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Petroleum Geologist Salary

$132,244 (USD)

Average Salary

$64/hr

Average Hourly

$5,171

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for a Petroleum Geologist is $132,244 a year and $64 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Petroleum Geologist is between $91,618 and $164,670. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Petroleum Geologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Analyzes and documents stratigraphic arrangement and structure of earth to locate gas and oil deposits.
  • Recommends acquisition, retention, or release of property leases or contracts.
  • Studies well logs, analyzes cores and cuttings from well drillings, and interprets data obtained by electrical or radioactive well logging and other subsurface surveys to identify earth strata.
Petroleum Geologist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers

Job family population: 29,260

Estimated population of Petroleum Geologist jobs: 3,195

Rate of error: 3.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$153,307
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Petroleum Geologist Job Listings for United States

Geologist
Nov 20
Marion, United States
Killam Oil Company
Seeking Geologist with extensive experience in Gulf Coast/South Texas conventional prospects with a track record of discovering profitable production/reserves (DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ...
Geologist
Nov 8
us
EndPoint, LLC
Staff Scientist/Engineer EndPoint, LLC ( www.EndPointllc.com) is seeking a qualified environmental professional with 1 to 4 years of experience performing environmental field work, data reduction and ...
Geologist
Oct 4
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Killam Oil Company
Seeking Geologist with extensive experience in Gulf Coast/South Texas conventional prospects with a track record of discovering profitable production/reserves (DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ...
Geologist in Training
Sep 7
Brookshire, TX, USA
Benchmark Ecological Services, Inc.
Benchmark Ecological Services, Inc. is looking for personnel who have qualified as a Geologist-in-Training with experience logging cores for Geotechnical evaluation and analysis. In addition to ...
Geologist or Environmental Scientist - Entry to Mid Level
Aug 28
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc.
Our Fort Lauderdale, FL office seeks an entry to mid level Environmental Scientist or Geologist to ... Retail petroleum and/or industrial experience is a plus. * Must have working knowledge of Florida ...

The average pay for a Petroleum Geologist is $132,244 a year and $64 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Petroleum Geologist is between $91,618 and $164,670. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Petroleum Geologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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