Petroleum Engineers in Tulsa take home approximately $86K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and half have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa County, Oklahoma
197,437 (49.0%)
205,654 (51.0%)
Tulsa /ˈtʌlsə/ is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties. Tulsa was settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe. For most of the 20th century, the city held the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" and played a major role as one of the most important hubs for the American oil industry. Once heavily dependent on the oil industry, economic downturn and subsequent diversification efforts created an...

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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Well Production Engineering
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Drilling Engineering
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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 25%