Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas pull down an average of $121K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority of Petroleum Geologists in Houston (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,693 - $221,476
(Median)
$46K
$120K
$220K
MEDIAN: $121,224
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Bonus
$5,037 - $54,248  
Profit Sharing
$10,479  
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$45,820 - $255,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Petroleum Geologists in Houston. Annually raking in $102K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. For Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $182K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $230K.

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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$145,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

National Average
$145,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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