Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer Salary

Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $107K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers, overall income ranges from $80K near the bottom to $177K at the top; this can include more than $34K from bonuses and more than $23K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,241 - $149,293

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$9.79 - $112.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$77,241 - $149,293  
   
Bonus
$1,192 - $34,254  
Profit Sharing
$1,206 - $22,500  
Total Pay (?
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$79,541 - $176,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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 (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$1,192 - $34,254  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,206 - $22,500  
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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$79,541 - $176,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineer


Pay for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers is the lowest at Chevron Corporation, which has a median salary of $129K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $177K.

Pay Difference by Location


Denver offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers, 9 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Petroleum Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+1 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Workers in Tulsa and Midland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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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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Reservoir Engineering
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Simulation
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Drilling Engineering
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Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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National Average
$120,000

Microsoft Excel
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Engineering Design
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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 73 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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