Petroleum Engineer Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for petroleum engineers in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of petroleum engineers amongst Alaska cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Petroleum Engineers in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$182,930
50th Percentile Wage
$141,860
25th Percentile Wage
$107,830
10th Percentile Wage
$85,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for petroleum engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $182,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $141,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $85,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$87.95
50th Percentile Wage
$68.20
25th Percentile Wage
$51.84
10th Percentile Wage
$41.11

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for petroleum engineers in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $87.95. The median hourly salary is $68.20. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41.11.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $141,860 1.29%
2013 $140,060 -0.21%
2012 $140,360 1.96%
2011 $137,660 -2.62%
2010 $141,370 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for petroleum engineers in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 0.35%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.21%.We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 1.96% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -2.62%.

Table 4. Average Petroleum Engineer Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Petroleum Engineers
$141,860
Engineers, All Other
$120,410
Aerospace Engineers
$84,040
Chemical Engineers
$113,650
Civil Engineers
$101,160
Computer Hardware Engineers
$102,820
Electrical Engineers
$108,230

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers in Alaska Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of petroleum engineers in state of Alaska ranges from $139,990 to $142,810. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $142,810. The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $139,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$142,810
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$139,990

Petroleum Engineer Salary by State

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