petroleum Engineer in China typically earns around 31,000 CNY per month. Salaries range from 14,900 CNY (lowest) to 48,700 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 14,900 CNY per month (minimum salary) to 48,700 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 42,100 CNY while 25% are earning more than 42,100 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 24,700 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 32,500 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 39,900 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 42,400 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 46,500 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 27,400 CNY per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 39,200 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 148,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) to 443,000 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 9% more than their female counterparts.
Petroleum Engineer (s) in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Petroleum Engineer employees in China earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Petroleum Engineer salaries in China are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 11% more than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assistant Yard Manager||25,000 CNY||-19%|
|Associate Analyst||28,400 CNY||-8%|
|Associate Landman||19,500 CNY||-37%|
|Auxiliary Equipment Operator||15,300 CNY||-51%|
|Biomass Plant Technician||18,300 CNY||-41%|
|Biomass Power Plant Manager||28,900 CNY||-7%|
|Chemical Plant Operator||35,300 CNY||+14%|
|Chief Contract Compliance Engineer||27,900 CNY||-10%|
|Completions Engineer||25,600 CNY||-17%|
|Cost Controller||23,100 CNY||-25%|
|Crude Oil Marketing Representative||30,100 CNY||-3%|
|Distribution Manager||34,500 CNY||+11%|
|Dragline Operator||17,100 CNY||-45%|
|Driller Offsider||14,800 CNY||-52%|
|Dump Truck Driver||15,700 CNY||-49%|
|Electric and Gas Operations Manager||40,600 CNY||+31%|
|Energy Advisor||37,400 CNY||+21%|
|Energy Analyst||36,500 CNY||+18%|
|Energy Auditor||32,300 CNY||+4%|
|Energy Dispatch Director||35,600 CNY||+15%|
|Energy Technical Assistant||24,800 CNY||-20%|
|Energy Technical Manager||29,900 CNY||-4%|
|Energy Technical Trainer||25,200 CNY||-19%|
|Exploration Manager||41,900 CNY||+35%|
|Field Safety Auditor||30,200 CNY||-3%|
|Fluids Engineer||25,800 CNY||-17%|
|Fuel Cell Engineer||29,400 CNY||-5%|
|Fuel Cell Technician||19,200 CNY||-38%|
|Fuels Handler||19,400 CNY||-37%|
|Gas Compressor Operator||16,700 CNY||-46%|
|Gas Distribution Plant Operator||21,900 CNY||-29%|
|Gas Supply Manager||35,300 CNY||+14%|
|Geothermal Production Manager||42,400 CNY||+37%|
|Geothermal Technician||22,000 CNY||-29%|
|HSE Engineer||25,800 CNY||-17%|
|HSE Officer||20,800 CNY||-33%|
|HSEQ Administrator||24,300 CNY||-22%|
|Instrument Designer||21,800 CNY||-30%|
|Lead Technical Field Advisor||34,000 CNY||+10%|
|Logistics and Tool Coordinator||28,300 CNY||-9%|
|Maintenance Engineer||26,100 CNY||-16%|
|Maintenance Superintendent||27,800 CNY||-10%|
|Material Controller||24,100 CNY||-22%|
|Mine Engineer||25,300 CNY||-18%|
|Mine Surveyor||30,100 CNY||-3%|
|Mining Project Administrator||24,400 CNY||-21%|
|Mining Project Assistant||23,700 CNY||-24%|
|Mining Project Controls Consultant||26,300 CNY||-15%|
|Mining Project Coordinator||26,500 CNY||-15%|
|Mining Project Engineer||25,900 CNY||-16%|
|Mining Project Manager||35,400 CNY||+14%|
|Mining Site Manager||30,400 CNY||-2%|
|Mining Team Leader||29,100 CNY||-6%|
|NDT Technician||23,800 CNY||-23%|
|Oil Service Unit Operator||22,200 CNY||-28%|
|Oil Trader||34,500 CNY||+11%|
|Oilwell Pumper||15,300 CNY||-51%|
|Petroleum Engineer||31,000 CNY||=|
|Petroleum Geologist||40,400 CNY||+30%|
|Petroleum Pump System Operator||22,900 CNY||-26%|
|Pipeline Technician||20,200 CNY||-35%|
|Power Coordinator||22,100 CNY||-29%|
|Power Plant Operations Manager||41,700 CNY||+35%|
|Power Plant Operator||30,900 CNY||-0%|
|Radio Operator||18,100 CNY||-42%|
|Reliability Engineer||25,900 CNY||-16%|
|Reservoir Engineer||25,900 CNY||-16%|
|Risk Analyst||31,400 CNY||+1%|
|Shutdown Engineer||24,800 CNY||-20%|
|Solar Energy Installation Manager||37,600 CNY||+21%|
|Solar Energy Systems Engineer||27,300 CNY||-12%|
|Solar Photovoltaic Installer||25,100 CNY||-19%|
|Solar Thermal Technician||23,700 CNY||-24%|
|Supply Operations Manager||42,700 CNY||+38%|
|Sustainability Specialist||37,800 CNY||+22%|
|System Development Advisor||30,600 CNY||-1%|
|Tanker Truck Driver||16,900 CNY||-45%|
|Utility Operator||21,200 CNY||-32%|
|Wind Energy Project Manager||28,700 CNY||-7%|
|Xi an||30,800 CNY|
|Nei Monggol||29,200 CNY|
|Xinjiang Uygur||27,700 CNY|
|Xizang [Tibet]||24,900 CNY|