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 among Alaska areas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$89,060
25th Percentile Wage
$110,540
50th Percentile Wage
$139,110
75th Percentile Wage
$166,040
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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 $166,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $139,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $89,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42.82
25th Percentile Wage
$53.14
50th Percentile Wage
$66.88
75th Percentile Wage
$79.83
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

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 $79.83. The median hourly salary is $66.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42.82.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of petroleum engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016139,1100.73%-0.90%
2015138,090-2.73%-
2014141,8601.27%-
2013140,060-0.21%-
2012140,360--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Petroleum Engineers in Alaska Cities

Table 3 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 $132,060 to $147,190. The highest paying area for petroleum engineers in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $147,190. The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $132,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$147,190
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$132,060


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