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Petroleum Engineer salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$114,775
Average $114,775
Low $87,293
High $150,909

The average salary for a petroleum engineer is $114,775 per year in the United States. 557 salaries reported, updated at July 25, 2022.

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Top companies for Petroleum Engineers in United States

  1. Hess Corporation
    3.9star
    642 reviews6 salaries reported
    $258,043per year
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Highest paying cities for Petroleum Engineers in United States

  1. Bakersfield, CA
    $189,819 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Denver, CO
    $146,411 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Oklahoma City, OK
    $137,758 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Anchorage, AK
    $119,949 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $119,545 per year
    487 salaries reported
  3. Jefferson, LA
    $111,242 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. New Orleans, LA
    $106,484 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Midland, TX
    $89,219 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Carlsbad, NM
    $67,045 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Petroleum Engineers

Top fields of study
Petroleum Engineering Degree
+42.31%salary

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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Engineer

176,862 job openings

Average $87,712 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Petroleum Engineer

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