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How Much Does a Reservoir Engineer Earn In The United States?

Reservoir Engineer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$122,000
$85,000
$122,000
$176,000
Reservoir engineers in the United States make an average salary of $122,845 per year or $59.06 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $85,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $176,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Oregon, Rhode Island, Alaska, Delaware, and New Hampshire provide the highest reservoir engineer salaries.
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Where Reservoir Engineers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Reservoir Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Oregon, Rhode Island and Alaska, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for reservoir engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Carolina, North Dakota, and Utah.
Location
1. Reno, NV
$151,372
Avg. Salary
$52k
$201k
2. Anchorage, AK
$145,399
Avg. Salary
$52k
$201k
3. Houston, TX
$125,742
Avg. Salary
$52k
$201k
4. Lafayette, LA
$125,159
Avg. Salary
$52k
$201k
5. San Francisco, CA
$124,650
Avg. Salary
$52k
$201k
6. Farmington, NM
$117,443
Avg. Salary
$52k
$201k

High Paying Reservoir Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Reservoir Engineers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like BHP BILLITON and California Resources as they offer the highest salaries for reservoir engineers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$107k
$193k
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$107k
$193k
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$107k
$193k
Avg. Salary
$107k
$193k
Avg. Salary
$107k
$193k

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Reservoir Engineer Salary History

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    Recently Added Reservoir Engineer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Dickinson State University
    Dickinson State University
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Dickinson, ND
    Dickinson, ND
    06/18/2020
    06/18/2020
    $55,000
    $55,000
    06/18/2020
    Dickinson State University
    Dickinson State University
    Research/Reservoir Engineer
    Research/Reservoir Engineer
    Research/Reservoir Engineer
    Dickinson, ND
    Dickinson, ND
    03/25/2020
    03/25/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    03/25/2020
    Murray Resources
    Murray Resources
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    03/10/2020
    03/10/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    03/10/2020
    Dickinson State University
    Dickinson State University
    Senior Reservoir Engineer
    Senior Reservoir Engineer
    Senior Reservoir Engineer
    Dickinson, ND
    Dickinson, ND
    02/12/2020
    02/12/2020
    $65,000
    $65,000
    02/12/2020
    Flat Creek Resources Management, LLC
    Flat Creek Resources Management, LLC
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Fort Worth, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    09/24/2019
    09/24/2019
    $102,000
    $102,000
    09/24/2019
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Fort Worth, TX
    Fort Worth, TX
    09/23/2019
    09/23/2019
    $101,400
    $101,400
    09/23/2019
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    Staff Reservoir Engineer
    Staff Reservoir Engineer
    Staff Reservoir Engineer
    The Woodlands, TX
    The Woodlands, TX
    09/13/2019
    09/13/2019
    $139,100
    $139,100
    09/13/2019
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    08/28/2019
    08/28/2019
    $177,395
    $177,395
    08/28/2019
    Reservoir Engineer
    Reservoir Engineer
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    08/19/2019
    08/19/2019
    $177,395
    $177,395
    08/19/2019
    Senior Reservoir Engineer
    Senior Reservoir Engineer
    Covington, LA
    Covington, LA
    08/12/2019
    08/12/2019
    $209,500
    $209,500
    08/12/2019