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Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary

Average pay for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($107K). Cash earnings for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers — which occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $24K from profit sharing — stretch from around $81K to approximately $174K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$78,770 - $148,611
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $106,630
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$9.70 - $113.35
(Median)
$9
$40
$110
MEDIAN: $40
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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
$78,770 - $148,611  
   
Bonus
$1,914 - $30,940  
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $24,468  
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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$80,744 - $174,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $113.35  
   
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
$1,914 - $30,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,532 - $24,468  
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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$80,744 - $174,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer


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 $126K.

Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers working in Denver make slightly more than the national average, but overall, geography does not significantly influence pay in this role. Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+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
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Simulation
up arrow 7%

Reservoir Engineering
up arrow 5%

Drilling Engineering
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$120,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 3%
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