Geological / Petroleum Technician Salary (United States)

A Geological / Petroleum Technician earns an average salary of $54,551 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Geological / Petroleum Technician Total Pay (?
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$37,176 - $92,126
(Median)
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55K
72K
92K
MEDIAN: $54,551
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Geological / Petroleum Technician Total Pay (?
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$13.63 - $39.01
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,176 - $92,126  
   
Bonus
$987 - $15,050  
Profit Sharing
$2,056 - $7,777  
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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$36,052 - $100,458  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $39.01  
   
Overtime
$22.41 - $59.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$987 - $15,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,056 - $7,777  
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).
)
$36,052 - $100,458  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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
up arrow 42%
Midland
up arrow 34%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
National Average
$57,000
Denver
up arrow 11%
Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 70%
Experienced
up arrow 48%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$57,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

National Average
$57,000
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 13%
Petra
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 6%
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