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Petroleum Geologist Salary

A Petroleum Geologist earns an average salary of $102,635 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$48,787 - $177,100
(Median)
$49K
$100K
$180K
MEDIAN: $102,635
10%
50%
90%

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$15.46 - $100.33
(Median)
$15
$38
$100
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$48,787 - $177,100  
   
Bonus
$2,017 - $38,794  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $44,385  
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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$49,797 - $207,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $100.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,017 - $38,794  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $44,385  
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).
)
$49,797 - $207,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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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.

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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$112,000


Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Petra
up arrow 1%

National Average
$112,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 19%

GeoPack
up arrow 56%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%