Average Salary for Marathon Oil Corporation Employees

It is not unusual for people who work at Marathon Oil Corporation to earn generous salaries — average pay comes to $100K per year. Your city is the biggest factor affecting pay for Marathon Oil Corporation workers, followed by your job title and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Marathon Oil Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Accountant (3)
$48,191 - $77,771  
[-]Accountant (3)
Salary$48,634 - $73,052  
Bonus$919 - $7,828  
Total Pay$48,191 - $77,771  
[+]Reservoir Engineer (2)
$89,276 - $213,919  
[+]Reservoir Engineer (2)
Salary$84,837 - $207,756  
Bonus$4,583 - $37,380  
Total Pay$89,276 - $213,919  
[+]Drilling Engineer (2)
$88,423 - $137,234  
[+]Drilling Engineer (2)
Salary$80,540 - $117,230  
Bonus$5,582 - $24,039  
Total Pay$88,423 - $137,234  
[+]Sr. Administrative Assistant (2)
$38,437 - $71,383  
[+]Sr. Administrative Assistant (2)
Bonus$546 - $7,018  
Total Pay$38,437 - $71,383  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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About This Company

United States of America 


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry


Marathon Oil Company

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $193K annually) can be spotted in North Houston; San Antonio ($119K), Houston (about $106K), and Williston (approximately $73K) are the next top-paying cities. Findlay is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $45K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Marathon Oil Corporation employee makes $108K per year.


Geophysicists earn the highest median pay at around $205K, followed by Reservoir Engineers (about $131K), Drilling Engineers ($103K), and Accountants ($61K).

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $119K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach $70K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Marathon Oil Corporation employees (30 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and typically earn $143K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $161K for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a Certified Professional Engineer certification garners significant financial rewards of $155K per year. The best paid folks at Marathon Oil Corporation have a law degree, earning about $161K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Reservoir Engineering; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $131K. Microsoft Excel is regularly seen around here; just under a fifth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Microsoft Office, Contract Negotiation, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all workers have health insurance, and benefits for the greater part of workers also include dental insurance. Marathon Oil Corporation also dishes out privileges such as flexible hours, a subsidized cell phone, gym membership, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Marathon Oil Corporation


44 %
56 %
$53,327 - $123,045
$51,500 - $171,961
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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