Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

A Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $101,982 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE), Project Management, Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation, and Reservoir Engineering. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$68,713 - $193,245
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MEDIAN: $101,982
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$27.37 - $85.86
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Salary
$68,713 - $193,245  
   
Bonus
$430.49 - $50,775  
Profit Sharing
$35.00 - $35,000  
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$69,362 - $225,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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$27.37 - $85.86  
   
Overtime
$32.50  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$430.49 - $50,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$35.00 - $35,000  
Total Pay (?
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$69,362 - $225,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
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Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Petroleum Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Petroleum Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Petroleum Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Petroleum Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $160,000 based on 35 salaries. A Petroleum Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $243,000 based on 21 salaries.

Key Stats for Petroleum Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries

▲118%

▲43%

▲6%

National Average
$112,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%