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Average Petroleum Engineer Salary in Bakersfield, California

$109,250
Avg. Salary
$12,208
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for a Petroleum Engineer in Bakersfield, California is $109,250.
10%
$63k
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$109k
90%
$215k
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What Do Petroleum Engineers Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Petroleum Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Engineers?

An early career Petroleum Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $86,000 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Petroleum Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $139,131 based on 6 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $160,000.
Employees with Petroleum Engineer in their job title in Midland, Texas earn an average of 1.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (19.0% less), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (15.4% less) and Los Angeles, California (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21 survey responses.
Early Career
47.6%
Mid Career
28.6%
Late Career
23.8%