Petroleum Geologist Salary (United States)

A Petroleum Geologist earns an average salary of $100,025 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Petroleum Geologist Salary (?
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$49,475 - $165,940
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MEDIAN: $100,024
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Petroleum Geologist Salary (?
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$10.30 - $121.20
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,475 - $165,940  
   
Bonus
$2,089 - $35,958  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $50,000  
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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$50,279 - $200,101  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 394
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $121.20  
   
Overtime
$23.58 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,089 - $35,958  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $50,000  
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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$50,279 - $200,101  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | 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.

Pay Difference By Location

Midland
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Bakersfield
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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 80%
Experienced
up arrow 44%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$108,000

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Petra
up arrow 3%
National Average
$108,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 19%
GeoPack
up arrow 54%

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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