How much does a Petroleum Engineer make in the United States?

1.3k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
$75,295
per year

The average salary for a petroleum engineer is $75,295 per year in the United States.

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  • Credit union membership
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Stock options
  • Relocation assistance
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Most common benefits for Petroleum Engineers

  • Credit union membership
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Stock options
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Vision insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
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76% of Petroleum engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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