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Average Salary for Pioneer Natural Resources Company Employees

Irving, Texas-based Pioneer Natural Resources Company hires for positions ranging from Engineering Technician to Petroleum Engineer in the crude petroleum and natural gas extraction. A salary of $64K annually is the median rate at Pioneer Natural Resources Company. What you do at the company primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Pioneer Natural Resources Company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Pioneer Natural Resources Company typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Pioneer Natural Resources Company
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.
[-]Engineering Technician (2)
$33,307 - $64,317  
[-]Engineering Technician (2)
Salary$35,302 - $62,046  
Bonus$287.56 - $4,597  
Total Pay$33,307 - $64,317  
[+]Diesel Mechanic (2)
$37,219 - $127,283  
[+]Diesel Mechanic (2)
Total Pay$37,219 - $127,283  
[+]Lease Operator (2)
$63,177 - $127,195  
[+]Lease Operator (2)
Bonus$2,235 - $18,226  
Total Pay$63,177 - $127,195  
[+]Petroleum Engineer (2)
$61,827 - $144,449  
[+]Petroleum Engineer (2)
Salary$66,730 - $128,747  
Total Pay$61,827 - $144,449  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Irving, Texas 75039


Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

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Petroleum Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with average compensation nearing $105K per year; Engineering Technicians are next on the list, bringing in close to around $48K annually.


Residents of Dallas, Texas pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $95K per year; other top-paying cities include Midland, Texas (approximately $60K) and the company's headquarter city of Irving, Texas (about $58K).

Years of Experience

Overall, the greater share of Pioneer Natural Resources Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $61K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $137K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Pioneer Natural Resources Company awards about $95K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $135K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Excel; just under one in three deem it necessary for work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Microsoft Word, and Scheduling as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only a fifth of survey participants at Pioneer Natural Resources Company enjoy paid vacation time, and just 30 percent can take sick leave. A large number of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At Pioneer Natural Resources Company, most workers have health insurance, and most employees have dental coverage. Perks also include stock options, gym membership, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Pioneer Natural Resources Company


25 %
75 %
$50,868 - $122,829
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 6 votes.
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