Petroleum Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
Based on 603 income tax records
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How much do Petroleum Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Petroleum Engineer is $130,500 per year. This is based on data from 603 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Petroleum Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Petroleum Engineer salary can vary between $27,500 to $336,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Petroleum Engineer salary by company

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Apache, Harris County, TX
12 income tax records
$135K – $370K
Chevron, Harris County, TX
19 income tax records
$109K – $328K

Petroleum Engineer demographics in United States

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44% are single
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56% are married
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35% have kids
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61% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Petroleum Engineers in United States

603 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a petroleum engineer in the United States is $130,500 per year. Petroleum engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $27,500 to $336,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 603 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as petroleum engineer.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for petroleum engineers in the United States: Houston Metro Area, TX ($158,000 a year), Denver Metro Area, CO ($150,500 a year), and Dallas Metro Area, TX ($148,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.