Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas Salary

Compensation for Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($124K). With some bonuses approaching $49K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $39K, overall incomes of Petroleum Geologists in Houston spread between $92K and $258K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Houston Petroleum Geologists (84 percent) who took the survey. Most Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$90,200 - $220,998
(Median)
$90K
$120K
$220K
MEDIAN: $123,953
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$90,200 - $220,998  
   
Bonus
$5,011 - $49,435  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,156  
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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$91,554 - $257,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $130K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $182K. Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $250K.

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Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 71%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$146,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

National Average
$146,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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