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Geological / Petroleum Technician Salary

A Geological / Petroleum Technician earns an average salary of $57,175 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
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$37,277 - $91,191
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$91K
MEDIAN: $57,174
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$14.19 - $38.99
(Median)
$14
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$37,277 - $91,191  
   
Bonus
$992 - $15,161  
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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$37,555 - $99,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $38.99  
   
Overtime
$22.41 - $58.19  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $15,161  
   
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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$37,555 - $99,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 13%

Petra
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%