A Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $105,199 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Borehole Formation Evaluation (FE), Well Production Engineering, Simulation, Reservoir Engineering, and Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$67,284 - $195,416
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$67K
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MEDIAN: $105,198
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$27.37 - $85.86
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$27
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$86
MEDIAN: $53.00
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$67,284 - $195,416  
   
Bonus
$2,048 - $50,684  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $30,639  
Commission
$12,578  
Total Pay (?
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$68,698 - $231,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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Hourly Rate
$27.37 - $85.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$32.50  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,048 - $50,684  
   
Commission
$12,578  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $30,639  
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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$68,698 - $231,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,264,262
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
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries




National Average
$116,000


Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries









Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$116,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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