Petroleum Engineers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Petroleum Engineers in the United States is around $142800 per year.

How much do Petroleum Engineers make in the United States?

In the United States, Petroleum Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $68.66 and a mean annual wage of $142800.

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Petroleum Engineers earnings by experience

For Petroleum Engineers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $37 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $48.6 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $63.37, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $81.36. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $105.79 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Petroleum Engineers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $76960 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $101080 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $131800. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $169230, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $220040 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Petroleum Engineers

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Earnings for Junior-level Petroleum Engineers

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Earnings for Senior-level Petroleum Engineers

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Earnings for Top-level Petroleum Engineers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)