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Petroleum engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $127,664
Low $80,304
High $202,956

The average salary for a petroleum engineer is $127,664 per year in the United States. 285 salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Petroleum Engineers in United States

  1. Hess Corporation
    658 reviews15 salaries reported
    $209,055per year
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Highest paying cities for Petroleum Engineers near United States

  1. Anchorage, AK
    $173,948 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $146,344 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Oklahoma City, OK
    $144,020 per year
    9 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $142,850 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $141,808 per year
    132 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $141,721 per year
    52 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $141,323 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Bakersfield, CA
    $130,131 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. Midland, TX
    $114,193 per year
    9 salaries reported
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Where can a Petroleum Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Petroleum Engineers

Top fields of study
Petroleum Engineering Degree

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Salary satisfaction

Based on 158 ratings

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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