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Petroleum Geologist Salary in Houston, Texas

On average, Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas earn six-figure salaries ($122K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. In the world of Houston Petroleum Geologists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $45K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $50K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $98K and $242K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Petroleum Geologists in Houston who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Houston Petroleum Geologists. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$91,128 - $215,205
MEDIAN: $121,840

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$91,128 - $215,205  
$5,218 - $45,363  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $49,833  
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).
$97,755 - $242,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas

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

Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Annually raking in $124K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $186K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $230K.

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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


24 %
76 %

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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%