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Petroleum Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Denver, Colorado is $102,534 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Simulation and Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$76,695 - $141,528
MEDIAN: $102,534

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$76,695 - $141,528  
$2,007 - $41,068  
Profit Sharing
$1,249 - $33,935  
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).
$83,723 - $167,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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Experience Affects Petroleum Engineer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Petroleum Engineer in Denver, Colorado Salaries

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Oil and Gas Formation Evaluation
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Well Production Engineering
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Engineering Design
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Reservoir Engineering
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Drilling Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


9 %
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 5%