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Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary (United States)

Wages for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $30K and $19K, respectively — total cash payment to Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers can bottom out near $79K or peak near $166K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary (?
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$76,483 - $145,727
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $105,907
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Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary (?
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$8.21 - $117.45
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$76,483 - $145,727  
   
Bonus
$2,000 - $29,989  
Profit Sharing
$1,908 - $19,127  
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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$79,253 - $166,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $117.45  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $156.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$2,000 - $29,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,908 - $19,127  
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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$79,253 - $166,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer

Chevron Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $128K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $169K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$119,000
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Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers working in Houston earn a little more than the national average. That said, location does not seem to play a huge role in determining pay for this role. Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+2 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Dallas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Well Production Engineering
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Project Management
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Simulation
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Drilling Engineering
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Reservoir Engineering
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Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$119,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 4%