Earnings for Petroleum Geologists in Houston come in at around $120K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas (88 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $120,186
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
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Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Petroleum Geologists in Houston, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $102K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $182K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $210K.

Key Stats for Petroleum Geologist

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$142,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

National Average
$142,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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