A Petroleum Engineer with Drilling Engineering skills earns an average salary of $97,617 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$56,626 - $158,240
$57K
$98K
$160K
MEDIAN: $97,617
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90%

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$17.23 - $80.99
$17
$56
$81
MEDIAN: $55.63
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$56,626 - $158,240  
   
Bonus
$985 - $44,850  
Profit Sharing
$12.00 - $30,723  
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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$57,765 - $206,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $80.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$20.27 - $221.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$985 - $44,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$12.00 - $30,723  
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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$57,765 - $206,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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: $102,191

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Key Stats for Petroleum Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
041
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$102,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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
16%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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