Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Petroleum Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$98,451 / yrTotal Pay
$85,682 / yrBase Pay
$12,769 / yrAdditional Pay

$98,451

 / yr
$8K$2M
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Petroleum Engineer is $98,451 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $85,682 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $12,769 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Petroleum Engineer salary is $85,682. Salaries can range from $8,418 - $1,641,610. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Petroleum Engineer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $98,451.

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What are some related job titles for Petroleum Engineer?

Some related job titles are Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $91,246, Geophysicist Salaries with median pay of $110,939, Petroleum Engineering Intern Salaries with median pay of $62,416, Reservoir Engineer Salaries with median pay of $123,261.

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Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Petroleum Engineer

$140,152

 /yr
Range: $91K - $215K

$91K

$215K

$91,448 - $215,420 Range

BP
3.8

BP

Petroleum Engineer

$155,483

 /yr
Range: $87K - $251K

$87K

$251K

$87,127 - $250,918 Range

ampm
3.1

ampm

Petroleum Engineer

$148,673

 /yr
Range: $137K - $175K

$137K

$175K

$137,334 - $174,891 Range

Shell
4.1

Shell

Petroleum Engineer

$120,198

 /yr
Range: $103K - $292K

$103K

$292K

$102,692 - $292,204 Range

Schlumberger
3.9

Schlumberger

Petroleum Engineer

$120,282

 /yr
Range: $76K - $178K

$76K

$178K

$75,520 - $177,695 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Petroleum Engineer - Monthly Intern

$7,953

 /mo
Range: $4K - $9K

$4K

$9K

$4,471 - $9,204 Range

ExxonMobil
3.1

ExxonMobil

Petroleum Engineer

$149,609

 /yr
Range: $97K - $227K

$97K

$227K

$96,808 - $226,991 Range

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Devon Energy
3.9

Devon Energy

Petroleum Engineer

$132,796

 /yr
Range: $117K - $317K

$117K

$317K

$116,849 - $316,519 Range

Halliburton
3.6

Halliburton

Petroleum Engineer

$85,533

 /yr
Range: $40K - $356K

$40K

$356K

$40,415 - $355,762 Range

US Department of the Interior
4.0

$116,173

 /yr
Range: $62K - $174K

$62K

$174K

$62,393 - $174,087 Range

Hess Corporation
4.0

Hess Corporation

Petroleum Engineer

$274,469

 /yr
Range: $86K - $285K

$86K

$285K

$86,473 - $284,978 Range

US Bureau of Land Management
3.6

$86,766

 /yr
Range: $49K - $128K

$49K

$128K

$48,750 - $128,234 Range

BSEE
3.6

BSEE

Petroleum Engineer

$107,136

 /yr
Range: $55K - $131K

$55K

$131K

$54,934 - $130,604 Range

Ryder Scott Company
2.2

Ryder Scott Company

Petroleum Engineer

$152,089

 /yr
Range: $144K - $164K

$144K

$164K

$144,152 - $164,342 Range

ConocoPhillips
4.1

ConocoPhillips

Petroleum Engineer

$139,054

 /yr
Range: $118K - $323K

$118K

$323K

$117,565 - $322,663 Range

Knowledge Reservoir
3.2

Knowledge Reservoir

Petroleum Engineer

$120,031

 /yr
Range: $105K - $166K

$105K

$166K

$104,691 - $166,228 Range

DeGolyer and MacNaughton
3.2

DeGolyer and MacNaughton

Petroleum Engineer

$125,574

 /yr
Range: $11K - $134K

$11K

$134K

$10,636 - $134,003 Range

Occidental Petroleum
3.7

Occidental Petroleum

Petroleum Engineer

$126,536

 /yr
Range: $109K - $168K

$109K

$168K

$109,367 - $167,665 Range

Noble Energy
3.7

Noble Energy

Petroleum Engineer

$136,140

 /yr
Range: $114K - $170K

$114K

$170K

$114,391 - $169,758 Range

Aramco Americas
2.8

Aramco Americas

Petroleum Engineer

$148,895

 /yr
Range: $118K - $159K

$118K

$159K

$118,459 - $159,242 Range

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$150,000

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$75,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

16 days ago by a Pipeline Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$33

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16 days ago by a Derrickhand with 10 to 14 years of experience

$110,000

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18 days ago by a Pipeline Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Petroleum Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $120,105 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Petroleum Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 646 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Petroleum Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Petroleum Engineer in United States is $181,385 per year.

The lowest salary for a Petroleum Engineer in United States is $79,528 per year.

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