Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary

Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $107K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers range from $80K on the low end to $173K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $31K and $24K, respectively. 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. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$78,377 - $148,214
(Median)
$78K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $106,689
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90%

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$9.79 - $112.34
(Median)
$9
$45
$110
MEDIAN: $45.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$78,377 - $148,214  
   
Bonus
$1,541 - $30,813  
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $24,240  
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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$80,349 - $173,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 374
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $112.34  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $297.99  
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$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$1,541 - $30,813  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $24,240  
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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$80,349 - $173,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $102K to just $169K — but Chevron Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $127K.

Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers working in Denver 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 Houston (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Dallas.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Well Production Engineering
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Project Management
up arrow 7%

Simulation
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Reservoir Engineering
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Drilling Engineering
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Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
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National Average
$120,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

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