How much does a Petroleum Engineer make?

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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$118,274 /yr
Average Base Pay

611 salaries

$79K

Low

$118K

Average

$178K

High

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The national average salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $118,274 in United States. Filter by location to see Petroleum Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 611 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Petroleum Engineer employees.

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Petroleum Engineer I$95,847 /yr
L2
Petroleum Engineer$118,274 /yr
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Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Petroleum Engineer

$135,681

 /yr
Range: $86K - $282K
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$86K

$282K

$85,999 - $281,994 Range

BP
3.7

BP

Petroleum Engineer

$155,725

 /yr
Range: $92K - $288K

$92K

$288K

$91,906 - $287,874 Range

ampm
3.3

ampm

Petroleum Engineer

$139,815

 /yr
Range: $129K - $164K

$129K

$164K

$129,152 - $164,471 Range

Chevron
4.1

Chevron

Petroleum Engineer - Monthly Intern

$7,479

 /mo
Range: $5K - $9K

$5K

$9K

$4,526 - $8,656 Range

Shell
4.1

Shell

Petroleum Engineer

$113,222

 /yr
Range: $94K - $199K

$94K

$199K

$93,595 - $198,822 Range

Schlumberger
3.8

Schlumberger

Petroleum Engineer

$121,582

 /yr
Range: $73K - $156K

$73K

$156K

$73,428 - $155,524 Range

ExxonMobil
3.2

ExxonMobil

Petroleum Engineer

$140,695

 /yr
Range: $91K - $213K

$91K

$213K

$91,040 - $213,466 Range

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Devon Energy
3.9

Devon Energy

Petroleum Engineer

$124,884

 /yr
Range: $110K - $298K

$110K

$298K

$109,887 - $297,660 Range

ConocoPhillips
4

ConocoPhillips

Petroleum Engineer

$133,115

 /yr
Range: $119K - $303K

$119K

$303K

$119,146 - $303,438 Range

US Department of the Interior
3.9

US Department of the Interior

Petroleum Engineer

$109,251

 /yr
Range: $59K - $164K

$59K

$164K

$58,676 - $163,714 Range

Hess Corporation
3.9

Hess Corporation

Petroleum Engineer

$223,999

 /yr
Range: $81K - $268K

$81K

$268K

$81,320 - $267,999 Range

Aramco Americas
2.9

Aramco Americas

Petroleum Engineer

$141,438

 /yr
Range: $118K - $174K

$118K

$174K

$118,026 - $174,413 Range

Knowledge Reservoir
3.2

Knowledge Reservoir

Petroleum Engineer

$113,645

 /yr
Range: $81K - $156K

$81K

$156K

$80,961 - $156,323 Range

Ryder Scott Company
5

Ryder Scott Company

Petroleum Engineer

$143,296

 /yr
Range: $136K - $155K

$136K

$155K

$135,563 - $154,550 Range

Halliburton
3.6

Halliburton

Petroleum Engineer

$80,437

 /yr
Range: $38K - $335K

$38K

$335K

$38,007 - $334,565 Range

US Bureau of Land Management
4

US Bureau of Land Management

Petroleum Engineer

$71,116

 /yr
Range: $41K - $121K

$41K

$121K

$41,092 - $120,594 Range

BSEE
3.5

BSEE

Petroleum Engineer

$98,171

 /yr
Range: $51K - $127K

$51K

$127K

$51,271 - $127,063 Range

DeGolyer and MacNaughton
2.9

DeGolyer and MacNaughton

Petroleum Engineer

$121,520

 /yr
Range: $10K - $143K

$10K

$143K

$10,000 - $142,686 Range

Apache
3.5

Apache

Petroleum Engineer

$110,194

 /yr
Range: $52K - $218K

$52K

$218K

$52,362 - $217,948 Range

BP
3.7

BP

Petroleum Engineer - Monthly Intern

$7,619

 /mo
Range: $7K - $11K

$7K

$11K

$6,660 - $10,954 Range

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$17
hourly
A Gas Technician in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$27
hourly
A Natural Gas Technician in the San Angelo, TX Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Angelo, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$71,479
per year
A Gas Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $71,479 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$160,000
per year
A Drilling Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $160,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$168,000
per year
A Petroleum Engineer in the Bakersfield, CA Area area reported making $168,000 per year
Additional Pay
$33k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Bakersfield, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$164,877
per year
A Drilling Engineer in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $164,877 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$8,000
monthly
A Petroleum Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $8,000 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$85,000
per year
A Petroleum Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
Houston, TX Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$185,000
per year
A Petroleum Engineer in the Oklahoma City, OK Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Oklahoma City, OK Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government