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Average Salary for Marathon Oil Corporation Employees

Marathon Oil Corporation employees take home generous earnings of approximately $99K annually. At Marathon Oil Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your city — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Marathon Oil Corporation typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Marathon Oil Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Accountant (3)
$47,568 - $77,585  
[-]Accountant (3)
Salary$48,035 - $73,426  
Bonus$901 - $6,972  
Total Pay$47,568 - $77,585  
[+]Production Operator (2)
$40,283 - $178,948  
[+]Production Operator (2)
Total Pay$40,283 - $178,948  
[+]Sr. Administrative Assistant (2)
$37,857 - $71,560  
[+]Sr. Administrative Assistant (2)
Bonus$609 - $6,994  
Total Pay$37,857 - $71,560  
[+]Geophysicist (2)
$114,181 - $320,113  
[+]Geophysicist (2)
Salary$100,201 - $235,982  
Bonus$15,697 - $111,678  
Total Pay$114,181 - $320,113  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Marathon Oil Corporation Details

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Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry


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Median pay is highest in North Houston (around $193K per year), followed by San Antonio (about $119K), Houston ($106K), and Williston ($73K). Findlay is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $45K. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to $108K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Geophysicists, who bring in close to approximately $205K, though Reservoir Engineers are not far behind at $131K along with Drilling Engineers ($103K) and Accountants ($61K).

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $70K. Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach about $119K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Marathon Oil Corporation workforce (29 percent) has a tenure of 20 years or more and earns around $155K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Lawyer certainly has its perks — salaries approach $161K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Professional Engineer is rewarded at approximately $155K annually. Regarding salaries and education, Marathon Oil Corporation pays those with a law degree the most — $161K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Reservoir Engineering; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $131K. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a little less than a fifth of Marathon Oil Corporation's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Contract Negotiation, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; Marathon Oil Corporation sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all workers, and for the greater part of workers, dental coverage is too. Perks also include flexible hours, a company cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats

40 %
60 %
$47,500 - $119,698
$51,500 - $171,961
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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