Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas Salary

A Petroleum Engineer in Houston, Texas earns an average salary of $103,337 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Well Production Engineering, Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation, and Project Management. Experience strongly influences income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$68,677 - $181,727
(Median)
$69K
$100K
$180K
MEDIAN: $103,337
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$9.86 - $87.17
(Median)
$9
$48
$87
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$68,677 - $181,727  
   
Bonus
$502 - $39,538  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $30,172  
Commission
$12,578  
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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$69,529 - $209,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 540
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $87.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.56  
Overtime
$30.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$502 - $39,538  
   
Commission
$12,578  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $30,172  
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).
)
$69,529 - $209,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries




National Average
$114,000


Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries






Drilling Engineering
up arrow 4%

National Average
$114,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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