Petroleum Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

A Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $102,131 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 Salary (?
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$69,693 - $181,805
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MEDIAN: $102,130
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Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$9.70 - $103.04
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MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$69,693 - $181,805  
   
Bonus
$1,978 - $36,322  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $30,067  
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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$70,938 - $212,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 579
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$1.33 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,978 - $36,322  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $30,067  
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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$70,938 - $212,219  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$113,000

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Drilling Engineering
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Microsoft Excel
0%
National Average
$113,000
Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Engineering Design
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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
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 4%
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