Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Petroleum Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$95,773 / yrTotal Pay
$87,399 / yrBase Pay
$8,374 / yrAdditional Pay

$95,773

 / yr
$64K$145K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Petroleum Engineer is $95,773 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $87,399 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 $8,374 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.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Petroleum Engineer I

$85,525 /yr
Petroleum Engineer I
$95,773 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Petroleum Engineer

Some related job titles are Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $78,556, Geophysicist Salaries with median pay of $165,053, Petroleum Engineering Intern Salaries with median pay of $67,582, Reservoir Engineer Salaries with median pay of $144,466.

Top Paying Companies

For a Petroleum Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Petroleum Engineer in United States. Employers include Noble Energy, Hilcorp Energy and Occidental Petroleum.

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Noble Energy
$182,990/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Petroleum Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Petroleum Engineer in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $163,582, Management & Consulting with a median total pay of $134,265, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $107,777, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $96,140, and Retail & Wholesale with a median total pay of $95,469.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$163,582

    4% Higher than other industries

  • Management & ConsultingManagement & Consulting$134,265

    16% Lower than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$107,777

    45% Lower than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$96,140

    62% Lower than other industries

  • Retail & WholesaleRetail & Wholesale$95,469

    63% Lower than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Petroleum Engineer are Noble Energy, Hilcorp Energy, and Occidental Petroleum.

Noble EnergyNoble Energy$182,990/yr
Hilcorp EnergyHilcorp Energy$180,678/yr

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Petroleum Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$310,000

/yr

$230K | $80K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
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Pipeline Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$114,000

/yr

$106K | $8K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Oil Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$19,000

/yr

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1-3 years
Yesterday
Drilling Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$45,000

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Pipeline Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$72,500

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Lube Oil Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

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1-3 years
Yesterday
Gas Technician

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Drilling Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$143,500

/yr

$113K | $31K

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Petroleum Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $87,399 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Petroleum Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 921 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Petroleum Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Petroleum Engineer in United States is $130,000 per year.

The lowest salary for a Petroleum Engineer in United States is $58,759 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Petroleum Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Petroleum Engineer.