Do you wonder which states in the U.S. are the best for petroleum engineers? If so, we have the full list of best to worst states for petroleum engineer jobs for you to check out and see if you think it's time to move and start anew. Not all states fare the same when it come to job opportunity and pay. Our research found that Oregon is the best state for petroleum engineers, while Oregon and Rhode Island are ranked highest in terms of median salary. Oregon has a median salary of $130,423 and Oregon has the highest median salary among all 50 states for petroleum engineers.
To do that, we looked at the most recent data we have available for the following criteria -- average annual wages, and availability of jobs for petroleum engineers. Our research put Oregon at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for petroleum engineers. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Nevada also ranked high on our list.
Here are the best states for Petroleum Engineers in 2020: