A Petroleum Geologist earns an average salary of $98,302 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Petroleum Geologist Total Pay (?
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$49,343 - $156,349
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $98,302
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Petroleum Geologist Total Pay (?
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$14.62 - $102.56
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,343 - $156,349  
   
Bonus
$2,085 - $33,657  
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $49,016  
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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$49,660 - $193,912  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 477
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $102.56  
   
Overtime
$15.42 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,085 - $33,657  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $49,016  
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).
)
$49,660 - $193,912  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 477
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Job Description for Petroleum Geologist
  • Scope and frame projects, including assigning roles and tasks.
  • Model and create requirements for reservoirs and their use.
  • Provide technical input and guidance for exploring, appraising, and developing potential sites.
  • Integrate many types of data and computations to create simulations, models, and hazard analysis.
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Midland
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National Average
$108,000
Oklahoma City
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Pittsburgh
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%
Experienced
up arrow 44%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$108,000

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

National Average
$108,000
Petra
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 17%
GeoPack
up arrow 34%
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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 8%
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