Average Salary for Pioneer Natural Resources Company Employees

Pioneer Natural Resources Company is a crude petroleum and natural gas extraction firm headquartered in Irving, Texas that hires for Petroleum Engineer positions, Environmental Specialist roles, and more. Pioneer Natural Resources Company employees bring home $76K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Pioneer Natural Resources Company employees is where you live, though your job title and how long you've been working play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Irving, Texas 75039


Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $125K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo. ($81K), the company's headquarter city of Irving, Texas (about $72K), and Midland, Texas ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Colorado, where they average to $81K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Petroleum Engineers — their earnings average around $105K per year. Accountants are a close second at approximately $59K along with Environmental Specialists (around $52K).

Years of Experience

Overall, the greater share of Pioneer Natural Resources Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $63K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (about $135K per year) than those without credentials. Pioneer Natural Resources Company provides the highest financial reward to those with a Bachelor's Degree — these employees rake in $95K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $110K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Pioneer Natural Resources Company is Microsoft Excel, with nearly one in five considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Training Program Development, Drilling Engineering, and Regulatory Compliance.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 22 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A majority of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and most workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include stock options, gym membership, a stock purchase plan, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for Pioneer Natural Resources Company


30 %
70 %
$55,028 - $68,939
$65,244 - $125,000
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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