Geological / Petroleum Technician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Geological / Petroleum Technician is $54,551 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Data Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Geological / Petroleum Technician Total Pay (?
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$37,840 - $91,867
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MEDIAN: $54,551
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Geological / Petroleum Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.71 - $38.87
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,840 - $91,867  
   
Bonus
$992 - $14,990  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,302 - $100,375  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.71 - $38.87  
   
Overtime
$22.82 - $59.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $14,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $7,122  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,302 - $100,375  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Job Description for Geological / Petroleum Technician
  • Measure and record physical and geological conditions in oil or gas well.
  • Collect and examine geological data, test geological samples to determine element composition and locate mineral, oil and gas rich sites.
  • Support scientist and engineers in locating and extracting minerals, oils and natural gas.
  • Use a variety of tools and instruments to map and measure seismic activity and geological features such as fault lines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geological / Petroleum Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Midland
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Dallas
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National Average
$56,000
Fort Worth
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Denver
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Oklahoma City
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%
Experienced
up arrow 51%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

Data Management
up arrow 44%
National Average
$56,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 12%
Petra
up arrow 23%
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Gender
Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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