Geological / Petroleum Technician Salary

Petroleum Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $66K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Petroleum Technicians (61 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,844 - $107,042
$37K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,553
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$14.30 - $40.55
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$0$117K
Salary $36,844 - $107,042
Bonus $3,000 - $19,653
Profit Sharing $5,500
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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$38,125 - $117,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.30 - $40.55
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $3,000 - $19,653
Profit Sharing $5,500
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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$38,125 - $117,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Geological / Petroleum Technician

Geological/petroleum technicians assist scientists and engineers in a variety of duties, some database-related and others more hands-on. Applicants for this position should be skilled at handling and managing data, including loading/entering, analysis, verification, and manipulation, and correcting and reporting data related to wells, seismic, leases etc. They should also be able to prepare maps, slides, montages, and other presentation-aides as needed to assist project-leaders. In addition, they may aid in production processes in the field such as analyzing mud and drill cuttings or charting pressure and temperature of wells.

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Geological / Petroleum Technician Tasks

  • Support scientist and engineers in locating and extracting minerals, oils and natural gas.
  • Use a variety of tools and instruments to map and measure seismic activity and geological features such as fault lines.
  • Measure and record physical and geological conditions in oil or gas well.
  • Collect and examine geological data, test geological samples to determine element composition and locate mineral, oil and gas rich sites.

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Pay by Experience Level for Geological / Petroleum Technician

Pay by Experience for a Geological / Petroleum Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Geological / Petroleum Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geological / Petroleum Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Geological / Petroleum Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 6 salaries. A Geological / Petroleum Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,413

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Petroleum Technicians, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Petroleum Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+26 percent), Midland (+25 percent), Houston (+17 percent), and Bakersfield (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Oklahoma City, which sits 12 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Geological / Petroleum Technician

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲75%

Experienced
▲63%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Geological / Petroleum Technician Salaries


National Average
$59,000

Petra
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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