Average Entry-Level Petroleum Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$85,000
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$2,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Petroleum Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $85,000.
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$65k
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$85k
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$130k
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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 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 $80,500 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Petroleum Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,939 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Petroleum Engineer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (8.9% more) and Austin, Texas (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (5.9% less), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (5.9% less) and Denver, Colorado (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 21 survey responses.
Early Career
76.2%
Experienced
23.8%