Average Salary for Tesoro Petroleum Corporation Employees

Based in San Antonio, Texas,petroleum player Tesoro Petroleum Corporation offers many employment opportunities, including Process Engineer and Refinery Operator positions. Tesoro Petroleum Corporation workers are not strangers to large paychecks, where average earnings swell to $93K per year. Your role at the company plays the largest role in compensation at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, but geography and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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San Antonio, Texas 78216


Petroleum, Petroleum Refineries, Petroleum industry

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The highest paychecks go to Senior Human Resources Managers, who earn an average $154K annually, closely trailed by Refinery Operators ($107K), Procurement Managers ($101K), and Process Engineers (around $91K). With salaries averaging about $50K, Associate Accountants are among the lowest paid at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $182K per year) can be spotted in Concord, Calif.; Martinez, Calif. ($120K), Salt Lake City, Utah ($114K), and Carson, Calif. ($107K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of San Antonio, Texas — at around $77K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Alaska pays Tesoro Petroleum Corporation the most — about $119K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $79K per year. Survey participants who have worked at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation for between five and 10 years earn $91K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of Tesoro Petroleum Corporation folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $120K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Professional Engineer License Holders earn around $137K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a Certified Professional Engineer can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $115K on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation come out on top, and their salaries approach $82K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Employee Relations; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $157K annually. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, approximately one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three survey participants at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in four respondents can take sick leave. With an eye toward the future, Tesoro Petroleum Corporation offers several choices in retirement planning such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, gym membership, and life insurance.

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$46,369 - $110,991
$72,890 - $142,482

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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