Petroleum Geologist in Houston, Texas Salary

Petroleum Geologists in Houston receive generous compensation — earning an average of $120K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Petroleum Geologists in Houston, Texas are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Houston Petroleum Geologists. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$65,436 - $180,716
$65K
$120K
$180K
MEDIAN: $117,834
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$0$211K
Salary $65,436 - $180,716
Bonus $4,966 - $38,690
Profit Sharing $10,809
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$71,490 - $211,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Petroleum Geologist

Pay by Experience for a Petroleum Geologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Petroleum Geologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Petroleum Geologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Petroleum Geologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $182,000 based on 17 salaries. A Petroleum Geologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Petroleum Geologist

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Petroleum Geologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$140,000

▼29%

Skills That Affect Petroleum Geologist Salaries

National Average
$140,000

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 9%