Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Petroleum Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$106,336 / yrTotal Pay
$86,155 / yrBase Pay
$20,181 / yrAdditional Pay

$106,336

 / yr
$58K$311K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Petroleum Engineer is $106,336 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $86,155 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 $20,181 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

$95,035 /yr
Petroleum Engineer I
$106,336 /yr
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Some related job titles are Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $115,772, Geophysicist Salaries with median pay of $113,643, Petroleum Engineering Intern Salaries with median pay of $87,256, Reservoir Engineer Salaries with median pay of $132,281.

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Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Landfill Gas Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$24

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Derrickhand

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$201,632

/hr

$32 | $202K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Petroleum Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$141,750

/yr

$141K | $750

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Gas Technician

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Drilling Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Gas Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$90,500

/yr

$84K | $7K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Derrickhand

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$31

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
92F, Petroleum Specialist

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$32,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Petroleum Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $86,155 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Petroleum Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 895 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Petroleum Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Petroleum Engineer in United States is $132,976 per year.

The lowest salary for a Petroleum Engineer in United States is $55,819 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.