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Petroleum Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $103,042 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management and Well Production Engineering. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$69,598 - $179,470
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $103,042
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Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$8.21 - $146.81
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$69,598 - $179,470  
   
Bonus
$1,920 - $36,069  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $29,502  
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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$71,371 - $208,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 576
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $146.81  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $95.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,920 - $36,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $29,502  
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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$71,371 - $208,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

National Average
$115,000

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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Drilling Engineering
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$115,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%