Petroleum Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$110,000
$70,000
$110,000
$174,000
Petroleum engineers in the United States make an average salary of $111,095 per year or $53.41 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $70,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $174,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Wisconsin, Indiana, Alaska, New Mexico, and Arkansas provide the highest petroleum engineer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Frisco, TX
$122,888
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Map of Petroleum Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Petroleum Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Petroleum Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Wisconsin, Indiana and Alaska, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for petroleum engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Alabama, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Average Petroleum Engineer Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a petroleum engineer, working for BP America or Exxon Mobil might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Marathon Oil and Encana report highly competitive salaries for petroleum engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$189,492
$189k
$173,615
$174k
$167,417
$167k

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Petroleum Engineer Salary History

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Recently Added Petroleum Engineer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Department of The Interior
Department of The Interior
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$106,219
$106,219
06/29/2020
Department of The Interior
Department of The Interior
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$106,219
$106,219
06/28/2020
Department of The Interior
Department of The Interior
Petroleum Engineer/Geophysicist/Geologist
Petroleum Engineer/Geophysicist/Geologist
Petroleum Engineer/Geophysicist/Geologist
05/12/2020
05/12/2020
$106,219
$106,219
05/12/2020
USA Jobs
USA Jobs
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
12/28/2019
12/28/2019
$122,338
$122,338
12/28/2019
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
12/19/2019
12/19/2019
$122,338
$122,338
12/19/2019
State of Oklahoma
State of Oklahoma
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
11/15/2019
11/15/2019
$60,000
$60,000
11/15/2019
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
10/24/2019
10/24/2019
$56,327
$56,327
10/24/2019
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
10/24/2019
10/24/2019
$103,527
$103,527
10/24/2019
Department of The Interior
Department of The Interior
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
10/24/2019
10/24/2019
$103,527
$103,527
10/24/2019
Department of The Interior
Department of The Interior
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
09/26/2019
09/26/2019
$103,527
$103,527
09/26/2019