Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary

Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $117K annually. Total incomes of Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $33K from bonuses and close to $21K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $79K and $182K. Geographic location and the company 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 is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$78,886 - $155,025
$79K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,606
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$10.07 - $69.53
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$0$182K
Salary $78,886 - $155,025
Bonus $207.29 - $32,729
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $20,729
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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$78,599 - $182,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $69.53
Overtime $50.00
Annual Data $0$182K
Bonus $207.29 - $32,729
Profit Sharing $96.96 - $20,729
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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$78,599 - $182,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Chevron Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $135K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $171K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $121,352

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers that is 10 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Oklahoma City (+7 percent) and Denver (+6 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Tulsa and Midland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Petroleum Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Well Production Engineering
▲3%

Project Management
▲1%

Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
▼0%

National Average
$121,000

Reservoir Engineering
▼1%

Simulation
▼2%

Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE)
▼6%

Drilling Engineering
▼8%

Engineering Design
▼8%

Microsoft Excel
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Microsoft Word
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 1%
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