Average Salary for Marathon Oil Corporation Employees

Compensation for Marathon Oil Corporation employees is around $84K per year on average. Though what you do at the company and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Marathon Oil Corporation, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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United States of America 


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry


Marathon Oil Company

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Years of Experience

Average pay is approximately $81K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Marathon Oil Corporation employees (37 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $65K per year on average.


The highest paychecks go to Petroleum Engineers, who earn around $109K annually on average, closely trailed by Senior Internal Auditors ($93K) and Accountants ($60K).


Residents of Houston, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is about $86K per year; other top-paying cities include San Antonio, Texas ($82K) and Findlay, Ohio (around $53K). Within the firm, employees working in Texas take home the most — $86K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Well Control Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $133K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Engineer in Trainings also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $110K annually. Marathon Oil Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — these employees rake in about $132K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Safety Compliance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $125K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Marathon Oil Corporation is Microsoft Excel; just under a third of employees use it for work. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Financial Applications round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only a quarter of survey participants enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Marathon Oil Corporation provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a strong majority of survey participants do receive dental coverage. Marathon Oil Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Marathon Oil Corporation


33 %
67 %
$62,774 - $127,743
$48,479 - $121,513
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 14 votes.
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