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Highest Paying Cities for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for geological and petroleum technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of geological and petroleum technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $83,970, New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana is the highest paying city for geological and petroleum technicians. It is followed by Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $79,120). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of geological and petroleum technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Geological and Petroleum Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 New Iberia nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$83,970
210
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$79,120
250
3 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$78,120
350
4 Lubbock, Texas
$77,950
30
5 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$77,160
160
6 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$75,050
60
7 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$74,410
30
8 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$72,880
220
9 Memphis, Tennessee
$72,370
30
10 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$69,670
300
11 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$69,540
510
12 Longview, Texas
$69,290
50
13 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$68,840
2,520
14 Pascagoula, Mississippi
$67,350
150
15 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$67,290
150
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$67,220
n/a
17 Anchorage, Alaska
$67,100
130
18 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$66,790
800
19 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$66,740
n/a
20 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$66,690
300
21 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$66,610
60
22 San Angelo, Texas
$66,130
n/a
23 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$65,400
100
24 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$65,340
30
25 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$65,110
110
26 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$64,540
40
27 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$64,510
n/a
28 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$64,320
40
29 Camden, New Jersey
$62,880
30
30 Casper, Wyoming
$62,830
130
31 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$62,680
290
32 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$61,850
210
33 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$59,800
50
34 Lafayette, Louisiana
$59,500
140
35 Jackson, Mississippi
$59,160
90
36 Salt Lake City, Utah
$58,990
140
37 Victoria, Texas
$58,650
n/a
38 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$58,370
40
39 Wichita, Kansas
$57,980
30
40 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$57,780
80
41 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$57,070
30
42 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$56,590
n/a
43 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$56,540
100
44 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$56,540
100
45 Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$56,170
50
46 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$56,120
60
47 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$55,730
30
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$55,540
220
49 Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$55,310
40
50 Central Montana nonmetropolitan area, Montana
$55,180
60
51 Greeley, Colorado
$55,060
30
52 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$54,860
n/a
53 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$54,850
60
54 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$54,640
n/a
55 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$54,500
40
56 Billings, Montana
$53,340
110
57 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$52,900
30
58 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$52,890
60
59 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$52,720
n/a
60 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$52,290
n/a
61 Kansas City, Missouri
$51,480
30
62 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$51,020
220
63 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$50,960
60
64 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$50,790
80
65 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$50,790
70
66 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$50,550
n/a
67 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$50,460
320
68 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$50,180
710
69 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$50,180
710
70 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$50,030
n/a
71 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$49,980
140
72 Odessa, Texas
$49,750
60
73 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$49,430
160
74 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$49,390
40
75 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$49,250
50
76 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$49,250
80
77 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$49,060
30
78 Tyler, Texas
$48,730
50
79 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$48,200
30
80 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$48,150
30
81 Amarillo, Texas
$47,770
n/a
82 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$47,250
60
83 Fairbanks, Alaska
$47,160
70
84 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$46,710
80
85 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$46,450
30
86 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$45,980
80
87 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$45,980
80
88 Columbus, Ohio
$45,820
40
89 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$45,400
30
90 Grand Junction, Colorado
$45,320
30
91 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$44,870
290
92 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$44,650
n/a
93 Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$44,310
30
94 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$44,250
30
95 Midland, Texas
$43,890
660
96 Charleston, West Virginia
$43,740
50
97 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$43,350
30
98 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$43,290
100
99 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$42,820
n/a
100 Urban Honolulu, USA
$42,680
n/a
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