Petroleum engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Petroleum engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $141,150
Alabama $110,440
Arkansas $110,410
Arizona $148,830
California $132,680
Colorado $136,590
Georgia $91,080
Hawaii $118,200
Illinois $130,100
Indiana $181,290
Kansas $110,210
Louisiana $128,990
Michigan $112,240
Missouri $101,830
Montana $125,920
North Dakota $117,770
New Jersey $180,320
New Mexico $88,380
Ohio $82,760
Oklahoma $129,100
Pennsylvania $122,510
Texas $151,360
Utah $118,610
Virginia $119,800
Washington $135,480
West Virginia $93,430
Wyoming $104,420

How do petroleum engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Petroleum engineers earn about the same as related careers in Ohio. On average, they make less than computer hardware engineers but more than biochemical engineers.

Career Median Salary
Computer hardware engineer salary $102K
Chemical engineer salary $94K
Software engineer salary $91K
Petroleum engineer salary $83K
Sales engineer salary $87K
Mechatronics engineer salary $89K
Wind energy engineer salary $89K
Biochemical engineer salary $89K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)