Bringing in the most money are Geophysicists — their earnings average around $159K annually. Petroleum Engineers are a close second at approximately $111K along with Facilities Engineers ($100K) and Landmans ($98K). Accountants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $59K.
Residents of Denver, Colo. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $95K per year; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Houston, Texas (about $94K) and Greeley, Colo. ($54K). U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; salaries there average to approximately $94K annually.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $97K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $89K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks ($108K per year) than those without credentials. Noble Energy, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (ME) are also well compensated, earning $126K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $117K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Noble Energy, Inc. is Microsoft Excel, with nearly one-fourth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Financial Analysis.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
30 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. The vast majority of survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A large number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. Perks also include a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, gym membership, and tuition reimbursement.