Petroleum Geologist Salary in Houston, Texas

Houston Petroleum Geologists receive generous compensation — earning an average of $123K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total incomes of Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $49K from bonuses and close to $46K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $95K and $258K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Petroleum Geologists in Houston like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Men account for the majority of Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$89,396 - $224,538

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$89,396 - $224,538  
   
Bonus
$4,982 - $48,722  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $45,958  
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$95,000 - $257,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas

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For many Petroleum Geologists in Houston, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Houston Petroleum Geologists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $126K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $145K. Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $182K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $240K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 65%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$145,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas Salaries

National Average
$145,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 4%
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