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Average Petroleum Geologist Salary

$107,432
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,830
Bonus
$22,500
Commission
$9,759
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The average salary for a Petroleum Geologist is $107,432.
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$64k
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$107k
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$170k
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$64k - $170k
Bonus
$2k - $50k
Profit Sharing
$97 - $43k
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$0 - $23k
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$66k - $205k
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What Do Petroleum Geologists Do?

Petroleum Geologist Tasks
  • 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.

Job Satisfaction for Petroleum Geologist

3.9 out of 5
(17)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

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Petroleum Geologist
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What Are Popular Skills for Petroleum Geologists?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Modeling, Technical Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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 $94,324 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Petroleum Geologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,795 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Petroleum Geologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $153,474 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,165.
Employees with Petroleum Geologist in their job title in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (5.4% more) and Denver, Colorado (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (35.1% less), Dallas, Texas (2.7% less) and Midland, Texas (0.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 167 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.0%
Early Career
34.7%
Mid Career
31.1%
Experienced
13.2%
Late Career
15.0%