Geological / Petroleum Technician Salary

A Geological / Petroleum Technician earns an average salary of $70,177 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is associated with high pay for this job.
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$34,645 - $104,577
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MEDIAN: $70,177
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$12.37 - $33.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,645 - $104,577  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$33,742 - $109,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $33.77  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,061 - $19,392  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$33,742 - $109,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Geological / Petroleum Technician

Geological/petroleum technicians assist scientists and engineers in a variety of duties, some database-related and others more hands-on. Applicants for this position should be skilled at handling and managing data, including loading/entering, analysis, verification, and manipulation, and correcting and reporting data related to wells, seismic, leases etc. They should also be able to prepare maps, slides, montages, and other presentation-aides as needed to assist project-leaders. In addition, they may aid in production processes in the field such as analyzing mud and drill cuttings or charting pressure and temperature of wells.

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Geological / Petroleum Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geological / Petroleum Technician

Pay by Experience for a Geological / Petroleum Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Geological / Petroleum Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geological / Petroleum Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Geological / Petroleum Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 6 salaries. A Geological / Petroleum Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,436

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Key Stats for Geological / Petroleum Technician

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲95%

Experienced
▲82%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries


National Average
$53,000

Petra
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 9%