Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Petroleum Geologist is $108,532
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologists?
An entry-level Petroleum Geologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $84,449 based on 10 salaries. An early career Petroleum Geologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,857 based on 31 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Petroleum Geologists Do?
Petroleum geologists are geoscientists who are typically employed by oil and gas companies, and their work revolves around determining geographical points at/in which to search for natural resources; in the specific field of petroleum geology, the focuses are discovery and production of oil. They generally surmise where to drill for oil by obtaining an idea of the areas beneath the surface, formulating a three-dimensional image measured against time, and preparing subsurface maps and diagrams …Read more
- Provide technical input and guidance for exploring, appraising, and developing potential sites.
- Integrate many types of data and computations to create simulations, models, and hazard analysis.
- Scope and frame projects, including assigning roles and tasks.
- Model and create requirements for reservoirs and their use.