Average Petroleum Engineer Salary in Bakersfield, California

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The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Bakersfield, California is $120,992.
MEDIAN $120,992
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$72k - $242k

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Job Description for Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum Engineer Tasks
  • Devise methods to improve oil and gas well production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs.
  • Oversee drilling and offer technical advice to achieve economical and satisfactory progress.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Petroleum Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Petroleum Engineer
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Petroleum Engineer

Skills in Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, Reservoir Engineering and Well Production Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Engineer

An early career Petroleum Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $107,500 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Petroleum Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,599 based on 4 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $160,000.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (29.0% less), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (21.7% less) and Los Angeles, California (17.3% less).

Years of Experience

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