A Petroleum Engineer with Drilling Engineering skills earns an average salary of $97,661 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$57,786 - $155,160
(Median)
$58K
$98K
$160K
MEDIAN: $97,661
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90%

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$17.00 - $86.15
(Median)
$17
$59
$86
MEDIAN: $58.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$57,786 - $155,160  
   
Bonus
$1,927 - $44,544  
Profit Sharing
$894 - $30,813  
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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$58,135 - $192,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $86.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,927 - $44,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$894 - $30,813  
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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$58,135 - $192,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $101,867

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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$102,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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