Petroleum Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $102,499 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$69,411 - $181,705
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MEDIAN: $102,498
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Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Total Pay (?
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$14.00 - $125.00
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$69,411 - $181,705  
   
Bonus
$2,008 - $38,443  
Profit Sharing
$1,019 - $30,304  
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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$71,182 - $216,119  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $125.00  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,008 - $38,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,019 - $30,304  
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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$71,182 - $216,119  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 616
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

National Average
$114,000

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Drilling Engineering
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National Average
$114,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%
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